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10 Best External Hard drives To Buy In India
Lately we have developed an urge to get more storage spaces for all the movies, Songs and games. As people are developing interest in various fields these days, watching movies and TV shows based on it have become a key factor. So, to store all the best movies you have watched, storage plays a very important role. If you are searching for a good external hard drive your search ends here as here some of the best ones you can find in the market right now.

Western Digital My Passport Ultra (Price around ₹4,999 For 1TB)
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The WD My Passport bus powered drive is as compact as any storage drive for perpendicular recording technology. If you are looking out for an easy to use portable device for backup or storage expansion purposes, both at home or while in the go, WD's My Passport is an excellent choice for you.

The 2.5 inch USB hard drive supports both Windows and Mac's latest versions of operating systems and has a speed performance is 5GB per second for USB 3.0 and 480 MB per second for USB 2.0 which seems fast enough to access and save files in a record time. The hard disk is great in terms of security helping you to protect your files from being used without authorization. This is because it has automatic backup software with password protection and hardware encryption. It is compatible with Windows XP and above and Mac OS versions including 10.5, 10.6, and 10.7.


Seagate Backup Plus (Price around ₹5,999 For 1TB)
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The 2.5 inch Seagate Backup Plus is a portable drive that helps you protect and share your entire digital life without disrupting your real life. You can protect your data with flexible backups, automatically save photos from social networking sites, share them with a click and upgrade your connection in a snap with swappable adapters.

The backup plus helps you easily link Facebook, Flickr and YouTube accounts directly to your drive and its sleek and portable design comes with USB power source which means no external power plug-ins. It works well with Windows versions and higher Mac versions also. The device features USB 3.0 for quick data transfer rates and is slightly more compact than GoFlex drives.


Dell Backup Plus (Price around ₹4,790)
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Dell Backup Plus comes with plug and play feature making it very easy for both beginners and professionals. You need not to format it or install any other external assisting software to start using it. You can simply drag and drop the files between your laptop and external hard drive. You can share your photos and videos on Facebook, Flickr or youTube straight from your drive without ever needing to copy the data to your computer.

The hard disk supports USB 3.0 for faster data transfer speeds and it also supports USB 2.0 making it compatible with almost all devices running on Windows or Mac OS platforms. The software of the disk can be upgraded to Thunderbolt and Firewire 800 for all new blazing speed.


Toshiba Canvio Simple (Price around ₹4,490)
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Toshiba Canvio Simple, as the name suggests, it offers simplest way to hold your growing digital library - files, pictures, music and videos- with plug and play feasibility. It offers you a simple drag-and-drop option between your laptop and hard drive as well supports easy download and upload of files when connected to internet.

The device comes with built-in internal shock sensor and ramp-loading technology that helps safeguard your data against accidents, drops and other such unfortunate incidences. Powered by new USB 3.0 technology, Toshiba Canvio Simple can offer the data transfer speed up to 5 Gbps and it also supports USB 2.0.


Buffalo Mini Station Thunderbolt (Price around ₹4,745)
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The Buffalo Mini Station offers trouble free data transfer on the go. This portable hard drive weighs up to 165 grams and has transfer speeds of 480 Mbps on the USB 2.0 along with the USB 3.0 offering speeds up to 4 GBPS. The portable hard drive works with Windows XP, Mac OS version 10.4. It comes with 3 years of domestic warranty and comes with features like software like Backup utility, Secure lock and many more tools in it.


Seagate Go Flex Satellite Mobile (Price around ₹8,775)
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Seagate's GoFlex mobile is light and durable hard disk with wireless storage that suits the likes of both home and small businesses. Its decent storage capacity allows you to carry your music, movies and important data anywhere you go. Packed with all necessary software, the hard disk is one of the best in its class that is available in the market.

Built for style and performance, the Seagate GoFlex Satellite Mobile storage device gives an aesthetically pleasing cosmetic appearance supporting operating systems like Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7. As far as Mc is concerned, the hard drive is supported by Mc OS X 10.5.8 version or later than that.The hard disk comes as an ideal travel companion with highly dependent security features.


Verbatim Store 'n' Go (Price around ₹5,399)
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Verbatim offers a beautiful looking storage device which is a portable 2.5 inches. Loaded with backup and reliable security software, it serves to be the ultimate travel companion as it allows you to secure and preserve all your favourite music and movies and thousands of other important files.

The device widely supports using Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7. It also supports Mac OS x 10.1 and higher versions. The hard disk is capable of amazing transfer speeds which is up to 4800 MB per second. The Nero Backitup and Burn essential software is one of the major highlights of this trendy storage device.


WD My Book live Home Network Drive (Price around ₹9,900)
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The WD My home Network live is built for performance and flexibility and comes with a matte finish. The network drive also comes with WD photos applications where in you can take pictures on your mobile phone and easily upload them on your personal cloud storage. You can also access all your photos from your cloud storage through your Smartphone.

Compatible with Windows and Mac operating systems, you have an advantage of having your own personal cloud storage for easy access. It is safer for your storage and you need not have any mysterious location to save your files.

Having a transfer speed up to 1000 MB per second, it also provides a unique visual interface which lets you see all your WD drives connected to your computer. Its WD software helps in easy recovery and lost files and folders.


Buffalo Ministation Thunderbolt (Price around ₹21,990)
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Buffalo's Ministation Thunderbolt is a portable disk drive offering easy plug and play USB and thunderbolt storage. It is also an inexpensive device letting you carry a lot of data without any worry on how you are going to connect it to your computer. This storage device aims at Mac notebook users with its styling, and it is formatted with HFS + by default and an inclusion of Mc centric thunderbolt interface.

The drive is bus powered and has no option for a separate power supply. It has a time Machine backup for which you can schedule your backups and automatically protect your important files with ease.

The sleek aluminium designed hard disk measures it performance speed up to 46.3 MB per second for reads and 49.1 MB per second for writes. These speeds won't stress either the thunderbolt or USB 3.0 interfaces, but they are quite respectable for daily use.


Samsung 840 Pro (Price around ₹8,000 For 128 GB)
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Samsung 840 comes in a new package that's simpler than the previous models. It does not include accessories such as drive bay converter or USB-to-SATA adapter. It only comes with the Samsung Magician 4.0 software to test and change its settings.

The solid state drive works well with all popular operating systems like Windows, Linux and Mac OS X. It is recommended for latest operating system versions that support the TRIM command. It can offer you with the best workstation-class performance for seamless video editing or ultimate gaming experience.

What seems an advantage here is its faster performance and consumption of less energy as compared to other solid date drives. Unlike the previous models, Samsung uses a metal case for this one. The device is capable of delivering up 540 MB per second and 450 MB per second of sequential read and write speeds for real good performance.
posted by Shankar Das Shankar Das @ 8:31AM on date 23-09-2014
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