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The best hard drives for gaming are responsible for faster loading times thereby increasing the performance of laptops or desktops. Western Digital, Seagate, Hitachi, LaCie and Fujitsu are the brands manufacturing hard drives for gaming.

Mostly the hard drives for gaming are of internal type and you need to look for some important specifications before buying them. If you are seeking a budget hard drive, get ensured that the hard drive has spindle speed of at least 7200 RPM. For games to be loaded at a fast pace this much speed is necessary.

Another requisite for a gaming hard drive is cache. 16 MB to 64 MB of caching buffer is required to avoid the lag in loading of already played games.

Capacity of 500GB is sufficient for gaming purpose, however, you may want to store all your music, videos and photos. Try to get a hard drive of 1TB capacity for accommodating this vast amount of content.

Now that you have an idea about the gaming hard drives, it would be easier for you to select the right data storage. You can check our listing of the best hard drive for gaming to know about the most recent and topmost products.

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WesternDigital My Book 4TB

WD My Book 4TB External Hard Drive Storage


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WD My Book 4TB
WD My Book Studio Mac
WD My Passport for Mac
Seagate Wireless Plus 1 TB (STCK1000100)
G-Technology G-DRIVE mini
WD My Book 4TB External Hard Drive Storage
WD My Book Studio 2TB Mac External Hard Drive Storage USB 3.0
WD My Passport for Mac 1TB  USB 3.0
Seagate Wireless Plus 1 TB Built-In Wi-Fi Streaming (STCK1000100)
G-Technology G-DRIVE mini 1TB 0G02576
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Release Date
Oct 2012
Oct 2012
Aug 2012
Jan 2013
Oct 2012
Spindle Speed
7200.0 RPM
7200.0 RPM
7200.0 RPM
7200.0 RPM
7200.0 RPM
Capacity
4096.0 GB
2048.0 GB
1024.0 GB
1024.0 GB
1024.0 GB
Designation
Desktop Computer, Laptop Computer
Desktop Computer, Laptop Computer, Tower & Drive Cases
Desktop Computer, Laptop Computer
Desktop Computer
Desktop Computer, Laptop Computer
Enclosure
External
Plug-In Module
External
External
External
HDD Form Factor
3.5'
3.5"
Interface
USB, Serial ATA, FireWire
USB 3.0, USB 2.0
USB 3.0 and USB 2.0
Serial ATA
USB, FireWire

  • The WD My Book (4TB) desktop-class external hard drive is a basic, large-capacity drive. It's what you need if you're a compulsive video downloader, photograph everything you do, or need to keep every MP3 you own in one place.


  • Western Digital's 4TB My Book World Edition II NAS device is an easy and reasonably cheap way to store large amounts of data in a central location. Its overall performance is slow, but for tasks where speed isn't critical this NAS device is a decent choice.

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    Western Digital's 4TB My Book World Edition II NAS device is an easy and reasonably cheap way to store large amounts of data in a central location. Its overall performance is slow, but for tasks where speed isn't critical this NAS device is a decent choice.

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    Compact and light enough to easily fit in a backpack or briefcase, Western Digitalâ?? s My Book Studio external hard drive is a cute little bugger. Designed to resemble a book, the 6.5-inch tall drive stands upright, and you have the option of digitally labeling your drive (with 12 characters or less) so itâ?? ll read like a title on the binding a book.

    Designed specifically for a Mac, this plug-in-and-go drive is compatible with Appleâ??


  • For the Mac user who requires copious storage but not the mirroring capability of the Studio II, the Western Digital My Book Studio (2TB) makes a good Time Machine or working storage drive.


  • Western Digital's My Book Studio Edition is quite possibly the sexiest external hard drive we've seen, if we're allowed to call external hard drives that. The powdered silver casing is one of luxury, a single stretched ovoid line lit by white LEDs calmly and serenely tracks back and forth when it's in use.


  • The WD My Passport Portable makes an excellent portable drive for use with both desktop and laptop computers, at home or while on the road.


  • The market is pretty saturated with USB-only drives from a variety of manufacturers. Price per gigabyte and speed have become paramount concerns, and the only technical way to compare the contenders. The My Passport for Mac stacks up well against competing drives, producing some of the best times we've seen in a USB-only drive. It has comparatively strong pricing (though it's by no means the cheapest on the market), and it has a solid warranty behind it.


  • The Western Digital My Passport offers a spacious hard drive for casual Mac users who simply want to back their data up, but there are faster drives with faster connections available.

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    If you have a digital library that's larger than the capacity of your tablet and want to bring it all with you on the go, the Wireless Plus is arguably the best choice on the market.


  • If you have a digital library that's larger than the capacity of your tablet and want to bring it all with you on the go, the Wireless Plus is arguably the best choice on the market.


  • Unless you are using a Mac with a FireWire 800 port, G-Tech's G-Drive mini Triple portable hard drive holds little appeal.


  • The G-Drive mini is a portable drive that offers connectivity flexibility. And if you need zippy data transfers, the G-Drive mini is an ideal choice.

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    The G-DRIVE Mini from G-Technologies (Hitachi) is a nice addition to any notebook computer needing extra or backup storage although more so for Mac users than PC users with the FireWire 800 interface being the best option for data speeds.


Top 5 hard drive for gaming:

  1. WD My Book 4TB External Hard Drive Storage
  2. WD My Book Studio 2TB Mac External Hard Drive Storage USB 3.0
  3. WD My Passport for Mac 1TB USB 3.0
  4. Seagate Wireless Plus 1 TB Built-In Wi-Fi Streaming (STCK1000100)
  5. G-Technology G-DRIVE mini 1TB 0G02576