Best External Hard Drives Under Rs. 5000

An external hard drive can be an excellent purchase for users who don’t have ample amount of storage capacity on their computers & especially laptops because in laptops upgrading hard disk storage is quite difficult if we compare it with PC.

These compact hard drives are small and easy to take out anywhere with you, which enables users to store all of their documents and multimedia files with them everywhere. Video creators to office work need of the external hard disk are everywhere and it cost us economical than SSD so most of the people prefer external HDD because it is cost-effective.

1.5 Terabyte(TB) is enough storage capacity nowadays for most users.

Below are my top picks for external hard disks- 

1. Western Digital Elements 1.5 TB

WD elements 1.5 TB

Western Digital (WD) is one of the leading companies in storage solutions you will find in most of the laptops and computers Western Digital hard disk is pre-installed by manufacturing.

WD Digital Elements comes up with a price tag of Rs. 4,299 which can fluctuate during sale.

It has 2 years of warranty which not covers physical damage.

It is equipped with a storage capacity of 1.5 TB WD elements has a got very good positive response on e-commerce websites. 

WD elements external hard drive weighs around 222grams and has a rotational speed of 5400rpm.

It gives high-speed data transfer of 480 Mbps with USB 2.0 and its support USB 3.0 as well which transfer rate of up to 5 Gbps. 

This external HDD is NTFS preformatted for Windows and reformatting the need for other OS like macOS.

2. Seagate Backup Plus Slim

Seagate backup plus slim 1TB

Just Like WD, Seagate is also a well-known brand in storage solutions. WD and Seagate both are top perfomers when it comes to hard drives and it is very difficult to pick one in terms of performance.

Seagate Backup Plus Slim currently priced at Rs. 3,899 but prices will vary if any sort of sale is going on. 

It has a 3-year long warranty which won’t cover physical damage.

Seagate Backup Plus Slim has in its name that it is very sleek in terms of design and it is very lightweight, weighs around 126 grams.

The Seagate Backup Plus Slimsuports both windows 7 and Mac OS operating systems.

It comes with a Seagate toolkit software which makes sure it will automatic backups on hourly, daily, weekly, and monthly backups.

It is equipped with storage support of 1TB. Backup plus slim has USB 3.0 Plug-and-play support for seamless data transfer in which transfer speed goes up to 120 Mbps.

 It has a brushed aluminium enclosure that supplements more strength to the hard drive and restricts it from overheating during usage.

3. TOSHIBA Canvio Basics 

Toshiba Canvio HDD

TOSHIBA Canvio Basics external HDD currently priced at Rs. 4000 which will differ at which time you are seeing it. It has a 3-year long warranty which doesn’t cover physical damage. Canvio looks very premium because of its textured matte finish and it is very easy to cause it weighs around 149 grams. 

It has an LED indicator so when you connect it to the system LED will turn ON.

TOSHIBA canvio has USB 3.0 Support which gives faster read and write speed up to 5 Gbps. 

It be deafult comes preformatted for Windows and needs reformatting for other operating systems.  

This HDD hard disk also supports gaming consoles like XBOX and PlayStation 4 pretty well. 

It also comes up with auto-backup and password protection tools.

4. Transcend StoreJet 25M3 


The Transcend StoreJet priced at Rs. 4,600 to 4,900 which vary to different websites. It has 3 years of warranty.

This HDD drive is shock resistant so if you drop it accidentally it will protect internal parts of the hard disk because it has a strong rubber outer case.

It has 1 TB storage which supports USB 3.0 which transfers data at 5 Gbps and in 2.0 it transfers at a speed up to 480 Mbps.

It supports all the operating systems. Transcend Store jet comes up with 256-bit AES hardware encryption.


So, in the end, I want to conclude that you can go for any of the HDD drives which suites your pocket and need. All the external hard drives are easily available on the e-commerce platforms so you can check out from there and also can read more about it.


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