As you install more games and save more data in your gaming PC, storage might start running out and affecting the performance of the PC. You can avoid this by having a dedicate hard Disk where you can store all your vital data.
An external hard disk also ensures you never have to delete anything prematurely to free up space. Hard drives come in different sizes depending on the amount of data you want to store, and Seagate has a variety that would work well for gamers. Seagate external hard disks are feature-rich and offer blistering transfer speeds, so you never miss out on any of the action.
You can browse through our catalogue of Seagate external hard drives for gaming to find a hard disk that works for you and your gaming needs. With our diverse collection, you’re assured of finding a bespoke storage solution just for you.
While an external hard disk will not directly impact your gaming experience, buying a good quality hard disk will give you value for your money and longer and reliable service.
At Fierce PC, we ensure all Seagate hard disks in our collection are from the genuine manufacturer and made from quality parts to provide the best performance.
Since gamers have different storage needs, the Seagate external hard disks have distinct features and storage capacities to make it easier to find something that works for your budget and storage needs.
When buying an external hard disk for gaming, there are a few factors that you need to consider to ensure you get a hard disk that will ensure the best possible performance and experience when using the hard disk.
External hard disks offer various storage capacities. What works for you depends on how often you need to do your backups or how aggressively you will use the hard disk. A good rule of thumb is to go for something slightly bigger than your internal hard drive.
Your hard drive will potentially carry all your gaming information and setups. The last thing you want is a hard disk that will fail and destroy all your data. A good gaming hard disk should be durable and have an extended warranty of about 2-3 years.
Transfer speed is a vital aspect, especially when dealing with large files that might take a while to transfer. To determine the transfer speed, you need to check the storage technology of the hard disk and the connectors it uses. SSD drives have better processing speeds than HDD alternatives.
For connectors, USB 3.0 should be the most basic option you go for. However, the more expensive varieties have more advanced ports like the USB 3.1 and the Thunderbolt 3, which boasts of transfer speeds of up to 40Gbps.
There is a thin line between which of the two options you choose. While HDDs offer more storage space, they have slower transfer speeds while SSDs have higher transfer speeds and lower storage capacity. It's up to you to decide which of the two factors is more critical for you.
Even if you intend to use the external drive alone, it's essential to have some protection to ensure your data is safe. Data encryption is a good idea, and some drives come with compatible software encryption.
You can take security a notch higher by going for a drive that offers hardware encryption or have physical security system like a pin-code
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