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Is 1000GB Much better than 500GB?

Hard Drive (HDD) is the filing cabinet, all your applications, photos, vidoes and other data is stored on the Hard Drive. Hard Drives have magnetic arms that read the data off of the disks which spin. Hard Drives are made with different read/write speeds, this is measured in RPMs. Hard drives that have higher RPMs will be able to read/write data faster. The most common speeds in personal computers are 5400 and 7200 RPMs.

Solid State Drives (SSD), some computers are replacing HDDs with SSDs. SSDs are quieter, read/write faster, stay cooler and also have no moving parts in them. However SSDs are still fairly pricey and have a will also fail over time. For basic home user the speed benefit would not be fairly noticeable and should not be a real deciding factor in prurchasing a computer.

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