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KITGURU SHORTLISTS: THE BEST HARD DISK DRIVE OF 2020

Last updated on September 17th, 2020 at 02:00 pm

Capacities have been increasing by a huge amount over the past 5 years, alongside reliability and a range of technical options that can increase power efficiency, security or transfer speeds. Before you make your decision, check our shortlist and read through our top choices.

Seagate Exos X16 16TB HDD

Seagate has recently refreshed the IronWolf and IronWolf Pro NAS product lines with new 16TB flagship drives. Launched at the same time was the new 16TB flagship drive for the enterprise range, the Exos X16. At launch, the Exos X16 drive is the world’s highest capacity 3.5-inch 7,200 RPM drive for the enterprise sector that is readily available.

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Seagate IronWolf Pro 14TB

Another Seagate drive, the IronWolf Pro 14TB is great for NAS users due to its high capacity. It also performs very well thanks to Seagate's AgileArray Technology, while the 5-year warranty will give you peace of mind.

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Western Digital Gold 12TB

Aimed at the enterprise market segment, the WD Gold performs well, is very power efficient and has a specially designed Dynamic Fly Height system to ensure consistent, reliable performance.

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Seagate IronWolf Pro 12TB

Just like its bigger brother, the IronWolf Pro 12TB is great for NAS users thanks to its impressive performance and included Rescue Recovery Service, while you also get the same 5-year warranty.

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Seagate BarraCuda Pro 12TB

Aimed specifically at desktop users, Seagate's Barracuda Pro 12TB offers masses of space and a drive that can read and write at a sustained 250MB/s. It's got another 5-year warranty, too, making this a great option if you need a lot of storage space.

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