Where to buy the best cheap external hard drives?

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!

500 GB hard drives – from 40€    Check on AliExpress

1 TB hard drives – from 50€          Check on AliExpress

2 TB hard drives – from 90€          Check on AliExpress

3 TB hard drives – from 160€       Check on AliExpress

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.