Hard Drives

Hard drives or hard disk drives are a method of data storage for devices. They can be internal hard drives where they are physically built-in to the PC, desktop or laptop and mounted onto computer PCBs (printed circuit board), or they can be external hard drives where they are used outside the main unit itself and are portable.

What are HDDs?
These hard drives have been around for a long while and consist of several mechanical components. These components include storage platters, a motor to spin them, and a mechanical actuator arm with a read-write head on it for each platter. When you ask the computer to update or retrieve data an I/O controller tells the actuator where on the spinning platters the data is located, it then goes to the correct address in that sector to read or write the data.

Benefits of HDDs
• Proven technology
• Cost Effective
• High storage capacity

What are SSDs?
SSDs are a form of flash-based or Flash memory storage and will each have a capacity, given in MB, GB or TB.
They get their name "solid state" from their use of electric charge to store code, instead of physical moving parts. This means that there are no components that will wear out from movement. They are generally reliable and long-lasting devices.

Benefits of SSDs
• Fast reading and writing data
• No moving pieces
• Compact, lightweight devices
• Low failure rates
• Economical, use less energy than conventional HDDs

Where are Solid State Drives used?
Servers
Computers
Laptops
Smartphones
Tablets
Memory Sticks

Why choose an SSD hard drive?
Solid State Drives store data continuously. The solid state disk drive will store your data, ready to go, even when powered down. This gives it a distinct advantage over a traditional hard drive. If used correctly, these hard drives can greatly improve the operating times on your laptop or computer.

SSD Interfaces:
Solid State Drives come with different I/O interfaces such as:
PCIe
SATA
PATA
USB

What is a NAND?
Negative-AND (NAND) is a flash memory storage technology that is able to retain data without power. NAND memory chips house the memory cells. There are various types of NAND memory cells such as; ISLC, MLC, and SLC (single-level cell).

SSD vs. HDD
The SSD hard drive replaces the traditional hard disk drive (HDD) as it is much faster. The HDD has multiple moving parts, whereas the SSD does not. The lack of moving parts enables the SSD to be a lot smaller and require less power to operate.

A Solid State Drive can be used alongside your current HDD. Using one of these drives to store your operating system will greatly decrease the initial start-up time of your PC/Laptop. SSDs also have a much lower failure rate than HDDs.

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Description Price Hard Drive Type Model Internal/External Form Factor Industrial Capacity Interface Nand Type Encryption Level FIPS Validated Self-Destruct Temperature Range Dimensions Length
RS Stock No. 805-6222
Mfr. Part No.53071
BrandVerbatim
£62.93
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HDD Store 'n' Go External - - 1 TB USB 3.0 - - - - - 121 x 80 x 15mm 121mm
RS Stock No. 877-5541
Mfr. Part No.53177
BrandVerbatim
£91.38
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HDD Store 'n' Go External - - 2 TB - - - - - - 116 x 80 x 13mm 116mm
RS Stock No. 123-9677
Mfr. Part No.53029
BrandVerbatim
£55.17
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HDD Model, Store 'n' Go External - - 500 GB - - - - - - 121 x 80 x 15mm 121mm
RS Stock No. 136-7748
BrandVerbatim
£96.55
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HDD Store 'n' Go External - - 2 TB - - - - - - 119 x 14.5 x 81mm -
RS Stock No. 136-7749
BrandVerbatim
£96.55
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HDD Store 'n' Go External - - 2 TB - - - - - - 119 x 14.5 x 81mm -
RS Stock No. 174-7364
Mfr. Part No.53401
BrandVerbatim
£91.38
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HDD - External - - 1 TB - - AES-256 - - - 123.5 x 76 x 11mm 123.5mm
New
RS Stock No. 188-4763
Mfr. Part No.47441
BrandVerbatim
£58.17
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SSD Vx500 External - - 120 GB USB 3.1 - - - - - 92 x 29 x 9mm 92mm
New
RS Stock No. 188-4762
Mfr. Part No.47442
BrandVerbatim
£87.50
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SSD Vx500 External - - 240 GB USB 3.1 - - - - - 92 x 29 x 9mm 92mm
RS Stock No. 174-7365
Mfr. Part No.53402
BrandVerbatim
£134.48
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SSD Store 'n' Go Secure External Portable - 256 GB - - AES-256 - - +5 → +50°C 93 x 50 x 13mm 93mm
New
RS Stock No. 188-4761
Mfr. Part No.47443
BrandVerbatim
£133.25
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SSD Vx500 External - - 480 GB USB 3.1 - - - - - 92 x 29 x 9mm 92mm
New
RS Stock No. 188-4760
Mfr. Part No.53231
BrandVerbatim
£62.48
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SSD Store n Go Portable External Portable - 256 GB USB 3.1 - - - - - 119 x 81 x 7mm 119mm