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.
- 1TB Seagate ST91000640NS Constellation.2, Enterprise 2.5" HDD, 15 mm, SATA III - 6Gb/s, 7200rpm, 64MB Cache, 8.5ms£99.98£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.
- 600GB WD WD6000HLHX VelociRaptor, SATA 6Gb/s, 10000rpm, 32MB Cache, 4.2ms£134.36£5.48 NEXT DAY DELIVERY
Tapes and Cartridges for our range of backup devices.
- Sony/Quantam SDLT 300Gb-600Gb Data Cartridge Tape Media£50.48£5.48 NEXT DAY DELIVERY
Direct Attached Storage or DAS is an external storage device that is connected directly to a server or workstation without a network device in between (ie there is no hub, switch or router required) using USB, Firewire or eSATA for example. This direct connection ensures fast access to data. A DAS will work as though the hard drives are internally connected, meaning drives can be partitioned, formatted and set up like any other internal hard drive or raid array. These DAS devices are available for standalone desk or rack mounting.
Combining Super Speed USB 3.0 with a SATA hard drive interface results in an external hard drive with high data transfer rates. A 3.5" internal SATA hard drive fits into these enclosures. Power to these enclosures are either via the USB 3.0 connection or a separate power lead, check specifications of the individual product to confirm.
- Heisei HHU-335AS Aluminium Enclosure, Fits 3.5" SATA II - 3Gb/s HDD, 1 x USB 3.0£32.48£5.48 NEXT DAY DELIVERY
NAS (network attached storage) device accessories, including drive bay adaptors, rack and rail mounting kits, power supplies and warranty extension programs. They tend to be suitable only for specific NAS units, so check yours is compatible.
- Thecus N7700SAS / N8800SAS Replacement (Spare) Disk on Module (DOM)£24.98£5.48 NEXT DAY DELIVERY
These NAS units are sold with hard disks bundled, saving you the trouble of buying them yourself. They come in a range of sizes and capacities, from single bay 2TB units suitable for modest personal users all the way to large, multi-bay units with 16TB, 24TB or even 32TB of storage on tap. These units do not come pre-configured, giving you the chance to set them up as you see fit, including what RAID level you want to use, if any.