Buying storage for notebooks is even more difficult than the process for desktops. On top of the dance you need to do when balancing price to performance and space, notebooks introduce other factors in weight, size and compatibility.

When the time comes to increase the mass storage of your desktop, there’s always the option to throw in one or more hard disk drives (HDD). HDDs have been the industry standard for years as the de facto way to add more gigabytes (and then terabytes) to a system. A full ATX case usually has several 3.5inch bays sitting empty for them.

For notebooks that’s not an option. The smaller 2.5inch HDDs for notebooks have, in the past, offered lower storage capacities while costing more, due to their smaller size. Many notebooks also have just one bay open, so consumers need to make a solid decision on a single drive, instead of what desktop users can do so by incrementally increasing their storage over time with multiple HDDs.

Thankfully the Seagate BarraCuda line of 2.5inch HDDs have solved many of these problems, offering larger sizes for competitive prices.

Let’s start with capacity and the BarraCuda 2.5inch can serve up to a whopping five terabytes of storage on one small HDD. Those irreplaceable pictures from phones with increasingly large sensors, your home 4K videos and the continually growing size of new AAA videogames will all fit comfortably inside.

When it’s announced that the newest phone on the market has once against increased picture quality, or that the big new game on the horizon is 100 gigabytes or more, you can benefit from those advances instead of worrying about where you’re going to keep all of that content.

And if you don’t need five terabytes, the BarraCuda line has smaller options available, so you never need to pay for what you don’t need.

These drives also benefit from Seagate’s Multi-Tier Caching Technology (MTC). This system optimises data flow to push the limits of what the HDD can do. This means that not only are you paying a great price for all that storage, but it’s snappy and responsive too.

All of this is backed up by Seagate’s impressive reliability. As these smaller drives are made to be taken around and not sitting safely inside of a desktop case, you can trust in the engineering that went into them to keep the hardware, and your precious data on it, safe.

On that note, aside from the warranty, there’s also Seagate’s Data Recovery Plan which gives you access to data recovery experts who have a 95 percent customer satisfaction rating.

If you need storage on the go, want it at a price that won’t break the bank and is rock solid when it comes to both performance and reliability, the Seagate BarraCuda line is a clear choice and can be found in South Africa by way of local distributor Rectron.

Want some storage for free? Be sure to visit this page and enter the competition to win a Seagate FireCuda 2TB SSD with Seagate and Rectron.

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