Hard Drive (M.2, SSD, HDD)

1st M.2 SSD Drive

The most recent development in solid state technology is M.2 SSDs. With these, the user can use two data drives without giving up the DVDRW in laptops or the SATA ports on a desktop since they use a compact form factor card to deliver lightning-fast read and write speeds without the 2.5″ footprint.

Due to the cost of the smaller chips and the manufacturing processes, they are more expensive than SATA 2.5″ SSDs. There are two popular versions of the M.2 drives available for purchase. The interface of the motherboard determines which M.2 variant is supported.

  • 2 PCIe NVMe drives – The fastest SSDs currently on the market, can read and write data at rates of up to 2150MB/R and 1500MB/W.
  • M.2 PCIe SATA – These are the less expensive M.2 SSDs, and they operate at speeds of up to 550MB/R and 550MB/W, which are comparable to typical 2.5″ SSDs.

 

2nd Storage Drive

All the data on your computer is kept on the hard drive.

Our hard drives are either Western Digital, Toshiba, Seagate, Hitachi, or HGST-branded. We cannot guarantee which brand of hard drive you will get in your new computer unless it is specifically mentioned.

Solid State Drives (SSD) have also grown in popularity in recent years as a result of decreasing costs and expanding capacity. Since solid state drives don’t have any moving components, they operate far faster than hard drives, consume less power, are cooler and quieter, and are consequently more reliable.

You should think about how many programmes and games you intend to install as well as how much additional material, such as music and movies, you intend to store when deciding what size hard drive you will require.

Technically speaking…

The term “bytes” refers to units of data in a volume:

1,024 Byte = 1 Kilobyte (KB)

1,024 Kilobyte (KB) = 1 Megabyte (MB)

1,073,741,824 Bytes = 1 Gigabyte (GB)

1 Gigabyte (GB) = 1,024 Megabyte (MB)

1 Terabyte (TB) = 1,024 Gigabyte (GB)

You need at least 20 GB of free space on your PC to successfully install Windows 10.

Large computer games can consume several gigabytes of storage space, whereas most apps take up between 5 and 500 megabytes.

 

RPM

The rate at which your hard disc rotates is measured in RPM (Revolutions Per Minute). A hard drive may copy/move more data in the allotted time the more times per minute it rotates. Data can be copied or moved more quickly on a 7,200rpm hard drive than on a 5,400rpm one.

 

3rd Storage Drive

Sometimes, you can choose more than one hard drive while using our Gaming PC Bundle configurator. It is not necessary to have a second hard drive, even though a first drive is. We believe you will only require a second hard drive if:                    

  • A lot of data needs to be stored. (Two smaller hard drives could end up being less expensive than one larger one.)
  • You want to set up a RAID configuration.
  • You would rather keep your data on a drive apart from your operating system. If you need to reinstall Windows on your other hard drive, your data will be secure.

In recent years, most individuals have continued to use an SSD boot drive along with an HDD storage drive to ensure that their boot drive has the fastest performance available.

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