Different types of storage drives you can put in your laptop/desktop.

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A simple informative post about different types of storage drives you can put in your laptop/desktop.

1. HDD (Hard Disk Drive) 3.5" - This is the large hard drive that is usually seen in old desktops
Mechanism: There's a spinning disc (magnetic platter) where the files are being stored, and there's an arm that swings to read or write the file to and from the disc. The same mechanism for CD/DVDs.

Lifespan: 3-4 years
Durability: If dropped or always transported/moved, it has a higher chance of getting corrupted or broken.
Average R/W Speed: 100 MB/s
Bootup Time: 30-60 seconds
Shutdown Time: 10-15 seconds
Price: 1200php/TeraByte

2. HDD (Hard Disk Drive) 2.5"
Description: This is the smaller hard drive that is usually seen in every laptop. This is usually used too for external hard drives.
Mechanism: There's a spinning disc (magnetic platter) where the files are being stored, and there's an arm that swings to read or write the file to and from the disc. The same mechanism for CD/DVDs.

Lifespan: 3-4 years
Durability: If dropped or always transported/moved, it has a higher chance of getting corrupted or broken.
Average R/W Speed: 100 MB/s
Bootup Time: 30-60 seconds
Shutdown Time: 10-15 seconds
Price: 3000php/TeraByte

3. SATA SSD (Serial AT Attachment Solid State Drive) 2.5"
Description: This usually looks like the HDD 2.5". Can be used for any laptops or desktop computers.
Mechanism: SSDs uses flash memory. It uses a grid of electrical cells to quickly send and receive data. SSDs are called “solid-state” because they have no moving parts.

Lifespan: Forever(?)
Durability: If dropped, it has a higher chance to survive because it has no moving parts. Like if you dropped a flash drive.
Average R/W Speed: 500 MB/s
Bootup Time: 10-15 seconds
Shutdown Time: 1-2 seconds
Price: 10000php/TeraByte

4. M.2 SSD (Next-Generation Form Factor Solid State Drive)
Description: Looks like a smaller RAM. Can be used for any modern laptops or desktop computers.
Mechanism: SSDs uses flash memory. It uses a grid of electrical cells to quickly send and receive data. SSDs are called “solid-state” because they have no moving parts.

Lifespan: Forever(?)
Durability: If dropped, it has a higher chance to survive because it has no moving parts. Like if you dropped a flash drive.
Average R/W Speed: 500 MB/s
Bootup Time: 8-12seconds
Shutdown Time: 1-2 seconds
Price: 9000php/TeraByte

5. NVME M.2 SSD (Next-Generation Form Factor Solid State Drive)
Description: Looks like a smaller RAM. Can be used for any modern laptops or desktop computers.
Mechanism: SSDs uses flash memory. It uses a grid of electrical cells to quickly send and receive data. SSDs are called “solid-state” because they have no moving parts.

Lifespan: Forever(?)
Durability: If dropped, it has a higher chance to survive because it has no moving parts. Like if you dropped a flash drive.
Average R/W Speed: 3000 MB/s
Bootup Time: 8-12seconds
Shutdown Time: 1-2 seconds
Price: 13000php/TeraByte

6. SSHD (Solid-State Hybrid Drive)
Description: This usually looks like the HDD 2.5". It's a traditional spinning hard disk with a small amount of fast solid-state storage built in.
Mechanism: Basically a hard drive with a small portion for SSD. This means it has most of the characteristics of an HDD.

Lifespan: 3-4 years
Durability: If dropped or always transported/moved, it has a higher chance of getting corrupted or broken.
Average R/W Speed: 200 MB/s
Bootup Time: 13-20 seconds
Shutdown Time: 5-10 seconds
Price: 3500php/TeraByte

Disclaimer: This is NOT a technical post so no need to detail about everything. The simple details are the usual things you want to know for the drives. The price and specifications are usually averaged thus not accurate.
 

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