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Should You Buy an A-DATA External Hard Drive?

Updated 07 November 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 its .

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 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 $100 for the HV320 - 4Tb which has a hard drive capacity of 4TB and a weight of 285g. The average price of a new A-DATA external hard drive is $83.

A-DATA are recognised for their wide selection of 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.

A-DATA is ranked the No. 6 best external hard drive brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that A-DATA is the 6th best external hard drive brand out there.

#1
France
95%
95%
15 reviews
#2
United States
95%
95%
759 reviews
#3
United States
93%
93%
192 reviews
#4
83%
83%
52 reviews
#5
82%
82%
15 reviews
#6
China
81%
81%
19 reviews
#7
74%
74%
0 reviews
#8
ioSafe
74%
74%
10 reviews
#9
71%
71%
0 reviews
#10
DataLocker
71%
71%
2 reviews
#11
Japan
69%
69%
0 reviews
#12
Transcend
67%
67%
0 reviews
#13
Verbatim
65%
65%
0 reviews
#14
Rocstor
64%
64%
1 review
#15
OWC
63%
63%
0 reviews
#16
Glyph
62%
62%
0 reviews
#17
Rosewill
55%
55%
0 reviews
#18
Kanguru
55%
55%
0 reviews
#19
Lenovo
China
54%
54%
0 reviews
#20
Maxtor
54%
54%
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 $83, 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 9 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
$127
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $699
Price Distribution of All External Hard Drives
No. Of External Hard Drives
Average Price
$83
$0 $1,000 $2,000 $3,000 $4,000 $5,000 $6,000 $7,000 $8,000 $9,000 $416,999
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 80% and 88% 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
71%
4 reviews
01net.com logo
100%
1 review
80%
1 review
80%
1 review
80%
1 review
PC Mag logo
70%
1 review
60%
1 review
80%
2 reviews
Techradar logo
50%
2 reviews
65%
2 reviews
hardwarezone.com.my logo
85%
1 review
80%
2 reviews
tweaktown.com logo
84%
1 review
90%
1 review
84%
1 review
tbreak.ae logo
70%
1 review
70%
1 review
Good Gear Guide.com.au logo
65%
1 review
100%
1 review
M3.idg.se logo
70%
1 review
80%
1 review
maclife.com logo
70%
1 review
70%
1 review
pcauthority.com.au logo
80%
1 review
80%
1 review
razorman.net logo
95%
1 review
98%
1 review
computershopper.com logo
69%
1 review
60%
1 review
pcworld.com_techhive.com logo
60%
1 review
80%
1 review
techtudo.com.br logo
90%
1 review
93%
1 review
techadvisor.co.uk logo
70%
1 review
70%
1 review
blogotech.eu logo
80%
1 review
80%
1 review
netzwelt.de logo
90%
1 review
komputer.dk logo
37%
1 review
wired.com logo
70%
1 review
Other Expert Sites
58%
30 reviews
50%
13 reviews
19%
3 reviews
45%
6 reviews
Average
72%
47 reviews
83%
25 reviews
70%
11 reviews
61%
10 reviews
74%
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
01net.com logo
1
1
1
1
eteknix.com logo
1
1
1
1
tweaktown.com logo
1
1
1
legitreviews.com logo
1
1
darktech-reviews.com logo
2
razorman.net logo
1
1
tecnogaming.com logo
1
techwarelabs.com logo
1
techreaction.net logo
1
technolabs.net logo
1
techlabs.ua logo
1
storagereview.com logo
1
pcper.com logo
1
pcfoster.pl logo
1
nikktech.com logo
1
HEXUS.net logo
1
M3.idg.se logo
1
allround-pc.com logo
1
gadgetgear.nl logo
1
focus-numerique.fr logo
1
Other Expert Sites
7
1
Total
13
12
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

What is the Best Mid-Range A-DATA External Hard Drive?

A-DATA HD710 Pro (2

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A-DATA HD710 Pro (2
2TB
390g

A great mid range choice, priced at $69.99 is the A-DATA HD710 Pro (2, which has a Kagoo Score of 74.

Features We Love:
USB powered

A fully featured and good value for money 390g external hard drive.

80
Features
Fully-Featured
75
Value for Money
Very Good
74
Kagoo Score
Very Good

The cheapest price that we could find for the HD710 Pro (2 in the US is $69.99 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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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?
What is the Best Mid-Range A-DATA External Hard Drive?

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