Factors which can effect the performance of hard drive

By | September 17, 2019

Sometimes the most annoying thing which can halt our progress is slow computers. Hard drives are used by many sectors. 

Modernization and advancement in every walk of life is characterized by the effectiveness of used tools. The most common device is computer and laptops. 

Their performance rely on a number of factors such as windows format, storage capacity that can be controlled by managing files such as video compressors, operating systems and internet connections. 

You have to get a sound knowledge about the basics of computer. Many organizations tend to conduct some training sessions for its employees. 

I have seen a number of low capital companies working for teaching its workers for better handling of information technology. This is crucial for the growth of any organization. 

In this article I have tried to sum up some main factors that will effect the performance of your computer and laptop’s hard drive. The main goal of this piece is to make the readers aware about the possible outcomes of reforming your ways of using your drives. 

If you want an optimum performance then you must make sure that all these factors are checked before you start blaming your computers.

  • Capacity Variation

Your hard drive might not be as big in terms of storage as you believe. Manufacturing companies are not always following the standard about storage which you read in newspapers and course books.

For instance we all know that 1024GB is 1TB. This us what we have been taught in our colleges. In reality manufacturers take it as 1000GB. 

It might seem a minimal percentage of the expected storage but it does effects your device performance. 

Exceptions are still there, if you are using Your computer for domestic purposes only then 24 GB will not effect you. On the other hand of you are a student or an employee and your performance rely on the heavy software you are ought to use then 24GB is a very huge number. 

  • Rotational speed 

The hard drives while working rotate. The rotation of a hard drive effects it performance. If the material used is not reliable then there can be a number of issues.

  • Cache space 

If your drive is not with a large that cache portion there is a high risk that it can be a slow performing hard drive.  Cache is for memory storage. Hard drive’s load is transferred to cache which is the memory chip. The larger the memory chip the better the performance. 

  • Manufacturing 

Many hard drives are not made with the right kind of metal. The resistance and other factors can heat up the hard drives. 

Thus heated portions of hard drives are unable to read the data efficiently. This is why it is necessary to check the data before you opt for a certain kind of hard drive. 

If you are thinking of storing some extraordinarily heavy data then material of your hard drive has to be very reliable. 

  • Data management 

Deletions of unwanted files is crucial, similarly video compression also plays a pivotal role for freeing up space in your hard drive. 

There are many other ways, you can store some simpler files online on cloud storage platforms.

Data management directly effects the reading and writing speed of the hard drives. Slowed hard drives are because of poor data management.  It is not essential to fill up your computer’s hard drive up to the last point for making it stop. 

Every hard drive has got its threshold level  once you have crossed it you are inevitably liable of losing your data. 


Hard drives are crucial for the entire functioning of your PC. If you are unable to manage the data in your hard drive then it is highly possible that the data will get corrupt.

Corrupted data is useless, sometimes you can recover it but in most cases data is completely lost. 

The above explained factors must be considered before buying a computer or laptop. Other wise you can be in big trouble. A damaged and poorly functioning hard drive is more prone to damage and loss of data than a low quality but effectively working hard drive.