10 Best SATA Hard Drives
for June 2021

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Seagate Skyhawk 4TB Surveillance Internal Hard Drive HDD – 3.5 Inch SATA 6GB/s 64MB Cache for DVR NVR Security Camera System with Drive Health Management – Frustration Free Packaging (ST4000VX007)

Seagate Skyhawk 4TB Surveillance Internal Hard Drive HDD – 3.5 Inch SATA 6GB/s 64MB Cache for DVR NVR Security Camera System with Drive Health Management – Frustration Free Packaging (ST4000VX007)

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

  • Maximum 180TB/year workload rating3 the workload rating of desktop drivesfor reliable performance in write-intensive surveillance systems
  • Rotational vibration (RV) sensors help maintain performance in RAID and multi-drive systems (4TB or higher)
  • 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) 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

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Western Digital 4TB WD Red NAS Internal Hard Drive - 5400 RPM Class, SATA 6 Gb/s, SMR, 256MB Cache, 3.5

Western Digital 4TB WD Red NAS Internal Hard Drive

5400 RPM Class, SATA 6 Gb/s, SMR, 256MB Cache, 3.5", WD40EFAX

by Western Digital
What We like

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))

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Product Features

  • NAS systems with daily workloads associated with personal and home office environments and idle time available to perform necessary background operations
  • NASware firmware for compatibility
  • 5400RPM performance class
  • Available in capacities ranging from 2-6TB with support for up to 8 bays

5400rpm performance class Nasware firmware for compatibility Nas systems with daily workloads associated with personal and home office environments and idle time available to perform necessary background operations Available in capacities ranging from 2-6tb with support for up to 8 bays

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Western Digital 2TB WD Purple Surveillance Internal Hard Drive - 5400 RPM Class, SATA 6 Gb/s, , 64 MB Cache, 3.5

Western Digital 2TB WD Purple Surveillance Internal Hard Drive

5400 RPM Class, SATA 6 Gb/s, , 64 MB Cache, 3.5", WD20PURZ

by Western Digital Bare Drives
What We like

Designed to support up to 64 HD cameras

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Product Features

  • Built for 24/7 surveillance
  • AllFrame technology for better performance
  • Engineered for compatibility

Allframe technology for better performance Engineered for compatibility Built for 24/7 surveillance

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Toshiba X300 4TB Performance & Gaming 3.5-Inch Internal Hard Drive - CMR SATA 6.0 GB/s 7200 RPM 128 MB Cache - HDWE140XZSTA

Toshiba X300 4TB Performance & Gaming 3.5-Inch Internal Hard Drive

CMR SATA 6.0 GB/s 7200 RPM 128 MB Cache, HDWE140XZSTA

by Toshiba America Information Systems
What We like

Designed for gaming PC and high-end desktop workstations

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Product Features

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

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

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Western Digital 500GB WD Black Performance Internal Hard Drive - 7200 RPM Class, SATA 6 Gb/s, 64 MB Cache, 3.5

Western Digital 500GB WD Black Performance Internal Hard Drive

7200 RPM Class, SATA 6 Gb/s, 64 MB Cache, 3.5", WD5003AZEX

by Western Digital
What We like

Designed for creative professionals, gamers and system builders

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Product Features

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

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

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Seagate 4TB Terascale HDD SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal NAS Hard Drive (ST4000NC001) - 3 Year Warranty (Renewed)

Seagate 4TB Terascale HDD SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal NAS Hard Drive (ST4000NC001)

3 Year Warranty (Renewed)

by SEAGATE
What We like

Designed for 24/7, Lower Power Consumption, Heavy Duty & Reliable

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Product Features

  • Perfect for NAS Network Storage, RAID Storage System, Surveillance System
  • 5900RPM Rotation Speed, 64MB Buffer Size, 3.5in Internal Hard Drive
  • Seagate Terascale HDD 4TB Capacity

SEAGATE terascale hdd 4tb capacity 5900rpm rotation speed, 64mb buffer size, 3.5in internal hard drive Perfect for nas network storage, raid storage system, surveillance system

