5 Best External Hard Drive to Buy in 2017


Extra space in the computer system is always a necessity in the era of high-quality software, videos, and photographs. People still afraid of using the cloud storage for storing personal data. They always prefer external hard drive over cloud storage. You can call it external hard drive or external hard disc or HDD. I think hard drive is safe for data storage. Now, hard drives have the sleek design and lightweight. You can easily carry it wherever you go.

There are two types of external drives, one is Desktop-class drives and other is Notebook-class (pocket or portable) hard drives. Desktop hard disk requires a power adapter and they are not portable. Notebook hard disk is portable and does not require a power source. We made this list of the best external hard drive (Notebook-class) as per their look, performance and data transfer speed. Find out the best external hard drive for Xbox One, MAC or PC that you can buy right now.

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5 Best External Hard Drive to Buy in 2017

This is the list of best external hard drive to buy in the year 2017. Try to buy the perfect external hard drive for yourself.

Best External Hard Drive Capacity Price Starts at Buy
WD Elements Portable External Hard Drive 1TB, 2TB Rs. 4,299 Buy Now
WD My Passport Portable External Hard Drive 1TB, 2TB, 3TB, 4TB Rs. 3,965 Buy Now
Seagate Backup Plus 1TB, 2TB, 4TB Rs. 4,599 Buy Now
Transcend StoreJet 25M3 1TB Rs. 4,775 Buy Now
Toshiba Canvio Connect II Portable Hard Drive 1TB, 2TB Rs. 6,290 Buy Now


WD Elements Portable External Hard Drive:

wd element best hard drive

WD Element Portable External Hard Drive is available in 1TB and 2TB variants. It is one of the best external hard drives in the market as the WD element is the known brand in storage drives. It has an impressive look, compact in design with massive storage capacity. With WD Element Portable external hard drive, you can take your photos, videos, music and other important files wherever you go. It has an Ultra-fast speed of Up to 5 Gb/s with USB 3.0, Up to 480 Mb/s with USB 2.0. So, it transfers data very fast.

I am using this Hard drive since last two years and it is working good till now. It has fast transfer speed. The cost of WD Element 2TB external hard drive is Rs. 6,299.

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You can also buy WD Elements USB 2TB 3.0 high-capacity portable hard drive for Windows from Amazon.

WD My Passport Portable External Hard Drive:

WD My Passport 4TB Portable External Hard Drive is a trusted drive built with WD reliability. It has reimagined design and has USB 3.0 port.  WD My Passport 4TB Portable External Hard Drive is backward compatible with USB 2.0. It has features like password protection with hardware encryption and auto backup with included WD Backup software. 

WD My Passport 4TB Portable External Hard Drive comes in Six colors Blue, BlackOrange, White, Red and yellow. It also comes in 1TB, 2TB, 3TB and 4TB storage options.

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Seagate Backup Plus

Seagate Backup Plus Slim Portable External Hard Drive has up to 4TB storage. It has more than enough storage space so that you can store movie, documents, music and photo collections. It comes in 1TB, 2TB and 4TB storage options. You can take it anywhere you go as it has slim, portable and has a sleek metal design. It has high uper speed USB 3.0 port and it is backward compatible with USB 2.0 ports. 

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Read more: 5 Best 2TB External Hard Disk to Buy in 2017

Transcend StoreJet 25M3 External Hard Drive:

The Transcend StoreJet 25M3 portable hard drive has next-generation SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface. With this super speed interface, it provides at least 3X transfer speeds that are faster than USB 2.0 models. It has One Touch auto-backup button for instant data backup and synchronization which makes it easy to use.  This function is used with Transcend Elite software.

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Toshiba Canvio Connect II Portable Hard Drive:

Toshiba Canvio Connect II 2TB Portable Hard Drive has an attractive design and it is lightweight. It has Cloud-enabled backup option for sharing images and videos via the internet. The Backups option is very easy to use and can be scheduled to run automatically. It has one USB connection for both, setup and power.

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These are the 5 best external hard drives for storing data. If you have used or know any other good external hard disk better than these, do tell us in comments. We will update this list of the best external hard disk after doing research on your suggestions.



Deepika Singh
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Deepika Singh is a tech enthusiast. She likes to play mobile games and capture beautiful moments from her mobile phone. She writes about mobile app and when not working, you will find her watching movies or sleeping.

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