Hard Drive Information

The selection of a primary storage drive in important because it is where your operating system and applications will be housed - so you need to make sure there is enough space for what you need now as well as room to grow for the future. How quickly your operating system and programs load is also largely affected by the speed of this drive, so if you demand fast overall performance from your computer you don't want to skimp here.

Traditional hard drives operate by storing data on a spinning metal disk, called a platter. The more platters there are in a drive, and the more data that can be crammed onto each platter, is what determines the overall storage capacity of a given hard drive. Having more platters also tends to mean louder drives, though rotational speed affects that as well. Rotational speed also impacts the drive's performance: if it spins faster it can read or write more information per second.

Another storage option is solid-state drives, which don't have any moving parts. Instead they store data in a flash-like memory - similarly to how memory cards for cameras and other devices operate. This makes them completely silent, but they tend to cost a lot more for the same amount of storage when compared to normal hard drives. They can also perform faster or slower than hard drives, depending on the way they are manufactured; here at Puget Systems we've chosen to carry only the highest quality solid-state drives, so if you choose to invest in one you will get excellent performance.


 1TB NVMe PCIe Gen4 M.2 SSD2TB NVMe PCIe Gen4 M.2 SSD4TB NVMe PCIe Gen4 M.2 SSD8TB NVMe PCIe Gen4 M.2 SSDSamsung 870 EVO 1TB SATA3 2.5inch SSDSamsung 870 EVO 2TB SATA3 2.5inch SSDSamsung 870 EVO 4TB SATA3 2.5inch SSDSamsung 870 QVO 8TB SATA3 2.5inch SSDSeagate IronWolf Pro 8TB SATA3Seagate Exos X24 12TB SATA3Seagate Exos X24 12TB SASSeagate Exos X24 16TB SATA3Seagate Exos X24 16TB SASSeagate Exos X24 20TB SATA3Seagate Exos X24 20TB SASSeagate IronWolf Pro 18TB SATA3Seagate Exos X24 24TB SATA3Seagate Exos X24 24TB SASSeagate Ironwolf 12TB SATA31.92TB NVMe PCIe Gen4 U.2 SSD3.84TB NVMe PCIe Gen4 U.2 SSD7.68TB NVMe PCIe Gen4 U.2 SSD15.36TB NVMe PCIe Gen4 U.2 SSDSabrent 1TB Rocket 4 Plus Gen4 PCIe NVMe M.2 SSDSeagate Firecuda 530 1TB Gen4 NVMe M.2 SSDKingston Fury Renegade 1TB Gen4 NVMe M.2 SSDKingston Fury Renegade 2TB Gen4 NVMe M.2 SSDSeagate Firecuda 530 2TB Gen4 NVMe M.2 SSDSabrent 2TB Rocket 4 Plus Gen4 NVMe PCIe M.2 SSDSamsung PM9A3 1.92TB Gen4 M.2 SSDKingston Fury Renegade 4TB Gen4 NVMe M.2 SSDSeagate Firecuda 530 4TB Gen4 NVMe M.2 SSDSabrent 4TB Rocket 4 Plus Gen4 PCIe NVMe M.2 SSDSabrent 8TB Rocket 4 Plus Gen4 PCIe NVMe M.2 SSDMicron 7450 PRO 15.36TB PCIE 4.0 U.3 SSDKingston DC600M 960GB SATA SSD960GB SATA3 2.5inch SSDKingston DC600M 1.92TB SATA SSDKingston DC600M 3.84TB SATA SSDKingston DC600M 7.68TB SATA SSD1.92TB NVMe PCIe Gen4 M.2 SSD
Capacity1000 GB2000 GB4000 GB8000 GB1,000 GB2,000 GB4,000 GB8,000 GB8,000 GB12288 GB 16384 GB 20480 GB 18,000 GB24576 GB 12,000 GB1920 GB3840 GB7680 GB15360 GB1,000 GB1,000 GB1,000 GB2,000 GB2,000 GB2,000 GB 4,000 GB4,000 GB4,000 GB8,000 GB15,360 GB960GB GB960 GB1,920 GB3,840 GB7,680 GB1920 GB
Rotation Speed        7200 RPM7200 RPM 7200 RPM 7200 RPM 7200 RPM7200 RPM 7200 RPM                      
