Hard Drives - Internal
Hard disk drives (HDDs) are used for storing masses of data in your system. They're mechanical, and thus slower than SSDs, but have the benefit of coming in much larger capacities – you can now get 12TB in a single drive. Internal drives come in two main form factors: 3.5in, which you typically use in desktop PCs, and 2.5in, which are usually for laptops, though a range of convertor brackets are also available. Consumer drives typically connect to the system via a SATA cable whereas drives destined for servers sometimes use what is known as a SAS connection.
These 3.5" hard drives are available in 500GB, 750GB, and 1TB sizes and mostly utilise the newer SATA III 6Gb/s interface, ensuring as high speeds as possible with their mechanical technology, especially when using them in RAID. They're the most popular drives for today's desktop PCs, thanks to high spindle speeds, lots of cache and huge capacities.
- 1TB Seagate BarraCuda ST1000DM010, 3.5" HDD, SATA III - 6Gb/s, 7200rpm, 64MB Cache, 8.5ms, NCQWas: £32.39£31.19£5.48 NEXT DAY DELIVERY
2.5" drives are significantly smaller than standard 3.5" ones, making them great candidates for upgrading the storage of your laptop or games console, especially as they're available in capacities of 500GB, 750GB and 1TB. Remember to check the height of the drives, as most portable or console systems only have bays which support 9.5mm drives or less. Also pay attention to the spin speed in rpm; while most drives here use the latest SATA III 6Gbps interface, faster spinning drives will read and write data faster.
- 500GB Seagate ST9500620NS, 2.5" Enterprise 24x7 SATA 6Gb/s, 7200rpm, 64MB Cache, 8.5ms 15mm NCQWas: £23.99£19.98£5.48 NEXT DAY DELIVERY
These hard drives are specially engineered for maximum reliability and durability for use in mission-critical systems such as servers and workstations. They also typically have a superior warranty to standard consumer-grade hard drives. Choose from a wide variety of capacity points and performance levels.
- 16TB Toshiba MG08ACA16TE Enterprise Hard Drive, 3.5" HDD, SATA III 6Gb/s, 7200rpm, 512MB Cache, 512E, 4.2ms, OEMWas: £399.98£359.99FREE DELIVERY ON THIS ITEM
- 16TB Seagate ST16000NM001G, EXOS 3.5" Enterprise HDD, SATA III - 6GB/s, 7200rpm, 256MB Cache, 512E, 4.16ms, OEM, NCQWas: £539.99£499.98FREE DELIVERY ON YOUR ENTIRE BASKET
- 16TB Western Digital Ultrastar HC550 SATA Hard Drive, 3.5" HDD, SATA 6Gb/s, 7200rpm, 512MB Cache, 512E/4096N, OEMWas: £573.98£515.18FREE DELIVERY ON THIS ITEM
- 18TB Western Digital Ultrastar HC550 SATA Hard Drive, 3.5" HDD, SATA 6Gb/s, 7200rpm, 512MB Cache, 512E/4096N, OEMWas: £599.99£529.98FREE DELIVERY ON THIS ITEM
These hard drives are specially engineered for maximum reliability and durability for use in NAS boxes. They also typically have a superior warranty to standard consumer-grade hard drives and often have special firmware that makes them more resistant to the problems caused by vibrations created by lots of drives mounted close together in NAS box. Choose from a wide variety of capacity points and performance levels.
- 8TB Toshiba HDWG180UZSVA N300 NAS Hard Drive, 3.5" HDD, SATA III 6Gb/s, 7200rpm, 128MB Cache, 4.17ms, OEMWas: £184.99£169.39FREE DELIVERY ON THIS ITEM
Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) is a data transfer protocol that is more enterprise focussed than SATA, which is the standard bus for regular consumer drives. Available in 1TB, 1.2TB, 1.8TB and 2TB capacities SAS drives are more expensive per gigabyte, but they offer increased speed, longevity and improved error checking, which is vital for their intended use in enterprise, server and high-end workstation solutions. These 2.5" models are ideal for space-limited situations. Designed to be used with mission critical systems such as servers, high-end work stations or any other users that require the best performance going to improve their systems performance.
- 600GB Dell PowerEdge 400-AESO SAS Hard Drive, 2.5" HDD, SAS 6Gb/s, 10Krpm, with Tray, for Dell PowerEdge Systems£167.99£5.48 NEXT DAY DELIVERY
- 1.8TB WD Ultrastar HUC101818CS4200 SAS Hard Drive, 2.5" HDD, SAS 12Gb/s, 10.5Krpm, 128MB Cache, w/ Instant Secure EraseWas: £412.99£395.99£5.48 NEXT DAY DELIVERY
Bay converters and brackets for PC Cases which include brackets and drive bay converters of various types.
- Dynamode 3.5" to 2.5" HDD/SSD Conversion Kit inc SATA Data CableWas: £5.99£5.39£5.48 NEXT DAY DELIVERY
Maximise the performance of your HDD or SSD. Coolers allow you to keep high performance SSDs or HDDs operating at their best.
- ICY DOCK Bodyguard 525 MB228MGF, 5.25" Bay 1x 3.5 inch HDD Cooler bay with front LCD screen, 2x 40mm Cooling Fans£9.98£5.48 NEXT DAY DELIVERY
Here you will find various adaptors and other miscellaneous equipment for internal hard-drives to help adapt them to your requirements.
- Xclio DT-112 Metal Frame Mounting to Convert a Single or Dual 2.5" Drives into a 3.5 Bay£0.49£5.48 NEXT DAY DELIVERY
- Silverstone HDDBOOST, 2.5" SATA SSD inc 3.5" Enclosure, HDD Speed Booster£10.99£5.48 NEXT DAY DELIVERY