The 4 best internal hard drives of the moment: the best all-rounder, the best-value internal hard drive, the best budget option, the best choice if money is no object.

Updated: November 30, 2012 11:26 AM
By Pierre-Jean Alzieu
Translated by: Catherine Barraclough

Editor's choice

Best of the rest

Next Generation: No Limits

Crucial M4 512 GB

Crucial M4 512 GB
512 GB SSDs have been coming down in price over the last few months. In fact, they're now almost affordable for anyone looking to do away completely with a regular hard disk!

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An Excellent Compromise

Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2 TB

Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2 TB
If you're not interested in an SSD because they're too small, too expensive or whatever, then the Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 makes a good alternative for a system drive. With a 7200 RPM spin speed and a good access time, it offers a good trade-off between performance, noise output and price.

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Low-Cost SSD

Crucial M4 128 GB

Crucial M4 128 GB
Very similar to the Samsung 830, the Crucial M4 it a top-quality SSD thanks to excellent performances (although it can't quite match the Samsung on write speeds) and high levels of reliability.

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