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These days the usage of portable devices has rapidly increased and not only have those portable devices brought vast change but also made our lives easier. One of those devices is the external hard disk, those portable pocket-sized devices can mean everything to some of those creators and might be worth a decade of hard work. And being a portable smart device it is quite fragile.
So, in this post, I will be listing some of the best cases/covers/pouches for your external hard disks that are priced under Rs500. All those cases are compatible with all the regular disks such as Seagate, Sony, Hitachi, Adata, and so on.
1. Tizum Double Padded TZ-HDD
Tizum has quite a reputation in the market of electronics accessories and with promising products for the smartphone as well as for work desks. They have been providing excellent products to keep your expensive gears safe and secure and one of them is the TZ-HDD case.
It comes with a double padded covering with lycra, eggshell memory foam being used inside makes it impossible to get even a scratch on the device. The exposed side looks very premium and sturdy, the branding goes on the top with an attractive design, yet looks quite premium.
- Dual mesh pockets inside
- Premium hard-shell with lycra protection
- Rubberized zippers
- Weighs around 82grams
- Two colours available for the same price
|Rubberized zippers last long||No water-resistant claims|
|Stiffness provides extra protection|
|The design gives amazing grip|
2. UNIGEAR Premium Printed
If you are one of the users searching for a case that not only looks trendy but also protects your device quite excellently then this is the one. With printed exterior and padded protection, it turns out to be one of the best cases you will find on the market.
However, the shell is not as hard as you expect it to be, but it is hard enough to protect the drive inside it. The brand also claims it to be a waterproof case but there is no such certification.
- Made with high-grade material
- Claims to be waterproof and splashproof
- Quite big in size and spacious inside
- Weighs around 80grams
- Other colours are also available for the same or lower price
|Water-resistant claims||Not much stiff|
|Made with high-grade materials||Might be too big for some of the users|
|Looks highly attractive||Zip seems to be quite average|
|Claims to be waterproof|
3. AirCase External HDD Case
AirCase is surely a go-to case for your external hard drive, made of high-grade nylon material, with a slim and sleek design it perfectly fits right in your backpack or at times in your pocket too. Unlike other cases, AirCase tends to provide a flexible design that allows the case to absorb and distribute the pressure all around the case. Even when there is a strong impact, the case keeps the device intact and untouched.
- Premium quality elasticised zippers are used.
- Made of tough ballistic nylon material
- The inner layer is soft and fluffy to keep the hard disk untouched
- Weighs 115grams
- Plenty of colour options are available
|Impact-resistant claims||Not much stiff|
|Made with high-grade nylon material||Looks average|
|Quite handy in size||Not too spacious and weighs more|
|Claims to be water repellent|
4. GIZGA HDD Case
By first looking at it, you will feel the sturdiness and build quality right away. The exterior is a solid hard shell that will keep anything inside it safe and secure. The self-design looks more than decent. The perfect description would be, just imagine your suitcase in a pocket-size. As per the brand, you can only fit one hard disk including all the cables in the mesh pocket.
- Good quality zippers are used
- Made of high-quality hard shell plastic
- Handy size
- Weighs 110grams
|Made with high-grade plastic||No claims for inner cushioning|
|Quite handy in size||Not too spacious|
|Sturdy and decent look||No water repellent or resistant claims|
|Best case as per the price|
5. Sellingal External Hard Drive Case
The solid, simple black covering makes it a decent-looking case. As for the size, it’s quite handy with a streamlined and sleek design. Other than that, it’s the best you can get in this price range. The brand also claims that it can endure impacts from a height of 11feet which is quite impressive.
However, there is not much information about any special material used to manufacture this product. In short, if you are looking for a decent manageable case then, this is the one for you.
- Strong zippers
- Handy sized
- Weighs 68grams
|Quite handy in size||No claims for inner cushioning|
|Best case as per the price||Not too spacious|
|No water repellent or resistant claims|
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Should I use my drive while it is inside the case?
If you are willing to use the drive for a minute or so then it is ok but, when you are using it for a longer time, you should avoid keeping it covered. The temperature of the drive keeps rising with time so, it is best to keep it exposed while being used.
Are hard disk cases really worth buying?
Absolutely, it is completely worth spending a few hundred rupees to buy yourself a case to protect the highly expensive drive, be it an SSD or HDD cases are always worth using.
Hence, these were the best cases/covers you can get for your external hard disk within Rs 500. If you are in search of a case that is highly secure and can be used for multiple purposes then, you should go for the Tizum and Unigear. However, if you are just looking for a case to use on a regular basis, then the rest of the three are quite good.