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Hard Drives - Internal

Need help? Read our Internal Storage Buying Guide

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.

1TB to 16TB 3.5" SATA Enterprise Hard Drives

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.

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1TB to 16TB 3.5" SATA NAS Hard Drives

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.

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1TB to 12TB 3.5" Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) Hard Drives

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, 2TB, 3TB, 4TB, 6TB, 8TB, 10TB and 12TB 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.

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HDD & SSD Accessories

Here you will find various adaptors and other miscellaneous equipment for internal hard-drives to help adapt them to your requirements.

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