SABRENT 2.5" HDD SSD to 3.5" mounting frame, Internal hard disk mounting kit adapter, removable frame bracket kit Compatible with all types of 2.5" hard drive / SSD, Screw pack included (BK-HDDH)
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Make a list of all installed software and product keys. To make it easier to make the transition easier from an old drive to a new one, create a list of everything you need to install along with any product keys. Belarc Advisor can help with this. If you can create a full disk image, you likely won't have to worry about this though.
PowerChoice Technology for Hard Disk Drive Power Savings and Flexibility, Seagate Technology, March 2010 Time to access data can be improved by increasing rotational speed (thus reducing latency) or by reducing the time spent seeking. Increasing areal density increases throughput by increasing data rate and by increasing the amount of data under a set of heads, thereby potentially reducing seek activity for a given amount of data. The time to access data has not kept up with throughput increases, which themselves have not kept up with growth in bit density and storage capacity. This is the original filing date of the application which led to US Patent 3,503,060, generally accepted as the definitive hard disk drive patent. 
Kheong Chn, Sann (2005). "An Introduction to the HDD, modelling, detection and decoding for magnetic recording channels" (PDF). The Eleventh Advanced International Conference on Telecommunications . Retrieved January 10, 2020. The platters in contemporary HDDs are spun at speeds varying from 4,200 RPM in energy-efficient portable devices, to 15,000rpm for high-performance servers.  The first HDDs spun at 1,200rpm  and, for many years, 3,600rpm was the norm.  As of November 2019 [update], the platters in most consumer-grade HDDs spin at 5,400 or 7,200RPM. Rotational latency is incurred because the desired disk sector may not be directly under the head when data transfer is requested. Average rotational latency is shown in the table, based on the statistical relation that the average latency is one-half the rotational period.
LBA Count for Disk Drives Standard (Document LBA1-03)" (PDF). IDEMA. June 15, 2009. Archived from the original on February 22, 2016 . Retrieved February 14, 2016. a b "WD Xe: Datacenter hard drives" (PDF). Western Digital. 2013. Archived (PDF) from the original on October 29, 2013 . Retrieved October 24, 2013. A modern HDD records data by magnetizing a thin film of ferromagnetic material [n] on both sides of a disk. Sequential changes in the direction of magnetization represent binary data bits. The data is read from the disk by detecting the transitions in magnetization. User data is encoded using an encoding scheme, such as run-length limited encoding, [o] which determines how the data is represented by the magnetic transitions.
Decad, Gary M.; Robert E. Fontana Jr. (July 6, 2017). "A Look at Cloud Storage Component Technologies Trends and Future Projections". ibmsystemsmag.com. p.Table 1. Archived from the original on July 29, 2017 . Retrieved July 21, 2014. Modern interfaces connect the drive to the host interface with a single data/control cable. Each drive also has an additional power cable, usually direct to the power supply unit. Older interfaces had separate cables for data signals and for drive control signals.