Best 2 TB External Hard Disks in India (April 2019)

by | Apr 9, 2019

External hard disks of higher storage capacity is a necessity more than a convenience for people dealing with large data and files as it frees them from multiple smaller capacity storage devices.

Similarly, these large capacity hard disks also free up valuable space on your laptop or desktop that will result in significantly improved system performance.

With these factors in mind, we bring you the best five 2TB portable hard disks available in India that are curated according to various features such as build quality, data speed, transfer rate and other miscellaneous add-ons.

With this said, let’s dive straight into the article and choose the best for your use!

Best 2 TB Hard Disk In India

1. ADATA HV620S Overall Best Pick
2. Sony HD-B2 Runner-up pick
3. Transcend H3P Best rugged portable Hard Disk
4. Seagate Backup Plus Slim Value for Money Hard Disk
5. Toshiba Canvio Advance 2 Lightweight and Portable Hard Disk
6.WD My Passport Honourable Mention

1. ADATA HV620S

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  Overall Best Pick
  • USB 3.1
  • Backwards and universal compatibility
  • 3-year warranty

The ADATA HV620S is a wired 2TB external hard drive offering a dependable, go anywhere storage medium with superfast USB3.1 data transfer protocol.

This ultra-portable hard disk packs in an impressive 2TB of storage space inside the drive that is only a mere 11.5mm thick.

Design and Build Quality

The ADATA HV620S has a unique design strategy that is in stark contrast with other similar external hard disks available in the market.

This hard disk features a glass embodied chassis that looks premium with the slim form factor. The slightly raised peripheral hip above the glass prevents it from having direct contact with the surface and protects from scratches and dents.

However, extra care should be taken while handling this product as a minor slip from the hand might result in a broken glass or at the worst a broken device itself.

There is a status LED indicator in the front of this hard drive that glows blue while in operation. Overall the design looks fresh and the quality of construction is prime for the asking price.

Storage

As we’ve mentioned above, the ADATA H620VS comes with 2TB of storage capacity for effortlessly handling your files and other media content on a slim and portable form factor.

With the super speed USB3.1 support, this device can achieve read and write speeds up to 150MB/s on compatible laptops and other devices.

This hard drive is also backwards compatible meaning you can hook it up with your old device with the regular USB2.0 port for unrestricted usage across different devices.

Miscellaneous

The bright blue LED indicator not only indicates the connection status but also the data transfer window during which you shouldn’t pull the plug.

This is very much helpful for preventing incomplete read/write operations in a hurry to unplug the device.

ADATA provides a three-year warranty with this product so that if anything unfortunate happens in between, you can get it repaired free of cost at the nearest service centre.

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Sleek and stylish design
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Read/write indication status LED
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Universal compatibility
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The glass body is prone to scratches and breakage

Specifications

Capacity 2 TB
Interface USB 3.1
Encryption 256-bit AES encryption
Wi-Fi No
Additional Notes Suited for rough use

2. Sony HD-B2

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Runner-Up Pick
  • 2TB capacity
  • USB 3.1 connectivity
  • 3 years limited warranty

Sony HD B2 is a portable hard disk with 2TB of storage space with support for the latest USB 3.1 technology.

This hard disk has wide compatibility with different operating systems and doesn’t slow down from system to system according to the operating system it is based upon.

Design and Build Quality

The outer chassis of this portable hard disk is made of plastic and surprisingly, not something of the quality we expected from Sony.

The bright colour scheme masks the lack of quality of the plastics but it is easily prone to scratches and dents and may even break if fell on a surface face down.

The Sony logo is embossed on the on the otherwise bland shell. The ports and connectors are located on the top and bottom sides of this hard disk.

Storage Capacity

The Sony HD B2 has a 2TB storage capacity with superspeed USB 3.1 technology powering the data transfer.

With compatible USB3.1 hosts, this device will deliver read and write speeds around 125MB/s.

This value further decreases to around 80MB/s with USB3.0 ports and further to 40-50MB/s when used with USB2.0.

The transfer speed remains almost constant during the process, indicating excellent HDD health and optimization.

Miscellaneous

The Sony HD B2 uses NTFS protocol for data storage, NTFS has several advantages over the FAT32 protocol such as faster access speeds and easy file recoverability.

Sony provides extensive software support for this portable HDD such as data transfer accelerator and password protection manager.

Encrypted with 256-bit AES security, your data inside this external hard disk will remain safe even if anyone tries to brute force the access drive without a valid password.

Verdict

If you are in search of a budget portable hard disk capable of high-speed data transfers, the Sony HD B2 is an excellent choice.

With the latest USB3.1 support and wider compatibility, this hard disk is capable of delivering your data storage needs with much-improved read and write speeds.

