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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
|Transcend StoreJet 25MC||4,499||8||9||9||8||8.8|
|WD My Passport 1 TB Wired External Hard Disk Drive||3,899||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||3,499||9||8||8||8||8.5|