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 ST1000DM010R, 3.5" HDD, SATA III - 6Gb/s, 7200rpm, 64MB Cache, 8.5ms, NCQ, Refurbished£31.99£5.48 NEXT DAY DELIVERY
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.
- Open Box 2TB Seagate SkyHawk ST2000VX008, 3.5" HDD, SATA III - 6GB/s, 5900rpm, 64MB Cache£50.99£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.
- 14TB Western Digital Ultrastar HC530 SATA Hard Drive, 3.5" HDD, SATA 6Gb/s, 7200rpm, 512MB Cache, 512E/4096N, OEM£449.99£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 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.
- 1.2TB Hewlett Packard Enterprise 872737-001 2.5" Hard Drive w/ Caddy, SAS 12Gb/s, 10K rpm, For Server/Workstation£179.99£5.48 NEXT DAY DELIVERYPre order