Updated on 12 August 2013 by

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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WD My Book 4TB
WD My Book Studio Mac
WD My Passport for Mac
Seagate Wireless Plus 1 TB (STCK1000100)
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)
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Release Date
Oct 2012
Oct 2012
Aug 2012
Jan 2013
Capacity
4096.0 GB
2048.0 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
Enclosure
External
Plug-In Module
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
Spindle Speed
7200.0 RPM
7200.0 RPM
7200.0 RPM
7200.0 RPM
Average Rating
 3.9 stars
 4.3 stars
 3.8 stars
 4.0 stars