Speed versus storage space – it is a decision you make every time you buy a new PC or storage drive.
For those needing massive amounts of space on their PC to save files and programmes, a mechanical hard drive is the way to go.
However, hard drives are substantially slower than 2.5-inch SSDs. These SSDs are the middle-ground between speed and storage, offering good storage capacity at a good price.
Then, at the top of the speed pyramid we have M.2 NVMe SSDs, which provide lightning speed – with the PCIe versions the fastest – but come at a high price if you want lots of space.
This is demonstrated by the typical data transfer speeds of the storage drives:
- M.2 NVMe – Up to 16GB/s
- 2.5-inch SSD – Up to 600MB/s
- Hard Drive – Around 150MB/s
SSD and hard drive deals
To help you decide which drive is for you, we have put together a list of great hard drive and SSD deals currently available.
Pricing was taken from Evetech and Wootware.