If you are looking for super cheap external hard drives, AliExpress is the place for you. They have much better deals that any other online store. They have tons of hard drives with 1TB or more, as well as the more obsolete 250GB and 500GB ones.
In today’s article, we will be showing you how to find super cheap external hard drives made by Chinese brands on AliExpress, but we also will be talking about better known ones, like the 1 and 2TB hard drives by Samsung and Toshiba. Finally, we will also be taking a look at the best selling hard drives on the platform. There are thousands of models so stay with to find out which one is best suited for you!
Storage capacity for external hard drives
Nowadays you can find external hard drives for personal use with one or more Terabytes. And of course, the more capacity the drive has, the more data it’s able to store. This is great if you are looking to store a lot of movies and pictures.
Here are the different capacities and prices you can find for hard drives,you can find some from 250 GB up to 3 terabytes!
- 250 GB hard drives – from 30€
- 500 GB hard drives – from 40€
- 1 TB hard drives – from 50€
- 2 TB hard drives – from 90€
- 3 TB hard drives – from 160€
For now we haven’t been able to find any with more capacity, but we are sure you will soon be able to find 4 terabyte ones as well.
What about the price for external hard drives on AliExpress?
The key is to measure the Euros/Gigabyte ratio, the price in euros you pay for each GB of external storage. Keep in mind that the price will vary in accordance of the size of the disk.
Differences between a 2.5 inch and a 3.5 inch external hard drives
Remember that the 2.5 inches (6.35 cm) are smaller and easier to move around, in fact they are made to be used with laptops. On the other hand, the 3.5 inch ones (8.89 cm) cannot be connected to a laptop. The measurements aren’t the only difference: speed, capacity, price and portability also vary.
One of the best shops to purchase external hard drives on AliExpress is Eaget Global Flagship. It has tons of sales, especially when it comes to hard drives made by the brand Eaget. But there are plenty of hard drive brands on AliExpress.
Samsung and Toshiba hard drives
Two of the most important brands making hard drives are Toshiba and Samsung. Many shops on AliExpress offer both of these brands, such as FIGHTING NATION Computer Store or Tiantu Digital, where you can find 1 TB Samsung hard drives for only 70€. But take a look for yourself, there are some interesting offers and deals everyday.
Another really good shop is Kandy Hong Kong, with a great selection of 2.5 and 3.5 inch Toshibas and 3.0 and 2.0 USBs. You can get a 3.0 USB 1 TB 2.5 inch Toshiba for 74€.
Yet another good Chinese hard drive brand is ExelStor,you won’t find any references for it on AliExpress, at least for now, so try looking for Kingston instead :).
The best external hard drive on AliExpress
Take a look here to see the best selling best rated models. As you can see the brand Netac is also quite popular. But to be honest any of the ones we mentioned above is good, it all depends on your budget and needs.
There are barely any bad review for these kind of storage devices. So no matter which one you choose I’m sure it will be good, and if by any small chance it isn’t, remember that AliExpress has you covered and will give you a full refund for your purchase.