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.
|Samsung 980 Pro 500GB Gen4 M.2 SSD||Sabrent 1TB Rocket 4 Plus Gen4 PCIe M.2 SSD||Seagate Firecuda 530 1TB Gen4 M.2 SSD||Sabrent 2TB Rocket 4 Plus Gen4 PCIe M.2 SSD||Seagate Firecuda 530 2TB Gen4 M.2 SSD||Kingston Fury Renegade 4TB Gen4 M.2 SSD||Seagate Firecuda 530 4TB Gen4 M.2 SSD||Sabrent 4TB Rocket 4 Plus Gen4 PCIe M.2 SSD||Sabrent 8TB Rocket 4 Plus Gen4 PCIe M.2 SSD||Samsung 870 EVO 1TB SATA3 2.5inch SSD||Samsung 870 EVO 2TB SATA3 2.5inch SSD||Samsung 870 EVO 4TB SATA3 2.5inch SSD||Samsung 870 QVO 8TB SATA3 2.5inch SSD||Seagate IronWolf Pro 8TB SATA3||Seagate IronWolf Pro 18TB SATA3||Seagate Ironwolf 12TB SATA3||Seagate Firecuda 530 500GB Gen4 M.2 SSD|
|Capacity||500 GB||1000 GB||1,000 GB||2000 GB||2,000 GB||4000 GB||4,000 GB||4000 GB||8000 GB||1,000 GB||2,000 GB||4,000 GB||8,000 GB||8,000 GB||18,000 GB||12,000 GB||500 GB|
|Rotation Speed||7200 RPM||7200 RPM||7200 RPM|
|Interface||PCIe 4.0 x4||PCIe 4.0 x4||PCIe 4.0 x4||PCIe 4.0 x4||PCIe 4.0 x4||PCIe 4.0 x4||PCIe 4.0 x4||PCIe 4.0 x4||PCIe 4.0 x4||SATA 6 Gb/s||SATA 6 Gb/s||SATA 6 Gb/s||SATA 6 Gb/s||SATA 6 Gb/s||SATA 6 Gb/s||SATA 6 Gb/s||PCIe 4.0 x4|
|Cache Size||512 MB||1024 MB||2048 MB||4096 MB||8192 MB||256 MB||256 MB||256 MB|
|Form Factor||M.2 2280||M.2 2280||M.2 2280||M.2 2280||M.2 2280||M.2 2280||M.2 2280||M.2 2280||M.2 2280||2.5 Inch||2.5 Inch||2.5 Inch||2.5 Inch||3.5 Inch||3.5 Inch||3.5 Inch||M.2 2280|
|Idle Noise||18 dB||28 dB||18 dB|
|Seek Noise||28 dB||32 dB||28 dB|
|Endurance (TBW)||300 TBW||700TB TBW||1,275 TBW||1400TB TBW||2,550 TBW||4000 TBW||5,100 TBW||3000TB TBW||5,600TB TBW||600 TBW||1,200 TBW||2,400 TBW||2,880 TBW||640 TBW|
|Peak Power Draw||5.9 Watts||10 Watts||6.5 Watts||10 Watts||8.0 Watts||10.2 Watts||8.0 Watts||10 Watts||10 Watts||3.3 Watts||11 Watts||9 Watts||8 Watts||5.8 Watts|
|Chip Layout||Single Sided||Single Sided||Single Sided||Single Sided||Dual Sided||Dual Sided||Dual Sided||Dual Sided||Dual Sided||Single Sided|
|Large Drive Mounting||No||Yes||Yes|
|Net Weight||0.009 kg||.06 kg||0.008 kg||.06 kg||0.010 kg||0.0097 kg||0.010 kg||.06 kg||.06 kg||0.047 kg||0.047 kg||0.047 kg||0.047 kg||0.722 kg||0.670 kg||0.690 kg||0.008 kg|
|Sequential Read||6,900 MB/s||7000 MB/s||7300 MB/s||7000 MB/s||7300 MB/s||7300 MB/s||7300 MB/s||7000 MB/s||7000 MB/s||560 MB/s||560 MB/s||560 MB/s||560 MB/s||240 MB/s||260 MB/s||210 MB/s||7000 MB/s|
|Sequential Write||5,000 MB/s||5800 MB/s||6,000 MB/s||6850 MB/s||6,900 MB/s||7000 MB/s||6,900 MB/s||6850 MB/s||6000 MB/s||530 MB/s||530 MB/s||530 MB/s||530 MB/s||240 MB/s||260 MB/s||210 MB/s||3000 MB/s|
|Random 4KB Read||1,000,000 IOPS||700000 IOPS||800,000 IOPS||700000 IOPS||1,000,000 IOPS||1000000 IOPS||1,000,000 IOPS||700000 IOPS||700000 IOPS||98,000 IOPS||98,000 IOPS||98,000 IOPS||98,000 IOPS||400,000 IOPS|
|Random 4KB Write||1,000,000 IOPS||1000000 IOPS||1,000,000 IOPS||1000000 IOPS||1,000,000 IOPS||1000000 IOPS||1,000,000 IOPS||1000000 IOPS||1000000 IOPS||88,000 IOPS||88,000 IOPS||88,000 IOPS||88,000 IOPS||700,000 IOPS|