DISCOUNT HARD DRIVES BUYING GUIDE
Here are a few things that you need to consider when getting a hard
Speed of Hard Drive
The speed of Hard Drive is measured in RPM (Revolution Per Minute), much
like automobile. The most common speeds are 5,400 RPM and 7,200 RPM.
How fast would you like to drive?
Sizes / Capacities of
The smallest size today stood at 20 GB (Gigabyte). That is suitable for
light users who only use word processor, e-mail, surf the net for
leisure, etc. For the average to heavy users who use multiple
applications, download huge amount of movies and songs, choose a bigger
size like 40 GB or 60 GB or even 80 GB. You will never regret it when
you need more storage space, trust me. Besides, the larger sizes only
cost you a bit more. You certainly wouldnt want to save that bit of
money and then end up paying more later when you buy a 2nd
hard disk, would you?
Types of Hard Drives
The 3 typical types of hard drives are:
Drive / Fixed Disk Drive
Drive: This is really useful when you do a lot of traveling. You
can input and output your data anywhere you go!
Cartridges: This type of hard drive is similar to the internal type
but it can be easily removed.
SATA (Serial ATA)
Hard drive: Provides fast data transfer rate of up to 150
MB/sec. Bear in mind
that you need a SATA controller card to connect the hard disk.
Array of Independent Disks): You can use multiple hard disks to
increase disk capacity and speed. It can also backup your data on
the other disks when a drive fails. You need a RAID controller card
for it to work.