Top 20 Storage Devices and Accessories Worth Buying Online

STORAGE DEVICES

A storage device for a computer enables its user to store and safely access the data and applications on a computer device. Knowing and learning about these computer storage devices is necessary as it works as one of the core components of the system.In terms of Computer Awareness as well, the user must be aware of the various elements which together contribute to the working and functioning of any computer device. Thus, in this article, we bring to you the various storage devices of a computer along with their functions and uses.Also, for candidates preparing for competitive exams, some sample computer storage devices questions have been given along with their answers. Aspirants who are preparing for exams which comprise Computer Knowledge as a subject in the syllabus can refer to them for assistance.

Types of Computer Storage

The computer storage unit is divided into three parts. Given below are details about the three types of computer storage:

  • Primary Storage: This is the direct memory which is accessible to the Central Processing Unit (CPU). 
    • This is also known as the main memory and is volatile.
    • This is temporary. As soon as the device turns off or is rebooted, the memory is erased
    • It is smaller in size
    • Primary storage comprises only of Internal memory
    • Examples of primary storage include RAM, cache memory, etc.
  • Secondary Storage: This type of storage does not have direct accessibility to the Central Processing Unit.
    • The input and output channels are used to connect such storage devices to the computer, as they are mainly external
    • It is non-volatile and larger storage capacity in comparison to primary storage
    • This type of storage is permanent until removed by an external factor
    • It comprises of both internal and external memory
    • Examples of secondary storage are USB drives, floppy disks, etc.
  • Tertiary Memory: This type of storage is generally not considered to be important and is generally not a part of personal computers.
    • It involves mounting and unmounting of mass storage data which is removable from a computer device
    • This type of storage holds robotic function.

Characteristics of Computer Storage Devices

Over the years, the usage of computer and electronic devices have massively increased and so has the dependency on them. Personally or professionally a lot of data is entered into the computer and storing it becomes a must for future use. Thus, these internal and external storage devices have come in as a savior for the users.

In case of less memory space in the device, the various computer storage devices can be used to save the data securely without losing it.

Given below are a few characteristics of these storage devices:

  • Because of volatile memory, the data stored can be saved and also replaced whenever needed
  • These devices are readable, writable and rewritable which ensures that the data saved if not necessary can be removed or replaced accordingly
  • Accessibility to these has become very easy and convenient. The devices are easily available online and offline and need no expertise for usage
  • The capacity and size of these drives and devices has become an added advantage
  • Even in terms of performance, using these storage devices the data can be saved easily but can also be transferred easily from one device to another.
    • speed (how quickly data can be accessed)
    • cost per storage unit (i.e. price per gigabyte or megabyte)
    • durability (toughness)
    • portability (how easy it is to move it from one computer to another)
SOME OF STORAGE DEVICES AND ACEESSIORIES ARE:

1.Seagate BarraCuda 2TB Internal Hard Drive HDD – 3.5 Inch SATA 6Gb/s 7200 RPM 256MB Cache 3.5-Inch – Frustration Free Packaging (ST2000DM008)

About this item

  • Store more, compute faster, and do it confidently with the proven reliability of BarraCuda internal hard drives
  • Build a power house gaming computer or desktop setup with a variety of capacities and form factors
  • The go to SATA hard drive solution for nearly every PC application from music to video to photo editing to PC gaming. Ax. Sustained transfer rate OD: 190MB/s
  • Confidently rely on internal hard drive technology backed by 20 years of innovation
  • Enjoy long term peace of mind with the included 2 year limited warranty

2.Synology 2 Bay NAS DiskStation DS220+ (Diskless)

About this item

  • Featured dual 1GbE LAN ports to support network failover, and with Link Aggregation enabled, DS220+ provides over 225 MB/s sequential read and 192 MB/s sequential write throughput. Data can be further protected with RAID 1 disk mirroring to prevent sudden drive failure.
  • Intel dual-core processor with AES-NI hardware encryption engine; 2 GB DDR4 memory (expandable up to 6 GB)
  • Access, share, and sync your data easily across different operating systems and devices.
  • Average 15% performance boost to photo indexing and other computing-intensive operations, as well as database response time.
  • By default, two camera licenses are installed; extra licenses can be purchased (CLP1, CLP4, or CLP8)

3.Monument Photo Management Device – Automatically Back up and Organize All of Your Photos & Videos. No Monthly fees.

