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Those spinning platters matter more today than ever before. Whether users are storing lots of files in the cloud (a remote data center), a network server, or a local PC, you can’t beat solid-state drives (SSDs) for storage. Still, nothing trumps a hard drive when it comes to sheer value: good performance, high-capacity, and ridiculously low cost. With the current crop of disks now hitting the 8TB to 12TB mark, you can cram a boatload of storage into just about any PC or server.
Here’s a look at some of the hottest drives for a variety of uses. Click on the images below or the 'Next>' link above.
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While hard disk drives may be second to solid-state drives in storage capacity, nothing trumps HDDs in sheer value.
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