If you have an external HDD, you can save 1000s of videos, software, games, songs to it. HDDs come in handy when your computer, phone or tablet storage memory doesn’t have enough free space memory to support newer files. They are great alternatives to online cloud storage platforms.

The internet connection speed in most parts of India is terrible. High-speed 4G data plans are costly. Hence, many of you consider buying an external hard disk drive instead of signing up with Dropbox, GDrive or any other cloud service provider.

External HDDs are compact in size and they provide an impressive storage capacity of 1TB or 2TB. As they are tiny and feather-light, you can carry them to the office, friends house, or carry it along with you when you’re traveling.

Best 2TB and 1TB external HDDs

WD My Passport

My Passport is the best-selling external HD of Western Digital. It is reliable, cheap, durable and fits in your palms. My Passport provides data transfer rates of up to 100 Mb/second if you connect it to a USB 3.0 port of your PC

If your PC features a USB 2.0 port, you can use the HDD but the data transfer speed will be lower. The external HDD from WD uses the secure AES 256 bit algorithm to encrypt your data. It allows you to store all types of files. It is one of the lightest external hard drives on our list (247 grams weight). My Passport ships with a WD backup application. When you install and configure this program, it will back up your files and directories automatically.

Seagate Backup Plus Slim

Seagate is one of the most respected data storage hardware manufacturers in the world. It is a US company that has a presence in all major countries. Seagate is a trusted brand. One out of 4 to 5 computers on the planet use its storage products.

Seagate B-Plus comes in two variants, one with 1TB capacity and another that stores up to 2TB of data. The cheaper variant costs at Rs 4300 and higher storage capacity version of Seagate BPS carries 6300 Rs price tag.

The Seagate hard disk comes in five beautiful color variants. They offer USB 3.0 connectivity option and require:

  • Android 2.3 OS
  • Apple IOS 7
  • Windows 7 or its successors
  • Max X10.7 and its newer versions

The hard disk supports Seagate Dashboard software, with which you can manage the saved files. Apart from providing offline storage memory of up to 2TB, the Seagate HDD enables you to save up to 200GB data on OneDrive Microsoft cloud storage platform for free.  Seagate BPS is the best hard disk drive under 5000 and 7000 Rupees in India.

WD Elements

If you want to a buy an external hard drive for a tight budget of Rs 5000, then WD Elements must be your first choice. Western Digital is one of the top competitors of Seagate. It is a US firm that specializes in storage devices. Elements is one of the company’s best-selling HDDs to date.

WD Elements supports USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 connectivity. For transferring files at blazing fast speed, customers must connect the HDD to a USB 3.0 port. WD Elements comes with the trial version of a free backup software developed and maintained by the storage device manufacturer.

The HDD supports the NTFS file system. It supports Windows XP to Win 10 OS and comes with three years warranty. Like the above external hard drive, you can buy 1TB or 2TB variants of WD elements.

Lenovo UHD F308

Lenovo had introduced its cheapest 1TB HDD in India last year. The UHD F308 HDD from the Taiwan-based firm measures 2.5 inches. It is a durable drive that comes with a special circuit to prevent damages caused by unwanted electricity surges in your area.

According to this article published on Lifehacker, the static electricity is one of the major reasons for PC storage hardware failure. F308 has an anti-static design to ensure that your data is safe.

Lenovo’s storage device is the cheapest 1TB external hard disk you can buy in India.

Key features:

  • USB 2.0 and 3.0 support.
  • Lightweight i.e. 244.9 grams.
  • Supports computers.

Conclusion: The above hard disks cost below 5000 and 8000 Rs. They have special safety features and provide fast file-transfer speeds.


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