I admit that writing about hard drives is pretty boring. Yet most of us need them to store data for us. SSD drives are a lot faster, but they are also much more expensive. I’ll include links to buy the drives listed from Amazon and I do earn a very small commission. No drives were given to me.

If you want the fastest drive for your computer, this is not it. Compared to other mechanical drives, they are reasonably fast. The latest standard of SATA is used to theoretically allow for a speed up to 6 GB/s. Platters spin at 5400 RPM which is not as fast as other mechanical drives. Included is a 256 MB cache that allows the drives to have fastest performance than those without cache or a smaller cache.

All drives are subject to failure and you should have some form of backup to protect against that failure. Seagate Barracuda Compute drives have a 2 year warranty and are designed to be durable enough for a very long life. Best of all, even the drives with the highest capacity are affordable. If you need to increase your storage capacity or it is simply time to replace a hard drive, you’ll find these to be a good choice.

Seagate Barracuda Compute drives are available in many sizes:

Foster D. Coburn III
Foster D. Coburn III

Foster D. Coburn III is author of 13 best-selling books on CorelDRAW and has been a contributor to numerous technology and graphics-related magazines. Foster has taken many projects, including this Web site, from the early design stage through to a finished piece. He has been a featured speaker at many graphics conferences. His first Web site was built in 1995 and he has been working exclusively in WordPress since 2013.

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