Today, users can now keep their data in the cloud, on solid state storage, or through a combination internal and external drives. With so many storage options now available, you might expect the demand for hard disk drives to plummet. In fact, the variety of storage options seems to have only spurred the market. Data is also growing at an alarming rate. What was previously considered a large storage capacity may be stretched to hold files like movies and high resolution photos. Competition and high tech options are at an all-time high and consumers are left to compare their options across multiple variables.
What are the Best Hard Drives?
The absolute best drives in most cases are SSD's, or Solid State Disks, which are significantly faster than Hard Drives. We will cover those in another article. But their cost/MB ratio is much higher in most cases, so sometimes, a HDD is a better option (When you need a LOT of storage). It’s important to know what you’re looking for in a hard drive. Is capacity most important? In general, a 2 TB hard drive will meet most consumers’ needs as it provides plenty of storage without sacrificing performance. There are also other variables to consider in your search, like the size of drive you’ll need and whether it will be portable or internally placed in your device. Make quick note of your needs and start your search based on these parameters.
Best Hard Drives for your Money
There are several hard drives with varying capacities and sizes that offer excellent value and functionality for your money.