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#1

Image of Crucial MX500 500GB 3D NAND...: Bestviewsreviews
Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.8010
Overall BVR Rating
Based on 2385 reviews
Owner satisfaction

9.9

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.9010
Build and mechanism

9.6

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.6010
Size and speed

10

Created with Raphaël 2.1.210.0010
Noise

9.6

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.6010

Pros

  • Durable with excellent performance
  • Easy to setup
  • Accelerated by Micron 3D NAND technology

Cons

  • Costlier than other products
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#2

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Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.6010
Overall BVR Rating
Based on 554 reviews
Owner satisfaction

9.9

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.9010
Build and mechanism

9.6

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.6010
Size and speed

9.9

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.9010
Noise

9.1

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.1010

Pros

  • Excellent performance
  • Offers optimized performance for everyday computing
  • Sequential read and write performance levels of up to 550MB/s and 520MB/s

Cons

  • Noisy
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#3

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Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.5010
Overall BVR Rating
Based on 5020 reviews
Owner satisfaction

9.5

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.5010
Build and mechanism

9.2

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.2010
Size and speed

9.6

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.6010
Noise

8.9

Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.9010

Pros

  • Offers high storage capacity up to 6 TB
  • Offers acronis true image that easily copies all old data onto the new hard drive
  • Affordable and easy to use

Cons

  • Average build quality
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#4

Image of WD Red 10TB NAS Hard Drive...: Bestviewsreviews
Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.4010
Overall BVR Rating
Based on 4779 reviews
Owner satisfaction

9.7

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.7010
Build and mechanism

9.6

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.6010
Size and speed

9.4

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.4010
Noise

9.0

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.0010

Pros

  • Affordable and easy to use
  • NASware firmware for compatibility
  • Small and home office NAS systems in a 24/7 environment

Cons

  • Ordinary size and speed
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#5

Image of WD Red 4TB NAS Hard Drive -...: Bestviewsreviews
Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.3010
Overall BVR Rating
Based on 4779 reviews
Owner satisfaction

9.6

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.6010
Build and mechanism

9.5

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.5010
Size and speed

9.3

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.3010
Noise

8.9

Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.9010

Pros

  • 3.0 technology increases drive compatibility with existing networks
  • Offers 4TB capacity to meet varied storage requirements
  • Comes with a 3-year limited warranty

Cons

  • Not so pocket-friendly
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#6

Image of Pioneer 3D NAND Internal...: Bestviewsreviews
Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.2010
Overall BVR Rating
Based on 572 reviews
Owner satisfaction

9.4

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.4010
Build and mechanism

9.3

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.3010
Size and speed

9.5

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.5010
Noise

9.1

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.1010

Pros

  • Affordable
  • Deliver high transfer speed and greater performance with 3D NAND flash
  • Features shock-proof, durable, and reliable SSD

Cons

  • Difficult installation process
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#7

Image of Crucial MX500 500GB 3D NAND...: Bestviewsreviews
Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.0010
Overall BVR Rating
Based on 863 reviews
Owner satisfaction

9.3

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.3010
Build and mechanism

9.1

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.1010
Size and speed

9.4

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.4010
Noise

8.5

Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.5010

Pros

  • Durable with excellent performance
  • High speed capacity
  • Accelerated by Micron 3D NAND technology

Cons

  • Flimsy build
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#8

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Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.8010
Overall BVR Rating
Based on 802 reviews
Owner satisfaction

9.1

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.1010
Build and mechanism

8.9

Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.9010
Size and speed

8.7

Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.7010
Noise

8.2

Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.2010

Pros

  • Excellent performance
  • Designed to support up to 64 HD cameras
  • Easy installation process

Cons

  • Noisy
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#9

Image of Seagate FireCuda 2TB Solid...: Bestviewsreviews
Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.7010
Overall BVR Rating
Based on 1011 reviews
Owner satisfaction

8.9

Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.9010
Build and mechanism

8.4

Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.4010
Size and speed

9.1

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.1010
Noise

8.6

Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.6010

Pros

  • Choose from a variety of capacities for an optimized rig
  • Low power consumption
  • Offers cost effective setup

Cons

  • Inconvenient to use
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#10

Image of WD Black 2TB Performance...: Bestviewsreviews
Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.6010
Overall BVR Rating
Based on 3009 reviews
Owner satisfaction

8.4

Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.4010
Build and mechanism

8.1

Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.1010
Size and speed

9.0

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.0010
Noise

7.5

Created with Raphaël 2.1.27.5010

Pros

  • Performance storage available in up to 6TB capacities
  • 2X DRAM cache up to 256 MB for faster read operations
  • Designed for creative professionals, gamers and system builders

Cons

  • Noisy
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#11

Image of Seagate BarraCuda 1TB...: Bestviewsreviews
Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.4010
Overall BVR Rating
Based on 2144 reviews
Owner satisfaction

8.3

Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.3010
Build and mechanism

7.8

Created with Raphaël 2.1.27.8010
Size and speed

8.2

Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.2010
Noise

7.8

Created with Raphaël 2.1.27.8010

Pros

  • Affordable and easy to install
  • Enables multitasking with a wide range of available capacities
  • Portable hard drive technology backed by 20 years of innovation

