Internal Hard Drives
There are 4 main computer components that produce computer performance. It is CPU (central processing unit)
, GPU (graphics processing unit)
, RAM (random access memory)
and HDD (hard disk drive)
or SSD (solid state drive)
is the place where you'll store all your files. We recommend having up to 500 GB HDD
, it's a lot of space, but you won't need to keep deleting data all the time. If you keep downloading movies with having a 200 GB HDD
you'll end up deleting your files every week, not to mention if you're playing games. So, yes at least a 500 GB HDD
would be the best recommendation to pick up. There are a few tips before buying an HDD
As mentioned above recommendation is 500 GB, but if you love to have your own movie collection, not to mention music or video clips, then consider buying high capacity HDD
IDE vs SATA HDD
IDE (integrated drive electronics) HDD
are way slower than the SATA (serial advanced technology attachment). IDE transfer the data up to 133 MB/s, although SATA transfer the data up to 6 GB/s. IDE hard drives you can find in old computers when it comes to speed don't even bother with IDE hard drives. The only choice is hard disk drives with SATA feature.
RPM (revolutions per minute) it has 4 options - 4200/5400/7200 and 10,000 RPM. The more the better, consider 7200 RPM, as 10,000 RPM is for serious gaming users. Although, nowadays SSD (solid state drive)
takes the disk drive market, because of it's unbelievable performance. All of this comes with the price of course.
HDD vs SSD
As mentioned above, there's only one winner and that's SSD without a doubt. HDD has their rotating disks and SSD has no moving mechanical parts. SSHD (solid state hybrid drive) as it says it's hybrid between HDD and SSD. SSD transfers speed from 200 MB/s to over 500 MB/s that let's open files up to 30 times faster than HDD. Although HDD transfers speed from 20 MB/s up to 120 MB/s there's nothing to compare when it comes to speed. SSD is the obvious winner here, but HDD is more affordable. Wrapping it up, if you have a high budget, go for SSD without any doubt.