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What is an HDD

Today when reading tech specs you can find many things including operating system, bundled apps, built in ports, processor, graphics, size, and storage. Next, to storage, you will find the size and drive type either being SSD or HDD. But what does this mean and does it make a difference? Click to find out!

Excerpt from: “SSD v. HDD”
What is an HDD?
Hard drive disk, or HDD, is an optical disk, like a CD, in a rectangular box. The disk spins in the box under a head or laser, that reads and writes data. It may sound simple but inside there is a lot more complicated.

An HDD is…

Physical disk
Unlike a microchip of an SSD, an actual hard drive can be easier to manipulate, take apart, and use.

“Physical Data”
With the data of an HDD laser burned into the disk, it gives it a more physical feel to it, compared to the SSD which is a bunch of data coed on to a silicon chip.

Cheaper
Currently, you can find HDDs for not bad prices, compared to SSDs, since the components are cheaper than that of an SSDs