InterfacePCIe 4.0 x4PCIe 4.0 x4PCIe 4.0 x4PCIe 4.0 x4SATA 6 Gb/sSATA 6 Gb/sSATA 6 Gb/sSATA 6 Gb/sSATA 6 Gb/sSATA 6 Gb/s SATA 6 Gb/s SATA 6 Gb/s SATA 6 Gb/sSATA 6 Gb/s SATA 6 Gb/sU.2U.2U.2U.2PCIe 4.0 x4PCIe 4.0 x4PCIe 4.0 x4PCIe 4.0 x4PCIe 4.0 x4PCIe 4.0 x4 PCIe 4.0 x4PCIe 4.0 x4PCIe 4.0 x4PCIe 4.0 x4U.3SATA 6 Gb/sSATA 6 Gb/sSATA 6 Gb/sSATA 6 Gb/sSATA 6 Gb/sPCIe 4.0 x4
Cache Size    1024 MB2048 MB4096 MB8192 MB256 MB512 MB 512 MB 512 MB 256 MB512 MB 256 MB                      
Form FactorM.2 2280M.2 2280M.2 2280M.2 22802.5 Inch2.5 Inch2.5 Inch2.5 Inch3.5 Inch3.5 Inch 3.5 Inch 3.5 Inch 3.5 Inch3.5 Inch 3.5 Inch2.5 Inch2.5 Inch2.5 Inch2.5 InchM.2 2280M.2 2280M.2 2280M.2 2280M.2 2280M.2 2280 M.2 2280M.2 2280M.2 2280M.2 22802.5 Inch2.5 Inch2.5 Inch2.5 Inch2.5 Inch2.5 InchM.2 2280
Average Seek Time         4.16 ms 4.16 ms 4.16 ms  4.16 ms                        
Idle Noise        18 dB      28 dB  18 dB                      
Seek Noise        28 dB      32 dB  28 dB                      
Endurance (TBW)700+ TBW1400+ TBW2800+ TBW5600+ TBW600 TBW1,200 TBW2,400 TBW2,880 TBW           3504+ TBW7008+ TBW14016+ TBW28032+ TBW700TB TBW1,275 TBW1000 TBW2000 TBW2,550 TBW1400TB TBW 4000 TBW5,100 TBW3000TB TBW5600TB TBW 1,752 TBW 3,504 TBW7,008 TBW14,016 TBW 
Peak Power Draw10 Watts10 Watts10 Watts10 Watts   3.3 Watts11 Watts8.9 Watts 8.9 Watts 8.9 Watts 9 Watts8.9 Watts 8 Watts    10 Watts6.5 Watts6.3 Watts9.9 Watts8.0 Watts10 Watts 10.2 Watts8.0 Watts10 Watts10 Watts 3.6 Watts 3.6 Watts3.6 Watts3.6 Watts 
Chip LayoutSingle SidedSingle SidedDual SidedDual Sided                   Single SidedSingle SidedSingle SidedDual SidedDual SidedSingle Sided Dual SidedDual SidedDual SidedDual Sided       
Large Drive Mounting        No      Yes  Yes                      
Net Weight.01 kg.01 kg.01 kg0.01 kg0.047 kg0.047 kg0.047 kg0.047 kg0.722 kg.685 kg .685 kg .685 kg 0.670 kg.685 kg 0.690 kg    .06 kg0.008 kg0.0097 kg0.0097 kg0.010 kg.06 kg 0.0097 kg0.010 kg.06 kg.06 kg0.205 kg0.050 kg 0.050 kg0.050 kg0.050 kg 
Performance
Sequential Read (Peak)Up to 7000 MB/sUp to 7000 MB/sUp to 7000 MB/sUp to 7000 MB/s560 MB/s560 MB/s560 MB/s560 MB/s255 MB/s285 MB/s 285 MB/s 285 MB/s 260 MB/s285 MB/s 210 MB/s6800 MB/s6900 MB/s6700 MB/s6700 MB/s7000 MB/s7300 MB/s7300 MB/s7300 MB/s7300 MB/s7000 MB/s 7300 MB/s7300 MB/s7000 MB/s7000 MB/s6,800 MB/s560 MB/s 560 MB/s560 MB/s560 MB/s 
Sequential Write (Peak)Up to 6000 MB/sUp to 6000 MB/sUp to 6000 MB/sUp to 6000 MB/s530 MB/s530 MB/s530 MB/s530 MB/s255 MB/s285 MB/s 285 MB/s 285 MB/s 260 MB/s285 MB/s 210 MB/s2700 MB/s4100 MB/s4000 MB/s4000 MB/s5800 MB/s6,000 MB/s6000 MB/s7000 MB/s6,900 MB/s6850 MB/s 7000 MB/s6,900 MB/s6850 MB/s6000 MB/s5,600 MB/s530 MB/s 530 MB/s530 MB/s530 MB/s 
Random 4KB ReadUp to 700000 IOPSUp to 700000 IOPSUp to 700000 IOPSUp to 700000 IOPS98,000 IOPS98,000 IOPS98,000 IOPS98,000 IOPS 168 IOPS 168 IOPS 168 IOPS  168 IOPS  850000 IOPS1000000 IOPS1100000 IOPS1100000 IOPS700000 IOPS800,000 IOPS900000 IOPS1000000 IOPS1,000,000 IOPS700000 IOPS 1000000 IOPS1,000,000 IOPS700000 IOPS700000 IOPS 94,000 IOPS 94,000 IOPS94,000 IOPS94,000 IOPS 
Random 4KB WriteUp to 1000000 IOPSUp to 1000000 IOPSUp to 1000000 IOPSUp to 1000000 IOPS88,000 IOPS88,000 IOPS88,000 IOPS88,000 IOPS 550 IOPS 550 IOPS 550 IOPS  550 IOPS  130000 IOPS180000 IOPS200000 IOPS200000 IOPS1000000 IOPS1,000,000 IOPS1000000 IOPS1000000 IOPS1,000,000 IOPS1000000 IOPS 1000000 IOPS1,000,000 IOPS1000000 IOPS1000000 IOPS 65,000 IOPS 78,000 IOPS59,000 IOPS34,000 IOPS