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10 Cheapest External hard drives/disk with 500 GB Storage (Capacity)

Updated on March 1, 2016

External Hardrives have now became an essential need of most computer users for various purposes back-up's, mobility etc. and Here, On this pages I'm going to publish details about some the cheapest hard drives having capacity of more than 500GB (Means they are capable of storing 500 gigabytes of data). First Take a Look on 'How external hard drives are useful for us'.

Importance of External Hard Drives

  • External Hard drives can be attached to any computer, However, they require some basic features on any computer /laptop like eSATA, USB support etc.
  • They Are Portable,
  • We can save our computer data as back-up's in them,
  • Our data will remain permanent and secure for long time unless we change it,
  • External Hard Drives are Compatible with major/popular operating systems and are not limited to specific one's,
  • We can keep it in a secure/safe locker (If it contains important data), while keeping our computer outside.
  • etc. etc.


Seagate FreeAgent Desk 500 GB USB 2.0 Desktop External Hard Drive ST305004FDA2E1-RK (Silver)

  • Price: $104.99.

This Hardrive has usb 2.0 support with very good speed i.e. 400 Mb/s for data transfer and rotational speed of 7200 RPM. This Hard drive also comes with some preloaded software  for purposes like automatic back-up's and data encryption.

Iomega Prestige 500 GB USB 2.0 Portable External Hard Drive

Price : $78.99,

This Hard drive also support USB 2.0 with rotational speed of 5400 RPM and it is so compact to fit inside your pocket or carry bag of laptop. This Hardrive comes preloaded with software's such as Trend Micro™, Iomega QuikProtect, EMC® Retrospect® Express Backup software, and MozyHome™ Online Backup service for the purposes like Data protection, security etc. Supportable operating systems are Win XP (32 bit), Win Vista (32 bit), Win 7 (32 bit), Mac Os X 10.4-10.6. It requires 256mb of RAM in windows and 12mb of RAM in Mac OS X  and Also comes with 3 year warranty.

Seagate Expansion 500 GB USB 2.0 Desktop External Hard Drive

Price : $99.99,

This drive also comes with USB 2.0 interface Support and requires no software installation on your computer for running, Just Plug and start using it. It supports drag and drop feature and have a rotational speed of 7200 RPM, Weighs 3 pounds. Inbuilt power management system will save your little electricity bill and includes 2 year warranty period.

Western Digital My Book Essential 500 GB USB 2.0 Desktop External Hard Drive

This Hard Drive also Support USB 2.0 Interface and comes with 1 year warranty. It weighs 2.5 pounds and have width and height equal to 2.1 and 6.5 inches.  It comes prepackaged with USB Cable, AC adapter and Installation guide. Supported operating systems are Windows 2000/XP/Vista and Mac Os X 10.4.8 or newer. 174 users have rated this Hardrive as 5 star on Amazon. You can Buy this from the link Below.

ProDrive 500GB 7200rpm 16MB Buffer USB 2.0 External Hard Drive (Black)

Price: $54.95,

This is the cheapest in this range of hard drives and every detail are showed up in title itself. This Drive supports USB 2.0 with up to 480mbps of data transfer rate. Supported operating systems are Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7 Mac MacOS X and Includes 1 year warranty also. This Drive comes prepackaged with USB 2.0 Cable, Power adapter and quick user guide.

HornetTek Viper 500GB 16MB Cache 7200RPM USB External Hard Drive (Black)

Price: $54.99,

This one also Supports USB 2.0 Interface and have Data transfer speed up-to 480mbps. Supported operating systems are Windows me/2000/xp/vista and Mac OS X. No extra drivers need to install to make this run, Just Plug and start using it. It comes prepackaged with USB 2.0 Cable, Power Adapter and user's manual and Includes 1 year warranty.

SimpleTech SimpleDrive 500 GB USB 2.0 Desktop External Hard Drive

Another Cheapest Hard drive with USB 2.0 Support, Not Found much details but Some good/satisfactory reviews from those who bought this.

Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex 500 GB USB 2.0 Ultra-Portable External Hard Drive STAA500103 (Red)

This is Another popular hard drive whose actual price is $103.99 but you can save 33%, if you'll buy it from amazon (Link Provided Below). This hard drive also supports USB 2.0 Interface and comes with preloaded software for purposes like data encryption and security. This can be upgraded to USB 3.0, Firewire 800 or eSATA and content can also be accessed via network or TV as written in Description. This drive comes with 2 year warranty and weighs 5.3 ounces.

You can store maximum 8,330 hours of music, 1,60,000 Digital photos, 500 hours of video, 125 movies in this drive. All the major operating system of windows and Mac OS X are supportable.

Hitachi X500 Mobile 500GB USB 2.0 Portable External Hard Drive 0S02520 (Black)

Price : $89.99,

This drive does not require any power cable and comes prepackaged with USB 2.0 Cable and have smooth and textured body of 2.5 inch. It weighs just only 0.50 pounds and have data transfer rate up to 480mbps (USB 2.0) and 12mbps (USB 1.1). All the major operating systems of windows and OS X (10.5 or newer) are supported with this hardrive.

Toshiba Canvio Plus 500 GB USB 2.0 Portable External Hard Drive E05A050CAU2XK (Raven Black)

Price : $94.39,

This Hard drive has data transfer rate up-to 21.1 MB/sec, rotational speed of 5400 RPM and comes with 3 years warranty period. This can fit inside your pocket and is easily transportable. This hard drive also comes preloaded with software's for purposes like data encryption and back up.

So, those the 10 Cheapest External Hard drives that I found and their costs are more deducted on (I provide link to every page where you can buy). Well, Some of them are not available to ship outside USA from, So, Please Check check all the details on product pages before purchasing any of these Hard Drives. IF is Unknown site for You, Then, I recommend not to worry as amazon is most trusted brand in online shopping after eBay.

Thanks for Reading my Article, Regards.


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