Desktop PC still can’t live without normal hard disk drive (HDD) due to large capacity and cheaper price compare to Solid-state drive (SSD). There is several type of internal HDD that you can choose from – high performance and costly drive to cheaper and slower green drive. There are SSHD and NAS drives too. Depend what kind of usage do you need, performance drive for operating system and slower drive for archive data. Seagate Desktop HDD 3TB ST3000DM001 (formerly known as Barracuda) is on the middle of the class which provides high capacity for desktop applications at an affordable price. How does it perform? Let’s find out…
Hard disk drive diagnostic utility ~ a tool to check your hard drive for any manufactured defect. It is useful for home user to check their hard drive before sending to manufacturer for a new good replaced hard drive. Every hard drive manufacturer has their own diagnostic utility to check faulty hard drive. And here is the one for Samsung Hard Disk Drive ~ ES-Tool.
How is your hard disk drive performance? Is its reading and writing speed fast enough for your video editing applications or fast pace gaming? CrystalDiskMark is a free disk benchmark software. It can benchmark reading and writing speed of hard disk drive (HDD), solid-state drive (SSD), and flash memory like Secure Digital (SD, SDHC, SDXC) and Compact Flash (CF) cards.
A crazy photographer like me must have this gear – DigiMate III – digital photo storage. You can have any type of digital photo storage you like. It will be a great tool when you travel as you might not have enough memory cards to store all your photographs. However, you can store up to 160GB of photograph by using it. 😀