The best brands to update a hard drive disk are probably Hitachi, Western Digital and Toshiba. Though in reality it hardly matters. When looking to replace a hard drive disk you need to determine many factors, such as warranty, type, GB space, type, and how to install. We'll give you a few must know tips to help you choose and install the correct hard drive disk for your laptop or desktop computer.
The first tip is to find out what kind of Hard drive disk you have and want. You have a choice of either a disk drive or an SSD drive, if your computer came with a SSD drive or an Disk drive, it's best to stick with the type of hard drive disk you laptop came with. So if it had a SSD, buy an SSD drive, if it had a normal disk drive, buy a normal disk drive. If your laptop or desktop is capable of using either an SSD or hard drive disk, then the decision comes down whether to spend money on a efficient system or whether to spend money on a system with a lot of memory. SSD hard drives are very fast, very efficient and rather expensive, there's also another downside, they hold a maximum of 160 to 250 GB's. While normal hard drive disks are much cheaper, but run less efficiently and are prone to break downs, but on the other hand they can hold up to 1 Terabyte (that is 1000 GB's) and are more suited to gaming and are much more easily available.
The second tip is, once you've determined what kind of hard drive disk you wish to purchase, is to figure out your budget. Your budget will correspond directly to the type of hard drive disk you'll be buying and its GB (giga byte) capacity. An SSD drive will cost about $500 for a 250 GB version, while you'll spend about $200 for a 320 GB hard drive disk. If you're an avid gamer and like storing a lot of media, such as movies, music, and pictures, you're better off buying a hard drive disk with at least 500 GB of memory. If you do not require large amounts of space but rather want an efficient system, and your computer can support it, consider buying an SSD drive.
The third tip is to insure you get a a valid warranty, at the very least insure you get a six month warranty, most hard drives disks come with a one year warranty. If your seller refuses to provide a warranty, refuse to buy the hard drive, no matter how cheap it is. Most un-warranted hard drivde disks are refurbished, and the seller tries to hide this fact by lying or refusing to provide a warranty. Never buy second hand hard drives disks, as these will fail and they'll crash your whole system as well. Most respectable shops will not only sell you the hard drive disk they'll also install it, either free of charge or at nominal fee.
- Always keep you warranty card handy or in a safe place.
- Treat your hard drive disk carefully.
- Disk sizes come in at 60 GB, 80 GB, 120 GB, 250 GB, 320 GB, 500 GB, 650 GB, 750 GB, and 1 Terabyte.
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