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Should You Buy a LaCie External Hard Drive?

Updated 22 September 2019 by Matthew
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should you buy a LaCie External Hard Drive?

LaCie is one of the most popular external hard drive brands as well as being well known for its . The company behind LaCie also manufacturers Seagate External Hard Drives.

If you are thinking about buying a LaCie external hard drive then our handy guide provides you with all the key info at a glance. Our objective, impartial comparison of external hard drive brands is compiled by analysing over 3,200 user and expert reviews and 40+ awards from hundreds of different review sites on over 1,000 external hard drives.

LaCie are recognised for their wide selection of mid-range and popular external hard drives and start at $65 for the Porsche Design - 1TB which has a hard drive capacity of 1TB and a weight of 240g and go up to $699 for the 2big Thunderbolt 2 - 6TB which has a hard drive capacity of 6TB and a weight of 2.7kg. The average price of a new LaCie external hard drive is $207.

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

Is LaCie the Best External Hard Drive Brand?

So are LaCie 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.

LaCie is ranked the No. 1 best external hard drive brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that LaCie is the actually best external hard drive brand out there.

#1
France
95%
95%
15 reviews
#2
United States
95%
95%
192 reviews
#3
United States
95%
95%
773 reviews
#4
83%
83%
52 reviews
#5
83%
83%
15 reviews
#6
China
81%
81%
19 reviews
#7
75%
75%
0 reviews
#8
ioSafe
72%
72%
10 reviews
#9
71%
71%
0 reviews
#10
Japan
70%
70%
0 reviews
#11
Transcend
67%
67%
0 reviews
#12
Verbatim
66%
66%
0 reviews
#13
DataLocker
66%
66%
2 reviews
#14
Rocstor
65%
65%
1 review
#15
OWC
65%
65%
0 reviews
#16
Glyph
62%
62%
0 reviews
#17
Rosewill
56%
56%
0 reviews
#18
Kanguru
56%
56%
0 reviews

Let's look at how LaCie 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
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LaCie External Hard Drives

There's a wide selection of LaCie external hard drives available compared to other external hard drive brands, with over 30 LaCie external hard drives currently on the market in the US.

However LaCie external hard drives tend to be more expensive than most other external hard drive brands making them a less popular choice with consumers. LaCie also have worse reviews than the typical external hard drive brand, with the average rating of a LaCie external hard drive being 67%.

No. Of External Hard Drives
Average Price
$116
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $749
Price Distribution of All External Hard Drives
No. Of External Hard Drives
Average Price
$207
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $649
Price Distribution of LaCie External Hard Drives

What Do the LaCie External Hard Drive Reviews Say?

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

5 stars
0
4 stars
9
3 stars
2
2 stars
0
1 star
0
LaCie has a higher proportion of 4 and 5 star expert reviews for its external hard drives than most other external hard drive brands.

Over 82% of expert reviews for LaCie external hard drives are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 79% across all external hard drive brands.

Looking at just the expert reviews, in the table below we compare the average review score given to LaCie 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
PC Mag logo
70%
1 review
60%
1 review
80%
2 reviews
Techradar logo
50%
2 reviews
65%
2 reviews
01net.com logo
100%
1 review
80%
1 review
80%
1 review
hardwarezone.com.my logo
85%
1 review
80%
2 reviews
computershopper.com logo
69%
1 review
60%
1 review
60%
1 review
techadvisor.co.uk logo
70%
1 review
70%
1 review
M3.idg.se logo
70%
1 review
80%
1 review
maclife.com logo
70%
1 review
70%
1 review
gadgetgear.nl logo
90%
2 reviews
pcauthority.com.au logo
80%
1 review
80%
1 review
pcworld.com_techhive.com logo
60%
1 review
80%
1 review
tbreak.ae logo
70%
1 review
70%
1 review
razorman.net logo
95%
1 review
98%
1 review
chinese.vr-zone.com
80%
1 review
80%
1 review
aphnetworks.com logo
70%
1 review
72%
1 review
tweaktown.com logo
84%
1 review
84%
1 review
technolabs.net logo
80%
1 review
pcmweb.nl logo
50%
1 review
Laptopmag.com logo
60%
1 review
Other Expert Sites
59%
31 reviews
54%
14 reviews
29%
5 reviews
39%
4 reviews
Average
71%
47 reviews
75%
26 reviews
70%
11 reviews
64%
10 reviews
74%
8 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have LaCie External Hard Drives Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 1 industry award for a LaCie external hard drive. The table below compares the number of awards given to LaCie to other popular external hard drive brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.

LaCie has won 1 award 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
chip.com.my logo
2
darktech-reviews.com logo
2
gadgetgear.nl logo
2
razorman.net logo
1
1
wavepc.pl logo
1
tecnogaming.com logo
1
techwarelabs.com logo
1
techreaction.net logo
1
nikktech.com logo
1
technolabs.net logo
1
techlabs.ua logo
1
storagereview.com logo
1
pokde.net logo
1
pcper.com logo
1
pcfoster.pl logo
1
legitreviews.com logo
1
mobimaniak.pl logo
1
Other Expert Sites
7
3
2
Total
13
15
1
5
8

What is the Best Mid-Range LaCie External Hard Drive?

LaCie Rugged Mini - 4TB

$159.99
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LaCie Rugged Mini - 4TB
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LaCie Rugged Mini - 4TB
4TB
5,000 Mbit/s
DATA TRANSFER
5,400 RPM
HARD DRIVE
ROTATIONAL
342g

A great mid range choice, priced at $159.99 is the LaCie Rugged Mini - 4TB, which has a Kagoo Score of 77.

Features We Love:
Big hard drive capacity (4TB)
Fast data transfer rate (5,000 Mbit/s)
USB powered
Password protection

A fully featured and cheap 342g external hard drive. It has a password protection, a hard drive capacity of 4TB and a data transfer rate of 5,000 Mbit/s and is USB powered.

81
Features
Fully-Featured
77
Value for Money
Very Good
77
Kagoo Score
Very Good
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The cheapest price that we could find for the Rugged Mini - 4TB in the US is $159.99 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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What is the Best Budget Choice LaCie External Hard Drive?

LaCie Rugged USB-C - 1Tb

$84.94
eBay
LaCie Rugged USB-C - 1Tb
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LaCie Rugged USB-C - 1Tb
1TB
5,000 Mbit/s
DATA TRANSFER
100g
130MB/s
WRITE SPEED
130MB/s
READ SPEED

At only $84.94 and with a Kagoo Score of 84 the LaCie Rugged USB-C - 1Tb makes a great budget choice.

Features We Love:
Fast data transfer rate (5,000 Mbit/s)
Lighter than average (100g)
USB powered

A low cost and fully featured USB powered external hard drive.

85
Features
Fully-Featured
82
Popularity
Quite Popular
86
Value for Money
Very Good
84
Kagoo Score
Excellent

The cheapest price that we could find for the Rugged USB-C - 1Tb in the US is $84.94 and in total we found 5 prices for it.

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In This Guide
Should You Buy a LaCie External Hard Drive?
Is LaCie the Best External Hard Drive Brand?
What Do the LaCie External Hard Drive Reviews Say?
How Many Industry Awards Have LaCie External Hard Drives Received?
What is the Best Mid-Range LaCie External Hard Drive?
What is the Best Budget Choice LaCie External Hard Drive?

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