No matter if you are wanting to increase the memory size of your computer or wanting to increase it's speed, we can help. We will advise you on the drive options, check your system for compatability, then commence with the upgrade.
Bring your computer in and we will carry out the service and then contact you when it’s ready for collection.
We will collect your computer, carry out the service and then contact you when it’s ready to be returned.
Sorry but this service is not available on-site, please choose from either our bring-in or pick-up services instead.
A Hard Disc Drive (HDD) upgrade is one of the most common upgrade tasks. It’s an easy way to extend the life of a computer that is running out of storage space. When a new internal or external hard disc is added, it can boost the total disc space several times over. Alternatively you could opt for a Solid State Drive (SSD), although smaller in capacity these are between 10-20 times faster than a traditional HDD.
No, this service just covers the installation, the drive will need to be purchased separately.
Hard Disc Drives started life way back in the 1950’s. They use a platter with magnetic properties to store data. The platter or platters are spun at speed and data is written to the platter and read back from the platter by a stationary head on an actuating slide mechanism. HDD are slow, noisy, and can produce a large amount of heat, but they are inexpensive and ideal for storing large files such as video content.
Solid State Drives were designed to replace an HDD but work quite differently. They have no moving parts, instead the data is stored and retrieved from solid state flash memory. Capacities of SSD are relatively low at the moment, 500GB being considered large for an SSD, but technically, SSD as large as 4TB could be made right now, the only problem is cost.
500GB can store up to 8,300 hours of music, up to 160,000 photographs or up to 125 hours of HD movies.
1.0TB can store up to 16,600 hours of music, up to 320,000 photographs or up to 250 hours of HD movies.
2.0TB can store up to 33,320 hours of music, up to 640,000 photographs or up to 500 hours of HD movies.
3.0TB can store up to 49,980 hours of music, up to 960,000 photographs or up to 750 hours of HD movies.