Hard Drives & SSD


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Whether you are looking to buy a new laptop or computer or just wishing to upgrade your machine, you will need a storage medium. Hard-disk drive (HDD) and Solid-State Drive (SDD) are PC storage devices. They store all files, programs and operating systems. The more traditional Hard Disk Drive (HDD), usually comes with most desktop PCs. However, SSDs are more prevalent in current times because they read and write fast. They are also compact and durable and are found in tablets, high-performance PCs, small-form-factor desktops, notebooks, and all-in-ones (AIOs).

We bring you an extensive list of HDDs and SDDs at your fingertips in both internal and external selections.

 

SSD vs HDD: Which Storage device is right for me?

SSDs for computers are available from 120GB to over 4TB capacities, while HDDs have a higher range to over 14TB. Concerning capacity cost, HDD tops the ranking. However, as SSDs become more popular (and the price goes down), this may be no longer significant. Whilst SSDs are slightly more expensive, they are also significantly faster than HDDs, so you will need to make the decision between cost vs performance.

 

Reliability applies to how a data can be stored as intended in an incorruptible state SSDs top the ranking. SSDs are more reliable because they have no moving part. Therefore SSDs are not affected by thermal issues and vibration.

 

SSDs also use less power, which prolongs your battery life and makes it easier to access data. In contrast, HDDs need their spinning disks, which means they use up more power to start than SSDs.

 

SSD or HDD: Which is the right choice for gaming?

Gaming requires faster data access which makes SSDs the better choice for gaming. The video game requires many assets, including audio, models, high-resolution textures climbing as high as 100GB in data. Therefore, speed and capacity are critical here.

 

Initial load is not the only factor. As your gameplay goes higher from one scene, or mission to the next, long load times may disrupt your gaming pleasure. Therefore you need to choose the best SSDs for your gaming pleasure.

 

Regardless, storage capacity and cost, alongside reliability, speed, noise and power usage are also essential specifications that will influence your overall experience. Therefore, you need to understand the type of data you will work with, and how and when to access it to choose between SSDs and HDD solutions suitable for you. 

 

Types of HDD and SSD interfaces

SATA

SATA is the most popular HDD connection type and provides a data connection between HDD (or 2.5” SSD) and motherboard. You can find SATA SSDs and HDDs in 2.5” laptops and desktops, M.2 form factors and 3.5” desktops.

M.2

M.2 are also popular modern motherboards. They come in many tablets and laptops and only work in M.2 form-factor SSDs. You can purchase M.2 in SATA and NVMe (using PCIe lane) variants in many lengths, so you need to assess the real compatibility for your computer carefully.

PCIe

PCIe offers super-fast connections and is used on any PC that supports storage over PCIe. It is also possible to purchase PCIe-M.2 adapters to support M.2 form-factor PCIe SSDs. 

U.2

This is most likely seen in server-grade motherboards (although some consumer grades also support it). It is used to connect ultra-high performance SSDs to SAS drives.

USB, USB-C and Thunderbolt

USB is the most popular external connection type. However, USB-C 3.1 and Thunderbolt offer the most extraordinary speed. However, you need to ensure that your PC can take advantage of these connection type.

 

SSDs usually max out at 4TB while HDDs go in excess of 12TB making HDDs more cost-efficient. However, we recommend having at least an SSD for OS installation (alongside popular games and programs) and then using the cost-efficient HDD for other files.