10 Best Internal Hard Drives
for June 2021

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Western Digital 10TB WD_Black Performance Internal Hard Drive - 7200 RPM Class, SATA 6 Gb/s, 256 MB Cache, 3.5

Western Digital 10TB WD_Black Performance Internal Hard Drive

7200 RPM Class, SATA 6 Gb/s, 256 MB Cache, 3.5", WD101FZBX

by Western Digital
What We like

Designed for creative professionals, gamers and system builders

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Product Features

  • Desktop performance hard drive
  • Performance storage available in up to 10TB capacities
  • 2X DRAM cache up to 256 MB for faster read operations

Desktop performance hard drive Performance storage available in up to 10tb capacities 2x dram cache up to 256 mb for faster read operations

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Western Digital 12TB WD Red Plus NAS Internal Hard Drive - 5400 RPM Class, SATA 6 Gb/s, CMR, 256 MB Cache, 3.5

Western Digital 12TB WD Red Plus NAS Internal Hard Drive

5400 RPM Class, SATA 6 Gb/s, CMR, 256 MB Cache, 3.5", WD120EFAX

by Western Digital
What We like

During this transition period, WD Red Plus devices may be delivered with a WD Red label, but rest assured the device you are receiving will be the CMR-version of WD Red and can be confirmed by the model number

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Product Features

  • Available in capacities ranging from 1-14TB with support for up to 8 bays
  • Small or medium business NAS systems in a 24x7 environment
  • NASware firmware for compatibility
  • Supports up to 180 TB/yr workload rate*| * Workload Rate is defined as the amount of user data transferred to or from the hard drive. Workload Rate is annualized (TB transferred (8760 / recorded power-on hours))
  • 5400RPM performance class

5400rpm performance class This model uses cmr technology and is being renamed wd red plus to distinguish it from the current wd red product, which uses smr technology Nasware firmware for compatibility Supports up to 180 tb/yr workload rate*| * workload rate is defined as the amount of user data transferred to or from the hard drive. workload rate is annualized (tb transferred (8760 / recorded power-on hours)) Available in capacities ranging from 1-14tb with support for up to 8 bays Small or medium business nas systems in a 24x7 environment

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Seagate Barracuda Pro SATA HDD 10TB 7200RPM 6Gb/s 256MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Hard Drive for PC Desktop Computers System All in One Home Servers DAS (ST10000DM0004) (Renewed)

Seagate Barracuda Pro SATA HDD 10TB 7200RPM 6Gb/s 256MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Hard Drive for PC Desktop Computers System All in One Home Servers DAS (ST10000DM0004) (Renewed)

by SEAGATE
What We like

Zero bad sectors, no power-on hours

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Product Features

  • Compatible with Creative pros systems, Desktop or all-in-one PCs, Home servers, Entry-level direct-attached storage devices (DAS)
  • Ships in pressure rated box for frustration-free delivery
  • 300TB/year workload limit
  • Hard Drive delivers 7200RPM spindle speed along with sustained data rates up to 250MB/s and burst data rates of 6Gb/s

Compatible with creative pros systems, desktop or all-in-one pcs, home servers, entry-level direct-attached storage devices (das) 300tb/year workload limit Hard drive delivers 7200rpm spindle speed along with sustained data rates up to 250mb/s and burst data rates of 6gb/s Ships in pressure rated box for frustration-free delivery

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Seagate IronWolf 8TB NAS Internal Hard Drive HDD – 3.5 Inch SATA 6Gb/s 7200 RPM 256MB Cache for RAID Network Attached Storage – Frustration Free Packaging (ST8000VNZ04/N004)

Seagate IronWolf 8TB NAS Internal Hard Drive HDD – 3.5 Inch SATA 6Gb/s 7200 RPM 256MB Cache for RAID Network Attached Storage – Frustration Free Packaging (ST8000VNZ04/N004)

by SEAGATE
What We like

Easily monitor the health of drives using the integrated IronWolf Health Management system and enjoy long-term reliability with 1M hours MTBF

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Product Features

  • Purpose built for NAS enclosures, IronWolf delivers less wear and tear, little to no noise/vibration, no lags or down time, increased file-sharing performance, and much more
  • IronWolf internal hard drives are the ideal solution for up to 8-bay, multi-user NAS environments craving powerhouse performance
  • Store more and work faster with a NAS-optimized hard drive providing 8TB and cache of up to 256MB

Purpose built for nas enclosures, ironwolf delivers less wear and tear, little to no noise/vibration, no lags or down time, increased file-sharing performance, and much more Store more and work faster with a nas-optimized hard drive providing 8tb and cache of up to 256mb Ironwolf internal hard drives are the ideal solution for up to 8-bay, multi-user nas environments craving powerhouse performance

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Western Digital 4TB WD Gold Enterprise Class Internal Hard Drive - 7200 RPM Class, SATA 6 Gb/s, 256 MB Cache, 3.5

Western Digital 4TB WD Gold Enterprise Class Internal Hard Drive

7200 RPM Class, SATA 6 Gb/s, 256 MB Cache, 3.5", WD4003FRYZ

by Western Digital
What We like

Specifically designed for use in enterprise-grade data centers and storage systems

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Product Features

  • Improve performance with our vibration protection technology
  • Enhanced reliability with up to 2.5M hours MTBF
  • Conquer tough workloads with enterprise-grade WD Gold HDDs. Available in 1TB to 14TB* capacities. | *As used for storage capacity, one terabyte (TB) = one trillion bytes. Total accessible capacity varies depending on operating environment.

