10 Best WD Internal Hard Drives
for June 2021

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Western Digital 12TB WD Red Plus NAS Internal Hard Drive - 7200 RPM Class, SATA 6 GB/s, CMR, 512 MB Cache, 3.5

Western Digital 12TB WD Red Plus NAS Internal Hard Drive

7200 RPM Class, SATA 6 GB/s, CMR, 512 MB Cache, 3.5", WD120EFBX

by Western Digital
What We like

Small or medium business NAS systems in a 24x7 environment

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Product Features

  • NASware firmware for compatibility
  • Available in capacities ranging from 1-14TB with support for up to 8 bays
  • 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.

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

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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

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

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

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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
  • 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.
  • Enhanced reliability with up to 2.5M hours MTBF

Improve performance with our vibration protection technology 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. Enhanced reliability with up to 2.5m hours mtbf

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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

  • 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
  • Small or medium business NAS systems in a 24x7 environment
  • Available in capacities ranging from 1-14TB with support for up to 8 bays
  • 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 5400rpm performance class Small or medium business nas systems in a 24x7 environment

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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 16TB WD Red Pro NAS Internal Hard Drive - 7200 RPM Class, SATA 6 Gb/s, CMR, 256 MB Cache, 3.5

Western Digital 16TB WD Red Pro NAS Internal Hard Drive

7200 RPM Class, SATA 6 Gb/s, CMR, 256 MB Cache, 3.5", WD161KFGX

by Western Digital
What We like

Extended drive testing to ensure each drive is tested for extended reliable operation

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Product Features

  • Available in capacities ranging from 2-18TB with support for up to 24 bays
  • Enhanced reliability with 3D Active Balance Plus technology and error recovery controls with NASware 3.0 technology
  • Supports up to 300 TB/yr workload rate* | * Workload Rate is defined as the amount of user data transferred to or from the hard drive

Available in capacities ranging from 2-18tb with support for up to 24 bays Supports up to 300 tb/yr workload rate* | * workload rate is defined as the amount of user data transferred to or from the hard drive Enhanced reliability with 3d active balance plus technology and error recovery controls with nasware 3.0 technology

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Seagate IronWolf 12TB NAS Internal Hard Drive HDD – 3.5 Inch SATA 6Gb/s 7200 RPM 256MB Cache for RAID Network Attached Storage – Frustration Free Packaging (ST12000VN0008)

Seagate IronWolf 12TB NAS Internal Hard Drive HDD – 3.5 Inch SATA 6Gb/s 7200 RPM 256MB Cache for RAID Network Attached Storage – Frustration Free Packaging (ST12000VN0008)

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 ultra-high capacity 12TB and cache of up to 256MB

Store more and work faster with a nas-optimized hard drive providing ultra-high capacity 12tb 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 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

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

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

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HGST WD Ultrastar DC HC520 12TB SATA 6Gb/s 3.5-Inch Data Center Hard Drive - HUH721212ALE600 (0F29590) (Renewed)

HGST WD Ultrastar DC HC520 12TB SATA 6Gb/s 3.5-Inch Data Center Hard Drive

HUH721212ALE600 (0F29590) (Renewed)

by HGST
What We like

Drop-in ready for enterprise applications such as, cloud and hyperscale storage, massive scale-out data centers, big data machine learning, surveillance analytics

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Product Features

  • 12TB Ultrastar data center high capacity internal hard disk drive
  • HelioSeal technology is key to achieving higher drive capacities, greater reliability ratings, and extreme power efficiency
  • Power-disable feature enables host power control, sata-to-sata power adapter cable included for legacy systems
  • Dual safe firmware, rebuild assist mode, rotational vibration safeguard (RVS), instant secure erase (ISE)

Dual safe firmware, rebuild assist mode, rotational vibration safeguard (rvs), instant secure erase (ise) Helioseal technology is key to achieving higher drive capacities, greater reliability ratings, and extreme power efficiency Power-disable feature enables host power control, sata-to-sata power adapter cable included for legacy systems 12tb ultrastar data center high capacity internal hard disk drive

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Western Digital 8TB WD Purple Surveillance Internal Hard Drive - 7200 RPM Class, SATA 6 Gb/s, , 256 MB Cache, 3.5

Western Digital 8TB WD Purple Surveillance Internal Hard Drive

7200 RPM Class, SATA 6 Gb/s, , 256 MB Cache, 3.5", WD82PURZ

by Western Digital
What We like

Designed to support up to 64 HD cameras

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Product Features

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

Built for 24/7 surveillance All frame technology for better performance Engineered for compatibility

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