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Seagate 5TB Expansion Portable External Hard Drive USB 3.0 Model STEA5000402 Black
Seagate 5TB Expansion Portable External Hard Drive USB 3.0 Model STEA5000402 Black
  • Form Factor: 2.5"
  • Dimensions: 0.79" x 3.15" x 4.61"
  • Weight: 0.52 lb.
  • Package Contents: Seagate Expansion portable drive 18-inch (45.72cm) USB 3.0 cable Quick start guide
  • Model #: STEA5000402
  • Item #: N82E16822184820
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Toshiba Canvio Basics 4TB Portable External Hard Drive USB 3.0, Black (HDTB440XK3CA)
Toshiba Canvio Basics 4TB Portable External Hard Drive USB 3.0, Black (HDTB440XK3CA)
  • Dimensions: 0.77" x 3.10" x 4.30"
  • Weight: 0.48 lb.
  • Package Contents: Toshiba Canvio Basics Portable Hard Drive USB 3.0 Cable (works with USB 2.0) Quick Start Guide
  • Model #: HDTB440XK3CA
  • Item #: 1E8-0008-000Y1
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Toshiba Canvio Basics 2TB Portable External Hard Drive USB 3.0 Black - HDTB420XK3AA
Toshiba Canvio Basics 2TB Portable External Hard Drive USB 3.0 Black - HDTB420XK3AA
  • Dimensions: 0.55" x 3.10" x 4.30"
  • Weight: 0.33 lb.
  • Package Contents: Toshiba Canvio Basics Portable Hard Drive USB 3.0 Cable (works with USB 2.0) Quick Start Guide
  • Model #: HDTB420XK3AA
  • Item #: N82E16822149706
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Toshiba Canvio Basics 1TB Portable External Hard Drive USB 3.0 Black - HDTB410XK3AA
Toshiba Canvio Basics 1TB Portable External Hard Drive USB 3.0 Black - HDTB410XK3AA
  • Dimensions: 0.55" x 4.30" x 3.10"
  • Weight: 0.33 lb.
  • Package Contents: Toshiba Canvio Basics Portable Hard Drive USB 3.0 Cable (works with USB 2.0) Quick Start Guide
  • Model #: HDTB410XK3AA
  • Item #: N82E16822149723
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WD Red 4TB NAS Hard Disk Drive - 5400 RPM Class SATA 6Gb/s, CMR, 64MB Cache, 3.5 Inch - WD40EFRX
WD Red 4TB NAS Hard Disk Drive - 5400 RPM Class SATA 6Gb/s, CMR, 64MB Cache, 3.5 Inch - WD40EFRX
  • Height (maximum): 26.10mm
  • Width (maximum): 101.60mm
  • Length (maximum): 147.00mm
  • Model #: WD40EFRX
  • Item #: N82E16822236599
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WD Elements 8TB USB 3.0 Desktop Hard Drive Black WDBWLG0080HBK-NESN
WD Elements 8TB USB 3.0 Desktop Hard Drive Black WDBWLG0080HBK-NESN
  • Dimensions: 6.50" x 1.90" x 5.30"
  • Weight: 1.90 lbs.
  • Package Contents: External hard drive USB cable AC adapter Quick Install Guide
  • Model #: WDBWLG0080HBK-NESN
  • Item #: N82E16822234349
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Seagate BarraCuda ST2000DM008 2TB 7200 RPM 256MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive Bare Drive
Seagate BarraCuda ST2000DM008 2TB 7200 RPM 256MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive Bare Drive
  • Height (maximum): 20.20mm
  • Width (maximum): 101.85mm
  • Length (maximum): 146.99mm
  • Model #: ST2000DM008
  • Item #: N82E16822184773
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WD Blue 1TB Desktop Hard Disk Drive - 7200 RPM SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache 3.5 Inch - WD10EZEX
WD Blue 1TB Desktop Hard Disk Drive - 7200 RPM SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache 3.5 Inch - WD10EZEX - OEM
  • Height (maximum): 26.10mm
  • Width (maximum): 101.60mm
  • Length (maximum): 147.00mm
  • Model #: WD10EZEX
  • Item #: N82E16822236339
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Seagate BarraCuda ST8000DM004 8TB 5400 RPM 256MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive
Seagate BarraCuda ST8000DM004 8TB 5400 RPM 256MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive
  • Average Latency: 6Gb/s
  • Height (maximum): 26.11mm
  • Width (maximum): 101.85mm
  • Length (maximum): 146.99mm
  • Model #: ST8000DM004
  • Item #: N82E16822183793
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WD 2TB Elements Portable Hard Drive USB 3.0 Model WDBU6Y0020BBK-WESN Black
WD 2TB Elements Portable Hard Drive USB 3.0 Model WDBU6Y0020BBK-WESN Black
  • Dimensions: 0.59" x 3.23" x 4.35"
  • Weight: 0.29 lb.
  • Package Contents: Portable hard drive USB cable Quick Install Guide
  • Model #: WDBU6Y0020BBK-WESN
  • Item #: 1E8-0006-00101
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Seagate BarraCuda ST1000DM010 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive Bare Drive
Seagate BarraCuda ST1000DM010 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive Bare Drive - OEM
  • Height (maximum): 19.99mm
  • Width (maximum): 101.85mm
  • Length (maximum): 146.99mm
  • Model #: ST1000DM010
  • Item #: N82E16822179010
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WD Red WD100EFAX 10TB 5400 RPM 256MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" NAS Hard Drive Bare Drive
WD Red WD100EFAX 10TB 5400 RPM 256MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" NAS Hard Drive Bare Drive
  • Height (maximum): 1.03"
  • Width (maximum): 4.00"
  • Length (maximum): 5.79"
  • Model #: WD100EFAX
  • Item #: N82E16822231546
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Computer hard drives contain all the data in your PC, from the operating system to music, movies and video games. Whether you have a laptop or a desktop computer, there are several types of hard drives to choose from. The most common hard drive interfaces are PATA, SATA and SAS. 

