With so many of our devices acting as data storage and Internet-capable hubs, upgrading the hard drive of any of them is a great way to make an expensive device last longer. Laptops and other slim devices such as gaming consoles, can be upgraded to 500gb 2.5 inch SATA hard drives for maximum storage and performance capabilities. Cut down your costs in the future by extending the life of your current devices.

Toshiba manufactures a 500gb 2.5 inch SATA hard drive that can be installed in most laptop computers. It is compatible with Windows, Mac, and Linux, and weighs only 3.6 ounces. They are designed to use as little battery power as possible, so your laptop remains the portable device it was meant to be. Toshiba also includes built-in shock absorbing technology to protect the drive from drops and bumps.

Many brands such as Generic and Seagate offer 500gb 2.5 inch SATA hard drives that fit in either a laptop computer or a gaming console such as a PlayStation 3. Seagate also designs their hard drives with built-in encryption options to secure your valuable data. Warranties are offered on most models, although they often do not come with screws or necessary tools. Instructions to install a new hard drive are easy to find online.

Some manufacturers offer SATA hard drives specific to your laptop’s make and model. For example, SIB offers a hard drive specific to Dell Inspiron notebooks. While most are a universal size, it is worth checking for the brand name to ensure that your new hard drive is the perfect fit.

A 500gb 2.5 inch SATA hard drive gives you all the space you need to store your work, photographs, videos, games, and more. Download and stream material from the Internet, or Skype with your family without glitches. Your laptop or other Internet-capable device, such as a gaming console or netbook, will be more energy efficient and will last even longer with the upgrade.