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Should You Buy a LaCie External Hard Drive?

Matthew
Updated 18 February 2020
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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 3,000 user and expert reviews and 30+ 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 $75 for the Rugged Mini - 1TB which has a hard drive capacity of 1TB and a weight of 240g and go up to $549 for the 2big - 8Tb which has a hard drive capacity of 2 x 4GB and a weight of 2.7kg. The average price of a new LaCie external hard drive is $208.

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%
767 reviews
#3
United States
94%
94%
192 reviews
#4
84%
84%
15 reviews
#5
China
84%
84%
19 reviews
#6
82%
82%
52 reviews
#7
76%
76%
0 reviews
#8
ioSafe
74%
74%
10 reviews
#9
72%
72%
0 reviews
#10
DataLocker
71%
71%
2 reviews
#11
Japan
69%
69%
0 reviews
#12
Verbatim
67%
67%
0 reviews
#13
Rocstor
65%
65%
1 review
#14
OWC
65%
65%
0 reviews
#15
Glyph
64%
64%
0 reviews
#16
Transcend
63%
63%
0 reviews
#17
Rosewill
55%
55%
0 reviews
#18
54%
54%
0 reviews
#19
Kanguru
54%
54%
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
All external hard drive Brands
LaCie External Hard Drives

There's a wide selection of LaCie external hard drives available compared to other external hard drive brands, with 20 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
$169
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $799
Price Distribution of All External Hard Drives
No. Of External Hard Drives
Average Price
$208
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $749
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 brands.

Over 82% of expert reviews for LaCie external hard drives are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 80% across all external hard drive brands.

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
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
tbreak.ae logo
70%
1 review
70%
1 review
computershopper.com logo
69%
1 review
60%
1 review
computerbild.de logo
74%
2 reviews
pcworld.com_techhive.com logo
60%
1 review
80%
1 review
pcauthority.com.au logo
80%
1 review
80%
1 review
hardwarezone.com.my logo
85%
1 review
80%
1 review
blogotech.eu logo
80%
1 review
80%
1 review
tweaktown.com logo
84%
1 review
84%
1 review
maclife.com logo
70%
1 review
70%
1 review
M3.idg.se logo
70%
1 review
80%
1 review
aphnetworks.com logo
70%
1 review
72%
1 review
techadvisor.co.uk logo
70%
1 review
70%
1 review
pcmweb.nl logo
50%
1 review
PC Welt.de logo
74%
1 review
pcpowerplay.com.au logo
90%
1 review
pcproffesionale.it
80%
1 review
Other Expert Sites
59%
31 reviews
61%
18 reviews
21%
4 reviews
44%
5 reviews
Average
71%
47 reviews
76%
28 reviews
70%
11 reviews
66%
10 reviews
71%
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 received by 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
01net.com logo
1
1
1
1
eteknix.com logo
1
1
1
1
tweaktown.com logo
1
1
darktech-reviews.com logo
2
M3.idg.se logo
1
wavepc.pl logo
1
techwarelabs.com logo
1
techreaction.net logo
1
technolabs.net logo
1
techlabs.ua logo
1
storagereview.com logo
1
razorman.net logo
1
pcfoster.pl logo
1
nikktech.com logo
1
mobimaniak.pl logo
1
hw-journal.de logo
1
legitreviews.com logo
1
allround-pc.com logo
1
HEXUS.net logo
1
hardwarebbq.com logo
1
Other Expert Sites
7
1
1
Total
13
10
1
5
8
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