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. Based on our ratings, here are the best 2 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.
Just like its 1TB counterpart, Transcend’s 2TB variant of StoreJet 25M3 is a great option in terms of expandable storage drives and comes with a durable shock-resistant rubber outer case. It offers impressive data transfer rate of up to 5GB/s with USB 3.0 connectivity and 480Mb/s with the USB 2.0 port. Additionally, the drive comes loaded with Transcend Elite Backup and Security software. The expandable storage drive even has a one-touch auto-backup button that allows users to save files automatically. One of the downsides of the product has to be its thickness, which sits at 20.4 mm. Also, there is no option for cloud backup available.
My Passport 2TB 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. The external drive comes with Password protection with hardware encryption and WD’s security software that allows users to keep their data safe from unauthorised access.
The Seagate Backup Plus Slim (2TB) comes with a slim design and has a single USB 3.0 port in terms of connectivity. The drive offers transfer speeds of up to 625Mbps. The storage drive is 12.1mm thick and comes loaded with Seagate Dashboard Backup Software. The slim design of the drive is user-friendly and can be easily carried around thanks to its thinness. The 2TB storage drive from Seagate weighs 141 grams and is compatible with both Windows and Mac platforms. The Seagate Backup Plus Slim storage drive is also compactly with PS4 (requires PS4 system software update 4.50 or higher) and can thereby solve your gaming needs as well.
The 2TB external hard drive from Adata comes with USB 3.0 connectivity and offers data transfer rate of 90Mb/s. In terms of design, one of the major drawbacks of this particular drive is its bulkiness. The drive is 30mm thick and weighs around 350 grams, which makes it one of the heaviest storage drives in this category. The device is not shock-resistant and does not offer password protection either. If we keep aside these things, the lesser-known brand’s product is known to offer consistent performance.
The Toshiba Canvio Basics [HDTB320AK3CA] comes with USB 3.0 connectivity. It offers data transfer rate of up to 5Gb/s. The storage drive comes with a rather simple design and is compatible with Windows 7, 8, and 8.1.Notably, this is not among the slimmest 2TB storage drives available in the market and comes with a thickness of 20.5mm. There is no option for cloud backup and buyers will get 3 years of warranty with the device.
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 25M3||7,100||8||9||9||8||8.6|
|WD My Passport 2TB External Hard Drive||5,899||8||8||8||8||8.3|
|Seagate Backup Plus Slim||5,899||8||8||8||8||8.6|
|Adata HV620 External Drive 2TB||NA||8||8||9||8||8.4|
|Toshiba Canvio Basics||5,989||9||8||8||8||8.3|