Cons

  • Unstable performance
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#12

Image of WD Red 6TB NAS Hard Drive -...: Bestviewsreviews
Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.2010
Overall BVR Rating
Based on 380 reviews
Owner satisfaction

8.1

Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.1010
Build and mechanism

8.9

Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.9010
Size and speed

8.9

Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.9010
Noise

7.7

Created with Raphaël 2.1.27.7010

Pros

  • Nasware firmware for quick compatibility
  • Small and home office NAS systems in a 24/7 environment
  • Specifically designed for use in NAS systems with up to 8 bays

Cons

  • Noisy
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#13

Image of Seagate 4TB IronWolf NAS...: Bestviewsreviews
Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.1010
Overall BVR Rating
Based on 248 reviews
Owner satisfaction

8.0

Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.0010
Build and mechanism

8.6

Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.6010
Size and speed

7.5

Created with Raphaël 2.1.27.5010
Noise

7.6

Created with Raphaël 2.1.27.6010

Pros

  • Purpose built for NAS enclosures
  • IronWolf delivers less wear and tear
  • Increased file sharing performance

Cons

  • Inconvenient to operate
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#14

Image of Toshiba MQ01ABD 1 TB 2.5"...: Bestviewsreviews
Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.0010
Overall BVR Rating
Based on 560 reviews
Owner satisfaction

7.3

Created with Raphaël 2.1.27.3010
Build and mechanism

7.5

Created with Raphaël 2.1.27.5010
Size and speed

7.9

Created with Raphaël 2.1.27.9010
Noise

7.7

Created with Raphaël 2.1.27.7010

Pros

  • Affordable
  • Supports huge files
  • Great build and mechanism provides extended durability

Cons

  • Inconvenient to use
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#15

Image of Intel 530 SERIES 480gb...: Bestviewsreviews
Created with Raphaël 2.1.27.8010
Overall BVR Rating
Based on 649 reviews
Owner satisfaction

8.6

Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.6010
Build and mechanism

8.2

Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.2010
Size and speed

8.2

Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.2010
Noise

7.8

Created with Raphaël 2.1.27.8010

Pros

  • Value for money
  • Great build and mechanism provides extended durability
  • Offers Silent operation

Cons

  • Inconvenient to use

Internal Hard Drive Buying Guide

An Internal Hard Drive is a hardware component that stores all your data for your PC. It includes documents, pictures, music, videos, programs, application preferences and many more. A PC relies on its hard drive to store everything it needs to operate. Hard drive capacity has always steadily increased its capacity while reducing its cost and physical size. Constant work and research have proven that what is the standard today will be replaced by something better tomorrow. This guide will try and help you better understand what an Internal Hard Drive is if you are looking to buy one.

Benefits of Internal Hard Drives

Always connected to your computer

Internal hard drives are always connected to your computer. Therefore, regular scheduling of backups requires less effort.

Cost-Efficient

Internal Hard Drives are cost-efficient compared to other types that exist in the market.

Replaceable

It is easily replaced and upgraded to keep your PC running.

Drawbacks

While internal hard drives have their benefits, they also have a few drawbacks. They are not portable and must remain fixed inside one computer, unlike an external hard drive. They also require installation if they are replaced or upgraded, which means the person installing the hard drive must be comfortable with the inner workings of the computer.

Factors to Consider before Buying Internal Hard Drives

Drive size

This is a very subject topic. It depends on what you need to do. If you simply need to transfer a limited number of files then a smaller drive would suffice. But if you want to back up your entire computer and several other computers or you want to use it as a storage for large amounts of video and audio files then you will want a larger Hard Drive size. New models range from several hundred GB (gigabytes) to several TB (Terabytes). Year by year storage sizes has been increasing with new and improved technology.

Drive Speed

The spin speed or RPM (rotation per minute) is what you need to pay attention to. The faster a disk spins, the faster your computer will process and find what you are looking for. So, a 7,200 RPM hard drive would be faster than a 5,400 RPM hard drive. However, you will rarely find any difference between the two unless you are working with large files and applications.

HDD or SSD?

The recent trend is that SSD (solid-state drives) are replacing HDD (hard disk drives) due to the high-performance capacity of SSD. It gives faster access times and lower latency. Although SSD is becoming popular the HHD is still used more due to the higher cost of SSD and the faster speed of SSD might not be needed by many. However, more devices are starting to be shipped with SSD instead of HDD as it is more reliable and stable especially for laptops.

Interface

The way a Hard Drive interacts with a processor has undergone several changes over the years. Each new change has drastically improved the transfer speeds and ease at which the motherboard handles the drive. The current standard interface is SATA (serial advanced technology attachment).

Price

You will notice that there is a wide range of hard drive prices for devices and it is very hard to tell them apart. So, it’s up to you to decide which factors are most relevant to you.

There is one way to determine value is to divide the drive’s price by its storage capacity to get its price-per-gigabyte.

Conclusion

The most important question is to ask yourself, “What do I need?”. Depending on your needs you can best choose what to purchase but due to the little differences, you will hardly notice any of them in your day to day use except the choice between HDD and SSD which will directly affect the speed of your system but also there is a huge price difference the two.

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