Computer storage devices and storage media are key parts of a business computer system which give you a place to save files.
Hard drives: the most common computer storage devices
Hard drives (also called hard disk drives or HDDs) are very common computer storage devices. They store data to a magnetic disk and are fitted to computers as standard.
Hard drives are reliable computer storage devices, can hold large amounts of data and allow files to be accessed quickly. They’re essential for the day-to-day storage of frequently-accessed files.
The smallest hard drives hold around 80GB (gigabytes) of data and cost less than £30. That’s enough to store lots of documents, but could quickly fill up with videos. A larger hard drive – say 320GB – should cost under £100. Think about what you need to store when compiling a list of requirements for your hard drive.