Hard Drives: Western Digital, Seagate hard drives – Future Shop
Hard Drive Solutions
Sometimes you need more storage than your computer can offer – or maybe you need to store all your media in a central place. That’s where a hard drive comes in handy, whether that involves upgrading your current storage or adding extra drives. Future Shop carries a wide selection of hard drive solutions from vendors like Seagate, Western Digital, Iomega, LaCie, Toshiba, Verbatim, Kingston, Belkin, Apple, and more.
External Hard Drives
The easiest way to add more storage doesn’t involve opening up the computer or fiddling with any internal connections. Just get an external hard drive, plug it in, and you’ve got an instant memory upgrade. Desktop external hard drives
are designed to sit on your desk so they’re physically larger and need to be plugged into a power source. Portable external hard drives
are smaller and many of them don’t require a power plug – they get their power from the USB connection. Since portable external drives are specially designed for portability they tend to be a bit pricier than their desktop counterparts.
Network Attached Storage
Network attached storage
(NAS) drives are specialized desktop external hard drives that can share your data across your home network. Just hook the drive up to your wireless router and you’ll be able to access your files from any computer on your Wi-Fi network, or use it as a convenient backup solution for all of your computers. Many network attached storage drives provide online access, so you can get to your files from anywhere in the world that you have Internet access.
Internal Hard Drives
These are the standard hard drives
that most desktop and laptops come equipped with. If you find that your current internal hard drive is starting to look pretty full just buy a larger capacity drive and replace your current one. For those who don’t like to fiddle around with the guts of a computer our ConnectPro Experts
are always available to take care of it for you.
Solid State Drives
Using a newer type of technology, solid state drives
employ flash memory, which contains no moving parts and is basically the same type of memory you’ll find in most smartphones and tablets. Solid state drives are generally faster than standard hard drives, although they’re currently more expensive than hard drives with similar capacities.
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