If you are a collage student or a MNC employ you can understand importance of a hard drive for laptop. Firstly, You need to have at least one external storage for storing important data . For storing your family photographs or video memories, Laptop’s internal storage is not enough. So today we will be talking about some basic hard drives to fulfil your family needs. Secondly some faster hard drives for students as well as employs.

Firstly you need to understand one thing that hard drive is not just good on the basis of their storage their are many more factors to be considered. Like if you buy it from a trusted brand thats good. otherwise its life and your data safety cant be guaranteed. Here is my list of best hard drives for laptops.

Toshiba Canvio Basics 1TB Portable External HDD

Firstly, thinking about hard disc reminds me of Toshiba. I totally trust this brand for storage devices. Toshiba Canvio Basics 1TB Portable External HDD is a mini or compact portable external hard drive. With a Storage capacity of 1 TB it is ideal for collage students to purchase it. Unboxing it you will see some paper work like User manual and warranty. They casing is made of purely plastic and is of premium quality. Hard drive is considerably tough or we can say much durable.

Secondly, You can connect this external hard drive with your laptop with the help of a USB 3.0, Yes this is the only way to utilize the hard drive. Since Toshiba is trusted for it’s hard drives their are a few more variants of this hard drive that can be much more efficient with respect to their needs.

Toshiba Canvio Ready 1TB Portable External HDD

Toshiba Canvio Ready 1TB Portable External HDD Is literally the most cheapest portable external hard drive of a kind. Their is no other hard drive with this build quality under such an affordable price. Compared to other hard drives this hard drive is much compact and much more light weight. Which is a very impressive specification.

When it comes to storage it is 1TB, So it is ideally good for collage students and working employees since it is cheap and value for money. You can find other cheap or even cheaper hard drives, But not gets much of trust as of Toshiba. Unlike, Basic Toshiba hard drive the ready hard drive has not one but two ports for high speed data transfer rate. One is USB 2.0 and USB 3.0. Secondly, It is not a gaming Hard drive. So you can store gaming data in it but cannot play with game stored inside the external Hard drive.

Seagate Expansion 1.5 TB External HDD 

When it comes to data transfer rate Seagate Expansion 1.5 TB External HDD is the king as it offers a transfer speed of 140MBPS. The Build quality of the hard drive for laptop is very impressive that is why it is no need to worry about data loss due to hard drives physical damage. because of its shock resistive property it is not easy to be damaged.

The USB Cable that you get along with this hard drive for laptop is very high quality and is the sole reason why the data transfer rate is so fast. Since Seagate is a well trusted brand around the globe you get a warranty for a year at this price range it is pretty impressive. Seagate is an international brand so where every you go warranty will be valid for an year.

Lenovo F310S 1TB External Hard Drive

Next we have a hard drive from none other than Lenovo. All new Lenovo F310S is an amazingly fast transfer rate drive with data transfer rate of around 130MBPS. Which also is pretty much good. Now the thing is that although looks doesn’t matter for a hard drive for laptop but this one specifically looks gorgeous.

With our main product you will also get a carry bag specifically designed to protect our hard drive from any scratches. The bag is not based on leather materials but instead it is made up of organic Fibres. This is very handy in a few or more situations like travelling makes us push a lot of stuff in a bag this can damage our hard drive but the case itself is very strong to withstand such events.

Seagate Backup Plus Slim 2 TB External HDD

Seagate Backup Plus Slim is not a good hard drive but I think is the best in this list, Yes the best one. How? Well the thing is that it is very affordable and offers much more than a hard drive. If you buy Seagate Backup Plus you will get a licence key for adobe photo shop may be you don’t need one. But, For every student you should have adobe photoshop you don’t know when you need it.

Not just that at such affordable rate you get 2TB of storage that is wonderful right? If you ask me then I would say that Seagate Backup Plus is Ideal For all Collage or University Students. As for a number of factors. Like Being affordable, 2TB storage, Compact design and getting free licence keys!


Long story short these are the best of best I could Find out their in the market. You can also go for some costly ones like Samsung, Sony and Hp. let me know In the comments Which one you did found most worth buying. For now I think that If I as being a student have to choose one of these it would be definitely Seagate Backup Plus Slim. If you are a professional or a businessman I suggest to go for other trusted brands like Samsung, Sony and Hp. They are expensive but much more reliable.

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