Best 4TB Internal HDD For The Money

Report Data Collected On 5/Dec/2016 {Monthly Updated}

Nowadays 4TB hard disk drive is become quite famous for the huge storage solution because as compared to other drives 4TB is a lot cheaper and that’s the second highest storage drive available in 2.5 Inch Form Factor which is only cost around 130$. The main reason why 4TB drive is most famous and the highest selling disk drive in the market because that’s the drive what used mostly in NAS devices, DVRs, and Servers to store huge amount of data.




And if you are looking for the highest capacity drive for your gaming console like PS4 then I’ll definitely gonna suggest you a better disk drive for your device too and also show you how you can easily fit it in your console by using a very useful casing which I listed at the end of this article.

So, first I’m gonna starts with what things you’ll need to check before buying any Hard Disk Drive because not every Disk Drive is same and all different models come with the different specification and that specification decides the hard disk driver’s whole performance.

Here’s are two important things what you’ll need to see before buying any HDD:

  1. RPM – HDD uses a motor to spin the disk built in it, and the motor speed defines through RPM (Round per minute). So, higher the number is better.
  2. Cache – HDD cache mainly used to process current process data and the only thing what you’ll need to remember is, the higher the cache size is, the better multitasking that HDD gonna handle.

So Let’s See The List

Actually, I made this list by calculating the Hard disk’s finest Performance what comes in the best price range by also reading the users reviews on different websites.




#Best 2.5 Inch 4TB Hard Disk Drive (Small Size)

Top 1st HDD – Seagate Laptop Thin ST4000LM016

Product Details

  • Size– 2.5 inch, 15MM
  • RPM– 5400
  • Cache Size – 128MB
  • Interface – SATA 3.0, 6 Gb/Second
  • Warranty – 5 Years
  • Price Tag – 120$ Approx.

CommentSeagate is the only in this category who making a really good hard disk drive under 2.5 Inch category and the one thing which I wanted to make you clear about this drive and that is, you can’t use it in your laptop because it’s 15mm thick and that’s not a normal size of a normal laptop’s hard drive but some laptop did support thick size 15mm drive and if your laptop does support then you can buy it but please make sure about the size first by physically check your laptop’s internal drive holder casing or otherwise you’ll gonna just waste your money.

The main reason why I put this drive in this list is because this is the only fastest 2.5 inch disk drive available in the market and it can fit in any “All in PC” which is actually great and if you can manage to cut the hard disk casing of your PS4 then you can easily fit this drive also into your PS4 too because PS4 also didn’t support 15MM thick drive and by cut the casing you can save some extra money for the device which I told you about to use big drive in your PS4.

You can try this Link of PlayStation Forum where a kind person listed the full step guide to cut the exact casing cover and place the thick drive into that same casing area. And if you don’t want to cut the casing of you PS4 then you can also check out the product what I’m taking at the last in this article.

Or otherwise you can use this drive in any “All in One PCs” and not just that you can also you this drive in your small desktop casing too.


 #Best 3.5 Inch 4TB Hard Disk Drive & SSHD (Desktop Size)

Note: I did mention the trick listed down below to use the 3.5 Inch Desktop size drive on play stations. So, just keep reading this article till the end.

Top 6th HDD – Toshiba X300 4TB Desktop

Product Details

  • Size– 3.5 inch
  • RPM– 7200
  • Cache Size – 64MB
  • Interface – SATA 3.0, 6 Gb/Second
  • Warranty – 2 Years
  • Price Tag – 130$ Approx.

CommentToshiba is a Japanese brand which actually manufacturing hard drive for computer around more than 2 decades and from past 6 Years this company getting well known for its budget disk drivers in the market just like this one and not only this drive is cheaper than others, it actually deliver some quite good speed while testing the real-time performance and I don’t think you can buy any other “7200RPM – 64MB – 4TB” drive under 130$.

This drive also comes with internal shock detection and ramp loading technology which means that the Hard disk drives slider head doesn’t make any contact with the disk platter in the case of any shock to protect the data and fewer the risk of data loss.

Top 5th HDD – Seagate Desktop SSHD ST4000DX001

Product Details

  • Size– 3.5 inch
  • RPM– 7200
  • Cache Size – 64MB With 8GB NAND Flash
  • Interface – SATA 3.0, 6 Gb/Second
  • Warranty – 5 Years
  • Price Tag – 261$ Approx.

CommentSSHDs is way a lot better than a normal hard disk drive and the best part is, it delivers 4 times better performance as compared to the fastest hard drive in the world. The reason why I loved SSHDs because they are not that expensive and can be easily used in any computer system.

