Hard Drive

Hard disk drives (HDD) are used for storing your data. Mainly judged for their capacity measured in 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. We also offer a large range of the incredibly fast Solid state drives which are again are very reliable and several times faster than a traditional drive! And if for some reason you're wanting even more speed than a SATA SSD, then we also offer NVME M.2 SSDs, which are considerably faster than a SATA SSD. M.2 Slots are found directly on a motherboard rather than a drive that sits in a bay and is connected via a SATA and power cable.

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

For example;

1000 GB = 1000 x 1024 MB = 1,024,000 MB
A Single MP3 is approximately = 4 MB
Which means a 1000 GB hard drive can hold = 1,024,000 / 4 = 256,000 MP3's.

Big AAA PC games are usually between 20GB and 60GB, with some games being as high as 70GB. With an average of 40GB per game, 1000 / 40 = A 1TB hard drive will hold around 25 PC games.

If you choose any software with your computer, then it is installed to the 1st available hard drive in the drop down list. 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