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 up to 3TB. 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 all drive here use the latest SATA III 6Gbps interface, faster spinning drives will read and write data faster.
- 750GB WD Black WD7500BPKX, 2.5" HDD, ReCertified, 9.5 mm, SATA III - 6Gb/s, 7200rpm, 16MB Cache, OEM£51.98£5.48 NEXT DAY DELIVERYPre order
SATA III 6Gb/s SSDs may no longer be the fastest around thanks to emerging PCIe SSDs, but they're the most cost-effective and are still easily fast enough for most users. You'll need a spare SATA 6Gb/s port to get the most from them, and a 2.5” capable drive bay – an adaptor may need to be bought, but most cases have at least one. These drives are the highest capacity ones available, suitable for holding an operating system, as well as numerous programs and a healthy collection of media and games.
- 120GB Toshiba A100 2.5" Internal SSD, 3 Bit NAND, SATA III - 6GB/s, Read 550 MB/s, Write 480 MB/s, 87K/82K IOPS£50.99£5.48 NEXT DAY DELIVERY
- 128GB ADATA Ultimate SU800 SSD, 3D Nand TLC, Read 560MB/s, Write 520MB/s,£55.49£5.48 NEXT DAY DELIVERY
- 240GB Toshiba A100 2.5" Internal SSD, 3 Bit NAND, SATA III - 6GB/s, Read 550 MB/s, Write 480 MB/s, 87K/82K IOPS£79.99£5.48 NEXT DAY DELIVERY
- 256GB ADATA Ultimate SU800 SSD, 3D Nand TLC, Read 560MB/s, Write 520MB/s£82.99£5.48 NEXT DAY DELIVERY
- 512GB ADATA Ultimate SU800 SSD, 3D Nand TLC, Read 560MB/s, Write 520MB/s£185.99£5.48 NEXT DAY DELIVERY
These 3.5” hard drives 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. You can now get up to 10TB in a single drive, meaning even small form factor machines can store masses of media and games.
- 1TB WD WD10EZEX Blue, 3.5" HDD, ReCertified, SATA III - 6Gb/s, 7200rpm, 64MB Cache, 8ms, NCQ, OEM£40.80£5.48 NEXT DAY DELIVERY
- 2TB Seagate ST2000DM001 Barracuda, 3.5" HDD, ReCertified, SATA III - 6Gb/s, 7200rpm, 64MB Cache, 8.5ms, NCQ, OEM£57.49£5.48 NEXT DAY DELIVERY