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8 Best Hard Disk Drives In 2014 We Hand Picked Especially For You

Hard Disk Drives (HDDs) are the mechanical magnetic disks with the ability to store data even when power is turned off. Though being non-removable is a slight disadvantage, the cost per GB these devices offer is quite low compared to any other storage device. Enough said. But the real question is which hard disk drive you should choose while there are a lot of them out there. To minimize that burden on you, here we present to you 8 best hard disk drives we consider are really worth buying.

8 Best Hard Disk Drives In 2014 We Hand Picked Especially For You


 

Also See: How Hard Disk Drives Work

 

Here is a list of 8 of the best hard disk drives:

 

#1 Seagate Barracuda 7200.14

Model no   :                     ST3000DM001

Drive size :                       3000GB

Hard drive speed :        7200 rpm

Drive type    :                   Internal (only for desktops)

Buffer speed:                   32 MBPS

Serial  ATA  :                   SATA -300

Special features:

This hard disk has the “Seagate OptiCache technology” which  improves the performance by up to 45%. It has its  “Seagate AcuTrac technology” which  provides reliable read and write performances even in high touch operating environments. It also has its SATA 6GB/s interface which maximizes data transfer rates. Also with a cache of 64MB it deserves to be on the best hard disk drives list.

 

#2 Western Digital Caviar Green

Model no  :                       WD20EADS

Drive size :                       2000GB

Hard drive speed :        7200 rpm

Drive type    :                   Internal

Buffer speed:                   32 MBPS

Serial  ATA  :                    SATA -300

Special features:

It comes  with the WD which reduces power consumption by up to 40 percent. This advanced power technology makes electronic components deliver best-in-class low power consumption to reduce power requirements and increase reliability, which is quite handy. It has its SATA 3GB/s interface which maximizes data transfer rates. It has cache up to 32MB. It has this cool and quiet technology you surely wouldn’t notice if its even there.


 

#3 Seagate Barracuda 7200.11

Model no  :                        ST31500341AS

Drive size :                        1500 GB

Hard drive speed :         7200RPM

Drive type    :                    Internal

Buffer speed:                    32 MBPS

Serial  ATA  :                    SATA -300

Special features:

This hard drive has the ability to consume a 43% less power when compared to the earlier generations. It delivers top performance and a small eco- footprint. It has its SATA 3GB/s interface which maximizes data transfer rates. It has cache up to 32MB.

 

#4 Seagate Barracuda 7200.12

Model no  :                           ST31000528AS

Drive size :                           1000 GB

Hard drive speed :            7200 RPM

Drive type    :                       Internal

Buffer speed:                       32 MBPS

Serial  ATA  :                       SATA -300

Special features:

This hard drive has its “Seagate AcuTrac servo” technology  which delivers dependable performance. It has its  “Seagate OptiCache” technology which boosts overall performance by as much as 45% over the previous generation. This hard drive comes with superior design, build in quality and performance. It has its SATA 6GB/s interface which maximizes data transfer rates. It has cache up to 64MB.

 

#5  Western Digital Caviar Black

Model no  :                           WD1001FALS

Drive size :                           1000 GB

Hard drive speed :            7200 RPM

Drive type    :                       Internal

Buffer speed:                       32 MBPS

Serial  ATA  :                        SATA -300

Special features:

This hard drive has latest Data Protection, Vibration Control Technology (VCT), Corruption Protection Technology (CPT) and the  No-Touch Ramp Load Technology. This hard drive comes with extreme performance and boosts dual processor. It has its SATA 6GB/s interface which maximizes data transfer rates. It has a 64MB cache.

 

#6  Seagate Barracuda 7200.11

Model no  :                           ST31000340AS

Drive size :                           1000 GB

Hard drive speed :            7200 RPM

Drive type    :                       Internal

Buffer speed:                       32 MBPS

Serial  ATA  :                       SATA -300

Special features:

This hard drive comes with Perpendicular recording technology which delivers maximum drive capacity and reliability. It also delivers more speed and is more efficient. It has the Soft-Sonic motor which gives the ultra-quiet performance. It has its SATA 3GB/s interface which maximizes data transfer rates. It has a cache up to 32MB.

 

#7 Western Digital VelociRaptor

Model no  :                           WD3000GLFS

Drive size :                           300 GB

Hard drive speed :            10000 RPM

Drive type    :                       Internal

Buffer speed:                        16 MBPS

Serial  ATA  :                        SATA -300

Special features:

This hard drive comes with  unique class of 10,000 RPM. This hard drive comes with IcePack mounting frame which delivers extreme speeds. Actually this delivered speed performance is up to 35% faster than its older versions. It has its SATA 3GB/s interface which maximizes data transfer rates. It has cache up to 16MB.

 

#8 Western Digital Caviar GP WD10EACS

Model no  :                           WD10EACS

Drive size :                            1000 GB

Hard drive speed :             7200 RPM

Drive type    :                        Internal

Buffer size :                            16 MB

Serial  ATA  :                         SATA -300

Special features:

This hard drive comes with IntelliPower which balances the spin speed and transfer rate.it comes with Perpendicular Magnetic Recording (PMR) which provides to reach greater areal density.  The motor shaft is secured at both ends to reduce system-induced vibration. It has its SATA 3GB/s interface which maximizes data transfer rates. Though the list is being wrapped up by this amazing product it is in no way below par to the other best hard disk drives.

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