Hard Drives

Hard drive upgrades are one way to ensure your new system is snappy and responsive. Today's modern computers ideally should be paired up with the right hard drive/s to meet your needs. How you choose to setup your individual PC's hard drive configuration is largely dependent on your personal needs and budget. We offer a wide range of hard drives in our PCs, but every hard drive we offer is well known for its silence and reliability.

NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 SSDs



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NVMe M.2 drives and Intel 750 NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 hard drives are lightning fast hard drives which utilize your PC PCIe 3.0 system bus lanes. If available on your PC, we recommend putting your operating system and programs on a PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe M.2 or Intel PCIe hard drive, and putting your data storage on a SATA III SSD or WD Red Hard Drive. Note: NVMe M.2 drives will only work at full speed on M.2 and NVMe-ready motherboards, which is the case with most of our new systems. Look for M.2 PCIe 3.0 x4 in the specifications.

PCIe 3.0 x 4 SSDs/M.2 drives are typically 3X-6X as fast as SATA III SSDs and are 9X-18X as fast as standard hard disks.

SSDs = Absolute Silence

For absolutely silent drive operation, with extremely fast speeds, a solid state drive (SSD) or M2 drive is the best option. Unlike a standard hard drive, SSDs and M2s have no moving parts. SSDs don't make any noise, are much faster than a standard hard drive, and are more reliable. We recommend Samsung 850 Evo and PRO SSDs for a highly reliable and reasonably priced SSD.



 

SSDs are typically 3X as fast as standard hard disks.

Quiet Data Drives



 

Our Western Digital Red Series quiet hard drive drives are extremely quiet. Red Series drives are generally used for LARGE DATA STORAGE, for long-term reliability, and for extreme silence with a reasonable price-tag). For PCs that are always on, a highly reliable drive is essential. With a 35% MTBF improvement over standard desktop drives, the WD Red drives are designed and manufactured to be a reliable and robust solution.

Recommended Hard Drive Configurations

Computer and Hard Drive Connector Speeds


 
Hard Drive Model Number Capacity MTBF

Sequential Read

Sequential Write Connection
Standard
Warranty
Samsung 850 EVO Series 250GB SSD (Solid State Disk) MZ-75E250B/AM 250GB 1,500,000 hours 540 MB/s 520 MB/s SATA III (6.0 Gb/s) 5 Year
Samsung 850 EVO Series 500GB SSD (Solid State Disk) MZ-75E500B/AM 500GB 1,500,000 hours 540 MB/s 520 MB/s SATA III (6.0 Gb/s) 5 Year
Samsung 850 EVO Series 1TB SSD (Solid State Disk) MZ-75E1T0B/AM 1TB 1,500,000 hours 540 MB/s 520 MB/s SATA III (6.0 Gb/s) 5 Year
Samsung 850 EVO Series 2TB SSD (Solid State Disk) MZ-75E2T0B/AM 2TB 1,500,000 hours 540 MB/s 520 MB/s SATA III (6.0 Gb/s) 5 Year
Samsung 850 EVO Series 4TB SSD (Solid State Disk) MZ-75E4T0B/AM 4TB 1,500,000 hours 540 MB/s 520 MB/s SATA III (6.0 Gb/s) 5 Year
WD Red 1TB NAS Hard Drive WD10EFRX 1TB 1,000,000 hours 150 MB/s 150 MB/s SATA III (6.0 Gb/s) 3 Year
WD Red 2TB NAS Hard Drive WD20EFRX 2TB 1,000,000 hours 147 MB/s 147 MB/s SATA III (6.0 Gb/s) 3 Year
WD Red 4TB NAS Hard Drive WD40EFRX 4TB 1,000,000 hours 150 MB/s 150 MB/s SATA III (6.0 Gb/s) 3 Year
WD Red 6TB NAS Hard Drive WD60EFRX 6TB 1,000,000 hours 175 MB/s 175 MB/s SATA III (6.0 Gb/s) 3 Year
WD Red 8TB NAS Hard Drive WD80EFRX 8TB 1,000,000 hours 178 MB/s 178 MB/s SATA III (6.0 Gb/s) 3 Year
Samsung 960 EVO 500GB M.2 NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 SSD MZ-V6E500BW 500GB 1,500,000 hours Up to 3200 MB/s Up to 1800 MB/s PCIe 3.0 x4 3 Year
Samsung 960 EVO 1TB M.2 NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 SSD MZ-V6E1TOBW 1TB 1,500,000 hours Up to 3200 MB/s Up to 1900 MB/s PCIe 3.0 x4 3 Year
Samsung 960 PRO 512GB M.2 NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 SSD MZ-V6P512BW 512GB 1,500,000 hours Up to 3500 MB/s Up to 2100 MB/s PCIe 3.0 x4 5 Year
Samsung 960 PRO 1TB M.2 PCIe 3.0 x4 SSD MZ-V6P1T0BW 1TB 1,500,000 hours Up to 3500 MB/s Up to 2100 MB/s PCIe 3.0 x4 5 Year
Samsung 960 PRO 2TB M.2 PCIe 3.0 x4 SSD MZ-V6P2T0BW 2TB 1,500,000 hours Up to 3500 MB/s Up to 2100 MB/s PCIe 3.0 x4 5 Year
Intel 750 (PCIe Card) 1.2TB PCIe 3.0 x4 SSD SSD 750 Series 1.2TB 1,200,000 hours Up to 2500 MB/s Up to 1200 MB/s PCIe 3.0 x4 3 Year
Intel 750 (2.5") 1.2TB PCIe 3.0 x4 SSD SSD 750 Series 1.2TB 1,200,000 hours Up to 2500 MB/s Up to 1200 MB/s PCIe 3.0 x4 3 Year