Best External Hard Disks in India

by | Oct 17, 2018

We all consume a lot of data daily. Be it in the form of movies, photos, songs and documents.

Since this influx of data, it became necessary to store them separately at a safe place rather than placing it on a folder in your computer or smartphone.

An external hard disk is the best method to keep the valuable and sensitive data safe and secure. This also keeps suficient free space on the built-in storage of your device as well.

In this list, we have compiled the best 5 External hard disk that you can rely on for your data storage needs.

We’ve picked the Seagate backup Plus slim as the first choice and has a lot more in store for you to choose from. Read along and make a wise decision!

Best External Hard Disk In India

1. Seagate Backup Plus SlimOverall Best Pick
2. WD My PassportRunner Up Pick
3. Seagate Expansion3TB Capacity
4. ADATA HD710 ProBest for Rough Use
5. WD My Passport Wireless ProWireless Hard Disk

1. Seagate Backup Plus Slim

Best External Hard Disk in India- Overall Best Pick
Overall Best Pick
  • Plug n play hard disk
  • Easy to carry around
  • 3-years limited warranty
Seagate has been making hard drives from those times when the 90’s kids were starting to know about assembling computers.

Since then the company became one of the most respected and sought-after brand in the hard disk market in India.

The Seagate backup plus slim is a 2TB external hard disk that has a small and compact form factor which makes it one of the lightest hard disks to carry around in your pocket or backpack.

Slim and stunning design…

The Seagate Backup Plus Slim has a minimal non-textured chassis that is made of tough and durable plastic. The only thing that adorns the outer shell is the Seagate logo.

A white LED is tucked on the shell that lights up when you connect the hard disk to a computer or any other device.

This device is only 12.1mm thick, so you can easily carry it around your pocket with no hassles. Weighing only 141g, this is one of the lightest hard disks available in the market.

USB 3.0 Plug N Play…

This external hard disk features a USB 3.0 port for high-speed data transfers. Do note that only if you connect it with a USB 3.0 port, you can enjoy those higher speeds.

Backward compatible with USB 2.0, you can also use this product with old USB 2.0 devices that don’t feature a USB 3.0 port.

There is no need for any software or drivers to be installed for using this device. Just plug it into the USB port and start copying files.

That’s it!

Perfect for a lot of use-cases…

This slim external hard disk can be used as a backup disk for keeping a backup image of your main computer hard disk or your smartphone.

This will make sure that even in the case of an unforeseen event with your primary device your data remains safe and secure.

The 2TB storage lets you save your favourite moments and other sensitive documents and then some.

The 128-bit AES encryption with password protection will make sure that your data remains confident and free from spying eyes.

The two-month free Adobe Creative Cloud subscription lets you store your photos in its full glory to the cloud and keep this hard disk free of space to save more.

Conclusion…

The Seagate Backup Plus Slim is the best external hard disk for you if you’re a frequent traveller and love to carry a lot of media with you for enjoyment during the trips.

This hard disk also lets you store your favourite moments captured from your digital camera and smartphone. The 2TB storage will ensure that you won’t run out of space anytime soon.

Priced just under Rs.6,000, this device, we feel is the top contender for the best external hard disk in the market.

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Slim and lightweight
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2TB storage
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USB 3.0
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Limited 2 months Adobe cloud subscription is useless

 Specifications

Capacity2 TB
InterfaceUSB 3.0
Encryption128-bit AES
Wi-FiNo
Additional Notes2 Months Free Adobe Creative Cloud Photography Plan

2. WD My Passport

Best External Hard Disk in India- Runner-Up Pick
Runner-Up Pick
  • Secure and safe external hard disk
  • Available in attractive colours
  • Consistent read/write speeds
Western Digital is an American Data Storage company that has been the pioneers of portable storage mediums since time immemorial.

My passport series from Western Digital was one of the first entrants to the Indian external hard disk market and been one of the people’s favorite since then.

Stylish and trendy design…

There is no necessity for an external hard disk to look good.

But in the case of WD My passport hard disks, the company has done some serious homework on its design and the result is evident.

The two-tone texture of the chassis would really turn some heads on the first glimpse of this product for sure.

The upper half is a normal non-textured plastic casing and the lower half has this attractive lines that add looks as well as a comfortable grip to the product in hand.

Not only that, this external hard disk from WD comes in a variety of different exciting colours such as dark blue, red and black which will make it a fashion statement along with the means of portable data storage.

1TB storage, apt pricing…

This portable hard disk comes with a 1TB storage capacity.

In our opinion, if you are an average person, 1TB worth of space will be more than enough for your immediate use such as storing photos, occasional movies and TV series and even some documents as well.

