If you are someone who stores large amounts of documents, photos, videos, music files, movies and applications on your computer, an external hard disk will make your life easier. These handy devices store data, they are portable, and they come with some added features. You can simply move chunks of your data to the hard drive, thus saving a huge amount of space on your computer.
Plus, you can carry this data around in a small device, rather than your whole laptop. And if space is not an issue for you, it’s still a great idea to use these disks to backup your data. They are often safer than cloud storages since you can keep them with you. Check out our list of the top 5 you should try…
India’s Top 5 Portable External Hard Disks
LaCie Porsche Design 3 TB
LaCie and Porsche have put together this beautiful 3 TB external hard drive. It weights 3.7 lbs and its compatibility is USB 3.0. It comes with LED indicator. Its sleep mode option is great, since it ensures a longer life and saves a whole lot of energy. Plus, you can set a password on the drive using 256-bit AES encryption. So you can always be confident that your files are safe.
Toshiba Canvio has a storage capacity of 3 TB and it weighs 2.2 lbs. You can find other options ranging from 1 TB all the way to 5 TB. With USB 3.0, you can transfer data at super fast speeds. What’s more, it has a scheduled automatic backup – which is fantastic since it saves you the time and efforts of doing a manual backup every time. Also, this hard drive dissipates excess energy, to ensure shock protection.
Western Digital My Book
Western Digital My Book can store 2 TB of data and it weighs 2.3 lbs. It supports dual compatibility of USB 2.0 and USB 3.0. With the 4 led feature, you can confirm about available storage space on the hard drive. Additionally, you can ensure exclusive access to your files through password protection and hardware encryption. Pretty impressive, isn’t it?
Buffalo Drive Station Axis Velocity
Buffalo Drive Station Axis Velocity can store 1 TB of files, and it weighs 2.1 lbs. Its compatibility is USB 3.0. What sets this hard drive apart from most others is that it allows for cloud storage through the web. So using it makes things quite convenient. What’s more, it has the automatic timely backup feature that ensures that you never run the risk of permanently losing your files. The only downside is that it doesn’t have a power button, so it runs even when your computer is asleep.
Samsung D3 Station
Last but surely among the best hard drives available today, Samsung D3 Station has storage capacity of 2 TB and it weights 1.64 lbs. You can also find versions of 4 TB and 6 TB. I love how sleek the design is. What stands out in this hard drive is that it lets you configure the storage settings based on the type of files you want to store in it. This means that you can optimise the hard drive to your full benefit! Additionally, it comes with the periodic backup schedule feature.
Well, my personal favourite is the Samsung D3 Station. But the other four also certainly deserve a try, if you’d like to look for something else. Which one did you find most interesting? If you use a portable external hard disks which is not listed above then do share in your experience by commenting.