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Hard Drives

Selection of reviews and articles about products and storage technologies for PC compatible desktop and notebook personal computer systems by the About PC Hardware / Reviews Guide.

Best Serial ATA Hard Drives
Selection of the best SerialATA hard drives based on the research and experience of the About PC Hardware / Reviews Guide.

Best IDE Desktop Hard Drives
Selection of the best IDE desktop hard drives based upon the research and experience of the About PC Hardware / Reviews Guide.

Best Solid State Drives
Jun 17 2010 - Solid state drives may still not equal traditional drives in terms of their capacity or price but they do offer some solid performance and reliability now. If you are looking at getting a drive for your laptop or desktop PC, check out which drives I think are the best for their value, performance and capacity. Please note that...

Atech Flash PRO-Gear Duo USB 2.0 12-in-1 Flash Card Reader
Product preview of the Atech Flash PRO-Gear Duo USB 2.0 12 in 1 flash memory card reader by the About PC Hardware / Reviews Guide.

Guide to Desktop Hard Drive
An article that examines the specifications for desktop PC hard drives to better understand the differences in hard drives for making an informed computer purchase.

External SATA
Article discussing the new eSATA or external Serial ATA interface and its implications on computer storage from the About PC Hardware / Reviews Guide.

Hard Drive Failures
An article from the About PC Hardware / Reviews guide looking at hard drive reliability, crashes and what users can do to try and deal with them.

Hybrid Hard Drives
Article from the About PC Hardware / Reviews Guide that looks at hybrid hard drives and how they are meant to improve notebook battery life.

Laptop Drive Buyer's Guide
An article that looks at the various hard drives, CD, DVD and Blu-ray drives found in laptop PCs to help make an informed purchasing decision.

RiData 16GB 1.8 Solid State Flash Drive
Product review of the RiData 16GB 1.8" solid state flash drive by the About.com PC Hardware / Reviews Guide. (10/5/07)

Serial ATA
An article from the About PC Hardware / Reviews Guide examining the new Serial ATA desktop storage interface and comparing it to the older parallele ATA device standards to see how this new interface will change desktop storage.

SIIG Serial ATA PCI Card
Product Review of SIIG's Serial ATA PCI Adapter Card from the About PC Hardware / Reviews Guide.

What are Solid State Drives (SSD)?
Article from the About PC Hardware / Reviews Guide looking at the new solid state drive technology and how it will impact computers over the traditional hard drive.

Western Digital Cavier SE16 640GB SATA
Product review of the Western Digital Cavier SE16 640GB serial ATA desktop hard drive from the About.com PC Hardware / Reviews Guide. (5/15/08)

Western Digital Caviar SE16 750GB SATA
Product review of the Western Digital Caviar SE16 750GB SATA 3.5-inch desktop hard drive from the About.com PC Hardware / Reviews Guide. (11/17/07)

Western Digital Raptor 150GB SATA
Product review of the Western Digital Raptor 150GB SATA hard drive by the About PC Hardware / Reviews Guide. (1/16/06)

What is RAID?
Article from the About PC Hardware / Reviews guide discussing the technology behind RAID (Redudant Array of Inexpensive Disk) storage systems that one may find in personal computers.

What to Look for in a Hard Drive
An introduction to buying hard drives for personal computers looking at the performance factors, capacity and aesthetics factors.

When a Byte is not a Byte
An article that takes a look at the discrepancies in the advertised versus actual storage capacities for hard drives, CDs, DVDs and flash media from the About PC Hardware / Reviews Guide.

SSD Buyer's Guide
A guide from the About.com PC Hardware / Reviews Guide on how to properly select a solid state drive based on features and specifications for your personal computer.

WD Caviar Green WD20EARS 2TB SATA
Product review of the Western Digital Caviar Green WD20EARS 2TB 3.5-inch SATA hard drive from the About.com PC Hardware / Reviews Guide. (May 11 2011)

Intel Smart Response Technology
An article from the About.com PC Hardware / Reviews Guide that looks at Intel's new Smart Response Technology and how the solid state caching method may benefit some personal computer users.

OCZ Agility 3 60GB 2.5-inch SATA III SSD
Product review of the OCZ Agility 3 60GB 2.5-inch SATA III solid state drive from the About.com PC Hardware / Reviews Guide. (Jun 13 2011)

Hitachi Deskstar 5K3000 2TB SATA
Product review of the Hitachi Deskstar 5K3000 2TB SATA hard drive from the About.com PC Hardware / Reviews Guide. (Jun 17 2011)

OCZ Vertex 4 128GB SSD
Product review of the 128GB version of the OCZ Vertex 4 2.5-inch SATA III solid state drive from the About.com PC Hardware / Reviews Guide. (Sep 25 2012)

What are SSHDs (Solid State Hybrid Drives)?
An article that looks at what SSHD (Solid State Hybrid Drives) are and what they mean for laptop and desktop computer storage.

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