With the increasing availability of data resources everybody requires a large storage disk in order to store huge amount of data. Most of the time the amount of storage that comes with your PC or laptop is not sufficient. You need extra storage device which is called as external hard disk drive or simply hdd . External hard disks are the most efficient and safest way to store your important files and data. You must be thinking to buy an external hard disk and that’s why you might land up in this article. After reading this article you will be able to choose a best external hard disk for sure.In this article we will present a list of top 10 external hard disk drive which will fulfill your storage requirement easily.
So before you take any buying decision we want you to consider some important things about external hard disk drives.
- You should consider storage and size of the hard drive. (Preferably larger storage capacity and small in size)
- Pricing, warranty and security factors should be considered.
At the time of making the list of best top 10 external hard disk drive we consider all the above mentioned factors as well as user reviews.
Precautions need to be taken after buying an external hard disk :
- Do not try to open videos, songs or any large file directly from the external drive. First copy to your computer hard drive and then open it.
- Always eject the hard drive safely by selecting “Safely remove hardware” from your computer.
- Do not eject the hard drive while file transfer is going on.
- Use proper antivirus program to check whether the external HDD is affected by malware or virus. Always copy files from trusted sources to your hard drive.
- Do not save or download files directly to your external drive. Internet is full of unworthy data sources which may lead the hard drive to face malware attacks.
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List of top 10 external hard disk drive in 2018
The list contains hard disk drives from popular vendors with different storage capacities.
1/ Seagate Backup Plus Slim 2TB
Seagate is one of the leading hard disk giant and has been selling quality external external hard drives for a long time. Seagate Backup Plus Slim with 4 color variants is one of the best selling hard disk in India. It has 2TB of storage which will definitely help you to fulfill your storage requirements. Backup plus Slim is 12.1 millimeter thin with a glossy and protective metal finish. It supports both usb 2.0 and usb 3.0 connectivity. Moreover it has 3 years of manufacturer warranty that you need to avail after by registering the product on seagate website. Using Seagate Dashboard software you can timely backup your data whether it be movies , music, pictures and all. I recently bought this Seagate Backup Plus Slim 2 TB hard disk and it has been working nicely without any deficiency. If you are thinking to buy an external hard disk today then this Seagate 2 TB is one of the best options available out there.
2/ Seagate Backup Plus Slim 1TB
This is another Seagate product with almost similar specifications with variance in storage. It comes with 1 TB of storage with a metallic finish. The Seagate Backup Plus Slim 1 TB supports both usb 2.0 and 3.0 connectivity. Every other things are almost similar with Seagate Backup Plus Slim 2 TB variant. It comes with a inbuilt backup software from seagate. After installing you can create a backup of your system and gets automatic backup every time you made any change in the system. The reading and writing speed is awesome and there is no heating issue at all. Seagate Backup Plus Slim 1 TB will be definitely a smart choice.
3/ Seagate Expansion 1.5 TB
The Seagate Expansion 1.5 TB external disk is slightly uncommon in terms of storage it provides. Moreover this external drive has mixed reviews in online market. Although it has decent features we would not like to recommend you to buy this one. But it doesn’t mean that there are not satisfactory customers who bought this 1.5 TB variant. But according to me if you can go for 1.5 TB then why you can’t go for 2 TB which have so many positive reviews.
4/ WD My Passport Ultra 1 TB
Western Digital , another storage giant in the field of External hard disk that has been producing quality portable hard drives for so many years. The WD My Passports comes with 1 TB of storage with 3 color variant Black, Blue and Berry.My Passport Ultra provides 256-bit hardware based data encryption that makes your data more secure. To activate this 256-bit encryption you need to give password to the drive.My Passport Ultra also provides free backup to cloud service. This can be availed by creating a Dropbox account. The WD My Passport Ultra comes with 3 years manufacturer warranty. This could be another great choice if you want to buy a portable external hard disk.
5/ WD My Passport Ultra 2 TB
This is another variant of the My Passport Ultra version which offers 2 TB of storage. Well, this is one of the best selling hard disk available in the online market. However the price of the WD My Passport Ultra 2 TB is little higher but its worth to buy it. Most of the features are similar with My Passport Ultra 1 TB except that storage. Data transfer rate is very fast whether through USB 2.0 or USB 3.0. You will get 256-bit encryption, free and secure cloud backup along with 3 years of warranty. I have been using this WD My Passport Ultra 2 TB for couple of months and it has been giving tremendous service I must say. Hence we recommend you to think about this product.
6/ Toshiba Canvio Basics 1TB
Toshiba , a Japan Based company has been providing exciting electronic products from the day it founded. The company is one of the trusted companies worldwide. The Toshiba Canvio Basics comes with 3 different storage variants , 1 TB , 2 TB and 3 TB. It also supports USB 3.0 technology that helps in faster data transfer. However it also have the capability to connect USB 2.0 supported devices. Toshiba provides 3 years of warranty for Canvio Basics. One best thing of this Canvio Basic hard drive is that it has a built-in internal shock sensor with ramp loading technology. This built-in safeguard protects your data from any kind of accidental drops.
7/ Transcend StoreJet 25M3
8/ WD Elements USB 3.0 1 TB
9/ Toshiba Canvio Slim II
10/ Lenovo 1TB external hdd
Final Words :
We have finished the list of top 10 external hard disk drive for 2018. Before you buy any one from the above list just make sure about your requirements and also consider the budget. Some hard disk listed above are more than 6000 rupees . If you want more storage capacity then you must compromise with the budget. Hope our top 10 external hard disk list will help you to make a proper buying decision. You may find many articles regarding top 10 external disk on the internet. But we recommend you to buy from the list we have just given to you. Happy shopping !!!