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Seagate STBD6000100 6TB 128MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Retail Kit
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Seagate 1.5TB USB 3.0 2.5" Portable External Hard Drive STBX1500401 Black
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Western Digital Blue WD10EZEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard ...
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TOSHIBA DT01ACA300 3TB 7200 64MB Cache SATA 3 (6.0 Gb/s) 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare ...
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SAMSUNG P3 1TB USB 3.0 2.5" Portable External Hard Drive STSHX-MTD10EF
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Seagate Expansion 2TB USB 3.0 Portable External Hard Drive STBX2000401 Black
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TOSHIBA DT01ACA200 2TB 7200 64MB Cache SATA 3 (6.0 Gb/s) 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare ...
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HGST Ultrastar He8 HUH728060ALE600 (0F23269) 6TB 7200 RPM 128MB Cache SATA ...
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WD My Passport Ultra 1TB USB 3.0 Premium Portable Storage WDBZFP0010BTT-NESN ...
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TOSHIBA MQ01ABD100 1TB 5400 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 2.5" Internal Notebook Hard ...
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SAMSUNG D3 Station 4TB USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive Black
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Hard Drive Terms and Technologies Defined

Introduction

When shopping for a hard drive, you will often see terms such as revolutions per minute (RPM), seek time, and SATA™. These are ratings and technologies that dictate important aspects of the drive, like performance, compatibility, and more. By understanding what these terms mean, you can use them as metrics to compare hard drives.