Storage space is something you really can’t have enough of. You could use it to keep backups or important files and folders, or if you’re like me, you can carry around movies and music to plug into the TV or another computer and save precious internal hard disk space. Whatever your need, with growing media file sizes, anything under 500 GB just doesn’t cut it anymore. 1 terabyte is pretty much the de facto standard these days, because it’s a lot of storage space, and is quite affordable as well. Here are our picks for the top 5 1TB external hard disks!
The 5 Best 1TB External Hard Disks Under Rs.5000
Sony isn’t particularly known for their storage media offerings, but the HD-E1 is one solid product. The aluminium unibody, combined with a generously long connecting cable makes it extremely robust and easy to use. Also included are a couple of software, like a password protection feature, formatter, backup manager and “Data Transfer Accelerator” that claims to increase speeds. It works with USB 2.0 and 3.0 ports.
Western Digital MyPassport 1TB
Western Digital’s MyPassport range is one of the most popular external hard disks on the market, and for good reason. It’s small, light, durable and comes with a Western Digital warranty. Speeds are decent as well, the only fault you can find is with the plastic casing, which can be considered flimsy by some. There’s the standard password protection and backup software included, but for the most part, it’s a no frills purchase.
Buffalo MiniStation 1TB
The MiniStation series from Buffalo also comes in a lot of other flavors (with or without Thunderbolt support, extra encryption), with this particular one being the most affordable amongst the lot. This small and well built hard drive also comes with a suite of tools called Buffalo Tools, which include a RAM disk manager, backup utility, password encryption and a power consumption manager.
Hitachi Touro Mobile 1TB
This super light and sleek external hard disk may be branded Hitachi, but is actually owned by storage powerhouse Western Digital. So why would you want to choose this over the others? Well it looks great, is fast, and comes with 3 GB of free cloud storage as well. At the moment it’s also the least expensive, and with the standard software features included, it’s a great deal!
Seagate Backup Plus 1TB
If you use multiple interfaces and want online backup in addition to local backups, the Seagate Backup Plus 1TB is the external hard disk for you. The plethora of included software tools help you keep everything organized, and of course, speeds are great as well. Thunderbolt and FireWire connectivity possibilities mean that you can get the most out of it no matter the operating system, so the Seagate Backup Plus gets a thumbs up in our book!
Those were our picks for the top 5 1TB external hard disks under Rs.5000, do let us know if you think something else should be added, and as always, comments are welcome!