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    Which is best External Hard Disk Drive available in the market?


    Want to buy an external hard disk but do not know which to buy? What is the brand and its price for external Hard disk? Find the help about external hard disk from our experts.

    Which is best External Hard Disk Drive available in the market? What is the price range? Is it wise to use External H.D.D.s in your PC?
  • #1304
    Your decision should be based on whether you want to have a simple plug n play operation portable external hard disk drive. If such is the case the Seagate is the right choice for your. The Seagate hard disk drives offer all that what a normal user will expect from a portable external hard disk drive. It comes even with even USB 3.0 which is good for faster transfer speeds than the USB 2.0 versions. The drive is compatible to work both for Windows and Mac platforms. Better buy Seagate Backup Plus 1 TB External Hard Disk (Black) at Rs. 5145 from Flipkart. It has 3.0 USB connectivity. The dimensions of the drive are 123.4 x 81.1 x 14.5 mm and the weight is 224 g. You get it with USB cable and Quick start guide. The capacity is 1 TB. The other features of this drive are USB Powered, Incresase Transfer Speeds Easily By Upgrading To Thunderbolt Technology or FireWire 800, Easy Plug-and-Play Backups. The OS supported is Windows: XP SP3 (32-bit and 64-bit) and Above, Mac OS X 10.6 and Higher. The best thing is that it comes with a three years warranty. It is economical and good for normal use.
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  • #1324
    Portable Hard disk is a best option to store our data. The advantage of portable hard disk is that you carry it anywhere. There are many brands who manufacture Hard disks.
    Top Manufactures of Hard disks and price of 1TB:
    1)Seagate : - Rs 5000
    2)WD : - Rs 4736
    3)Transcend : - Rs 4995
    4)Sony : - Rs 5141
    5)Toshiba Rs 4800

    Things you should do before buying any Hard Disk:
    1) Cost compare with all brands
    2) Check for Warranty and Guaranty.
    3) Read the user reviews for that particular product.

    Note: All the above price are according to the Flipkart. If you are living in Mumbai then you will get a good price at Lamington Road. Mumbai's best wholesale electronic market is at Lamington Road.

    Thanks,
    Mahesh
    "Technology is today's need. Learn it as much as you can!"

  • #1329
    Seagate and Western Digital are among the most preffered names for buying hard disks, be it internal or external.
    Seagate 1TB and WD 1 TB external disks are available in the range of Rs 4500 to 5000

  • #1384
    I recommend you Seagate and Transcend brands to buy new external hard disk. The reputation of the companies as well as their prompt service will help you in future in case of any problem during use. Also these companies are the most trusted brands by millions of tech lovers.
    Paresh Gujarati,
    Pursuing PhD,
    NIT-Surat

  • #1405
    Buffalo, is the brand I suggest you. It's a Japanese brand and not just about Japan branding its sturdy and its robust . Frankly speaking the portable drive I am using now is buffalo px500u2 . You can see and compare the sustained speeds of the hard drive . While sporting USB 2.0 interface it gives thrilling performance of today's 3.0 interface.

  • #1415
    Some of the best External Hard Disk available in the market which you could prefer to buy are:
    ADATA Nobility NH-03
    In this brand one button backup feature is available. Very few external hard drives only have this feature. It has 256-bit AES encryption for protecting the data from unauthorized access. It has PCCloneEx and Turbo HDD software which boosts the speeds for read performance.
    Price range is Rs.4300.
    Specifications:
    Processor: Intel Core i7, 3.4GHz
    Motherboard: Intel DP67BG
    RAM: 2x2GB Corsair Dominator DDR3 RAM
    Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate (64-bit)
    Operating System Drive: Intel SSDSA2H080GIGN (80 GB SSD)
    RAID 0 Combination: 2 x 300GB WD Velociraptor
    Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 6850
    Power Supply: Corsair HX620W

    Hitachi Touro Mobile Pro
    It is one of the best external drives having the features of 7200RPM. It offers a 3GB of cloud storage option in its device. If the documents are stored on the cloud, then it can be accessed from anywhere. It has pre-bundled backup software which has compatible both on PCs and macs.
    Price range is Rs. 4400.
    Specifications:
    Processor: Intel Core i7, 3.4GHz
    Motherboard: Intel DP67BG
    RAM: 2x2GB Corsair Dominator DDR3 RAM
    OS: Windows 7 Ultimate (64-bit)
    OS Drive: Intel SSDSA2H080GIGN (80 GB SSD)
    RAID 0 Combination: 2 x 300GB WD Velociraptor
    Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 6850
    Power Supply: Corsair HX620W

    My Book Essential
    It is the first 3 Terabyte external drives launched. It has WD30EZRS 3TB internal WD Caviar Green drive. It also has 64MB of cache and rotational speed between 5400 – 7200RPM. The feature of the drive is USB 3.0 drive. It provides password protection security with backup data's function.
    Price range is Rs. 10,999.
    Specifications:
    Processor: Intel Core i7, 3.4GHz
    Motherboard: Intel DP67BG
    RAM: 2x2GB Corsair Dominator DDR3 RAM
    Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate (64-bit)
    Operating System Drive: Intel SSDSA2H080GIGN (80 GB SSD)
    RAID 0 Combination: 2 x 300GB WD Velociraptor
    Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 6850
    Power Supply: Corsair HX620W

