A hard drive (also known as HDD) stores data of your computer and retrieve digital information using rapidly rotating disks (platters) coated with magnetic material. It is a permanent device that has the ability to retains data even when the computer is powered off.
Today the main manufacturers of Hard disk are Seagate, Toshiba, Western Digital etc.
The primary features of HDD are the capacity and its performance. The two most common form of HDD available today in the market are 3.5-inch, for desktop computers and 2.5-inch for laptops. Hard Drives are connected to systems by standard interface cables such as SATA (Serial ATA), USB or SAS (Serial attached SCSI) cables.
Today many developments have occurred in the computer industry but HDD has maintained its position. It is because of its advantages in price per unit storage and recording capacity.
After all, if you are planning to buy a new hard drive, you have to opt for one which is reliable as well as less costly. Here a few tips that would guide you to buy suitable hard drive:
Tip # 1
If you are planning to buy Western Digital Green 3TB drives and Seagate LP (low power) 2TB drives, hold on! Both of these two drives commit errors related to vibration when you put them into action. So, you can use if where there is low-vibration.
Tip # 2
Ask from your friend and acquaintances about their experience on failure rate of hard drive. Go for one which have longest duration of service.
If your criteria is much related to money there can be no choice other than Hitachi because they are rock solid and have had a remarkably low failure rate.
Tip # 3
You consideration for Western Digital Red 3TB drives, you may go for them. But these are costly.
You can appreciate yourself for choosing Hitachi for being stable and nice.
Tip # 4
Be aware that when a drive starts giving trouble, it does not fail completely. You fix the issue sometimes automated recovery.
Tip # 5
Measure the time spent in a trouble. It may be needed to know how much work does it creates. It is expected that Hitachi will win once again.
Tip # 6
It is better to determine that how much storage is required by you. Because, a high-capacity drive will give you a better price-to-performance ratio than a low-capacity model. You won’t regret buying more storage capacity than you currently need, because you will surely need more later.
The rate at which a hard drive rotates has a direct effect on how fast it can read and write data. So, a drive spinning at 7200 rpm will produce better performance than a drive of 5400 rpm.
Tip # 8
If you get all the brands with similar features, it is better to go for hard disk having automated backup software. Additionally, you can look for a drive that have password-protection facility.
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