Introducing our recommended internal HDD
An internal HDD is popular since the price per capacity is cheaper, though you may wonder what you should choose as there are many kinds. This content introduce you how to choose an internal HDD and our recommended products.
1. How to select an internal HDD
What should you consider when choosing an internal HDD?
1-1. Select by size
There are mainly two sizes, 3.5 inch and 2.5 inch for an internal HDD. A 3.5 inch HDD is used for general desktop computers and a 2.5 inch HDD is used for laptop PCs and PS4®. Choose the suitable size to fit your PC.
1-2. Select by capacity
The data capacity of an internal HDD varies from around 500GB to over 4TB. Please select the one according to your intended use. If you consider cost performance, it is easier to compare products by checking the price per 1TB.
1-3. Other points to check
For HDDs with the same rotating speed, the larger the cache capacity, the faster the read/write speed. If data transfer speed is important for you, you had better to check the cache capacity as well.
If you would like to keep your HDD running all the time, you should check its power consumption. Of course as you know, choosing the one with low power consumption saves power.
There are several connection standards for HDDs, though generally SATA3.0 is recommended.
2. Another way of use: Use as an external HDD
For your reference, an internal HDD can also be used as an external HDD by using a case. It is recommended for those who are not confident in repairing or modifying a PC, as it is easier than replacing an HDD. Also, though depending on the durability of an HDD, you might be able to use as telerecording by using an external case to connect with a recorder.
3. Our recommended internal HDDs
3-1. WD Red, CMR, Internal HDD, 3.5inch, 3TB [LHD-WD30EFRX]
WD Red is a stable and durable HDD. Even though the rotating at a low speed, it achieves the same transfer speed as a 7200 rpm HDD. It is especially recommended for those who use an HDD continuously or frequently such as recording TV program.
3-2. WD Blue, Internal HDD, 3.5inch, 3TB [LHD-WD30EZRZ]
This is an internal HDD with low power consumption, low heat generation, and excellent quietness. It is suitable for handling data that is frequently used on a PC on a daily basis like preservation of documents.
Summary Choose a suitable HDD
When you choose an internal HDD, not only the price, but also the size, the capacity, and number of revolution are important. Hope you can find the best one based on this content.