What is DDR3 VS DDR4 RAM?
DDR3 is the past generation of RAM, with DDR4 being the most recent. DDR4 reaches faster clock speeds, is more expensive, operates at lower voltages, has higher latency, and 288 pins to the 240 pins of DDR4.
What speed of DDR4 should I buy?
For gamers, 3000 MHz is more than sufficient, with anything above that being almost surely overkill.
For servers, compatibility limits your options anyways, but speed's impact varies wildly depending on the use case. Consult your manufacturer or read through our guide on what speed of DDR4 to get.
What’s your [Exit Technologies] purchasing minimum for RAM?
About $1,000 worth, or about 50 pieces of 8GB DDR3, but you can combine it with hard drives, SSDs, or processors to hit the minimum.
How to sell your used RAM?
The best way to sell your used RAM will largely depend on what quantity you're trying to sell. For bulk quantities, an IT asset disposition company will be your best bet. Pricing will generally be similar, so look for one that makes the process easy.
If you have large quantities of RAM to sell contact us.
For consumer quantities, eBay and reddit.com/r/hardwareswap are good options. Check sold listings on eBay to get a good idea for what your memory is going for. Make sure you ship the memory in tightly sealed memory trays and pack the boxes snugly. We've written a handy best place to sell RAM guide to help with this.
What’s the difference between a “hard drive” and “SSD”?
Hard Disk Drives store data on solid platters that spin, SSDs are lighter with no moving parts and store data on chips. SSDs are also generally more reliable due to no moving parts, are significantly faster than HDDs, but have an increased purchase cost.
What’s the difference between “hard drives” and “storage”?
Storage is the type (tree), and hard drives are the kind (Maple). Storage can be solid state drives, flash drives, RAID arrays, etc, they are all considered 'storage' as they all serve the purpose of holding data. Hard drives, describe a certain type of storage, namely data residing on spinning palladium disks read by a mechanical arm. We have a more in depth article comparing HHDs, SSD, and storage systems for more information.
What’s the minimum quantity of hard drives you [Exit Technologies] buy?
About $1,000 worth, or about 100 500GB Laptop drives, but you can combine it with memory or processors to hit the minimum.
What kind of hard drives do you [Exit Technologies] buy?
Desktop 500GB+, Laptop 250GB+, Server 300GB+, SATA, SAS, PCI-E, NVMe, SSD, & HDD. If you're not sure if what you have is something we would buy, then just contact us on our chat below and we'd be glad to help. Here's a guide on the different storage types, should you need a refresher.
Why you should sell your old hard drives?
The best reason to sell your old hard drives is extra cash. Reducing failure risk of older drives and increasing performance with newer drives are a couple others. In our guide, how to sell your used hard drives, we cover this a little more in depth.
Where to sell your used hard drives?
Common places to sell your hard drives include eBay, direct to seller, Amazon (used), reddit.com/r/hardwareswap, or ITAD company like us, Exit Technologies. If you're here, you're already at the right place to make selling your equipment easy and maximizing your value.
How to sell your used hard drives?
To sell your used hard drives, you should ensure you fully delete your data, properly inventory and assess the condition of all your drives, find a buyer or seller platform, properly package up your hard drives, then complete your sale. We made a handy guide: how to sell your used hard drives with even more information. Or, the easiest option is just to fill out a quote form right here and we'll take care of everything.