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HGST MegaScale DC 4000.B HMS5C4040BLE640 4TB Coolspin 64MB Cache SATA III 6.0Gb/s 3.5in Enterprise Hard Drive (Server, RAID, NAS, PC/Mac, CCTV DVR)- w/5 Year Warranty (Renewed)

HGST MegaScale DC 4000.B HMS5C4040BLE640 4TB Coolspin 64MB Cache SATA III 6.0Gb/s 3.5in Enterprise Hard Drive (Server

RAID, NAS, PC/Mac, CCTV DVR)- w/5 Year Warranty (Renewed)

by HGST
What We like

Works for Servers, NAS, RAID, PC/Mac, CCTV DVR

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Product Features

  • 24x7 accessibility for enterprise-class, capacity-optimized applications
  • Advanced Format with 512-byte emulation (512e), enterprise level data backup
  • 4 terabytes of capacity, 6Gb/s SATA interface

Advanced format with 512-byte emulation (512e), enterprise level data backup 24x7 accessibility for enterprise-class, capacity-optimized applications 4 terabytes of capacity, 6gb/s sata interface

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Seagate BarraCuda 1TB Internal Hard Drive HDD – 2.5 Inch SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 RPM 128MB Cache for PC Laptop – Frustration Free Packaging (ST1000LM048)

Seagate BarraCuda 1TB Internal Hard Drive HDD – 2.5 Inch SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 RPM 128MB Cache for PC Laptop – Frustration Free Packaging (ST1000LM048)

by Seagate Bare Drives
What We like

Features specialized caching technology for optimized data flow and faster loading

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Product Features

  • Confidently rely on portable hard drive technology backed by 20 years of innovation
  • Tackle projects, maneuver applications, and multitask like a pro with a wide range of available capacities
  • The BarraCuda mobile internal hard drive is the go-to upgrade for on-the-go computing thanks to big capacity in a small form factor

Confidently rely on portable hard drive technology backed by 20 years of innovation The barracuda mobile internal hard drive is the go-to upgrade for on-the-go computing thanks to big capacity in a small form factor Tackle projects, maneuver applications, and multitask like a pro with a wide range of available capacities

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Western Digital 1TB WD Blue Mobile Hard Drive - 5400 RPM Class, SATA 6 Gb/s, 128 MB Cache, 2.5

Western Digital 1TB WD Blue Mobile Hard Drive

5400 RPM Class, SATA 6 Gb/s, 128 MB Cache, 2.5", WD10SPZX

by Western Digital Bare Drives
What We like

WD F.I.T. Lab certified to work with a wide range of high-performance PC configurations

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Product Features

  • Reliable everyday computing
  • Free Acronis True Image WD Edition cloning software
  • WD quality and reliability

Wd quality and reliability Reliable everyday computing Free acronis true image wd edition cloning software

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DELL/Seagate ST1000NM0033 1TB 7200RPM 128MB Cache SATA 6Gb/s 3.5-inch Internal Hard Drive OEM - w/1 Year Warranty

DELL/Seagate ST1000NM0033 1TB 7200RPM 128MB Cache SATA 6Gb/s 3.5-inch Internal Hard Drive OEM

w/1 Year Warranty

by SEAGATE
What We like

Enterprise-class reliability with the power and performance efficiencies, Heavy Duty Designed for 24/7

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Product Features

  • Reduces design and support costs by building on the Seagate best-in-class enterprise storage foundation
  • Works for any brand of Desktop PC, Mac, Server, RAID, NAS & CCTV DVR!
  • 1-Terabyte Capacity, 128MB Cache, 7200RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s, 3.5in Internal Hard Drive

Reduces design and support costs by building on the SEAGATE best-in-class enterprise storage foundation 1-terabyte capacity, 128mb cache, 7200rpm sata 6.0gb/s, 3.5in internal hard drive Works for any brand of desktop pc, mac, server, raid, nas & cctv dvr!

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