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Solid build quality

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Brand reliability

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Windows & Mac compatible

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Device heats up at times

Specifications

Capacity 2 TB
Interface USB 3.1
Encryption 256-bit AES
Wi-Fi No
Additional notes 3 years warranty

 

3. Transcend H3P

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Best Rugged Portable Hard Disk
  • Military grade shock resistance
  • One touch auto-backup button
  • Rugged yet lightweight design

Transcend is a familiar brand for Indian customers with its low-cost USB pen drives in the market.

The Storejet H3P is the company’s take on a large-scale data storage medium with a 2TB capacity supplemented with high-speed USB3.0 technology.

Design and Build Quality

The Transcend Storejet H3P has a rugged yet lightweight design, offering the best of both worlds.

The two-tone colour finish is aesthetically pleasing to look at and makes the device stand out from the bunch.

The outer chassis of this portable hard drive has a soft silicone material coating which offers great grip while holding it in hand. This layer over the plastic made hard casing provides some sort of cushion for the impending shocks during an accidental fall.

There is also an internal suspension damper to minimize shocks to the drive that might result in data loss or corruption.

Storage

The Transcend Storejet H3P comes with a 2TB storage capacity with support for USB3.0 protocol for high-speed data transfer rates.

The improved bandwidth of USB3.0 enables this portable hard drive to achieve impressive real life read and write speeds up to 90MB/s consistently. This is almost three times faster than USB2.0 counterparts.

Also, this hard disc being backwards compatible with legacy ports can be connected with older devices and can deliver impressive results.

Miscellaneous

The Transcend Storejet H3P has a dedicated button on the chassis that enables one-touch backup when used along with the Transcend Elite software.

This is a much useful feature as it will save you a lot of time from manually configuring backups with a third party backup software.

Verdict

The Transcend Storejet H3P is a capable data storage device with 2TB of capacity and support for USB3.0 high-speed data transfer.

The advanced features like shockproof operation and one-touch backup make this device a compelling product for purchase under a budget of Rs.10,000.

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Elegant design
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Shockproof body
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USB 3.0 protocol
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Noisy operation

Specifications

Capacity 2 TB
Interface USB 3.0
Encryption 256-bit AES
Wi-Fi No
Additional notes Advanced 3-stage shock protection system

4. Seagate Backup Plus Slim

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Best Value for Money Hard Disk
  • Plug n play hard disk
  • Easy to carry around
  • 3-years limited warranty

Seagate has been making hard drives from those times when the 90’s kids were starting to know about assembling computers. Since then the company became one of the most respected and sought-after brand in the hard disk market in India.

The Seagate backup plus slim is a 2TB external hard disk that has a small and compact form factor which makes it one of the lightest hard disks to carry around in your pocket or backpack.

Slim and Stunning Design

The Seagate Backup Plus Slim has a minimal non-textured chassis that is made of tough and durable plastic. The only thing that adorns the outer shell is the Seagate logo.

A white LED is tucked on the shell that lights up when you connect the hard disk to a computer or any other device.

This device is only 12.1mm thick, so you can easily carry it around your pocket with no hassles. Weighing only 141g, this is one of the lightest hard disks available in the market.

USB 3.0 Plug N Play

This external hard disk features a USB 3.0 port for high-speed data transfers. Do note that only if you connect it with a USB 3.0 port, you can enjoy those higher speeds.

Backward compatible with USB 2.0, you can also use this product with old USB 2.0 devices that don’t feature a USB 3.0 port.

There is no need for any software or drivers to be installed for using this device. Just plug it into the USB port and start copying files. That’s it!

Perfect for a lot of use-cases

The 2TB storage lets you save your favourite moments and other sensitive documents.

The 128-bit AES encryption with password protection will make sure that your data remains confident and free from spying eyes.

The two-month free Adobe Creative Cloud subscription lets you store your photos in its full glory to the cloud and keep this hard disk free of space to save more.

Conclusion

The Seagate Backup Plus Slim is the best external hard disk for you if you’re a frequent traveller and love to carry a lot of media with you for enjoyment during the trips.

This hard disk also lets you store your favourite moments captured from your digital camera and smartphone. The 2TB storage will ensure that you won’t run out of space anytime soon.

Priced just under Rs.6,000, this device, we feel is the top contender for the best value for money external hard disk in the market.

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Slim and lightweight
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2TB storage
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USB 3.0
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Limited 2 months Adobe cloud subscription is useless

Specifications

Capacity 2 TB
Interface USB 3.0
Encryption 128-bit AES
Wi-Fi No
Additional Notes 2 Months Free Adobe Creative Cloud Photography Plan

5. Toshiba Canvio Advance 2

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 Lightweight and Portable Hard Disk
  • Plug n play operation
  • USB 3.1 technology
  • 3 years warranty

Toshiba Canvio lineup has some excellent storage devices in their lineup ranging from traditional hard disks to internal SSD.

