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Internal Hard Drives

An internal hard drive provides data storage space and records your data. Some of these devices are mechanical and have spinning disks, while others are solid state drives that have no moving parts. Without moving parts that could wear down over time, SSDs have a longer lifespan than other drives. Whether you're looking for a long-term solution or a simple upgrade in the short term, Staples has a variety of hard drives to increase the storage space in a computer while helping to reduce power consumption.

Boost Your Computer's Transfer Rate
Boosting the transfer rate of data from a hard drive to an SD card or other external device is possible with a new internal hard drive with SATA 3.0 or higher. SATA drives have internal interfaces that connect the computer's hard drive to the motherboard and can support data transfers at speeds of up to 6GB per second. IDE/ATA hard drives are the most common, and they work similarly to SATA drives but have data transfer rates of up to 100MB per second. SATA and ATA drives have low power consumption needs. This helps reduce the cost of running a computer over time.

Reduce Wear and Tear with Solid State Hard Drives
An SSD has no moving parts. Since there is no friction to wear down the unit, it has a longer life expectancy than mechanical drives. Users can expect mechanical drives to last between 3 and 5 years, while SSDs usually last at least 6 to 10 years or longer.

Who Benefits from a New Internal Hard Drive?
Those who find that the internal space on a computer or its transfer speeds are insufficient may benefit from a new internal hard drive. SATA hard drives come in sizes of up to 4TB in the consumer market, providing plenty of space for documents, videos and other files.

Why Should You Choose a SATA Hard Drive?
SATA hard drives boost transfer times and reduce the time spent waiting while data queries are taking place. Most SATA drives have 5,400 RPM or 7,200 RPM to make multitasking quick and to prevent freezing or crashing due to a full process queue. SATA hard drives may come with shock-resistant casings, which means that they will resist damage that can be caused by small drops or bumps, and they're less likely fail if they are bumped while processing information.

