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Should You Buy an A-DATA External Hard Drive?

Updated 17 August 2019 by Matthew
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should you buy an A-DATA External Hard Drive?

A-DATA is one of the most popular external hard drive brands as well as being well known for it's .

We've collated all the key information on A-DATA external hard drives in this handy guide. We've analysed over 3,200 user and expert reviews and 40+ awards from hundreds of different review sites on over 1,000 external hard drives to impartially compare each external hard drive brand.

A-DATA are recognised for their wide selection of mid-range and moderately popular external hard drives and start at $58 for the HD650 - 1Tb which has a hard drive capacity of 1TB and a weight of 201g and go up to $96 for the HD720 - 2Tb which has a hard drive capacity of 2TB and a weight of 211g. The average price of a new A-DATA external hard drive is $78.

A-DATA are recognised for their wide selection of mid-range and moderately popular external hard drives.

Is A-DATA the Best External Hard Drive Brand?

So are A-DATA external hard drives any good? We give every external hard drive a Kagoo Score by analysing its specs, reviews and prices and comparing this to its competitors. By aggregating this data across all external hard drives we are able to impartially rank all the external hard drive brands.

#1
France
95%
95%
15 reviews
#2
United States
90%
90%
192 reviews
#3
82%
82%
15 reviews
#4
United States
77%
77%
767 reviews
#5
76%
76%
0 reviews
#6
DataLocker
71%
71%
2 reviews
#7
ioSafe
71%
71%
10 reviews
#8
69%
69%
0 reviews
#9
Rocstor
66%
66%
1 review
#10
OWC
65%
65%
0 reviews
#11
Verbatim
64%
64%
0 reviews
#12
Transcend
64%
64%
0 reviews
#13
Glyph
59%
59%
0 reviews
#14
Japan
53%
53%
0 reviews

Let's look at how A-DATA external hard drives compare to the other external hard drive brands across each of the key facets that make up the Kagoo Score.

Reviews Value for Money Features Popularity Selection
All external hard drive Brands
A-DATA External Hard Drives

At an average purchase price of $78, A-DATA external hard drives tend to be cheaper than most other external hard drive brands.

There's a smaller selection of A-DATA external hard drives available compared to other external hard drive brands, with only 8 A-DATA external hard drives currently on the market in the US. A-DATA also have worse reviews than the typical external hard drive brand, with the average rating of a A-DATA external hard drive being 54%.

No. Of External Hard Drives
Average Price
$105
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $899
Price Distribution of All External Hard Drives
No. Of External Hard Drives
Average Price
$78
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $849
Price Distribution of A-DATA External Hard Drives

What Do the A-DATA External Hard Drive Reviews Say?

We've added up all the reviews for every A-DATA external hard drive to work out the average distribution of reviews for A-DATA and then compared this to the other external hard drive brands.

A-DATA logo

Expert Reviews

5 stars
1
4 stars
4
3 stars
1
2 stars
4
1 star
0
A-DATA logo

User Reviews

5 stars
2
4 stars
0
3 stars
0
2 stars
0
1 star
0
A-DATA has a higher proportion of 4 and 5 star user reviews for its external hard drives than most other external hard drive brands. However the proportion of 4 and 5 star expert reviews are actually lower.

Over 50% of expert reviews and 100% of user reviews for A-DATA external hard drives are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 78% and 90% respectively across all External Hard Drive brands.

Looking at just the expert reviews, in the table below we compare the average review score given to A-DATA external hard drives by some of the most popular technology review sites against their reviews for other external hard drive brands. The best review score from each review source is highlighted in green.

Average Review Score Seagate Western Digital LaCie A-DATA Silicon Power
CNET.com logo
71%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
71%
4 reviews
Techradar logo
50%
2 reviews
65%
2 reviews
PC Mag logo
70%
1 review
60%
1 review
80%
2 reviews
computershopper.com logo
69%
1 review
60%
1 review
60%
1 review
01net.com logo
100%
1 review
80%
1 review
80%
1 review
hardwarezone.com.my logo
85%
1 review
80%
2 reviews
tweaktown.com logo
84%
1 review
84%
1 review
razorman.net logo
95%
1 review
98%
1 review
pcauthority.com.au logo
80%
1 review
80%
1 review
aphnetworks.com logo
70%
1 review
72%
1 review
tbreak.ae logo
70%
1 review
70%
1 review
techadvisor.co.uk logo
70%
1 review
70%
1 review
maclife.com logo
70%
1 review
70%
1 review
M3.idg.se logo
70%
1 review
80%
1 review
pcworld.com_techhive.com logo
60%
1 review
80%
1 review
pctidningen.se logo
37%
1 review
Laptopmag.com logo
50%
1 review
netzwelt.de logo
90%
1 review
mobimaniak.pl logo
90%
1 review
kotimikro.fi logo
37%
1 review
Other Expert Sites
60%
33 reviews
46%
10 reviews
26%
3 reviews
43%
5 reviews
Average
71%
47 reviews
75%
22 reviews
70%
11 reviews
55%
10 reviews
73%
8 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have A-DATA External Hard Drives Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 5 industry awards for A-DATA external hard drives. The table below compares the number of awards given to A-DATA to other popular external hard drive brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.

A-DATA has won 5 awards for its external hard drives.

Compare all award winning external hard drives

Number of Awards Seagate Western Digital LaCie A-DATA Silicon Power
eteknix.com logo
1
1
1
1
01net.com logo
1
1
1
tweaktown.com logo
1
1
darktech-reviews.com logo
2
razorman.net logo
1
1
pcfoster.pl logo
1
pcper.com logo
1
pokde.net logo
1
storagereview.com logo
1
technolabs.net logo
1
techlabs.ua logo
1
mobimaniak.pl logo
1
techreaction.net logo
1
techwarelabs.com logo
1
tecnogaming.com logo
1
wavepc.pl logo
1
nikktech.com logo
1
legitreviews.com logo
1
M3.idg.se logo
1
almodi.org logo
1
Other Expert Sites
7
4
1
Total
13
13
1
5
8

How Reliable Are A-DATA External Hard Drives?

We checked over 3,200 reviews to find comments about the reliability of A-DATA external hard drives. 100% of reviews that mention reliability were positive. Therefore the vast majority of A-DATA external hard drive owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

100% of reviewers think A-DATA external hard drives are reliable.

So, most people think that A-DATA external hard drives are good quality. Now let's take a look at some of the reviews for A-DATA external hard drives that mention reliability:

RELIABLE

fine durability at a competitive price
PC Mag
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In This Guide
Should You Buy an A-DATA External Hard Drive?
Is A-DATA the Best External Hard Drive Brand?
What Do the A-DATA External Hard Drive Reviews Say?
How Many Industry Awards Have A-DATA External Hard Drives Received?
How Reliable Are A-DATA External Hard Drives?

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