A Quick Look Drives and Storage
If you’ve got digital photos, music and videos that you store on your computer, chances are you could benefit from more space. Adding an internal, external or solid-state hard drive to your computer is the best way to add more storage so you can hang on to all of your digital content. Best Buy carries a wide selection of drives including portable USB flash drives, from brands like Western Digital, Hitachi, Seagate and more.
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Internal hard drives are designed to give your desktop or laptop more space to store your photos, videos, documents and more. Available in a variety of capacities, internal hard drives use movable, spinning parts to magnetically read and write data to a disc. They’re built to be installed right in your system and offer reliable performance for your computer.
External hard drives are a great add-on storage solution. External drives work just like internal hard drives, but live outside of your computer or laptop so you can add more for nearly unlimited storage possibilities. They’re also available in a variety of large capacities, and even include portable models that are perfect for life on the go.
Solid-state drives contain no moving parts, keep your data secure, and use far less energy than traditional spinning disc hard drives. They’re available in smaller capacities, but are often optimized for high-speed data transfer, run super-quiet, and are less susceptible to physical shock to help keep your important documents safe from accidental drops, bumps and other mishaps.
USB flash drives let you load up all your important files and take them with you everywhere you go. Because they use flash memory, they have no moving parts and are rewritable so you can transfer files as often as you like. USB flash drives are also so incredibly small that they travel easily inside a bag or your pocket. And you simply plug it into a USB port to access all your digital content.