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Hard Drive Choices

Hard drives are used for storing your data. Mainly judged for their capacity measured in GB and now TB, with more being better. Seek Times, Spindle speeds, Cache size and Data Transfer Rates define how fast data is written and read from the disk. UKGC use Segate Barracuda "traditional" Drives as they are the most reliable and the incredibly fast Corsair Solid state drives as they again are very reliable and several times faster than a traditional drive!

How much storage you need is up to you. 500GB to 1TB (1000GB) is the 'norm'.

For example;

500 GB = 500 x 1024 MB = 512,000 MB
A Single MP3 is aprroximately = 4 MB
Which means a 500 GB hard drive can hold = 512,000 / 4 = 128,000 MPS's.

A big AAA PC game is around the 10GB mark meaning 500 / 10 = A 500GB hard drive will hold around 50 PC games.

If you are choosing a SSD then we recommend you choose a SSD as your first hard drive rather than a second or third drive. The common configuration when incorporating a SSD is to have one as the first hard drive and usually a larger traditional second or third hard drive. You can read more about SSD's here

 

 

Seagate Barracuda 500GB Hard Drive 7200rpm 16MB Cache

Technical Specifications:
  • Capacity - 500GB
  • Interface - SATAIII
  • Max Sustained Data Rate - 210MB/s
  • Cache - 16MB
  • Spindle Speed - 7200RPM
  • Average Seek Time - 8.5ms

 

 

Seagate Barracuda 1TB Hard Drive 7200rpm 64MB Cache

Technical Specifications:
  • Capacity - 1TB
  • Interface - SATAIII
  • Max Sustained Data Rate - 210MB/s
  • Cache - 64MB
  • Spindle Speed - 7200RPM
  • Average Seek Time - 8.5ms

 

 

Seagate Barracuda 2TB Hard Drive 7200rpm 64MB Cache

Technical Specifications:
  • Capacity - 2TB
  • Interface - SATAIII
  • Max Sustained Data Rate - 210MB/s
  • Cache - 64MB
  • Spindle Speed - 7200RPM
  • Average Seek Time - 8.5ms

 

 

Seagate Barracuda 4TB Hard Drive 5900rpm 64MB Cache

Technical Specifications:
  • Capacity - 4TB
  • Interface - SATAIII
  • Max Sustained Data Rate - 210MB/s
  • Cache - 64MB
  • Spindle Speed - 7200RPM
  • Average Seek Time - 8.5ms

 

 

Samsung 120GB 850 Evo Solid State Hard Drive (SSD)

SSD's are Faster, cooler, quieter, more reliable and uses less power than a traditional Hard Drive (HDD). Solid State Hard Drives are the future. Your system will start-up faster, applications and games will load quicker and you will see a huge improvement in overall system responsiveness.

Technical Specifications:
  • Capacity - 120GB
  • Interface - SATAIII
  • Max. Sequential Read Rate - 540MB/s
  • Max. Sequential Write Rate - 520MB/s
  • Average Seek Time - 0ms

 

 

Samsung 250GB 850 Evo Solid State Hard Drive (SSD)

SSD's are Faster, cooler, quieter, more reliable and uses less power than a traditional Hard Drive (HDD). Solid State Hard Drives are the future. Your system will start-up faster, applications and games will load quicker and you will see a huge improvement in overall system responsiveness.

Technical Specifications:
  • Capacity - 250GB
  • Interface - SATAIII
  • Max. Sequential Read Rate - 540MB/s
  • Max. Sequential Write Rate - 520MB/s
  • Average Seek Time - 0ms

 

 

Samsung 500GB 850 Evo Solid State Hard Drive (SSD)

SSD's are Faster, cooler, quieter, more reliable and uses less power than a traditional Hard Drive (HDD). Solid State Hard Drives are the future. Your system will start-up faster, applications and games will load quicker and you will see a huge improvement in overall system responsiveness.

Technical Specifications:
  • Capacity - 500GB
  • Interface - SATAIII
  • Max. Sequential Read Rate - 540MB/s
  • Max. Sequential Write Rate - 520MB/s
  • Average Seek Time - 0ms

 

 

Samsung 1TB 850 Evo Solid State Hard Drive (SSD)

SSD's are Faster, cooler, quieter, more reliable and uses less power than a traditional Hard Drive (HDD). Solid State Hard Drives are the future. Your system will start-up faster, applications and games will load quicker and you will see a huge improvement in overall system responsiveness.

Technical Specifications:
  • Capacity - 1TB
  • Interface - SATAIII
  • Max. Sequential Read Rate - 540MB/s
  • Max. Sequential Write Rate - 520MB/s
  • Average Seek Time - 0ms

 

Whilst UK Gaming Computers endeavour to make sure our descriptions are 100% correct, manufacturers may alter specifications slightly, it is your responsibility to check the specification with the manufacturer. Images are for illustration purposes only. If you are unsure of anything, please contact us, we wont bite!