Mind you, we’re not judging you in any way, but we genuinely feel for a price around Rs.3,700, 1TB storage space is actually decent.

That too with a host of other features that the company provides with this product, this is definitely a product worth having your attention.

This hard disk has a USB3.0 interface that will fasten up your data transfers across devices supporting the same.

It does work with USB2.0 devices as well, albeit with slow speeds.

Extra features…

Western Digital has a host of software utilities to enhance the usability of their products. One such software that comes with this external hard disk is the WD backup.

This piece of software will allow you to make backups of local files on your computer such as photos, videos and documents to this external hard disk at the click of a button.

The process is simple and straightforward and saves you a lot of time in searching for a backup tool on your own.

Unlike other hard disk manufacturers, WD emphasis a lot of security.

This WD My passport comes with a 256-bit AES hardware encryption that is very tough to break in to and will keep your files and folders safe.

This product comes with a three-year limited warranty that will cover unforeseen issues with the device such as any hardware failure resulting in its own and not due to user actions.

Summary…

WD My Passport is a stylish and sleek little external hard disk that performs well in terms of data storage and retrieval.

The read/write speeds are consistent and will give you a pleasant experience over the course of time.

The hardware encryption feature and WD backup software will make you feel comfortable knowing that the security of the data stored inside is of high priority.

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Stylish design
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256-bit AES encryption
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WD Backup software
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External casing is prone to scratches

Specifications

Capacity1 TB
InterfaceUSB 3.0
Encryption256-bit AES
Wi-FiNo
Additional NotesAvailable in diff. capacities

3. Seagate Expansion

Best External Hard Disk in India- Best Large Capacitty Hard Disk
3TB Storage Capacity
  • Best suited with gaming consoles
  • Aesthetically pleasing design
  • 1-year warranty
We’ve seen a Seagate product in this list above and here is the second one from the company – the Seagate Expansion.

The Seagate Expansion is a 3TB external hard disk that provides a solution to your ever-growing storage needs.

Design and form factor…

With a rugged texture on the outer casing, this external portable hard disk offers excellent grip while holding it in hand.

Not only does the textures enhance the grip, but also renders the product an attractive design that looks aesthetically pleasing to the eyes.

For a 3TB portable hard disk, a weight of 168g is not at all bulky. It is pretty light and easy to carry around in your pocket or backpack.

Reliable product with no compromise in quality…

Not much can go wrong when it’s product from Seagate.

This external hard disk is built to last using high-quality components that are meant to work as advertised for years without any failure.

The build quality of the device is great and it can be felt right of the bat when holding this hard disk in hand.

The USB 3.0 port is tough and secure and can withstand thousands of insertions and removals without any glitch.

Protected by a 128-bit AES encryption, the files inside this portable hard disk will be safe and secure with a password lock.

Gaming enthusiasts… Rejoice…

Gaming is now a serious pastime recreation for many around the world.

With the arrival of high tech powerful gaming consoles and the advancements in graphics technology, the size of an average game has increased and gone upwards of 50GB.

This makes them difficult to store all together along with other contents on your laptop or desktop computer.

The WD Expansion 3TB portable hard disk lets you take your favourite games with you anywhere you want without leaving anything behind.

The limited storage space on your consoles will pose no threat to your fun with this 3TB storage hard disk for sure.

Expansion drive to your gaming consoles or PlayStation…

The WD Expansion 3TB hard disk can act as a secondary hard disk to your gaming console.

Games can be easily installed on this hard disk and taken anywhere to play with the supporting gaming console around.

This is much useful when you and your friends play the same game and want to gather around in a single place to party hard.

End words…

The Western Digital Expansion external hard disk is a sort of extension to our laptop/desktop/gaming console storage.

It will function as one without any fail and can be easily maintained.

The 3TB storage is more than anyone offering in the same price bracket, so if your sole aim is more storage for less price, this expansion drive from WD is worth investing your money.

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3TB storage capacity
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Build quality
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Lightweight and compact
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Comparatively slower transfer speeds

Specifications

Capacity3 TB
InterfaceUSB 3.0
Encryption128-bit AES
Wi-FiNo
Additional notesPlug n Play

4. ADATA HD710 Pro

Best rugged external hard diskrnal HARD DiSK
  Best for Rough Use
  • A shock sensor for data protection
  • High-speed USB 3.0 interface
  • Suited for outdoor usage
ADATA is a Taiwanese memory and storage manufacturer which is popular for budget USB drives and such in the Indian market.

The HD710 Pro from ADATA is an external portable rugged and all weather use the hard disk with a 1TB capacity.

Design and build quality

ADATA HD710 Pro sports a rugged silicone material outer casing which offers military-grade shock resistance and waterproof features to this external hard disk.

