Best Budget External Hard Disk(Top 5)

WD My Passport External Hard Disk

The My Passport hard disk series from WD is one of the favourites of Indian audience since its release. Firstly, it has two-tone texture in the chassis which provides a comfortable grip to the customer. Secondly, the storage capacity is available in two variants – 1TB and 2TB which is more than enough for an average person. In addition, it has a USB3.0 interface but also works with USB2.0. Thirdly, the WD backup software helps you to backup files very smoothly. Moreover, this product comes with 256-bit AES hardware encryption and is very lightweight to carry. However, its external casing is prone to scratches. Overall, it is the best budget external hard disk in India right now.


2. Seagate Backup Plus Ultra Touch (1TB, 2TB)

Seagate Ultra Touch External Hard Drive

The Seagate Ultra Touch is one of the most popular external hard disk present in the market for a while. Firstly, the product sports an ultra-slim 11.7mm thick chassis made from a high-quality plastic material. Also, it has USB 3.0 support and weighs only about 150g.  Secondly, it comes in two variants- 1TB and 2TB– which is enough for a normal user as laptops these days comes with sufficient storage. In addition, the Lyve app from Seagate helps you back up the contents of this drive into the cloud and access them anywhere. However, the product is not shock resistant. Overall, this hard disk from Seagate is one of the best in the market right now.


3. ADATA HD720 External Hard Disk (1TB)

ADATA HD720 External Hard Disk

The HD720 from ADATA is an external portable rugged and all-weather use, hard disk with 1TB capacity. Firstly, it sports a rugged hard plastic outer casing which offers military-grade shock resistance and waterproof features to this external hard disk. It has gone several drop tests and its build quality and durability are awesome. Secondly, it comes with IP68 certification and the data can be backed up very easily on it. Moreover, it comes with USB3.0 interface and it also has a shock sensor inside. However, the device feels a little bulky. Overall, The ADATA HD720 is the best rugged and all-weather use, a portable hard disk in the market at present. 

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4. Transcend StoreJet 25M3 External Hard Disk (1TB, 2TB)

Transcend Storejet 25M3

Transcend 25M3 is one of the fastest available 1TB external hard disk under a good budget. Firstly, the black and green dual colour scheme makes it look playful and elegant and is made up of high-quality plastic materials. Secondly, its weight is 227g and is very portable. Moreover, it comes with two variants- 1TB and 2TB. Also, it is compatible with most of the laptops and the data can be backed up very easily with the Transcend Elite software. Thirdly, it comes with three-stage shock protection and has military-standard data security features. However, the transfer speeds are sometimes inconsistent. Overall, it is one of the best budget hard disks in the market.


5. Toshiba Canvio Basic (1TB)

Toshiba Canvio Basic External Hard Disk

The Canvio Basic is an entry-level portable hard disk from Toshiba. Firstly, it has a hard plastic outer casing with a glossy piano finish which makes it a premium device. Secondly, it has a status LED on the top part indicating the mode of operation and it weighs only 180g which is very easy to carry. Moreover, it comes with a 1TB storage capacity and follows USB 3.0 standard for data transfers which gives speeds as high as 100MBps. in addition, it has a plug and play feature and comes with 3 years of warranty. However, there is no official data recovery support provided by the company. Overall, this product from Toshiba is very promising and you should definitely give it a try.


6. Lenovo F309 External Hard Disk(1TB)

Lenovo F309

The Lenovo F309 is an entry-level portable hard disk with a storage capacity of 1TB. Firstly, it is made up of high-quality polycarbonate plastic material and consists of the multi-coloured indicator LED. Secondly, it weighs only about 230g and supports USB 3.0 wired connectivity(back compatible with USB2.0). Moreover, this portable hard disk drive can operate effortlessly anywhere under 40 degrees which are important in a country like India. Also, it comes with built-in surge protection and has an anti-static design to keep data secure. However, it is a little slippery in hand. Overall, this is the best Lenovo hard disk available at such a low price.

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