Storage Media Types

In the IT world we handles lots of data. In order to handle that data carefully we need different type of types like we cannot use single for all you use case. So in this article will discuss about the various drives type, connection and what are benefit of those.

Based on Drives Architecture

  • HDD
  • SSD


HDD stands for hard disk drive, These are the most common types of drives that we use in the day to day use and system we have the HDD drives. They have average performance and have a great capacity. It have moving parts and available in verity of speed like 7.5k, 10k or 15k based on your requirement we can select one.

hard drive


SSD stand for solid state drives. They don’t have any removing parts so they are able to deliver high read and write speed. Its a electric board with the storage board that can deliver high speed. If you are looking for a performance boost you can switch to SSD.

SSD Image
SSD Image

Based on the connector type

  • SATA
  • SAS


SATA stands for Serial Advanced Technology Attachment in which the data is transferred from the motherboard to hard drive using sequence. So its bit slow. We can use the SATA in normal computing.

SATA connector
SATA connector


SAS stands for Serial Attached SCSI. Its a great in performance and usually use in high performance and high availability application.

sas hard drive connector
sas hard drive connector

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