About this item

  • Organizes your photos with Artificial Intelligence (5 users / Unlimited Devices)
  • Backs up photos over Wi-Fi or Gigabit Ethernet in seconds
  • Creates automated backups
  • Connects to TV
  • Access your photos from anywhere

4.Western Digital 4TB WD Black Performance Internal Hard Drive HDD – 7200 RPM, SATA 6 Gb/s, 256 MB Cache, 3.5″ – WD4005FZBX

About this item

  • Desktop performance hard drive
  • Performance storage available in up to 10TB capacities
  • 2X DRAM cache up to 256 MB for faster read operations
  • Designed for creative professionals, gamers and system builders
  • 5-year manufacturer’s limited warranty

5.XPG S40G 512GB RGB 3D NAND PCIe Gen3x4 NVMe 1.3 M.2 2280 Internal SSD (AS40G-512GT-C)

About this item

  • Pcie Gen 3×4 interface R/W speed up to 3500/3000MB/s *May vary by capacity models
  • Nvme 1 3 Supported M 2 2280 form factor
  • Customizable RGB lighting effects compatible with most RGB software from major motherboard makers
  • Ideal for gaming 3D modeling graphic design AI edge computing cloud data analysis and other IoT tasks
  • 5-Year Limited manufacturer

6.Seagate BarraCuda 5TB Internal Hard Drive HDD – 2.5 Inch SATA 6Gb/s 5400 RPM 128MB Cache for Computer Desktop PC (ST5000LM000)

About this item

  • Store more, compute faster, and do it confidently with the proven reliability of BarraCuda internal hard drives
  • Build a powerhouse gaming computer or desktop setup with a variety of capacities and form factors
  • The go-to SATA hard drive solution for nearly every PC application—from music to video to photo editing to PC gaming
  • Confidently rely on internal hard drive technology backed by 20 years of innovation
  • Enjoy long-term peace of mind with the included two-year limited warranty

7.Seagate Enterprise Capacity 2.5 HDD | ST1000NX0453 | 1TB 7200RPM 128MB Cache 2.5-Inch | Dual SAS 12Gb/s Interface | 512n | Server Data Center Internal Hard Drive

About this item

  • COMPATIBILITY: These hard drives have the SAS interface, not intended for personal computers; check compatibility on NAS and SAN external storage arrays
  • PERFORMANCE: 1 TB, 7.2k RPM, dual SAS 12 Gb/s interface ports, 128 MB multisegmented buffer
  • RELIABILITY: Power efficient, low vibration and temperature, 2M MTBF, 24×7 optimized
  • FEATURES: PowerChoice technology, RAID Rebuild, low halogen, protection information
  • APPLICATIONS: Capacity dense servers and blade servers, media content storage, enterprise backup and restore, cloud computing, big data analytic

8.Kingston Data Centre DC500M, SEDC500M/480G), Enterprise Drive a Stato Solido – SSD 2.5” 480 GB

About this item

  • Latenze e prestazioni degli I/O casuali prevedibili per un ampia gamma di carichi di lavoro
  • Progettati per carichi di lavoro misti con un rapporto equilibrato tra elevata densità di lettura e scrittura
  • Over-provisioning configurabile
  • Funzionalità PLP (Power loss protection) integrate

9.VICFUN 5 Pack 1GB USB Flash Drives USB 2.0 Flash Drive Slide Retractable USB Memory Stick 1G Data Storage

About this item

  • Retractable Design: Adopts to retractable design, keeps the USB connector tucked inside the casing when not in use, protecting the USB interface from damage, and no cap to lose; portable and easy to carry around.
  • Wide Compatibility: Compatible with USB 2.0 and below, works well on PC, laptop, desktop and MacBook etc; and it?¡¥s compatible with Windows 7/ Windows 8/ Windows 10/Vista/Windows XP/Windows 2000/ME/NT Linux and Mac OS.Also support portable speakers, car speakers with USB 2.0 port.

10.HPE 872735-001 300GB 10000RPM 2.5inch Small Form Factor Digitally Signed Firmware SAS-12Gbps Smart Carrier Hot-Swap Enterprise Hard Drive

About this item

  • HPE Hard Drives offer the highest level of performance and reliability for your most demanding application workloads. Enterprise drives help improve server response times, power more transactions per second, and accelerate data transfer (I/O) speeds.
  • The HPE 872735-001 Hard Drive has a 2.5 inch form factor and a 12 Gbps external data transfer rate. It has a spindle speed of up to 15000 RPM and a 300 GB capacity. This Small Form Factor drive uses a SAS 12Gbps (Serial Attached SCSI) interface.
  • HPE 872735-001 300GB 10000RPM 2.5inch Small Form Factor (SFF) Digitally Signed Firmware SAS-12Gbps Smart Carrier (SC) Hot-Swap Enterprise Hard Drive for ProLiant Gen8 Gen9 Gen10 Servers.
  • Enterprise data centers must be online all the time fulfill requests from numerous users simultaneously allow for constant growth and expansion. Serial Attached SCSI meets all these demands while providing highest performance.

11.Seagate Constellation ST33000650NS 3TB 7.2K SATA 3.5″ Hard Drive

About this item

  • Founded in 1979, Seagate is the leading provider of hard drives and storage solutions.From the videos, music and documents that we share with friends and family on social networks, to server

12.HP 656428-001 2M OM4 Premier Flex LC/LC Fibre Cable 653728-002, QK733A Genuine HP Certified New

About item

  • HPE Servers Mixed Use (MU) Solid State Drives (SSDs) deliver high performance and endurance for applications requiring high IOPS performance. HPE are backed by over 3.35 million hours of testing and qualification ensuring high-performing drives.

