The storage speed of this desktop computer is HDD, which is typical of many comparable spec personal computers that have been around for a similar time to it. A Hard Disk Drive (HDD) is the traditional storage method for computers. A HDD stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are cheap, but they are slower than Flash and SSD bases storage systems.
Personal computers with a faster storage speed that might be worth looking at include the Chromebox (£293.34) (SSD and cheaper), or the M075U (SSD and cheaper) both from Asus.