Top 7 External Hard Drives

Hard Drive is the storage system of computer systems, and they are attached to the system internally. On the other hand, External Hard Drives do the same thing but externally. You can use external hard drives exactly like pen drives. Just the difference is that pen drives have comparatively less storage capacity, and External Hard Drive has the huge storage capacity to store data. Also, such External Hard Drives offer more features than pen drives.

You cannot store a big amount of data in pen drives, and also, you cannot keep huge data on the cloud because it takes much time to upload and then download to use them. Therefore, External Hard Drives are very useful when you require carrying huge data from your office to home or to any other place.

The best things about External Hard Drives are that they come in multiple sizes, quite easy to carry, and very fast transfer rate. There many such hard drives are in the market, and like every different product, some are better than others.

Therefore, I am listing top 7 External Hard Drives in this post which are as follows:

1. Samsung M3

Samsung M3

Samsung M3 is a nice External Hard Drive with 1TB storage with a dimension of 11.2 x 8.1 x 2cm and weighs 151 grams. Data transfer to or from this external hard disk is quite fast. It costs 4,209.00 INR. It features a few software that enables you to protect your drive using a password that helps you secure your data.

2. Transcend StoreJet 25M3

Transcend StoreJet 25M3

It is one of the best external hard drives for the ones who travel a lot as it is 2.5 inches in size, and weighs 216 grams. It has 1TB storage. It is priced at 4,059.00 INR. It meets the drop test standards demanded by US Military, and it is shock resistant as well. A good bonus feature in it is the one-touch backup.

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3. Seagate Expansion

Seagate Expansion

If you are looking for good storage capacity at an affordable price, then this External Hard Drive is for you. It weighs around 939 grams, and it has 2 TB of storage capacity. The cost of this External HDD is 7,590.00 INR. It requires a power source to make it work.

4. Toshiba Canvio Basics

Toshiba Canvio Basics

It is one of the cheapest external hard drives of 1TB storage. It costs only 3,717.00 INR. Just one thing that you might not like is its look as it doesn’t have a great look and feel. However, for storage, look doesn’t matter to me. But, there are many people who consider the look as well. It weighs only 231 grams and offers around 480 Mb/s transfer rate.

5. Western Digital My Passport Wireless

Western Digital My Passport Wireless

This is a wireless external hard drive, and it is quite expensive due to the advantage of connecting up to 8 devices at once. It has 1Tb storage space, and it is priced at 10, 710.00 INR. It weighs 272 grams, and as it is wireless, it is quite well for portability.

6. LaCie 1TB Rugged mobile Triple

LaCie 1TB Rugged mobile Triple

With the storage space of 1TB and weight of 249 grams, it is priced at 10,175.00 INR. You can transfer 800MB movie file within 8 seconds with its USB 3.0 which is much better speed than what you get with USB 2.0.

7. Buffalo HD-PA1.0TU3 Portable hard Drive

Buffalo HD-PA1.0TU3 Portable hard Drive

It is having 1TB of storage space and weighs 263 grams. It is quite costly as it costs 15,000.00 INR. But, the speed of transfer it offers does justify the cost as it offers up to 10 GBPS transfer speed that is 2x faster than USB 3.0.


External Hard Drives are very useful as you can carry them with you wherever you go. Sometimes, even if you don’t need to carry it somewhere, it is still useful when your internal hard disk is full. You can keep the data in your external Hard Drive which you don’t use frequently. They will be safely kept in the drive.

I have two external hard drives with me because I have to carry a large amount of data sometimes. And, believe me, you won’t face any problems like data loss or transfer speed as well.

Now, I would like to hear your views about External Hard Drives. Are you already using one of such Hard Drives?

Mukesh Annamalai

Mukesh Annamalai is the Founder of this blog and he specializes into Technology thus he loves to share tech & gadget related Blog posts.


  1. Hello Mukesh,

    Awesome list, and a timely one for me because I have been planning to get one. The list will help me find out the best External HDD. Thanks for sharing.

    • Hello Atish,

      Nice to know you are going to buy one for yourself. Hope you choose the best one from the list I have shared.

  2. Many thanks for shearing this incredible post
    Awesome list, which a timely one for me due to the fact that I have actually been preparing to obtain one. The checklist will aid me learn the optimal Outside HDD.
    Hope you have a wonderful weekend ahead pertains

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