10 Best 1TB External Hard Drives in India

In the age of computers and smartphones, we store most of our data digitally which increases the need for more storage space. When we buy a laptop or Desktop Computer, we do get internal Hard Disk which can be of 500 GB or 1TB, or more. Moreover, later at times you still need some more storage. That’s where portable external hard disk drives come into use which you can just plug into your computer your laptop just like Pen drives and use it.

I wrote a blog post last year about the best External Hard Disk Drives available in India, but now I thought to write more on it in categories of 1TB External HDD and 2TB External HDD because many of the users need a list of HDD of particular space.

Therefore, I tried my best to list the best 1TB external hard disk drives in India.  Such lists are always useful because in this competitive age there are so many brands making the same products which confuse us to choose the best one for us. So, without further ado, let’s have a look on the list.

10 best 1 TB External Hard Drives in India

1. Lenovo 1 TB Hard Drive1TBCheck Price
2. Lenovo F3091TBCheck Price
3. Toshiba Canvio Basics1TBCheck Price
4. Sony HD-B11TBCheck Price
5. Seagate STEA10004001TBCheck Price
6. HP K6A93AA1TBCheck Price
7. Sony HD-SL1 Ultra Slim1TBCheck Price
8. Toshiba Canvio Aerocast1TBCheck Price
9. Seagate Wireless Plus1TBCheck Price
10. WD My Passport Wireless1TBCheck Price
  1. Lenovo 1TB Hard Drive

Lenovo is one of the most trustworthy brands when it comes to laptops and accessories. Lenovo has made its brand strong for affordable laptops, and now it’s time for them to do the same in the accessories department. Lenovo 1 TB External Hard Drive is one of the cheapest 1 TB Hard Drives available for sale in India. It offers connectivity via USB 3.0 which is nearly 10 times faster than your regular USB 2.0 which means you can get up to 500 MBPS of transfer speed depending on your system. If you connect it to a USB 2.0 port, you can easily get transfer speeds of 20-25 MBPS whereas if connected to a USB 3.0 Port; it will definitely give you speeds of more than 100 MBPS, which is just insane. Lenovo covers this hard drive with a one-year limited warranty which is great considering the price on which it is being sold.

  1. Lenovo F309

Another budget hard disk from Lenovo is the F309 available under 5000 rupees only. This one also comes with 3.0 USB which promises to give you great speeds while transferring files. The f309 is far much better build than the first one on our list as this one is build out of metal which gives it much better look than the ones made out of plastic. Weighing at just 209 grams makes it one of the most moderately weighed hard disks. You can use this one with the Mac operating system as well as Windows operating system which makes it one of the Best 1TB External hard Disks in India.

  1. Toshiba Canvio Basics

Toshiba once was a great company as its laptops were ruling the markets a few years back. But, as the time passed, things went south for the company, and their market share became negligible because of the competition that they faced by their rivals. Well, they still are doing business, and you can get the same quality and assurance from the company if you decide to go for the Toshiba Canvio Basics external hard disk. Powered by a 3.0 USB and costing less than 5,000 rupees makes it one of the most selling hard disks online. Toshiba offers a warranty of 1 year on the Canvio basics, but you will be amazed to read the reviews that the hard drive will definitely last much longer than that. The hard disk will work seamlessly on Windows operating system, but if you want to use it for Macbook, you will have to reformat it to get going.

  1. Sony HD-B1

Since we are talking about the best 1TB External Hard Disks, we cannot skip this one from the house of Sony. Sony is particularly known for its musical equipment primarily, but it does manufacture a long range of computer related products as well. You won’t be surprised to know that they make best in industry hard disk drives as well. Sony HD-B1 is one of the best 1TB Hard Disks under 5000 Rupees available for to buy. The price is not its only unique selling point as this hard disk looks superb in the black color and its metal built feels premium as well. Sony has fitted it with a USB 3.0 port which will let you transfer data as mesmerizing speed as it is the fastest port that we have seen till date. Amazingly, Sony HD B1 also comes with a 3-year warranty which makes it better than its competitors as others offered just a 1-year warranty.

  1. Seagate STEA1000400

Seagate is one of the most renowned names when it comes to portable external hard disk in India. Seagate has always been the first choice for most of the users, and it is not so hard to see why as it comes with USB 3.0 like others which offers speed up to 10 times faster than the old USB 2.0. What makes this external hard drive a great value for money is that it is not only compatible with Windows or Mac OS but also with Xbox which means you can connect this hard disk to the Xbox and upload games using the high-speed USB 3.0 and that’s it; no need to worry more about space for playing high-quality games. Seagate has priced under 5000 Rupees which makes it the next best external 1 TB hard disk in this price range.