    Silicon Power Armor A80
    The device comes on 640GB capacity. It comes on pre-bundled with the Silicon Power Widget. It also comes with Norton Anti-virus as a trial version. Some of the features of this device are Documents backup, Folder backup; E-mail backup, PC lock and Data Encryption.
    Price range is Rs. 3,470.
    Specifications:
    Processor: Intel Core i7, 3.4GHz
    Motherboard: Intel DP67BG
    RAM: 2x2GB Corsair Dominator DDR3 RAM
    OS: Windows 7 Ultimate (64-bit)
    OS Drive: Intel SSDSA2H080GIGN (80 GB SSD)
    RAID 0 Combination: 2 x 300GB WD Velociraptor
    Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 6850
    Power Supply: Corsair HX620W

    Seagate GoFlex Slim
    The biggest advantage of Seagate is its slim structure. The drive comes with 320GB drive. The device has backup data with encryption to protect your data from unauthorized access. The synchronization of the files makes the drive and system very easy. There is also an option called restore previous file versions from the backup files. Some of the features the device has Memo synchronization, Memo share, Memo send and lot.
    Price range is Rs. 4,500.
    Specifications:
    Processor: Intel Core i7, 3.4GHz
    Motherboard: Intel DP67BG
    RAM: 2x2GB Corsair Dominator DDR3 RAM
    OS: Windows 7 Ultimate (64-bit)
    OS Drive: Intel SSDSA2H080GIGN (80 GB SSD)
    RAID 0 Combination: 2 x 300GB WD Velociraptor
    Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 6850
    Power Supply: Corsair HX620W

  • #1559
    Here is a list of top 5 external hard drives available in market. Check out specifications of each and choose the one that suits you the most.

    Seagate Backup Plus
    Price - Rs. 5095
    Capacity - 1 TB
    Connectivity - USB 3.0
    Dimensions - 123.4 x 81.1 x 14.5 mm
    Features - USB Powered, Increases transfer easily by upgrading to Thunderbolt technology or FireWire 800, Easy Plug-and-Play Backups
    Form Factor - Portable
    Model - Backup Plus
    OS - Windows: XP (32-bit and 64-bit) and Above, Mac OS X 10.6 and Higher
    Part Number - STBU1000300
    Variant - 1 TB
    Warranty - 3 Years
    Weight - 224 g
    In The pack - External portable Hard Drive, USB cable, Quick start guide

    WD My Passport
    Price - Rs. 4900
    Capacity - 1 TB
    Connectivity - USB 3.0
    Dimensions - 111 x 82 x 19 mm
    Form Factor - Portable
    Model - WDBBEP0010BBK
    OS Supported - Windows XP and Above, Mac OS v 10.5, 10.6, 10.7
    Part Number - WDBBEP0010BBK
    Transfer Speed - 5 Gb/s (USB 3.0), 480 Mb/s (USB 2.0)
    Warranty - 3 Years
    Weight - 194 g
    In The pack - HDD, Product Manual, USB Cable

    Buffalo MiniStation USB 3.0
    Price - Rs. 4795
    Capacity - 1 TB
    Connectivity - USB 3.0
    Dimensions - 76.9 x 114.3 x 13.9 mm
    Form Factor -Portable
    Model - HD-PCT1TU3/B-AP
    OS Supported - Windows XP and Above, Mac OS X v10.4 and Above
    Part Number - HD-PCT1TU3/BB, HD-PCT1TU3/BB-AP
    RPM - 5400
    Software - Buffalo's Backup Utility, ECO Manager, RAMDISK, SecureLock
    Transfer Speed - USB 3.0: 5 Gbps, USB 2.0: 480 Mbps
    Variant - 1 TB
    Warranty - 3 Year Domestic Warranty
    Weight - 165 g

    Transcend StoreJet 25M3
    Price - Rs. 5050
    Buffer - 8 MB
    Capacity - 1 TB
    Connectivity - USB 3.0
    Dimensions - 129.5 x 82.4 x 20.4 mm
    Features - Compatible with USB 2.0
    Form Factor - Portable
    Model - StoreJet 25M3
    OS Supported - Windows: XP, Vista, 7, Linux Kernel v2.6.31 or Above, Mac OS X v10.5 or Later (Only USB 2.0 Currently Supported)
    Part Number - TS1TSJ25M3
    Power Saving Mode - 10 mins
    RPM - 5400
    Size - 2.5 inch
    Software - Transcend Elite Backup and Security Software
    Transfer Speed - USB 3.0 - 5 Gb/s, USB 2.0 - 480 Mb/s
    Variant - 1 TB
    Warranty - Three-Year Domestic Warranty
    Weight - 0.216 kg

    Sony HD-E1
    Price - Rs. 5000
    Capacity - 1 TB
    Connectivity - USB 3.0
    Dimensions - 80 x 16 x 126 mm
    Encryption - 256-bit AES Data Encryption
    Features - Other Requirements: 256 MB RAM, Pentium III 450 MHz Processor, 3x Faster Transfer Speed with Data Transfer Accelerator software, Operating Temperature : 5Deg C - 40Deg C, Storage Temperature : -20Deg C - 60Deg C
    Form Factor - Portable
    Model - HD-E1/BC
    OS Supported - Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Mac OS X v10.4, Mac OS X v10.5, Mac OS X v10.6, Mac OS X v10.7(Mac OS supports only USB 2.0)
    Part Number - HD-E1/BC
    External Power Required - No
    Size - 2.5 inch
    Software - Data Transfer Accelerator, Backup Manager, Password Protection Manager, FAT32 Formatter
    Transfer Speed - USB 2.0: 480 Mbps, USB 3.0: 5 Gbps
    Weight - 220 g

  • #1676
    Seagate is the best external hard disk as compared with Transcend model as the Seagate is giving very good performance as well as it provides excellent support for technical problems. Transcend HDD is good but not for continuous use as it shows detecting problem with system. Transcend is providing better support for technical issues.

    Also, take a look at Seagate Backup Plus Slim models. Seagate makes some of the best hard disks in the market.


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