✅ TOP 5: Best Hard Drive For Gaming 2019


Are you looking for the best hard drive for
gaming? In this video we’ll break down the top hard
drives for gaming available whilst comparing them for price versus performance. Before we get started with our video detailing
the best hard drives for gaming on the market, we have included links in the description
for each product mentioned, so make sure you check those out to see which one is in your
budget range. Starting off at number 1 we have the Seagate
BarraCuda 3TB. Seagate BarraCuda 3TB ST3000DM008 is one of
the newest hard drives in the famous Seagate BarraCuda series. Just like its predecessor, it has a rotational
speed of 7200 rpm and 64MB of cache, but a bit higher sequential speeds (about 12% faster)
and very fast read/write speeds of 200MB/s. This is basically an upgraded version of the
“notorious” ST3000DM001 version. That version allegedly had higher failure
rates than the competition, which even lead to a lawsuit against the Seagate. Luckily, there is no such information for
the ST3000DM008 model. ST3000DM008 is a multipurpose hard drive that
can be very well used both as storage and as a primary drive. Thanks to its large capacity you will have
enough space to install all of your favorite games and have room for much more. Although this is a solid drive, sold in large
quantities, and there is no warning information like with its predecessor, be careful with
it and at least back up all the important data to another drive to prevent any possible
damage from sudden failure. Too much caution won’t cost you much but
might save you from future headaches. At number 2 we have the WD Black 2TB. If you want the top performance out of your
hard drive, WD Black Performance Drive 2TB is the right fit for you. This is the hard drive made for the power
users with an excellent combination of performance, price and capacity. Its rotational speed of 7200 rpm and 64MB
of cache are up to today’s standards, but its read/write speed of 180MB/s is among the
best. One of the interesting facts about its officially
declared read/write speeds is that in the benchmarks, these speeds are even higher,
which is very rare these days. One of its rare downsides is that it is a
bit loud when in full action, but besides that, this is a great successor to the old
Caviar Black hard drives series. Its 5-years warranty is the best proof of
how much durability you can expect from it. If you are looking for the best hard drive
for gaming, this is surely one of the best choices you can make. Fast, reliable and with a history of quality
that Black series built for ages. At number 3 we have the WD Blue 1TB. A limited budget is always a problem, but
luckily, there are usually quality solutions that can help you cope with it. Western Digital 1TB Blue (EZEX) is among those
solutions – affordable, with a decent performance, specifications and a capacity. WD Blue has a solid read/write speed of 150MB/s,
the rotational speed of 7200 rpm and 64MB of cache. Nothing special, but it’s up to today’s
norms. Where this hard drive shines is its combination
of affordable price, good performance and reasonable reliability. In that department, its only competition is
Toshiba DT01ACA100 (upgraded Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.D 1TB), that is a bit cheaper but offers
only 32MB of cache and, according to some rumors, has a bigger failure rate. All in all, this drive is a good solution
for being used as an addition to SSD, but also as a single hard drive for your OS. Of course, it is recommended to use an SSD
for gaming, but WD Blue is a good all-around hard drive that handles every role well. If you are looking for the best 1TB hard drive
for gaming, for small bucks, WD Blue is the most reasonable choice. At number 4 we have the Seagate FireCuda 2TB. Seagate FireCuda 2TB is a hybrid hard drive
that combines the speed of NAND flash memory (8GB) and large capacity of a traditional
hard drive (2TB). Thanks to the combination of these two technologies,
this drive delivers amazing performance, with sequential read/write speeds of over 210MB/s. Due to its Adaptive Memory technology, this
drive analyses your frequently accessed data and stores the most accessed data on the flash
drive. Then, with the help of Multi-tier caching
technology, it makes loading times for that data, and the overall hard drive performance,
much better. Although this drive can be used for all the
purposes, it is good to know that was actually primarily made for gamers. This is a rebrand of a Seagate SSHD (Solid
State Hybrid Drive) series that proved to be a good budget solution for everyone who
wanted better hard drive capabilities, but also the storage capacity. Seagate FireCuda 2TB holds the same 5-year
warranty as its major competitor WD Black 2TB, but has higher sequential read/write