The Canvio Advance 2 is a portable hard disk with 2TB of storage capacity priced competitively under a budget of just Rs.5,300.

Design and Build Quality

The Toshiba Canvio Advance 2 follows a minimalistic design with a plain plastic body construction and the company logo embossed on the surface.

The rounded corners of this external hard drive are very appealing to the eyes. There is a status LED on the top part indicating the mode of operation. This LED will automatically turn off when not in active use.

The Toshiba Canvio Advance 2 weighs about 149g which is one among the lightest portable hard disks out there in the Indian market.

Storage Capacity

The Toshiba Canvio Advance 2 comes with a 2TB storage out of which nearly 1.8TB is available for users to save and store their files.

This external hard disk follows the USB3.0 standard for high-speed data transfer between the source and host device.

It is backwards compatible with the legacy USB2.0 ports albeit having significant speed drops when compared with a USB 3.0 port.

This portable hard disk delivers about 30-40MB/s of read and write speeds when used with USB2.0 ports and up to 100MB/s read and write speeds when used with high speed USB3.0 ports.

Miscellaneous

The Toshiba Canvio Advance is a plug and play device that doesn’t require any drivers to install for you to use this hard disk.

When plugged into the laptop or any other device, it automatically detects the device and mounts as a storage device.

The 5400 RPM motor inside this hard disk is relatively silent and works well even while using it in transit, for eg: while inside a vehicle on a bumpy road.

This portable hard disk is compatible out of the box with Windows, Linux and MacOS machines, thanks to the integrated NTFS drivers which come preinstalled with the device.

Verdict

The Toshiba Canvio Advance 2 is an excellent budget 2TB portable hard drive that offers very good read and write speeds, especially when used with compatible devices through USB3.0.

The elegant design and the sleek form factor makes it one of the best looking portable storage mediums available in the market.

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Status LED indicator

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Silent operation

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Wider compatibility

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Fragile chassis

 Specifications

Capacity 2 TB
Interface USB 3.0
Encryption 256-bit AES
Wi-Fi No
Additional Notes Robust design

6. WD My Passport

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Honorable Mention
  • Secure and safe external hard disk
  • Available in attractive colours
  • Consistent read/write speeds

Western Digital is an American Data Storage company that has been the pioneers of portable storage mediums since time immemorial.

My passport series from Western Digital was one of the first entrants to the Indian external hard disk market and been one of the people’s favorite since then.

Stylish and Trendy Design

There is no necessity for an external hard disk to look good.

But in the case of WD My passport hard disks, the company has done some serious homework on its design and the result is evident.

The two-tone texture of the chassis would really turn some heads on the first glimpse of this product for sure.

The upper half is a normal non-textured plastic casing and the lower half has this attractive lines that add looks as well as a comfortable grip to the product in hand.

Not only that, this external hard disk from WD comes in a variety of different exciting colours such as dark blue, red and black which will make it a fashion statement along with the means of portable data storage.

1TB Storage, apt Pricing

This portable hard disk comes with a 1TB storage capacity.

In our opinion, if you are an average person, 1TB worth of space will be more than enough for your immediate use such as storing photos, occasional movies and TV series and even some documents as well.

Mind you, we’re not judging you in any way, but we genuinely feel for a price around Rs.3,700, 1TB storage space is actually decent.

That too with a host of other features that the company provides with this product, this is definitely a product worth having your attention.

This hard disk has a USB3.0 interface that will fasten up your data transfers across devices supporting the same.

It does work with USB2.0 devices as well, albeit with slow speeds.

Extra Features

Western Digital has a host of software utilities to enhance the usability of their products. One such software that comes with this external hard disk is the WD backup.

This piece of software will allow you to make backups of local files on your computer such as photos, videos and documents to this external hard disk at the click of a button.

The process is simple and straightforward and saves you a lot of time in searching for a backup tool on your own.

Unlike other hard disk manufacturers, WD emphasis a lot of security.

This WD My passport comes with a 256-bit AES hardware encryption that is very tough to break in to and will keep your files and folders safe.

This product comes with a three-year limited warranty that will cover unforeseen issues with the device such as any hardware failure resulting on its own.

Summary

WD My Passport is a stylish and sleek little external hard disk that performs well in terms of data storage and retrieval.

The read/write speeds are consistent and will give you a pleasant experience over the course of time.

The hardware encryption feature and WD backup software will make you feel comfortable knowing that the security of the data stored inside is of high priority.

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Stylish design
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256-bit AES encryption
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WD Backup software
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External casing is prone to scratches

Specifications

Capacity 2 TB
Interface USB 3.0
Encryption 256-bit AES
Wi-Fi No
Additional Notes Available in diff. capacities
That concludes our discussion on the five best 2TB external hard drives available in the Indian market.

We have tried our best to list the ones that we personally feel is a great value for your hard earned money. If you feel that we have left something out, do let us know in the comments below.

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