A Brief History of the Hard Drive Docking Station

These hard-disk-drives have been a part of the computer world since their debut in 1956 as IBM rolled out its first model. That’s right folks this technology is over 60 years old and my –  has it improved in these last decades! The HDD device uses magnetism as a process to store data on the rotating platter. The spinning platter is read/written by a floating “head” that assimilates the data. The faster the plate spins the more the HDD will perform to write and read just as fast. The speeds of a typical laptop drive are around 5400 RPM to 7200 RPM (rotations per minute.) Some server based platters spin as fast as 15,000 RPM!

The Major Advantage of HDD

When you need to store a lot of data in the cheapest way possible then look no further than a quality hard-drive docking station. The 1024 gigabytes known as 1 Terabyte is not that odd to find for a laptop hard drive, and the amount that is able to be stored in constantly on the rise. It is safe to say that most HDD’s are cheaper than their SSD counterparts. Using the standard hard drive is usually the way to go for a deep abundance of storage space for cheap. HDD’s look very similar to SSD’s with laptop hard drives at around 2.5″ while desktop hard drives are 3.5″ respectively.  The larger the size of the platter the more storage the dock is cable of holding. Some Desktop HDD’s can hold up to 6 TBS of data which is a hefty chunk of digital storage space.

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People who answer yes to the following criteria might want to get an HDD:

·    You might need to store as much as 10TB

·    You are on a budget and want to keep expenses low.

·    If you don’t mind a slower boot time when the computer starts up or runs a program.


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