Hard drives – why are they so important?
A hard drive is mass storage space for data storage in computers or for transfer between devices. Without a hard drive, it would be difficult to imagine the operation of various devices. Current operating systems, even in poorer versions, take up too much space to be stored on other memories. Of course, hard drives aren't just a must for desktops and laptops. If you are building your own Internet of Things project, e.g. a home monitoring system, you must equip yourself with a disk on which you will store your data.
How to choose a hard drive? Well, everything depends on the detailed application. Certainly, important parameters of hard disks are disk capacity, download and upload speed and device durability. Disk arrays can be created from hard drives, thanks to which you can increase the available space for data. In this way, you will increase the speed of data processing on the disk, but most of all you will provide more effective protection against data loss. RAID arrays are able to provide security that allows you to recover all data despite losing up to 50% of the drives.
HDD hard drives and SSD drives – differences
Currently, SSD hard drives are becoming more and more popular. The new technology has its advantages and disadvantages. But first, let's learn about the design differences between HDDs and SSDs.
Classic HDDs (Hard Drive Discs) store data in a rotating magnetic medium. The very procedure for writing data to disk is somewhat similar to how a turntable works. The data recording speed is smaller than SSDs, but they are much cheaper. They also have a longer life than SSD.
SSD technology became very popular at the turn of the first and second decades of the 21st century. Solid state drives (SSDs) store data in flash memory. The advantage of such a mechanism is that these devices are devoid of moving parts, which significantly reduces the risk of failure, even with intensive use. The parameters related to recording and transferring data are also better than in HDD. Even though they may be faster, this solution is much more expensive.
Hard drives in Botland
In our store, we offer 3.5-inch HDDs, which are intended for installation inside a desktop computer. This is the same magnetic disk as the portable ones. You can equip yourself with drives of various capacities. We recommend HDD hard drives with capacities from 1 to 2 TB. Data recording speed, which is a crucial parameter, in this case is as high as 5,900 RPM (many other hard drives are 5,400 RPM) All devices sold in Botland are equipped with SATA 6 GB interface.
That's not all, however. In our offer you will also find hard drives dedicated to creating external storage. You can choose a device with a capacity typically between 750 GB and 1 TB. The dimensions of portable HDDs are 2.5 inches. All of them are equipped with the latest USB 3.0 interface, thanks to which data transmission is very fast.
Be sure to check the product description carefully, as some hard drives sold in Botland are designed to work with Raspberry Pi minicomputers. Each external drive of this type can be equipped with a suitable case that will protect them against mechanical damage during transport. If you need help finding a suitable disk for you, be sure to let me know - we will try to help!