This portable hard disk from ADATA has undergone several drop tests during its testing and design phase.

Even with that level of extensive abuse, this product continued to perform the same as it was before which itself is a testimony to its build quality and durability.

This external hard disk features a wrap-around cable that is easy to plug into the host device.

Since it remains attached to the hard disk, the fear of losing or forgetting the cable back at home is not an issue anymore.

IP68 waterproof certification!!

Yes, that’s right! This external 1TB hard disk from ADATA comes with an IP68 certification.

It can stay submerged under 2m of water up to 60 minutes and still function as normal. This is something remarkable. Isn’t it?

If you are a travel junkie and would like to back up your photos and other data on the hard disk instantly so that you can free up space on the SD card, this hard disk might be the best.

With such an excellent all-weather usage capability, nothing will stop this device from safely storing your data.

Performance

With the latest USB 3.0 interface, this portable hard disk can transfer content much faster than the USB2.0 counterparts.

In terms of compatibility with older devices sporting USB2.0 ports, it works perfectly without any issues.

One of the USP of this hard disk is that it has a shock sensor inside.

If the drive detects a fall, it stops the operation of the flash memory inside to safeguard and keep the data inside intact.

Verdict

The ADATA HD710 Pro is the best rugged and all-weather use, portable hard disk in the market at present. Period.

If you are a travel junkie who likes to travel a lot, the ADATA HD710 Pro would be the best companion to keep your memories intact even in scorching heat to sizzling rains.

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Rugged build
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USB 3.1
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IP68 certification
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Feels a bit bulky

Specifications

Capacity1 TB
InterfaceUSB 3.0
Encryption128-bit AES military grade encryption
Wi-FiNo
Additional NotesIPX8

5. WD My Passport Wireless Pro

Best External Hard Disk in India-
Wireless External Hard Disk
  • Streaming over the air
  • Best for media server purposes
  • 256-bit AES data encryption
Ever dreamt of streaming data wirelessly to the external hard disk and back?

Well, the dream has come true with the Passport Wireless Pro from Western Digital.

The My Passport Wireless Pro is a 1TB Wi-Fi-enabled portable hard disk that can double up as a media server and a portable power bank as well.

Boxy design that looks ordinary…

The design of this futuristic portable hard disk is OK, to say the least.

The boxy design, we think emphasizes the practicality aspect rather than the eye-pleasing design.

On the front, there is a row of four blue LED indicators that notifies about the charge left in the device. Below that there are two LEDs indicating the connection status of the device as well.

The power button is located on the top. The button is quite big and responsive.

This portable wireless hard disk has a USB3.0 port and a regular USB2,0 port to connect with devices over the wire without making use of Wi-Fi.

There is an SD card reader on this device as well.

Wireless Access and 4K Streaming…

This portable 1TB hard disk has built-in Wi-Fi that will let you connect to this device wirelessly and stream content from it.

You can connect up to 8 devices simultaneously and stream content without any sort of lags or stutters happening in between.

The wireless 802.11 ac Wi-Fi lets you transfer content from other Wi-Fi enabled devices such as cameras, smartphones or laptops quickly.

Using media software such as Plex, this device can be used as a portable media server at home where you can upload movies and watch them on your devices over the air.

Battery life and more…

The WD Passport Wireless Pro has a 6400mAh battery pack inside. This will let this portable hard disk to last for about 10 hours of continuous usage.

What more special about this hard disk is that with the built-in USB2.0 port, you can double it up as a power bank and charge your smartphones and other devices as well.

Access files from anywhere…

With WD’s My Cloud App, this portable 1TB hard disk can be hooked up to a network at home or office and the files inside can be accessed from any part of the world seamlessly without any interruption.

Final thoughts…

If you want an all in one device with the properties of a portable hard disk, the WD Passport Wireless Pro is a great start.

Wireless operation enables movie/photo streaming over the network to simultaneous devices at once and thus being a perfect media server device at home.

The power bank option is also an added bonus which will let you stay powered even when you are away from the grid and your smartphone is about to die.

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Wireless operation
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Doubles up as a power bank
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Extra USB ports
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Charging takes too much time

Specifications

Capacity1 TB
InterfaceUSB 3.0
Encryption256-bit AES
Wi-FiYes
Additional Notes10 hours Battery Life
That’s it!

The buying list for the best portable hard disks in India comes to a conclusion here. We have tried our best to cherry pick the best.

We sincerely hope we did a pretty good job in making your purchase decision a bit easier than ever before.

If you’ve any queries or suggestions, do let us know in the comment section below. Last but not the least, thanks for visiting our site.

Have a great day ahead and Adios!