If you are a hardcore gamer then replacing your old system’s drive with this new SSHD, your system’s performance gonna change to the another level because I did use this SSHD on my computer too and believe it or not but my OS is just started in 12 Seconds. And if you are looking for a perfect fastest drive for your PS4 then this drive will definitely gonna load and save your game really quickly and you’ll gonna love this drive when you put it on your PlayStation.

Top 4th HDD – WD Purple NV Surveillance HDD WD4NPURX

Product Details

  • Size– 3.5 inch
  • RPM– 5400 with IntelliPower
  • Cache Size – 64MB
  • Interface – SATA 3.0, 6 Gb/Second
  • Warranty – 3 Years
  • Price Tag – 150$ Approx.

CommentJust like I said 4TB is the most common hard disk drive to use in Surveillance devices and this WD Purple is the most famous one under this category because this drive has some good features in it which you’ll love to have it in your disk drive for Surveillance use because for any type of security reasons you really do never wanted to miss any single frame in your video footage and the best part is WD made this drive to record videos from up to 32 different HD cameras at the same time 24×7 without having any frame rate loss in recorded videos which is actually pretty damn good.

The another great thing about this drive is, it’s compatible with any DVR and NVR system and not just that it even supports backward DVR systems compatibility so you can just put this drive on any old DRV and it will work perfectly fine without having any fault.

WD has two different models hard drive for Surveillance but the reason why I choose WD Purple NV over normal WD Purple because this drive comes with IntelliPower system which is actually a power saving technology and manage the driver Motor’s RMP to minimize the heating temperature.

And not just that, this drive can be used in 8 Bay DVR or NVR system which means you can record 32×8 HD cameras by using your 8 bay DVR/NVR with this freakin drive.

Top 3rd & Top 2nd HDD – WD Red WD40EFRX & WD Red Pro WD4002FFWX

Product Details

  • Size– 3.5 inch
  • RPM– WD Red (5400) & WD Red Pro (7200)
  • Cache Size – WD Red (64MB) & WD Red Pro (128MB)
  • Interface – SATA 3.0, 6 Gb/Second
  • Warranty – WD Red (3 Years) & WD Red Pro (5 Years)
  • Price Tag – WD Red (150$ Approx.) & WD Red Pro (220$ Approx.)

CommentIf you’re looking for the hard drive for your NAS system then buying a normal hard disk drive for your NAS isn’t get beneficial for you because a NAS hard drive is mainly made for NAS environment because the percentage of drive failure is around 35% less while using a NAS disk drive and these type of drive also produce less heat as compared to a normal one.

WD (Western Digital) is one of the best hard disk manufacturer in the world and that’s the first company who comes up with the world’s first NAS hard disk drive for mainly NAS environment. There is one myth what people think about this NAS drive and that is, a NAS hard drive works faster than a normal drive but that’s really isn’t true because the performance is actually same but there are a lot of other difference in features and capability.

So, if you need a NAS drive for your small office and home server than the normal WD Red will work perfectly for you and you can also use that drive in 8 bay NAS system even without having any performance drop.

And if you need a drive for enterprise level work then I can only suggest you to buy the pro one because WD Red Pro is actually the ultimate one under this category and the best part is, you can use that drive in up to 16 Bay NAS system.

Both WD Red & Red Pro drives having NASware 3.0 which is the 3rd generation firmware update what you can get in this hard drive which is highly compatible with any NAS system around the world and with this firmware the RAID control over this drive is ultimately great and that’s the thing which really needs to be notice.

Top 1st HDD – WD Gold Datacenter WD4002FYYZ

Product Details

  • Size– 3.5 inch
  • RPM– 7200
  • Cache Size – 128MB
  • Interface – SATA 3.0, 6 Gb/Second
  • Warranty – 5 Years
  • Price Tag – 230$ Approx.

Comment: Actually, this is the drive what engineers use in servers and data centers and this Gold edition of Western digital’s hard disk drive is the ultimate one in the 3.5 Inch category. I know this drive is slower than the second one but after reading a couple of paragraphs written down below you’ll do understand why I this put this drive on the top 1st in this list.

First of all, this drive is the highest compatibility with any type of servers around the world so, you can just plug this drive into any computer device all around the world. Other than that, you can run this drive 24 hours x 7 weeks x 365 days without having any error because WD ensures the higher level of reliability with up to 2.5 million hours of MTBF (Mean time between failures).

And not just that, you can write and erase data up to 550TB per year which is actually an insane number for a hard disk drive but it actually can do, which really makes this drive perfect for any data center or maybe your home server too.


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