The Storage drive permanently stores and gives access to the operating system, software applications, files and data on your PC. The storage drive is the only long-term storage on your PC, so it’s a good idea to consider how you are going to use your computer.
Capacity requirementsMore gigabytes means more capacity. High-capacity hard drives give a scalable foundation that adapts to your changing needs.The importance of data Hardware encryption protects sensitive data from malicious attacks. A hardware-based encryption solution, like a self-encrypting drive (SED), guards data without negatively impacting PC performance. Dell’s SED is TCG Opal compliant and Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-2 certified.
An SSD, or Solid State Drive, is a type of storage device that doesn’t have moving parts that provide user with longer battery life, improved shock resistance and faster data transfer than HDDs. Benefits of a solid-state drive:
Hard Disk Drive is a data storage device that uses magnetic storage to store and retrieve information on one or multiple platters. HDDs are more sensitive to shock and vibration because they use mechanical parts to transfer data onto disks.Benefits of using this type of drive:
Some systems have a dual-drive configuration, they are equipped with both HDD and SSD storage devices, allowing the best of both worlds.Benefits include:
It writes data across all of the disks in the RAID array, improving performance. The accessible capacity is equal to the sum of the capacities of all disks in the array. However, if one disk fails in a RAID-0 configuration, data on all disks will be lost.
It writes identical data to two separate disks. This creates a redundancy allowing the computer to continue operating normally in the event of a single Hard Drive malfunction. The accessible capacity is equal to the capacity of the smallest drive. This type of RAID is ideal for mission critical systems to help minimize downtime.
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