Top 3 Best Selling External Hard Drives In Nigeria

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Written By Larious

Larious is the Executive Editor of LowkeyTech. He is a tech enthusiast and a content writer. 





Last Updated on January 19, 2017 by Larious

External, portable hard drives is a very valuable companion to all desktop and laptop owners. The basic use of these external disks is for backup and storage of media and files. with an external hard drive, you never have to worry about not having space for those important documents, favorite photos, or being able to download information when you need it.

While there are tons of portable external hard drives brands flocking the market, you need to choose the suitable external hard drive for yourself keeping in mind the reliability, quality, price, capacity, transfer rate and any other relevant information.

We have compiled top 3 best selling external hard drives in the Nigerian market for the year 2016 – 2017. Bear in mind the top 3 best selling portable external hard drives were based on  popular requests from customers and the high demand for the external hard drives in the heart beat of Lagos market in computer village Ikeja.

These are the top 3 best selling external hard drives in 2016-2017 for you to choose from, before you invest in the data reservoir that serves you best.

No 1. 

Western Digital (WD) 1TB My Passport Ultra Portable External Hard Drive

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The Western Digital external hard drive provides you huge capacity in the palm of your hand. It will give you up to 1 TB of room to keep your photos, music, files, and videos with you where ever you go. This device will give you the protection you need with WD Backup software that enables you to save automatically. It also backups to your Passport Ultra or Dropbox cloud service account. When you select and set a password for your device, you will be protected with an AES hardware encryption.

WD ITB: ₦24,000:[button color=”” size=”” type=”round” target=”” link=”″]BUY NOW[/button]

Western Digital’s (WD) My Passport 2TB, Ultra External Hard Drive

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The Western Digital portable external drive has 2 TB of storage space and uses a 3.0 USB connection but is 2.0 compatible. The transfer speed is up to 5GB and is formatted to Windows 7, 8, Vista and XP. This device can be formatted to work on Mac. The Western Digital is a portable external drive providing you with high-capacity connections on the go and will transfer data ultra fast. The unit is small and lightweight but offers massive capacity.

WD 2TB: ₦28,500:[button color=”” size=”” type=”round” target=”” link=”″]BUY NOW[/button]

No 2.

Seagate Backup Plus Slim 1TB Portable External Hard Drive

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The Seagate Backup Plus Slim will back up your information anywhere and anytime. This device is a simple, one-click device that protects and allows you to share all your digital information. It has a capacity of  1TB and is ready to use out of the box. This portable external hard drive can store your photos, videos all by using the downloadable Seagate Dashboard software. This includes all files you’ve shared on; Flickr, Facebook, and YouTube. When you schedule an automatic Backup Plus, your information will be protected on this device as well. Designed with high-speed USB connectivity, this device gives you plug-and-play functionality from your PC without the need for external power source.

SEAGATE 1TB: ₦22,000:[button color=”” size=”” type=”round” target=”” link=”″]BUY NOW[/button]

Seagate Backup Plus Slim 2TB Portable External Hard Drive

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One of the most popular makers of external hard drives in the world, Seagate also appears as the most commonly sort after brand from customers with a vast experience in manufacturing external storage devices. This Backup Plus model with a capacity of 2TB gives you ample storage space, an ideal backup solution for your software and a sleek, classy design that will look attractive on your desk. This inexpensively- priced drive, however, has a minor disadvantage in the form factor. It utilizes a 3.5” hard desktop grade which draws greater power than a USB port, which means that it requires an adapter as extra luggage to accompany the drive all the time. The device gives you quite good transfer rates with USB 3.0 compatibility.

SEAGATE 2TB: ₦27,000:[button color=”” size=”” type=”round” target=”” link=”″]BUY NOW[/button]

Seagate Backup Plus Slim 4TB Portable External Hard Drive

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Belonging to the same series as the previously mentioned model from Seagate but with larger storage capacity, this external storage disk also has a few other distinctive features that deem it better than the 2TB device. Having a capacity around 4 times larger than a regular computer Hard drive, also makes this drive highly expensive but quite affordable.

The device supports USB 3.0, doesn’t require power from an external source, just plug and use.  Offering a lot more space than is actually needed by the average user, this device is very popular with CCTV users and customers with very large database files.

SEAGATE 4TB: ₦41,000:[button color=”” size=”” type=”round” target=”” link=”″]BUY NOW[/button]

No 3.

Transcend Military 1TB External Hard Drive

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Transcend 1TB USB 3.0 External Hard Drive is the perfect storage device for backing up all your files. It features blazing fast transfer rates, huge storage capacity and a unique three-layer shock protection system. Its rugged design yet lightweight nature makes it very easy to carry around. It is compatible with all computers and laptops no matter the operating system they run. Its 1TB capacity affords you the opportunity to backup all your documents and multimedia files from your computer in case of system failure. The incredible ultra-high transfer speed makes file sharing easy and convenient. It has an LED power/data transfer activity indicator which comes on once it is plug into a laptop or computer.

TRANSCEND 1TB: ₦28,000:[button color=”” size=”” type=”round” target=”” link=”″]BUY NOW[/button]

Transcend Military 2TB External Hard Drive

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The Transcend Military 2TB external drive will backup and store your data. The drive has undergone 3-stage military grade shock resistance and is easy to use; just plug in and go as there are no drivers required. The Transcend has a one-button backup button, is USB 3.0 powered so there is no need for an additional power source, and it contains Transcend Elite software for data management.

TRANSCEND 2TB: ₦40,000:[button color=”” size=”” type=”round” target=”” link=”″]BUY NOW[/button]


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