As the time goes on, also so does the technology. For many years the ultimate performance drive choice was an SDD with SATA interface. These SSDs can reach read/write speeds of 600MB/s! That’s very impressive when comparing with traditional mechanical HDDs. However, since 2014/2015 there is Next Generation Form Factor (NGFF) SSD, better known as M.2 interface SSD.
When we talk about SSDs, the first thing that comes to mind is the traditional 2.5-inch form factor SSD. The main idea behind 2.5-inch form factor is that these SSDs have the same dimensions as laptop HDDs do. So you can upgrade your old HDD with SSD, have no problem fitting them in. Meanwhile, for Desktop PCs, [...]
Computer hard disks, also known as HDDs or hard drives, are second in importance only to the computer’s processor or CPU. It is important to distinguish between the traditional hard disk and the newer Solid State Disks (SSD) which does not have any moving parts and therefore is far less susceptible to crashing. This article focuses only on the traditional hard disk.
There are different hard disk drives and they run at different rates. Most people would want their PCs and laptops to spin at the fastest rates. For such people they have to opt for the fastest internal hard disk drives. You have to compare the various internal hard disk drives and make your choice based on your needs.
For average desktop users, they will observe that the average desktop hard drive is put at 7200 revolutions for every minute. There are different hard drive capacities such that you can even get the top capacity at 12TB and so on.
If you want to have the fastest internal disk drives, you have to pay extra money for that, because they are bound to be [...]
When Xbox 360 was released, it had only 4GB hard disk drive (HDD) and supported external storage that doesn’t exceed 32GB. By today’s standards, that’s nothing. For example, the newest AAA games can require for up to 50GB of space, and that’s not including updates and DLCs.
Of course, later Xbox 360 released other storage options at the end letting you to choose from – 4GB; 20GB; 60GB; 120GB; 250GB; 320GB and from 2015 – Xbox 360 500GB. We have to say 500GB is reasonable, but still, its hard drive fill up quite fast if you’re serious about gaming.
However, there is a solution, no matter what capacity Xbox 360 hard drive you currently [...]
BarraCuda Pro is one of the hard drives from Seagate Guardian series. Seagate characterizes these drives with three words – Versatile, Fast, Dependable. This hard drive features massive 10TB of capacity, making it one of the highest capacity hard drives out there. Not only the capacity is remarkable, but the performance of this drive is also great – 220 MB/s and it uses only 6.8 Watts of power. BarraCuda Pro is also very durable. Seagate claims that this drive can handle a workload of 300TB per year and 24/7 usage. That’s impressive, most of the users don’t come any near to those numbers. Another bonus is a 5-year limited warranty. Want to see other great hard [...]
Solid state hybrid drives (SSHDs) are a type of hard drive that’s put together from a traditional Hard Disk Drive and a Solid State Drive. Both of these Drives are put together into Hybrid enclosure making SSHD. Performance of SSD and HDD and huge cheap amounts of storage provides SSHD users with the best from each Drives meaning a high storage and speed.
SSHD uses the HDD to store large data and SSD for for fast access data. This means when you need quick access to you data or files you use frequently SSD portion will be used. However, you your storing many GBs SSHD will use the actual Hard Drive. For most users SSHD is the best choice, considering its speed and price [...]
Western Digital’s HDD series currently has six colors: Blue, Green, Red, Purple, Black, and Gold. At first glance, all of these colors could be confusing. That’s why we have created this article to explain you the difference. All of these HDDs are made for different purposes, so it’s important to choose the best fit for your needs. Imagine footwear – you can walk with both sandals and winter boots, that’s true. But it may be wiser and more efficient to use sandals when you’re in beach and boots when there is snow. The same thing goes with HDDs.WD Blue
WD Blue offers reliability and performance for everyday users. Blues are great [...]
We all are familiar with the Playstation 4 and Xbox One. These two are the best gaming consoles available. And both PS4 and Xbox One has a common problem, which is storage capacity. Because newest games on average weigh about 40Gb and both PS4 and Xbox One comes with just 500GB capacity. For heavy gamers, 500Gb of storage capacity is nothing. What can we do? We can change the internal hard drive and upgrade to 1TB, 2TB, 4TB and even 8TB, or can we? There is a catch, though, Playstation 4 has a hard drive capacity limit so you can’t just take any hard drive and hope it will work. And of course, you have to be aware of hard drives physical sizes. If you don’t want to get [...]
In recent years, solid state drives have gained in popularity primarily because of their high speed feature that can be as much as 8 times faster than regular hard disk drives. Higher-tier SSDs are likewise consistently reliable that it is not surprising to see models that come with a limited 10-year warranty. So, maybe you need a SSD for PS4?
With PS4 now allowing internal hard drive swapping, users who aim for the maximum speed possible for their PS4 gaming console can consider SSD as a viable replacement option. It is important to mention that some people may question the logic of installing an SSD on PS4, considering the cost of a device that is mainly used just for [...]
Western Digital announced a new hard drive to their WD Gold line of enterprise hard drives. The new WD Gold 10TB (WD101KRYZ) is mainly built for modern storage systems. New WD Gold features high-capacity HelioSeal helium technology, power efficient enterprise datacenter environments.Western Digital Gold 10TB Datacenter Hard Disk Drive Class SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 RPM 256MB Cache 3.5-Inch Form Factor (WD101KRYZ)