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.
- 500GB Toshiba DT01ACA050, 3.5" HDD, SATA III - 6Gb/s, 7200rpm, 32MB Cache£31.79£5.48 NEXT DAY DELIVERYPre order
- 1TB Toshiba P300 3.5" HDD, SATA III - 6Gb/s, 7200rpm, 64MB Cache 8ms OEM£34.79£5.48 NEXT DAY DELIVERY
- 1TB Seagate ST1000DM010 Barracuda 7200.14, SATA III - 6Gb/s, 7200rpm, 64MB Cache, 8ms, NCQ, OEM£35.99£5.48 NEXT DAY DELIVERY
These 3.5" hard drives are available in 2TB, 3TB, and 4TB sizes. They 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.
- 2TB Toshiba P300, 7200RPM, 3.5”, SATA III - 6.0 Gb/s, 64MB Cache, 4.17ms, OEM£52.49£5.48 NEXT DAY DELIVERY
- 2TB Seagate ST2000DM006 BarraCuda, 3.5" HDD, SATA III - 6Gb/s, 7200rpm, 64MB Cache, 9.5ms, NCQ, OEM£52.98£5.48 NEXT DAY DELIVERY
- 2TB WD Blue WD20EZRZ, 3.5" HDD, SATA III - 6Gb/s, 5400 RPM, 64MB Cache, OEM£55.99£5.48 NEXT DAY DELIVERY
- 3TB Toshiba P300, 3.5", SATA III - 6.0 Gb/s, 7200RPM, 64MB Cache, 4.17ms, OEM£64.99£5.48 NEXT DAY DELIVERY
- 3TB Seagate ST3000DM008 BarraCuda, 3.5" HDD, SATA III - 6Gb/s, 7200rpm, 64MB Cache, 9.5ms, NCQ, OEM£79.91£5.48 NEXT DAY DELIVERYLow stock
- 4TB Seagate ST4000DM004 BarraCuda, 3.5" HDD, SATA III - 6Gb/s, 5400rpm, 256MB Cache, OEM£85.91£5.48 NEXT DAY DELIVERY
- 500GB Samsung 850 EVO 2.5" SATA3 SSD + 2TB Seagate BaraCuda 3.5" SATA3 HDD Storage Drive Bundle +Antec 3X Strength Wipes£149.99£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 Guardian BarraCuda HDD, 2.5", 7mm Form Factor, SATA III - 6Gb/s, 128MB Cache, 5400RPM£34.79£5.48 NEXT DAY DELIVERY
- 1TB WD Blue WD10SPZX, 2.5" Notebook HDD, SATA III - 6Gb/s, 5400rpm, 128MB Cache, 2.8ms, OEM£38.99£5.48 NEXT DAY DELIVERY
- 1TB Seagate Guardian BarraCuda HDD, 2.5", 7mm Form Factor, SATA III - 6Gb/s, 128MB Cache, 5400RPM£40.68£5.48 NEXT DAY DELIVERY
Hybrid hard drives combine a traditional, high capacity mechanical HDD section with a smaller, flash-based SSD section that acts as a cache, giving your system a boost in responsiveness. They won't be as fast as a pure SSD, but they're a great compromise between speed and capacity.
- 2TB Seagate ST2000DX002 3.5" FireCuda Hybrid SSHD, 8GB cMLC NAND, SATA III - 6Gb/s, 7200rpm, 64MB Cache OEM£81.36£5.48 NEXT DAY DELIVERY
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 300GB, 600GB and 900GB 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 3.5" models are less limited in speed and capacity than 2.5" ones, but require more space. 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 Seagate ST3600057SS Cheetah 15K.7, SAS 6Gb/s, 15700rpm, 16MB, Cache 2.0 ms£215.48£5.48 NEXT DAY DELIVERY
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 ofen 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.
- 2TB WD Red WD20EFRX, 3.5" NAS HDD, SATA III - 6Gb/s, 5400rpm, 64MB Cache, NCQ£71.48£5.48 NEXT DAY DELIVERY
- 4TB WD Red WD40EFRX, 3.5" NAS HDD, SATA III - 6Gb/s, 5400rpm, 64MB Cache, NCQ£114.98£5.48 NEXT DAY DELIVERY
Bay converters and brackets for PC Cases which include brackets and drive bay converters of various types.
- Akasa SSD & HDD Adapter Fit a 2.5" SSD or HDD into a 3.5" PC Internal Drive Bay£3.49£5.48 NEXT DAY DELIVERY
- Dynamode 2.5" to 3.5" HDD/SSD Conversion Cradle Bracket£1.99£5.48 NEXT DAY DELIVERYLow stock
Here you will find various adaptors and other miscellaneous equipment for internal hard-drives to help adapt them to your requirements.
- 20cm Scan SATA Power Converter 4pin Molex to 15pin SATA (normal PSU to SATA/1/2/3)£0.90£5.48 NEXT DAY DELIVERY
SATA cables are used to connect hard disks, SSDs and optical drives to a PC's motherboard. Our range includes standard cables, versions with right-angled connectors to fit into tight spaces, SATA power adapters and SATA-to-MOLEX power connectors.
- 45cm Scan SATA III Certified 6Gbps Internal Cable Locking Connectors£0.98£5.48 NEXT DAY DELIVERY
- 30cm Akasa Super Slim SATA rev 3.0 6GB/s Data cable with securing latches - Black£2.99£5.48 NEXT DAY DELIVERY
- 50cm Akasa Super Slim Flat Pro SATA III rev 3.0 Cable with Securing latches - Black£2.99£5.48 NEXT DAY DELIVERY
- 50cm Silverstone Ultra Slim SATA III 6GB/s Black Cable Certified£7.99£5.48 NEXT DAY DELIVERYPre order