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Top 10 Fastest Hard Drives in the World

Tuesday, October 25th 2011. | Fastest


Right now, the fastest hard drives belongs to WD VelociRaptor. With all the press, solid state drives have received so many compliments over the last year or so. It would be easy to think that few advancements have been made in the hard drive space. Here are the Top 10 Fastest Hard Drives in the World

 

10. Samsung SpinPoint SP1614N

Fastest Hard Drives in the World Samsung SpinPoint SP1614N

Fastest Hard Drives in the World Samsung SpinPoint SP1614N

A good blend of strong performance, plus round-the-clock phone support, even though it lacks an installation kit.

 

9. Western Digital WD Caviar SE16 750 GB

Fastest Hard Drives in the World Western Digital WD Caviar SE16 750 GB

Fastest Hard Drives in the World Western Digital WD Caviar SE16 750 GB

Top-flight performer posted some of the fastest write times we’ve seen. Perpendicular Magnetic Recording (PMR) – The latest generation of WD Caviar SE16 drives employs PMR technology to achieve even greater areal density.

 

8. Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 750GB

Fastest Hard Drives in the World Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 750GB

Fastest Hard Drives in the World Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 750GB

This drive was among our fastest performers across our suite of tests. Combining 7200RPM motor speed, SATA 3 Gbps, high speed cache and Perpendicular Recording Technology for large capacity, the Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 hard drives delivers solid performance to meet demanding environments and applications.

 

7. Western Digital Caviar GP WD10EACS

Fastest Hard Drives in the World Western Digital Caviar GP WD10EACS

Fastest Hard Drives in the World Western Digital Caviar GP WD10EACS

First drive to bill itself as eco-friendly with low-power consumption proves it can stand with the big boys. A fine-tuned balance of spin speed, transfer rate and cache size designed to deliver both significant power savings and solid performance.

 

6. Western Digital VelociRaptor WD3000GLFS

Fastest Hard Drives in the World Western Digital VelociRaptor WD3000GLFS

Fastest Hard Drives in the World Western Digital VelociRaptor WD3000GLFS

Super-fast performer, this 10,000 rpm drive leaves the competition–including WD’s previous Raptors–in its wake.

 

5. Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 1000GB SATA

Fastest Hard Drives in the World Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 1000GB SATA

Fastest Hard Drives in the World Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 1000GB SATA

Gargantuan drive is a fast write performer; carries industry-leading 5 year warranty. Western Digital’s Caviar GP WD10EACS promises to reduce power consumption; Seagate’s Barracuda 7200.11 1TB, meanwhile, was fastest in write tests.

 

4. Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1000GB

Fastest Hard Drives in the World Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1000GB

Fastest Hard Drives in the World Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1000GB

Solid performance across the board on our tests makes this drive an excellent upgrade choice. The maximum throughput rate of this barracuda can sustain up to 126 to 131MB/s, which makes this barracuda the first hard drive to achieve this speed with 1000GB capacity and spindle speed of 7200 rpm.

 

3. Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS

Fastest Hard Drives in the World Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS

Fastest Hard Drives in the World Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS

Standard 1TB internal hard drive.

The Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS has three platters with a total of six read/write heads. The WD1001FALS isn’t too loud by our standards, idling at 24dB and generating 33dB of noise when seeking.

 

2. Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 1.5TB

Fastest Hard Drives in the World Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 1.5TB

Fastest Hard Drives in the World Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 1.5TB

Great performance plus gargantuan capacity makes this a great drive for storing large media collections.

 

1.Western Digital Caviar Green 2TB WD20EADS

Fastest Hard Drives in the World Western Digital Caviar Green 2TB WD20EADS

Fastest Hard Drives in the World Western Digital Caviar Green 2TB WD20EADS

This drive packs in the bits for 2TB of capacity, but its price remains high, despite its competitive cost per gigabyte. Western Digital Caviar Green 2TB WD20EADS Fastest Hard Drives.

 


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