HDDs Provide Up To 10TB of Storage Space

HDDs use platters to perform their essential functions. A motor spins the plates while an actuator arm reads and writes on them. Inside the hard drive, there's also an I/O controller that communicates with the other components of the computer system. SSDs, instead, use flash memory.

For this reason, SSDs are much faster. They also tend to generate less heat inside the computer case and to consume less energy than HDDs. Since they have less fragile internal parts, SSDs are generally more durable. However, HDDs can have up to 10TB of capacity, while SSDs can only handle up to 4TB of storage space. Thanks to their speed, SSDs are standard as boot drives. HDDs, instead, work better as mass storage devices.

Are PATA Desktop Hard Drives Compatible With Older Computers?

PATA hard drives need bulky ribbon-like cables to connect to the motherboard. These cables may cause overheating inside the computer case, especially for laptops. If you want multiple PATA hard drives in your PC, you must connect them with the correct jumpers in a master-slave configuration. The master drive communicates directly with the computer and controls the slave drive. This is possible thanks to the configuration of the motherboard, which has both a primary and secondary PATA channel. The PATA standard can transmit data at a maximum speed of 133MBps.

SATA Drives Are Faster and Require Less Bulky Cables

SATA computer hard drives can transmit data at a speed of 150, 300 or 600MBps. SATA drives improve the overall speed of the PC, allowing apps and games to load faster. These drives connect directly to the motherboard with cables that are much smaller than the PATA ones, allowing air to flow better inside the computer case. Each drive connects directly to the motherboard, with no need for a master-slave configuration. SATA cables have a maximum length of 3.3ft so that you can mount the hard drive everywhere inside the computer case.

SAS Internal Hard Drives Offer Superior Reliability

Thanks to their speed and reliability, SAS drives are mostly common in servers, data centers and business computer systems. They can run 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and handle up to 1.6 million hours of use at 45°. On the other hand, SATA drives have more capacity and consume less power. SAS drives use cables with a maximum length of 33ft, to meet the needs of large or complex servers. They use a redundant array of independent disks (RAID) to prevent data losses and downtime; If one of the drives fails while you're working, the data will still be available on another drive.

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