Check Out 13 Best Hard Drives For Windows 10

Hard drives are these really important PC components that most people require today. Of course today, the need for expandable storage space has increased, and more and more are turning towards hard drives for the purpose. So, if you are looking for one, find one from the list below:

WD Black

This Hard drive from Western Digital comes with a dual-core processor and hence is faster as compared to its predecessors. Owing to the dual-core processor, the drive has the best performance while you deal with loading games or large multimedia files. 

The 2TB and larger devices come with StableTrac technology that secures the motor shaft inside the drive to reduce the impact of the vibrations.

This SATA III drive offers a speed up to 6Gbps and caches up to 128MB (in case of 5TB and 6TB) for better and improved performance. Also, the same cache is optimized between reading and writing sessions.

You also get additional features such as High-Resolution Controller, Improved Data Protection, Vibration Control Technology, and Corruption Protection Technology, along with NoTouch Ramp Load Technology. 

Seagate Exos 7E8

Seagate is well known for its range of hard drives while the Exos series is being spoken of in great terms as well. They are robust and powerhouse engineered for the most demanding storage environments. The HDD support 1 and 16TB of data with an easy-to-integrate SATA HDD. It also features PowerChoice that allows you to regulated the power consumption of the HDD and hence, keep the costs as low as possible.

WD Red Pro NAS

The Western Digital Red Pro NAS HDD is one of the top HDDs available in the market. For anyone who needs extra space, this device is for them. This range of product is highly reliable due to its safety and error recovery controls with NASware 3.0 technology. This range of product is great for sharing, archiving, RAID array building on operating systems for large scale businesses. 

Seagate Skyhawk

This range of HDDs by Seagate is designed for heavy-duty wear and tear that is way beyond gaming, working, and browsing. They are the best choice for storing security footage. These drives have the ability to store the recorded data over a long period of time and at the same time be able to resist complete wipes at a given interval. 

Seagate Barracuda

The Seagate Barracuda is an HHD that is well designed for speed and processing power with maximum storage capacity as well. It is available only in 2TB versions but is extremely reliable and fast. It has been designed for resource-intensive activities like multimedia editing and gaming sessions.

Western Digital Caviar Blue

This drive comes with a SATA II interface and 16MB cache and is ideally designed for your desktop PC. It offers good speed along with NoTouch ramp load technology that allows lesser wear and tear of the recording head. It also supports RAID 0 and RAID 1 technology allowing you to use the technology along with other drives. 

Hitachi Ultrastar

This drive features a SATA III connection and comes with 3TB capacity and a speed up to 6Gbps. This works great with your desktop PC owing t its size. It has a Dual Stage Actuator (DSA) and Enhanced Rotational Vibration Safeguard that make it a high performing drive without any demanding apps. 

Toshiba P300

Toshiba P300 uses the SATA III connection and hence offers a speed up to 6Gbps along with 7200rpm. This drive is perfect for your desktop along with Native Command Queuing (NCQ) feature that enhances the seek-time performance. It also has features to handle protection like internal shock detection and ramp-loading technology. 

It has enhanced stability due to the Tunnel Magneto-Resistive (TMR) recording head technology. It also uses Perpendicular Magnetic Recording (PMR) technology for better capacity and reliability. 

It also has a built-in cache algorithm and buffers management to make reading and writing performance better.

HGST Deskstar

This drive is also a SATA III hard drive and gives you 6Gbps speed. This is also apt for your desktop and offers 7200 RPM. The HGST Deskstar is optimized for NAS systems and can be used widely. It features a 64MB cache buffer for fast data access. It also has Rotational Vibration Safeguard (RVS) technology to protect against disturbances thus, improving performance. 

Seagate Archive HDD V2

The Seagate Archive HDD V2 is perfect for anyone looking for a huge space to store large files. It is really efficient with storing files. This is also a SATA III drive supporting speeds up to 6Gbps. It uses a low-power data retrieval based on Shingled Magnetic Recording (SMR) technology. 

This drive is not ideal for frequent use and is rather made for cold storage. Since this supports Self-Encrypting Drive (SED) technology, your files will be kept secure. 

WD Blue

Let us say, this drive has almost everything you expect of modern drives. It supports IntelliSeek technology that calculates optimum seek speeds and helps attain lower power consumption, noise, and vibration. It uses Data LifeGuard technology that constantly monitors your hard drive and checks its health. It also features NoTouch Ramp Load Technology about which you already know. 

The models come in ranges between 500GB to 6TB.

Seagate IronWolf

The Seagate IronWolf is optimized for NAS systems and also features AgileArray. It also features dual-plane balancing, RAID-optimized firmware, and advanced power management. It offers up to 256GB cache and up to 6Gbps transfer speed due to the SATA III connection. There are models up to 10TB, so you know the amount of data you can store here.

Seagate Desktop

Unlike the others on the list, this is specifically for desktop computers and home users. This also features a SATA III drive and it supports transfer speeds up to 6Gbps. the 3.5-inch drive allows up to 64MB cache making it perfect for PC users. It also has 8TB and 5-6TB models with 256MB and 128MB cache respectively. It offers amazing performance and an Instant Secure Erase feature to protect the files. 

WD Red

This drive is also optimized for NAS systems and mainly smaller systems up to 8 bays. The NASware that gives optimal performance and compatibility. It has 5400 RPM and it offers from 16 to 64MB cache along with the SATA III to achieve speeds up to 6Gbps. It also has models with storage capacity up to 8TB and best for home users.

In this article, you got a brief idea of the many great hard drives available on the market. Get your list ready and finalize on the HDD you want for yourself.


Ankita Mohanty is a Software Engineer who has the passion for content creation, tech and travel. She believes in that there's nothing in this world that's unachievable when you work hard for it.


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