13Netac 128GB Flash Drive USB 3.0 Memory Sticks Thumb Drive Jump Drive, Read Speeds up to 90MB/s, USB 3.0 Flash Drive ABS Housing Body – U189

About this item

  • Excellent performance: If you use our ssd product in your computer, you will find that it is very fast. For example, it takes less than ten seconds to complete startup and show the desktop.And it takes hdd half a minute to start a 3d game, but now it only takes you several seconds.
  • Less trouble: Computer malfunctions are quite annoying, aren’t they? Dogfish SSD supports bad block management, TRIM command, garbage collection technology and S.M.A.R.T. Monitor system and ECC technology (error checking and correcting) can provide optimized performance and higher data transmission safety

14.HGST Ultrastar C10K1200 | HUC101212CSS600 | 0B25168 | 1.2TB 10K RPM SAS 6.0GB/s 64MB Cache | 2.5in SFF | 512n | Enterprise Hard Disk Drive (Renewed)

About this item

  • #9989; 100% CERTIFIED REFURBISHED – Passed Factory Diagnostic Software + CERTIFIED by State-of-the-Art software – Full Sector-by-Sector test to ensure best Hard Drive quality! ZERO Bad Sectors!
  • #9989; BEST-IN-CLASS CAPACITY AND PERFORMANCE – The Ultrastar C10K1200 is a 10K RPM enterprise-class HDD that stores up to 1.2TB of data, plus delivers best-in-class active and idle power efficiency, enabling next generation data centers to keep pace with digital data growth and improve space and power efficiencies.

15.HP 822531-001 DL360e/p Gen8 Dual Rotor Redundant Fan Kit, Genuine HP Certified

About this  item

  • HPE Servers Mixed Use (MU) Solid State Drives (SSDs) deliver high performance and endurance for applications requiring high IOPS performance. HPE are backed by over 3.35 million hours of testing and qualification ensuring high-performing drives.

16.Toshiba Canvio Advance 2TB Portable External Hard Drive

About this Item

  • Compact design with stylish, textured finish and color options to fit your lifestyle.
  • Automatic backup software to easily back up your content (free download, for Windows PC only).
  • Password protection software to help prevent unauthorized access to your data (free download, for Windows PC only).
  • USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 compatible.
  • 2-year manufacturer’s limited warranty (3).

18.Sunany Flash Drive 128GB, USB Memory Stick External Storage Thumb Drive

About this item

  • Thumb Drive Access Security:The Password & Touch ID can encrypt file information in APP to protect your private files, you can choose to encrypt the entire usb flash drive, or you can choose to encrypt a specific file. No worry that others steal your files.
  • High Speed and One Click Backup : Experience up to 80 MB/s reading and 40 MB/s writing speed , and photos, videos, documents can be backup to the 128gb flash drive with one click. Quickly free up space on your device.
  • Watch Video Directly and Share to Social Media: Plug and play, you can watch the movie directly on the flash drive 128 gb. You can also share your photos on social media directly from your usb storage when you take nice pictures during your trip.
  • Multi-port and Supports More Devices: To use usb flash drive on iOS, you need to download ”LUV-Share” app; Android needs to turn on OTG function

19.UTV Electronic Device Holder for Can-Am Outlander, SAUTVS Smart Phone Tablet

IDPA-DP4400-PCIe

About this item

  • Compatible with Can Am Outland 500 650 800 1000 L MAX (except 6×6 & X mr models)
  • 3D scanning technology is used to measure sizes so as to achieve precise fitment
  • Made of High Density Polyethylene(HDPE), working in all weather conditions
  • Adjustable safety unit hold most of GPS, tablets and phones between 2.9″ (7.5CM) and 5.1″ (13CM); Extra storage box is provided, which has about 0.6Gal (2L) capacity

20.USB Flash Drive for iPhone 128GB, Photo Stick USB Memory Stick Backup Pen Drive External Photo

About this  item

  • PGRADE YOUR DEVICE our Double A battery can deliver Extra Power in some devices, or Extra Life in others, vs Coppertop AA/AAA, in a wide range of devices
  • ADVANCED SLIDER PACK features a resealable storage tray that keeps your Optimum batteries right where you need them
  • RESEALABLE PACKAGE We took your feedback and redesigned our easy-seal pack for maximum convenience and safer storage
  • VERSATILE & POWERFUL Compatible with any AA battery- operated device

Conclusion

Indeed, the types of storage devices mentioned are not ubiquitous and widely used in the healthcare industry as compared to software programmes such as Patient Archiving Communications System (PACS) and Electronic Health Records (EHR) in securely storing patients’ data and reports as well as physicians’ diagnoses. However, some of these devices may be required in certain situations and increasing our awareness about how these devices work and their uses may enhance the efficiency in the workflow of the situation. Nevertheless, the drawbacks derived from some devices cannot be overlooked. We have to be careful in selecting the types of storage devices we wish to employ for a certain task so that we are not encountered with undesired consequences which may or may not be reversible.