speeds and more importantly, it costs less, which puts it in a really good position among
the other gaming hard drives. At number 5 we have the Toshiba X300 6TB. Toshiba X300 6TB offers a great performance
and a large capacity in one hard drive. This is one of the best Toshiba’s hard drives,
with a standard rotational speed of 7200 rpm and fairly big 128MB of cache. According to its performance, X300 is basically
positioned between the more mainstream P300 and the NAS dedicated N300. Its features include an internal shock sensor
and the ramp loading technology that are responsible for data protection and today’s must-haves,
a dual-stage actuator that prevents read/write heads from misaligning when looking for the
data (a very common problem because of increased density of hard drive platters). X300 is very fast with sequential read/write
speeds of over 200MB/s and it gives a very quiet performance, even with a full load. This is a solid hard drive, with a great price
per TB ratio, which makes it a very good choice for gamers who need many titles installed
on their PC at the same time. X300 is not the best hard drive for gaming
according to its performance, but more due to a number of things combined, like its capacity,
speed and price. At number 6 we have the WD Elements 4TB. WD Elements 4TB is a drive that doesn’t
offer tons of features besides the basic ones. Because there is no encryption or password
protection, this is not the best choice for keeping your confidential data, but since
you are mostly going to use it for storing games or for game consoles, this is an excellent
value for money. Its read/write speeds, that are around 95MB/s,
are expected from the USB 3.0 based external hard drive and are nothing huge, but are up
to standards. When compared to its direct competition such
as Seagate Expansions, it doesn’t offer that much of a difference. The expansion is a bit faster, but Elements
costs less. Its bad sides are summed up in its 1-year
warranty, which is more than disappointing, and the already mentioned lack of encryption. If there wasn’t for the warranty issue,
this would surely be the best external hard drive for gaming for such a price. At number 7 we have the Seagate Expansion
4TB. Most things said about the WD Elements are
also worth for the Expansion, and are the best summed up in the sentence “a lot of
storage for a low price”. Here is also no backup software or any type
of data protection software. Luckily, it can be easily used for storage
on both Mac and Windows, and the only requirement is for the hard drive to be reformatted to
HFS+ (Mac) or NTFS, FAT, etc. (Windows). It’s read/write speeds are around 120MB/s,
which is more than good for an external hard drive that transfers data via USB 3.0. All in all, a decent, compact external hard
drive that offers great speeds for this type of drive and specifications. When compared to the similar-type competition,
its speeds are actually among the best, which is a big plus for it. Although it doesn’t give a ton of features,
those that it does provide are excellent and make it a great value for money, and in this
type of drives, surely one of the best hard drives for gaming on your PC, notebook and
console. And for our final pick at number 8 we have
the WD My Book 4TB. The WD My Book 4TB is a “big brother”
of WD My Passport, in both size and storage capacity. Other differences are colors; My Passport
comes in six different ones, while My Book offers only the basic black. Besides that, they are very similar and share
some features, such as 256-AES encryption and WD Backup software. When talking about WD My Book 4TB alone, it
is important to mention that there is no USB Type-C support, which automatically prevents
its use with a MacBook without an adapter. Also, some of its competition, such as Seagate
Backup Plus Hub, offers additional USB ports and work also as a hub, which is a nice feature
that WD My Book 4TB lacks. On the other hand, its read/write speed of
170MB/s is around 50% better than the My Passport’s, but still 10MB/s slower than the Seagate Backup
Plus Hub’s speed. Don’t get us wrong, this drive is still
a great storage solution and well worth buying. So that sums up our top hard drives for gaming
of 2020. We hope you enjoyed. If you did please leave a like on the video
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5 thoughts on “✅ TOP 5: Best Hard Drive For Gaming 2019

  1. 5:08 "not the best hard drive for its performance" excuse me? it's name has the word performance in it so i would assume it was a good hard drive to perform with gaming

  2. I can confirm the WD Black does noise when it's working hard. It's scary at times. But a solid driver. (haven't lost any of my files). After 3 to 4 years I think I'm gonna buy a new one and use the older as back up for editing.

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