Improve performance with our vibration protection technology Enhanced reliability with up to 2.5m hours mtbf Conquer tough workloads with enterprise-grade wd gold hdds. available in 1tb to 14tb* capacities. | *as used for storage capacity, one terabyte (tb) = one trillion bytes. total accessible capacity varies depending on operating environment.

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Toshiba X300 6TB Performance & Gaming 3.5-Inch Internal Hard Drive – CMR SATA 6.0 GB/s 7200 RPM 256 MB Cache - HDWR160XZSTA

Toshiba X300 6TB Performance & Gaming 3.5-Inch Internal Hard Drive – CMR SATA 6.0 GB/s 7200 RPM 256 MB Cache

HDWR160XZSTA

by Toshiba
What We like

Designed for gaming PC and high-end desktop workstations

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Product Features

  • High Performance with 7200 RPM and large cache size
  • Toshiba's cache technology to deliver high-level performance in real time
  • Massive capacity to accommodate large gaming libraries
  • Ramp loading and drive stabilization technologies for reliability

Toshiba's cache technology to deliver high-level performance in real time High performance with 7200 rpm and large cache size Ramp loading and drive stabilization technologies for reliability Massive capacity to accommodate large gaming libraries

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Western Digital 3TB WD Red Plus NAS Internal Hard Drive - 5400 RPM Class, SATA 6 Gb/s, CMR, 128 MB Cache, 3.5

Western Digital 3TB WD Red Plus NAS Internal Hard Drive

5400 RPM Class, SATA 6 Gb/s, CMR, 128 MB Cache, 3.5" -WD30EFZX

by Western Digital Technologies, Inc.
What We like

Small or medium business NAS systems in a 24x7 environment

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Product Features

  • Supports up to 180 TB/yr workload rate* * Workload Rate is defined as the amount of user data transferred to or from the hard drive. Workload Rate is annualized (TB transferred (8760 / recorded power-on hours)). Workload Rate will vary depending on your hardware and software components and configurations.
  • NASware firmware for compatibility
  • Available in capacities ranging from 1-14TB with support for up to 8 bays

Available in capacities ranging from 1-14tb with support for up to 8 bays Nasware firmware for compatibility Supports up to 180 tb/yr workload rate* * workload rate is defined as the amount of user data transferred to or from the hard drive. workload rate is annualized (tb transferred (8760 / recorded power-on hours)). workload rate will vary depending on your hardware and software components and configurations.

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Seagate Exos X16 14TB 7200 RPM SATA 6Gb/s 256MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Data Center HDD Enterprise Hard Drive (ST14000NM001G)

Seagate Exos X16 14TB 7200 RPM SATA 6Gb/s 256MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Data Center HDD Enterprise Hard Drive (ST14000NM001G)

by SEAGATE
What We like

Helium sealed-drive design

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Product Features

  • Standard Model FastFormat (512e/4Kn)
  • Enterprise-class reliability backed by 2.5M-hr MTBF rating
  • Next-generation helium side-sealing weld technology for added handling robustness and leak protection
  • PowerBalance feature optimizes Watts/TB

Powerbalance feature optimizes watts/tb Enterprise-class reliability backed by 2.5m-hr mtbf rating Standard model fastformat (512e/4kn) Next-generation helium side-sealing weld technology for added handling robustness and leak protection

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Seagate Exos X16 14TB 7200 RPM SATA 6Gb/s 256MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Data Center HDD Enterprise Hard Drive (ST14000NM001G) (Renewed)

Seagate Exos X16 14TB 7200 RPM SATA 6Gb/s 256MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Data Center HDD Enterprise Hard Drive (ST14000NM001G) (Renewed)

by SEAGATE
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Seagate Skyhawk 6TB Surveillance Internal Hard Drive HDD – 3.5 Inch SATA 6GB/s 256MB Cache for DVR NVR Security Camera System with Drive Health Management – Frustration Free Packaging (ST6000VX001)

Seagate Skyhawk 6TB Surveillance Internal Hard Drive HDD – 3.5 Inch SATA 6GB/s 256MB Cache for DVR NVR Security Camera System with Drive Health Management – Frustration Free Packaging (ST6000VX001)

by Seagate Bare Drives
What We like

Up to 10TB of capacity to store up to 10,000 hours of HD video

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Product Features

  • Rotational vibration (RV) sensors help maintain performance in RAID and multi-drive systems (4TB or higher)
  • Maximum 180TB/year workload rating3 the workload rating of desktop drivesfor reliable performance in write-intensive surveillance systems
  • Custom-built for surveillance applications with Image Perfect firmware for crisp, clear, 247 video workloads

Maximum 180tb/year workload rating3 the workload rating of desktop drivesfor reliable performance in write-intensive surveillance systems Custom-built for surveillance applications with image perfect firmware for crisp, clear, 247 video workloads Rotational vibration (rv) sensors help maintain performance in raid and multi-drive systems (4tb or higher)

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