  1. HP K6A93AA

This may sound like the name of a fax machine, but it is the affordable hard drive from HP’s factory. HP manufactures some great quality products and has a huge market share and goodwill when it comes to products like laptops and its accessories. Well, HP’s quality can be seen in the K6A93AA as this 1TB external hard disk is wrapped in brushed aluminum which not only gives it a great look but gives it sturdiness as well. You will get to play around using its USB 3.0 which will work like a dream in terms of transferring data.

  1. Sony HD-SL1

Sony makes one of the best looking products, and this can be seen in the Sony HD-SL1 external HDD’s design. The SL1 comes with a few tricks than just being a 1TB USB 3.0 Hard Disk as this one would let you set a password for your content so if in case if your SL1 gets stolen, your data will not be seen by someone else. You can even set a password for some part of the hard disk and let the other half unprotected so that you can connect it to someone else’s desktop or laptop. The security features in the SL1 makes it one of the best portable external hard disk 1 TB in India.

  1. Toshiba Canvio Aerocast

We have already included the Canvio from Toshiba, and you probably might be wondering why it is there again. Well, this one is a wireless hard disk as it allows you to connect your smartphone or laptop wirelessly. All you need to do is download the application ‘Toshiba HDD’ on your smartphone and log in to the application. It will directly connect you to the hard disk, and that is it. You will be able to see your files and can even import and export them using the same application, and you can even insert your SD card into the hard drive. Aerocast offers battery backup of up to 5 hours and is priced under 10,000 Indian Rupees.

  1. Seagate Wireless Plus

Seagate is the king of the market, and this one is no exception as this is one of the best 1TB portable external hard disks in India. Seagate Wireless Plus, as the name suggests lets you browse through your files wirelessly as well as allows you to connect through USB 3.0. The great thing about Seagate Wireless Plus is that it allows you to connect up to 3 devices at a time and offers nearly 10 hours of battery backup on a single charge.

  1. WD My Passport Wireless

WD is one of the most renowned brands when it comes to Best 1TB External Hard Disks, and they surely have delivered in the wireless version of the famous My Passport series. Priced under 12000 rupees range, it can be said it is a lot for an external hard disk of 1TB at this Price, but if we look at the features, then it definitely justifies its cost. You can easily pop in an SD card to access your photos wirelessly and at the same time connect your Android, Windows, Mac OS or iOS smartphone to the hard disk. WD allows you to connect up to 4 devices at a time which is great.


These are a few of the best 1TB external hard disk drives available in India. Now, you can make a choice as per your budget and requirement to select the best one for you.

Which one are you going to get for you? Share your thoughts in the comments

Comments (3)

  • Hi, really nice post, detailed review with great research. I was looking for help on this issue, and finally, I found it here. Thanks!

  • Hi Atish,
    Thank you very much for the informative post.

    If one needs to learn full stack developer course (all – front end, back end, data.), what should be optimal size of the hard-disk and ram so that the desktop computer does not get hung up?
    Also, please mention the type of processor (fastest available in market).

    Note that, if I load graphic design software such as Adobe illustrator, Photoshop, is it going to affect the overall performance of the PC.

    And, if I add video games, is it going to affect the performance?

    Kindly advise.
    Thank you.

    • Author

      Hello KR,

      Thanks for coming by.

      I am not sure about the developer stuff but considering running database software, .net or some other frameworks on your computer, you can get 500GB internal hard disk. It is more than enough if you don’t store so many movie, song, games files. To be on safe side, you can also think of 1TB.

      For me, I have 500 GB internal hard disk and I run a lot of software like photoshop, Flash, dreamweaver and above all my laptop keeps running full day-night ( not less than 15-16 hours a day), and things are fine. I have 4GB RAM and intel i3 processor.

      But since you are working on some graphic + development tools, you should go for the latest configuration as the upgraded stuff are more powerful than their earlier version.

      500GB internal HDD + Intel i5 process (I trust Intel). Get As much RAM your system supports as even you will be working on multiple stuff simultaneously you won’t eat full random memory, and your computer will run smooth. If you need to store a lot of stuff, you can get one external 1TB or 2TB hard disk. simple!

      As per my knowledge, don’t keep so much data in the drive in which your OS is installed.

      If you play heavy games, it does affect system performance while it is running but the configuration I have suggested can manage easily. You can get the best graphic card for your computer if you are an avid gamer => https://www.techtricksworld.com/10-best-graphic-cards-for-your-computer-system/

      P.S. I may not be exact as different users need different system configuration.



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