1. Samsung T7 SSD
If you are looking at a portable SSD with lots of features, you might want to take a look at Samsung T7 SSD. Firstly, it has sequential read and write speeds of up to 1050 and 1000 MB/sec respectively. Secondly, it has AES 256-bit encryption and also has the option for fingerprint sign-in. Moreover, they are available in sizes of 500GB, 1TB and 2TB. Also, it has the latest USB 3.2 Gen2 which makes it incredibly fast and compact. However, no presence of rugged case accounts to its few cons. Overall, this product is no doubt the best budget external SSD in the market right now.
2. WD My Passport SSD
WD is not new to the storage device market and WD My Passport is a significant addition to this list. Firstly, its sleek and compact design makes it portable and cool. Secondly, it has sequential read and write speeds of 1050 and 1000 MB/sec respectively with blazing fast NVMe technology. Moreover, it has 256-bit AES hardware encryption and is also drop-resistant up to 6.5 ft. Thirdly, talking about connectivity, it has USB 3.2 Gen2 and type C USB port. However, its extra speed is useless over WI-FI networks. Overall, WD My Passport is the best on offer from WD in this price range.
3. SanDisk Extreme Pro Portable SSD
SanDisk is known for its storage devices in the Indian market. SanDisk Extreme Pro Portable SSD is an awesome product from the company. Firstly, its lightning-fast NVMe technology dramatically increases the transfer speeds to 1050 MB/sec. Its ruggedized case and IPS5 rating make it absolutely safe and compact. Secondly, its lightweight makes it very portable. Thirdly, coming with a 5-year warranty, it has both USB C and USB A type inputs. Overall, this SSD is by-far the best budget SanDisk SSD in the market.
4. Seagate Barracuda Fast SSD
Seagate is a well-known brand when it comes to storage, and this Seagate Fast SSD is a prime example of this. Firstly, it has a very professional and a compact look with a green LED on it. Secondly, it has sequential read and write speeds up to 540 MB/sec. Moreover, the company offers 3 years of data recovery options and has the USB type C interface. Also, this product is extremely thin with a thickness of only 9mm which results in good portability. However, the transfer speeds are a bit low. Overall, you can go for it if you are looking for a feature-loaded SSD at a low price.
5. ADATA SD700
ADATA SD700 is one of the best cheap portable SSDs on offer from ADATA. Firstly, it has read and write speed up to 440 MB/sec and passes the stringent Military MIL-STD-810G 516.6 drop test, making it extremely powerful and strong. Secondly, it is smaller than the average business card. The compact, light and slim SD700 external SSD is the perfect portable storage. However, due to the absence of USB type C port, its transfer speeds are very low. However, if your budget is low, you can buy this without the blink of an eye!
6. Samsung X5 SSD (Special Mention)
This Samsung X5 SSD is a special mention as it is not cheap, but might be the best product on this list. Firstly, its sleeky and cool design makes it the best looking SSD on this list. Secondly, it has jumbo read and write speeds of 2800 and 2300 MB/sec respectively because of its Thunderbolt 3 interface. However, the only catch in this is that it works only on devices with thunderbolt 3 ports. Also, it is very durable and shock resistant and can handle falls up to 2m. If you are not a budget person, you can go for this without having any second thoughts.