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 5TB, 6TB, 8TB, 10TB, 12TB, & now even 14TB 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.
- 6TB WD Blue WD60EZAZ, 3.5" HDD, SATA III - 6Gb/s, 5400 RPM, 256MB Cache NCQ OEM£160.99£5.48 NEXT DAY DELIVERYPre order
These 3.5” hard drives utilise the SATA III 6Gb/s interface and have been specially designed for write intensive applications such as CCTV recording systems that are active 24 hours a day.
- 8TB WD Purple WD82PURZ, 3.5" AV Surveillance HDD, SATA III - 6Gb/s, 7200rpm, 256MB Cache, NCQ, OEMRRP: £214.99£210.49£5.48 NEXT DAY DELIVERYIn stock
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.
- 12TB WD Red Pro WD121KFBX, 3.5" NAS HDD, SATA III - 6Gb/s, 7200rpm, 256MB Cache, Shock Sensor, NCQ, OEM£500.48£5.48 NEXT DAY DELIVERYIn stock