RAM and Hard Drives

  • New External Hard Drives!

    Whether you’re using your PC for gaming, work or leisure, running out of storage space can be very frustrating, and, for most PC users, memory is often more valuable than gold dust. However, with Expertec’s new range of external hard drives you can easily solve your PC memory worries on a budget.

    External Hard Drives available with 250GB, 320GB, 500GB and 1TB of storage! External Hard Drives available with 250GB, 320GB, 500GB and 1TB of storage!

    Starting from 250GB of storage and allowing you to store up to 250 two-hour films and 320, 000 digital photos on the 1TB drive, our range of High Speed Portable Hard Drives are manufactured to be lightweight and portable whilst effectively storing all your documents and media. There is no need to install additional software, thanks to the drive’s USB connector and ability to support a range of software, meaning you can connect directly to your PC for ease of use, while the 5Gb/s data transfer speed makes for quick and efficient data transfer and storage.

    External Hard Drives ranging from £21.99 to £44.99 External Hard Drives ranging from £21.99 to £44.99

    Starting at just £21.99 for 250GB, and coming in three different sizes, this quality range of hard drives are the perfect solution for all your data storage needs. So, whether you’re looking to back up data or running out of memory, give yourself some space and shop the new range today!

    All available with a 5Gb/s data transfer speed All available with a 5Gb/s data transfer speed


  • What's the difference between RAM and Hard Drive Space?

    RAM (Random Access Memory) and hard drive space are easily confused, but, it is an important factor to consider when purchasing any PC to save you both time, and money, and get the best out of your PC.

    RAM (Random Access Memory) refers to the memory inside your computer. This stores actively running programmes on your computer. So, for example, if you open a programme like Microsoft Word it will be loaded into the computer’s memory. However, when you quit this programme, the memory is freed up for use.

    The hard disk or drive is a disk that can hold several gigabytes of data. Therefore, disk space refers to how much space you have available on your hard disk for storing files. Therefore, when you save a document or install a new programme it will be stored permanently, until you choose to delete it, on your hard disk.

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    If you run out of RAM you will not have enough memory to run certain programmes and you will need to upgrade your memory by buying more RAM, something that can prove costly. The more RAM your PC has also enables it to run more programmes and perform more tasks simultaneously, something potentially needed for students or workers. It is hard to say exactly how much RAM is best without knowing specific computer needs and uses. However, anything from 4GB to 8GB is usually the recommended amount for the average user, although higher amounts like 16GB can be useful for those running excessive programmes simultaneously.

    On the other hand, if you do not have enough hard disk space to install a programme, you can either delete files you no longer need or buy an additional, external hard drive, such as a USB. Again, with hard disk space it is largely down to preference and usage. For light to medium usage, such as saving documents, images, music and basic software you may require anything from 250GB to 500GB maximum. If you’re looking to download and play games, you may need to consider anything from at least 500GB upto 1TB, depending on the amount of games you wish to download.  Expertec stock hard drives ranging from 1TB to 4TB, ideal if you're a serious gamer.

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    Expertec have a great range of PC’s available with varying RAM and Hard Drive space, so, whether you’re using your PC for gaming, studying or day-to-day browsing we have something to suit you!

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