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Stock Up on Wholesale Computer Drives and Storage Options

Purchasing a laptop hard drive lot from eBay can be a great way to add drives to several personal or office computers at once or to create backups for your important media and files. Youll find thousands of drive lots in various form factors to suit your needs. Knowing how buying a laptop hard drive lot in bulk can benefit you will help you make the right choice.

What kinds of drives are there?

Most laptop hard drive lots are available with a particular drive type in each lot. You may wish to purchase multiple lots to get the drives that meet all your computer needs. Some common types you will find during your search are:

  • Internal: These drives fit inside your standard laptop hard drive slot. You can use eBay to search for an internal laptop hard drive lot that is compatible with your computer.
  • External: An external hard drive lot will plug into your computer via USB or some other port. You can unplug it for storage or to take it with you as necessary.
  • Floppy: If you need a way to read floppy disks, eBay has several floppy drives available in sets.
  • CD/DVD: CD or DVD drives dont store data by themselves, but they can help you read some media and record data to discs.
What is a SATA drive?

A SATA drive is a particular type of bus interface. Both internal and external laptop hard drive lots can have SATA specifications. The Serial AT Attachment is one way you can attach bus adapters to your hard drive. Some of the characteristics of this attachment type are:

  • Swapping: This type of laptop hard drive makes it easy for you to unplug the drive and to connect it to or to install it in another computer.
  • Data transfer: SATA drives use high signaling rates and optional protocols to transfer data to your laptop quickly.
  • Cable size: These drives tend to use small cables that you might find unobtrusive and convenient.
Can you find drives with different capacities?

Laptop hard drive lots on eBay vary according to how much data they can hold. In many cases, you will find a lot that includes several used hard drives with identical storage capacities. You may be able to find lots that feature hard drives with varying storage size specifications. You can choose a capacity that fits your data storage needs. Some of the common options include:

  • 100GB
  • 200GB
  • 250GB
  • 500GB