How Large Are Internal Hard Drives?
Internal hard drives come in sizes that range from smaller than 80GB to 4TB or larger. Common sizes include 256GB, 500GB, 750GB and 1TB. The size you need depends on a number of factors, from the kind of processes you want to run to how much storage you want to have available for new programs and files. Internal hard drives add built-in storage to a computer, so they are not plugged in via USB like an external hard drives. Solid state drives are smaller, but they provide the same features as larger drives and offer faster processing speeds than other types of drives.
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Seagate 1TB SATA 3.0 Desktop 3.5-Inch Internal Hard Drive (ST310005N1A1AS)
Item : 752866 / Model : ST310005N1A1AS-
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  • 1 TB capacity internal hard drive for desktop computers
  • SATA 3.0 supports fast data transfer up to 6 Gb/s
  • 7,200 RPM for quicker data queries and multitasking
$64.99
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Toshiba 2TB Desktop 3.5-Inch Internal Hard Drive (PH3200U-1I72)
Item : 571926 / Model : PH3200U-1I72
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  • 2 TB capacity internal hard drive for use in desktop computers
  • SATA 3.0 interface transfers data at rates up to 6 Gb/s
  • 7,200 RPM for brisk loading and data query
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Seagate 2TB SATA 6.0 Desktop 3.5-Inch Internal Hard Drive (STBD2000101)
Item : 715789 / Model : STBD2000101
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  • 2 TB capacity internal hard drive for desktop computers
  • SATA 3.0 supports fast data transfer up to 6 Gb/s
  • 7,200 RPM for quicker data queries and multitasking
$89.99
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Seagate 1TB SATA 3.0 Laptop 2.5-Inch Internal Hard Drive (STBD1000100)
Item : 952980 / Model : STBD1000100
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  • 1 TB capacity internal hard drive for laptop computers
  • SATA 3.0 interface transfers data quickly at up to 6.0 Gb/s
  • 5,400 RPM revolutions per minute for faster data querying and multitasking
$74.99
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WD® 1TB SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
Item : IM1PJ9818 / Model : WD10EZEX
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  • 1TB
  • SATA 6 Gbps
  • Maximum external data transfer rate: 768 Mbps (6 Gbps)
$58.59
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WD® Blue WD5000LPCX 500GB SATA 2.5" Internal Hard Drive
Item : IM11V9714 / Model : WD5000LPCX
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  • 500GB internal hard drive and is compatible with Notebook
  • Interface/ports: SATA, transfer rate: 6 Gbps
  • Compatible bay: 2.5", dimensions: 0.28"H x 2.75"W x 3.94"D
$47.49
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WD Desktop Mainstream Internal Hard Drives
Item : SS2176667
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  • SATA 6 Gb/s
  • NoTouch Ramp Load technology – The recording head never touches the disk media, ensuring significantly less wear to the recording head and media as well as better drive protection in transit
  • Low power consumption – State-of-the-art seeking algorithms and advanced power management features ensure low power consumption (2 TB, 3 TB and 4 TB capacities)
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WD® Black WD10JPLX 1TB SATA 2.5" Internal Hard Drive
Item : IM11V8973 / Model : WD10JPLX
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  • 1TB internal hard drive and is compatible with Notebook, gaming console, storage system
  • Interface/ports: SATA, transfer rate: 6 Gbps
  • Compatible bay: 2.5", dimensions: 0.3"H x 2.8"W x 3.9"D
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WD® AV-GP 1 TB 3 1/2" Internal Hard Drive
Item : IM1NA4301 / Model : WD10EURX
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  • 1TB
  • 7-pin SATA/600
  • Platform supported: Windows/Mac
$56.89
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Seagate 500GB SATA 3.0 Laptop 2.5-Inch Internal Hard Drive (ST905003N1A1AS)
Item : 846879 / Model : ST905003N1A1AS
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  • 500 GB capacity internal hard drive for laptop computers
  • SATA 3.0 interface transfers data quickly at up to 6.0 Gb/s
  • 5,400 RPM revolutions per minute for faster data querying and multitasking
$62.99
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WD® Red 3 TB 3 1/2" Internal Hard Drive
Item : IM1PR7549 / Model : WD30EFRX
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  • 3TB
  • SATA/600
  • Platform supported: Windows/Mac
$125.19
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Seagate 3TB Desktop Internal Hard Drive
Item : 786138 / Model : STBD3000100
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  • 3TB internal hard drive
  • Transfer files quickly with SATA 6.0
  • 7200 RPM and 64MB Cache for fast performance
$109.99
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Seagate® ST500LM021 500GB SATA 2.5" Internal Hard Drive
Item : IM1VZ0677 / Model : ST500LM021
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  • Storage capacity: 500GB, Cache: 32MB
  • Drive interface: SATA, Drive interface standard: SATA/600
  • Dimensions: 0.3"H x 2.8"W x 4"D, 2.5"W drive
$48.99
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WD 4TB SATA/600 3.5-Inch Internal Hard Drive, Red (WD40EFRX)
Item : IM1TA9309 / Model : WD40EFRX
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  • 4 TB capacity drive optimized for NAS and RAID applications
  • SATA 3.0 interface transfers data at rates up to 6 Gb/s
  • IntelliPower RPM design for fast and reliable performance
$171.39
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Seagate 4TB Desktop Internal Hard Drive
Item : 164069 / Model : STBD4000400
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  • 4TB internal hard drive
  • Transfer files quickly with SATA 6.0
  • 7200 RPM and 64MB Cache for fast performance
$159.99
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB SATA/600 Internal Hard Drive (ST1000DM003)
Item : IM1RY4482 / Model : ST1000DM003
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  • 1 TB-capacity internal hard drive
  • SATA 3.0 interface transfers data at rates up to 6 Gb/s
  • 7,200 RPM for faster data querying and multitasking
$56.99
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WD® Red™ 1TB 3.5" SATA NAS Internal Hard Drive
Item : IM1PR7551 / Model : WD10EFRX
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  • Drive capacity of 1TB for optimum storage
  • Features SATA 6 Gb/s drive interface
  • Measures 1"H x 4"W x 5.8"D, 3.5"W (drive)
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Seagate® Barracuda ST2000DM002 2TB SATA 6 Gbps 3.5" Desktop Internal Hard Drive with SED
Item : IM1VZ3628 / Model : ST2000DM002
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  • 2TB internal hard drive is suitable for PC
  • Interface/ports: SATA 6 Gbps, Transfer rate: 6 Gbps, 210 MBps (sustainable)
  • Form factor: 3.5", Dimensions: 1.028"H x 4"W x 5.787"D
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WD Mainstream 1TB Laptop Internal Hard Drive
Item : 280790 / Model : WDBMYH0010BNC
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  • 1 TB laptop internal hard drive
  • 8 MB cache and 5,400 RPM for fast loading
  • SATA interface transfers files up to 3 GB per second
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WD® Purple™ 2TB 3.5" SATA/600 Surveillance Internal Hard Drive
Item : IM1TY1656 / Model : WD20PURX
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  • Drive capacity: 2TB
  • Drive interface: SATA/600
  • Maximum external data transfer rate: 768 MBps (6 Gb/s)
$122.99
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WD® Black™ 1TB 3.5" SATA Desktop Internal Hard Drives
Item : IM1TF3650 / Model : WD1003FZEX
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  • Drive capacity of 1TB for optimum storage
  • Features SATA 6 Gb/s drive interface
  • Measures 1"H x 4"W x 5.8"D, 3.5"W (drive)
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Western Digital WD Blue (WD10EZRZ) 1TB SATA 6Gbps 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
Item : IM11V0215 / Model : WD10EZRZ
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  • 1TB Internal hard drive is suitable for use with PCs
  • Interface: SATA/600, Transfer rate: 6 Gbps (buffer to host), 150 Mbps (host to/from drive)
  • Dimensions: 1.028"H x 4"W x 5.787"D
$63.99
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WD® Black™ 2TB 3.5" SATA Desktop Internal Hard Drives
Item : IM1TF3648 / Model : WD2003FZEX
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  • Drive capacity of 2TB for optimum storage
  • Features SATA 6 Gb/s drive interface
  • Measures 1"H x 4"W x 5.8"D, 3.5"W (drive)
$193.29
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Seagate® Video 2.5 HDD ST500VT000 500GB SATA 6 Gbps 2.5" Internal Hard Drive
Item : IM1VZ4842 / Model : ST500VT000
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  • 500GB internal hard drive for PC, offers ample storage space for your data
  • Interface: SATA 6 Gbps, Transfer rate: 384 Mbps
  • Dimensions: 0.27"H x 2.7"W x 3.95"D
$62.99
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