5 External Hard Drives You Can Buy For Under Php5K

5 External Hard Drives You Can Buy For Under Php5K

When you want to transfer heavy files from one PC to another or simply want the convenience of bringing those files with you during your travels or daily commute, the solution is to use an external hard drive. You don’t have to break the bank to have one, though, as you can purchase good ones for under Php5K. Here are our top picks.


The first one on our list and the most affordable is the ADATA HD720. What separates this from the rest of the HDDs in the list is its IP68-certified and shock-resistant body. Meaning it can withstand dust, water (up to 2m for up to 120mins) and drops. Aside from its 1TB capacity, it has a SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface and comes in Black, Blue, and Green colors.

The ADATA HD720 1TB is available at Lazada for Php3,025. See listing here.

Apacer AC233 1TB

Next is Apacer’s AC233. It features a 1TB capacity, supports USB 3.0 interface, and boasts a streamlined curve design with dual-color LED light and smart power management.

The Apacer AC233 1TB is available at Villman for Php3,599. See listing here.

Western Digital My Passport Ultra 2TB


Moving up the Php4K range is the Western Digital My Passport Ultra. It might be more expensive, but it offers twice the capacity at 2TB for under Php5K. It boasts a slim design, supports USB 3.0, and features automatic backup and Cloud backup via Dropbox.

The Western Digital My Passport Ultra 2TB is available at PC Express for Php4,500. See listing here.

Seagate Backup Plus Slim 2TB

Add Php250 and you can go for the Seagate Backup Plus Slim 2TB. Like the WD My Passport Ultra, it also has a slim design with USB 3.0 interface. It is also offering buyers 200GB of free OneDrive cloud storage for 2 years upon registration.

The Seagate Backup Plus Slim 2TB is available at PC Express for Php4,750. See listing here.

Transcend StoreJet 25H3 2TB

Last but not the least, is the StoreJet 25H3 2TB from Transcend. It’s the most costly in the list a three-stage shock protection system that meets U.S. military drop-test standards. It has a One-Touch Auto-Backup button, USB 3.0 interface, and 256-bit AES file and folder encryption. Unfortunately, it doesn’t have water-resistance like the ADATA HD720.

The Transcend StoreJet 25H3 2TB is available at Lazada for Php4,795. See listing here.

And there you have it. These external HDDs can help you store and carry your precious data wherever you go. If you have recommendations or something to add to this list, let us know in the comments below.

This article was written by Louie Diangson, Managing Editor of YugaTech. You can follow him at @John_Louie.

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7 Responses

  1. el gato says:

    boss, may reviews ba nito?
    (endurance, meantime between failure, local extended warranties, etc)

  2. Unknown says:

    Paano naman ung WD elements? I am using it for 6 years now and no damage or bad sectors.

  3. i’ve had a bad experience with seagate backup plus. bought it last year and after 3 months the drive is clicking all my files, gone. i send it to seagate for rma and they replaced it after a week. sadly after 6 months, the drive acted wierd again and there goes my files. i send it again to seagate and had it replaced. the moment i got the drive, i immediately sold it.

  4. Llight says:

    Toshiba canvio.
    Mura at matibay. :)

  5. Joey says:

    NAS backup ba tawag don? Yun pa rin gusto ko sana. External HDD pero nakakabit sa network. Sa sobrang tagal nakalimutan ko na gusto ko mabili. Sa Western Digital un. Either WD mybook o Cloud lang un.

  6. Glenn says:

    WD My Passport Ultra 1tb has a life span of 1yr(atleast thats why i think). it would function well without hiccups for 1yr. i own a WD My Passport Ultra 1tb and after a year its no longer functioning properly, doesnt exceed a read/write speed of over 50mb/s.(can be lower i think it doesnt even reach 30mb/s even though its connected to a USB 3.0)

  7. emy says:

    my seagate slim 2TB lasted only for a year and 2mos. Now it has fatal error and all my working files gone.

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