Selecting hard drives can be intimidating when you realise the huge number of styles out there. The HP and Western Digital are capable models for IT workers and telecommuters alike. The HP has a lot to offer, however the Western Digital is the one for multimedia and deserves praise for its fast rotation speed.
|Features||HP SimpleSave||Western Digital Elements|
|Height||5.41 cm (2.13 in.);16.89 cm (6.65 in.);1.78 cm (0.7 in.);1.52 cm (0.6 in.)||3.61 cm (1.42 in.);1.78 cm (0.7 in.);1.52 cm (0.6 in.)|
|Weight||4.2 kg;1.01 kg;1 kg;0.14 kg||1.02 kg;1.01 kg;1 kg;0.2 kg;0.15 kg|
|Spindle Speed||5400 RPM||7200 RPM;5400 RPM|
|cmm_sdc.string.Package Qty. (Mining)||1||1|
|Width||7.87 cm (3.1 in.);5.41 cm (2.13 in.);15.9 cm (6.26 in.)||7.87 cm (3.1 in.);7.85 cm (3.09 in.);20.4 cm (8.03 in.);12.5 cm (4.92 in.);12.45 cm (4.9 in.);11.66 cm (4.59 in.)|
|Hard Drive Type||HDD (Hard Disk Drive)||HDD (Hard Disk Drive)|
|Depth||13 cm (5.12 in.);12.7 cm (5 in.);11.18 cm (4.4 in.)||20.4 cm (8.03 in.);20.37 cm (8.02 in.);12.7 cm (5 in.);12.5 cm (4.92 in.);12.42 cm (4.89 in.)|
|External Data Transfer Rate||60 Mbps||60 Mbps|
|Hard Drive Enclosure||External||External|
|Buffer Size||Not Specified||8 MB|
|Seek Time||Not Specified||8.9 ms;12 ms|
|Average Latency||Not Specified||5.56 ms;4.17 ms|
The HP sports a 320 GB to 2 TB storage capacity, allowing you to save all your critical programs and digital archives. Beyond that, its 5400 RPM rotation speed helps you rapidly transfer large media files. You can get to important data files rapidly from your device thanks to the HP's 60 Mbps external data transfer rate.
Western Digital Elements
The Western Digital has a 250 GB to 2 TB storage capacity, so you can preserve your whole family's prized films and games. In addition, the Western Digital's 7200 RPM rotation speed helps you watch games load right away. Search through files quickly thanks to its 8 MB buffer size. What's more, it has a 60 Mbps external data transfer rate, so you can access critical data with great speed. The Western Digital's USB 2.0 interface helps you connect to a large number of compatible devices.
Comparing the HP SimpleSave Vs Western Digital Elements
In most cases, the Western Digital leads by example and is great for multimedia. The Western Digital has a 33% faster rotation speed, so you can enjoy better gaming performance. On the other hand, the HP does well with an ample storage capacity and a fast external data transfer rate.
Buying On eBay
eBay is a great place to shop for HP hard drives together with Western Digital hard drives since you can reach out to sellers via the "Ask a Question" feature or browse multiple candidate listings. Take comfort in your purchase decision by considering top-rated sellers on eBay who are known for answering questions, shipping products promptly, and satisfying their customers. With the help of free shipping, you don't have to break the bank.