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Best 1TB Hard Disks in India

Are you among those people who purchase external storage devices without giving much of a thought or do you spend tons of hours researching the best possible storage options? If you belong to either of the two categories, we will make the decision even easier for you. Here is a curated list of the best 1TB hard disk drives available in India in 2018. Before the SDD fans start arguing that HDD are not comparable, we would like to clarify that this list is specifically for the best external HDD options available in India and does not include SSDs. Based on our ratings, here are the best 1 TB external HDDs you can buy in India that we found worth including in this list of 2018. We review and update this list every few months in order to update the price, pictures and even products in this list if need be.

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Last Updated in Apr'18 (Updated Monthly)
Buyer’s Guide List at a Glance

Transcend StoreJet 25MC

EXPERT PICK
★★★★★
★★★★★
5 User Ratings
8.8
Transcend StoreJet 25MC
Transcend has been a major player when it comes to external storage drives and the company’s 1 TB Wired External Hard Disk Drive comes with a durable shock-resistant rubber outer case and offers  connection bandwidth up to  5.5 GB/s. The drive is USB 3.0 compliant and backwards compatible with USB 2.0. The storage drive comes with a reversible Type-C cable, which makes it future proof and more flexible than some of the other drivers mentioned on the list. 
The StoreJet 25MC also comes with a three-stage protection system which meets U.S. military drop-test standards. As the storage drive uses SuperSpeed USB 3.1 Gen 1 interface, it manages to deliver faster transfer rates to the user as well.
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Pros
  • USB Type-C compatibilty
  • Shock resistant
Cons
  • Priced higher than other similar devices
Design 8
Features 9
Performance 9
VFM 8
4,299 BUY NOW
4,999 BUY NOW

WD My Passport 1 TB Wired External Hard Disk Drive

★★★★★
★★★★★
17,134 User Ratings
8.7
WD My Passport 1 TB Wired External Hard Disk Drive

My Passport 1TB Wired External Hard Disk Drive from Western Digital offers both USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 connectivity and comes with ‘Auto Backup’ feature. It also has WD Backup software that allows it to backup important files from your laptop or computer in order to keep them safe in case of a system crash. Additionally, the HDD comes with WD’s security software that allows users to keep their data safe from unauthorised access.

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Pros
  • Backup software
  • Password protection
Cons
  • Doesn't have a USB Type-C port
Design 8
Features 9
Performance 9
VFM 8
3,799 BUY NOW
3,799 BUY NOW
3,930 BUY NOW

Seagate External Hard Disk Drive (STEA1000400)

★★★★★
★★★★★
146 User Ratings
8.6
Seagate External Hard Disk Drive (STEA1000400)
One of the better known names in the industry, Seagate offers its  1TB Wired External Hard Disk Drive at a reasonably affordable price. The HDD offers USB connectivity and is capable of transferring data with high speeds thanks to USB 3.0 compatibility. The external hard drive from Seagate is backwards compatible with USB 2.0 as well and allows users to transfer and store data by simply dragging and dropping the files. The Seagate 1 TB Wired External Hard Disk Drive is also compatible with Xbox One and allows users to expand their console’s storage by simply connecting it through Xbox One’s USB port. 
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Pros
  • USB 3.0 connectivity
  • XBox One compatibility
  • Design
Cons
  • No password protection
Design 8
Features 8
Performance 8
VFM 8
3,799 BUY NOW
4,299 BUY NOW
4,549 BUY NOW

Seagate Backup Plus Slim

★★★★★
★★★★★
54,540 User Ratings
8.6
Seagate Backup Plus Slim

As the name itself gives away, the Seagate Backup Plus Slim offers a slim design and comes with a thickness of just 12.1mm. It comes with a single USB 3.0 port and offers transfer speeds of up to 120Mb/s. While the storage drive from Seagate does offer slightly better transfer speeds than some other drives, it noticeably doesn’t include any integrated security software or password protection. The design on the drive is user-friendly and can be easily carried around thanks to its thinness. The Seagate Backup Plus Slim gives the option for mobile device backup and comes with other features like Seagate Dashboard and Lyve App support.

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Pros
  • Thin design
  • Impressive transfer speeds
Cons
  • No integrated security software
Design 8
Features 8
Performance 8
VFM 8
3,899 BUY NOW
3,899 BUY NOW
3,999 BUY NOW

Toshiba Canvio Alumy

★★★★★
★★★★★
12,470 User Ratings
8.5
 Toshiba Canvio Alumy

While it is impossible to keep the design and vibrant colour options of the Toshiba Canvio Alumy aside, in terms of utility, the portable drive comes with USB 3.0 connectivity. It offers data transfer rate of up to 5Gb/s and is formatted NTFS for Microsoft Windows: 8.1, Windows 8, and Windows 7. Unfortunately, the cloud backup option is not available with this particular drive. If you like the portable drives that stand out from the crowd and can be spotted from miles away, this drive might be one of the best options available out there.

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Pros
  • Design
  • Vibrant colour options
Cons
  • No cloud backup option
Design 9
Features 8
Performance 8
VFM 8
3,399 BUY NOW
4,499 BUY NOW
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Buyer's Guide

The choice of a hard drive might seem simple at first, but treat it lightly and losing your money would be the least of your woes. It is critical that you choose the right hard drive, based on what you will be doing with it. If it is just to store music and movies, meaning, it wont be constantly running, then you can get a choose based on price. However, when it comes to storing precious memories (photos and fmaily videos), we strongl recommend going with more known brands.

Additionally, if you know you will be moving a lot of files in and out of the drive, choosing to go with the fastest available port would be ideal. Today, there are drives equipedd with USB-C ports making many think that they'll get full throughput of 10gbps, but that may not be the case. Best is to settle for a USB 3.0 drive, which strikes the perfect balance between price and speed.

List at a glance

PRODUCT NAME PRICE
DESIGN
FEATURES
PERFORMANCE
VFM
EXPERT RATING
Transcend StoreJet 25MC 4,299 8 9 9 8 8.8
WD My Passport 1 TB Wired External Hard Disk Drive 3,799 8 9 9 8 8.7
Seagate External Hard Disk Drive (STEA1000400) 3,799 8 8 8 8 8.6
Seagate Backup Plus Slim 3,899 8 8 8 8 8.6
Toshiba Canvio Alumy 3,399 9 8 8 8 8.5
DISCLAIMER
We’ve curated this list based on our own expert reviews, overall user reviews from shopping websites like Newegg, Amazon, Flipkart, MosthShut and expert reviews from trusted websites like HDDmag, Pokde, and Cnet.

As far as the weighted averages of our final expert scores are concerned, the split is: 50% for expert reviews, 25% for expert reviews from our trusted websites, and 25% for user reviews.
For example, in this list the Seagate Backup Plus Slim had a score spilt of:
 
Our Expert Score: 8.6
Review Score from trusted websites (from Cnet and HDDmag): 7.4/10
User reviews (from Amazon and Flipkart): 8.4
Overall Expert Score (Rounded-off): 7.8
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