Top value-for-money 500GB external SSDs

Looking for an external SSD with 500GB size? Here are some options worth considering.

| Updated on: Aug 20 2022, 23:02 IST
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Want a new SSD? (Amazon/ADATA)

Solid state drives or SSDs are known to be the most advanced kind of storage drives. They are effective and efficient in all terms ranging from transfer speeds to power consumption. They are also known for their silent operations and faster performance. SSDs are a blessing for users who are required to work on data with large file sizes in a fast operating environment.

An external SSD is the best storage option as it is easily portable and user-friendly. An external SSD with 500GB size is considered to be one of the most suitable options for people who want to store their crucial data and can access them within a matter of seconds. Some of the topmost tried and tested 500GB External SSDs are mentioned below:

Sturdy Body

The ADATA SD700 512GB SSD is a quality external SSD that features strong and protective casing. It has an extremely small size. The body of this external SSD is military-grade shockproof. It is also IP68 dust and waterproof. It has USB 3.2 generation that ensures read and write speed of 440 MB per second.


Sleek Styling

The Seagate Barracuda Fast SSD 500GB external solid state drive has a smooth backup and transfer speed of up to 540 MB per second. It has a sleek and minimalistic design with ambient green LED lighting. Users can easily browse, edit and transfer high-resolution photos and stream stored videos and movies directly to the laptop. This external SSD performs well and is great for daily usage.


Highly Effective

The Samsung T7 500GB external SSD is one of the best performing external SSDs. It offers a performance of up to 1050 MB per second. This external SSD has a USB 3.2 Gen 2 interface that offers speed of up to 10GB per second. It is equipped with a shock-resistant internal frame that lets the T7 withstand falls from up to 2 metres. It has optional password protection with AES 256 bit hardware encryption. This external SSD also has thermal control.


Woven Fabric Casing

The Seagate one-touch SSD 500GB external SSD is a good-looking external SSD. It has an extremely small design and also light in weight. It offers transfer speeds of up to 400 MB per second. It features a minimalistic textile woven fabric look. It comes with USB 3.0 compatibility.



The SanDisk 500GB SSD is an amazing external SSD. This SSD has a small body with a user-friendly design. This external SSD transfers data at lightning fast speeds with up to 550 MB per second read speed.


This external SSD simplifies the long and tedious task of transferring or streaming heavy files into just a matter of minutes. It has a rugged structure with IP55-rated water and dust resistance. It is also highly durable and has shock resistance capabilities. 

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First Published Date: 13 Sep, 13:44 IST