It’s Prime Day again! If you’re a seasoned techie, this is the only holiday you’ll really care about (except for Black Friday, of course.) Prime Day means the best Amazon offers you’ll get all year long for hardware. If you’re in the market for an external HDD, today’s the best time to snatch one off Amazon while the Prime Day offers still last. Without any further delay, let’s get right into this list of the best External HDD Offers on Amazon Prime Day 2019!
Best Price for a 1TB External HDD: Toshiba Canvio Basic 1TB—Rs. 3199
Right at the top of our list is the Toshiba Canvio Basic. At just Rs. 3,199 it is currently the cheapest 1TB-plus hard drive on the market, and by a substantial margin. Alternatives from WD and Seagate currently run in excess of Rs. 3700 for the same storage capacity. For the money, you’re getting a standard USB 3.0 external hard drive with transfer speeds in the 150 MB/s range—not bad, not bad at all! Buy it here.
Best Special Offer for a 1TB HDD: Seagate Backup Plus 1TB—Rs. 3799
If you’re willing to shell out a little bit more than for the Toshiba, Seagate has an offer you can’t resist if you’re a photographer. The Seagate Backup Plus 1TB external HDD offers performance in line with the Canvio from earlier in the list. What are you getting for the extra money? Apart from the Seagate Brand, you’ll be getting a free three-month subscription to the Adobe Creative Cloud Photography Plan. Adobe normally sells this subscription service at Rs. 676 per month. What you’re getting here is 3 months of premium access to Lightroom, Photoshop, and Portfolio—all important parts of Adobe’s professional-level creative suite. That’s definitely worth the extra spend. Snag this great deal here.
Best Fast Storage Offer: Samsung T5 Portable SSD—Rs. 6999
External HDDs are just fine but what if you’re looking to hypercharge your external storage solution? External SSDs are great except for the fact that they’re prohibitively expensive. Except on Prime Day, well, they’re not. Enter the Samsung T5 500 GB external SSD. This portable monstrosity has a sticker price of Rs. 14,399 but as part of Prime Day, you can get hold of it for Rs. 6,999—that’s less than the cost of a 250 GB T5.
This insane offer puts the T5 in contention with some of the higher-end external HDDs in the market and it simply blows them out of the water in terms of transfer speeds. We’re talking speeds in excess of 550 MB/s read/write speeds. The T5 has the I/O functionality to back up these transfer speeds too. USB 3.1 Gen 2 over a Type C connection has the bandwidth to accommodate 10 GB/s transfer speeds so this SSD’s high transfer rates aren’t going to be bottlenecked just because its USB port is too slow. Grab this SSD here.
Best High Capacity External HDD: Seagate Expansion 3TB—Rs. 5999
If you’re looking for a truly spacious External HDD, the Seagate Expansion 3TB lives up to its name—it radically expands your backup options. With a Prime Day pricing of Rs. 5,999 it’s just a few hundred rupees more than what 2TB HDDs retail for on most days. For the money, you’re getting USB 3.0 support and very reasonable transfer speeds. If you want blazing fast storage, the 500GB T5 is the way to go, but if you just want to back everything up, this here is what you need. Buy it here.
The Prime Day sale wraps up in just a few hours. If you haven’t got one yet, you’ll need to hurry to snag one of these external HDD deals while stocks last.