Top 5 external hard drives below Rs.5,000

Are you looking to buy an external hard drive? Read the article to know the features and prices of top five external hard drives. All these products are on sale at amazon, at big discounts.

Since I travel a lot and complete my most work assignments in fragments, I needed a good hard drive to store my finished & unfinished documents. There are so many options on internet that choosing one hard drive was difficult. However, in my process of surfing, reading on reviews and consulting with friends, I came across some cool hard drives, which I am sharing here with you. Read on to find out the top 5 hard drives on internet.

Transcend 2.5 inch 1 TB External USB 3.0 Hard Drive

One of the reasons I love this stylish black & green drive is that it comes with military-grade shock resistance. A rugged slip resistant silicone outer shell, an internal hard drive suspension damper and a reinforced hard casing- all are incorporated to give advanced three stage shock protection. Transcend's award winning Storejet M series is packed with the high speed 5Gb/s interface bandwidth of USB 3.0 so that you get world class shock-resistance as well as ultra-fast file transfers. There is an USB 2.0 connection option as well, for which speed is 480Mb/s only. You may need two different cables for power and data but not all computers use both the connections. The documentation reads that the power cable is needed only for those computers that don't supply sufficient power to run the hard drive. In other cases, a standard USB 3.0 cable is sufficient- I like this, cables are expensive! In the process of experimenting friends' drives to buy a suitable one for myself, I found that the transfer speed with power and data connections is 63Mb/s. However, if you use single connection, the speed is almost 10% less. One touch backup makes this drive all the more wanted. It is small and can be easily carried along in your pocket. It measures just 13 x 2 x 8.3 cm, weighs 218kg and has a rubberized grip which enhances handling and looks. Functionality is satisfactory. It works as well as any other USB 3.0 hard drive does. Buyers get a three year warranty on the product.
  • Price- Rs. 4969


    Western Digital My Passport 1TB USB 3.0 Portable External Hard Drive

    This drive comes with automatic backup software for local backups and cloud backup through Dropbox. You can back up all your files to cloud or to your My Passport Ultra drive via Dropbox. To protect your files from unauthorized access and keep data safe, password protection and hardware encryption features are also provided. Apart from the ultra-fast USB 3.0 speeds, you get compatibility with USB 2.0 devices. Data transfer rate is fast but performance may vary as per system's configurations. The speed was around 118Mb/s but it dropped to 100Mb/s once both the drives were used. I liked the compact design. It measures 1.5 x 8.2 x 11.1 cm only and weighs 159g. It is really light. A soft pouch is also provided (for free) to protect the drive from scratches. It works great with Windows 8 but reformatting may be required for Mac OS X. There is ample of space and at least I urgently need a hard drive to store those files, videos and photos which have accumulated in my PC folders over years. Buyers get a three year warranty on the product.
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  • Price- Rs. 4544


    Toshiba Canvio Simple 1TB Portable External Hard Drive

    The easy to use, super-fast USB 3.0 drive has backward compatibility with USB 2.0. It measures 11.7 x 7.7 x 1.4 cm and weighs 168g. It comes with a really long cable. If you ignore the plastic covering, the overall package is good. The speed on USB 2.0 was around 20Mb/s. It works well with Microsoft Windows and no software installation is required. Toshiba is a reputed brand and I didn't find anybody in my circle who was dissatisfied with the product. Buyers get a three year warranty on the product.
  • Price- Rs. 3880


    Seagate Backup Plus 1TB Portable External Hard Drive

    Seagate is a world-known hard drive provider. Its Backup Plus line of external hard drives allow you to keep a backup of all your photos, videos & files and manage them from the intuitive Seagate Dashboard. 'Automatic' and 'Scheduled' are the two backup options. If you use the automatic option, then any number of photos that you share online will get saved automatically in your drive. Thus, you can save your social media life forever. With a single click, you can share these files in your social media network. What I liked the most is that one can use the Seagate drive interchangeably on Mac or PC without reformatting. The USB 3.0 drive has backward compatibility with USB 2.0. No external power source is needed. The sleek design is also good. It measures 12.3 x 8.1 x 14.5 cm and weighs 222g. Expect a 20Mb/s write speed. You can even upgrade the connectivity to FireWire 800 or Thunderbolt technology. For that, you will have to buy add-on adaptors which are not included in the pack. Components is pack include Seagate Backup Plus Drive, preloaded Seagate Dashboard, USB 3.0 interface adaptor, NTFS driver for Mac preloaded on drive and an 18 inch USB 3.0 cable which I think is too short. There is one year warranty on the product.
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  • Price- Rs. 4789


    Seagate Expansion 1TB Portable External Hard Drive

    The setup is easy and no external power supply or software installation is required. The superfast USB 3.0 drive has backward compatibility with USB 2.0. You can free up your computer's storage and enhance performance by adding the storage capacity via Seagate Expansion drive. Plus, you get constant support from a company which is world-known for its quality hard drives. It is easily portable as it measures 12.2 x 8.1 x 1.5 cm and weighs 272g only. I do not rate it very high on its rugged design (buy HDD pouch for the device) but the performance is very good. Expect a write speed of 29-30mbps on USB2.0. It is one of the cheapest quality hard drives available in market. There is three year warranty on the product.
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  • Price- Rs. 3990


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