Purchased my third external HDD, WD 1TB. Slightly larger and heavier than my current WD Passport and looks boxy. Data transfer speed is at par with the current one.
Price : 69.99 pounds (is this the current price in India?)
I have transcend 320 gb for 4years without any trouble, have seagate 1tb for past 1year no problem again. Brought 1 tb seagate backup plus today for about 100 USD in Taiwan . My view is all the standard companies are equally good. Any Hard drive just be careful not to drop it !
I would suggest going with the Seagate, Toshiba or Western Digital.
Both WD and Toshiba are really good as i have been using both of them. I had a 500 gb WD which i just gave to one of my cousin and currently i am using a 750 gb Toshiba so both of these work really well and both of them are 3.0 USB.
Last year's floods in Thailand had extreme effect on price of HDDs. I had got my 500GB HDD for around 1k, which costs around 4k now. The prices may have come down now a bit, but still its not a good time to buy a HDD. :)
WD any day better than Sea gate, i watch movies on my Samsung LED TV, with Seagate(of my cousin) the movies used to struck in between.
But with WD it seamlessly plays without interruption.
Accessing time is faster in WD.