Best 1tb hard drives of 2016
- Best External Hard Drives
- Best SSDs Internal Hard Drives
- Best Portable Drives
- Best Thunderbolt Devices
- Best NAS Storage Devices
- Best PCIe SSDs
Best 1tb hard drive – SSD
Solid state drives also called SSD are the fastest hard drives around. We want to look at two types of SSD, older generation with SATA 3Gbit/s connection and newer SATA 6Gbit/s. Theoretically SATA 3Gbit/s read/write speeds is up to 250Mb/s and SATA 6Gbit/s read/write speeds are up to 500Mb/s, but in reallity they are about 400Mb/s. Also you have to notice that SATA 3Gbit/s is not the same thing as SATA3, because SATA3 means third generation which is SATA 6Gbit/s. SATA 3Gbit/s is also known as SATA2 connection/interface. And SATA3 is backwards compitable with SATA2.
So you don`t have to worry that your new SATA3 drive will not be compitable with your PC or laptop. But be careful! Even though SATA3 provides backward functionality with SATA2 and SATA1, the maximum read/write speeds will lower due to speed limitations of the older SATA1/SATA2 port. The new drive would be as fast as the old one, regardless of its own characteristics.
You can also see read/write speeds for all drives in our list. These speeds are measured when all the SSD are installed as secondary drives.
Top 5: Fastest 1TB solid state drives (SSD)
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Top 5: Best SSD for Macbook
Top 5: Best SSD for gaming
Best 1tb hard drive – Internal
Internal hard drives are boring – they are all the same, aren`t they?