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Should You Buy a LaCie External Hard Drive?

Updated 17 November 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 3,300 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 $70 for the Rugged - 1Tb which has a hard drive capacity of 1TB and a weight of 100g and go up to $500 for the d2 - 6Tb which has a hard drive capacity of 6TB and a weight of 1.7kg. The average price of a new LaCie external hard drive is $228.

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. 2 best external hard drive brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that LaCie is the 2nd best external hard drive brand out there.

#1
United States
95%
95%
763 reviews
#2
France
95%
95%
15 reviews
#3
United States
94%
94%
192 reviews
#4
87%
87%
52 reviews
#5
82%
82%
15 reviews
#6
China
80%
80%
19 reviews
#7
74%
74%
0 reviews
#8
ioSafe
74%
74%
10 reviews
#9
71%
71%
0 reviews
#10
DataLocker
70%
70%
2 reviews
#11
Japan
68%
68%
0 reviews
#12
Transcend
67%
67%
0 reviews
#13
Verbatim
64%
64%
0 reviews
#14
Rocstor
64%
64%
1 review
#15
OWC
63%
63%
0 reviews
#16
Glyph
62%
62%
0 reviews
#17
Kanguru
53%
53%
0 reviews
#18
Maxtor
53%
53%
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 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
$124
$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
$228
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $799
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 78% 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
maclife.com logo
70%
1 review
70%
1 review
Good Gear Guide.com.au logo
65%
1 review
100%
1 review
pcauthority.com.au logo
80%
1 review
80%
1 review
razorman.net logo
95%
1 review
98%
1 review
tbreak.ae logo
70%
1 review
70%
1 review
pcworld.com_techhive.com logo
60%
1 review
80%
1 review
tweaktown.com logo
84%
1 review
84%
1 review
blogotech.eu logo
80%
1 review
80%
1 review
technolabs.net logo
80%
1 review
theregister.co.uk logo
75%
1 review
Les Numeriques.com logo
80%
1 review
liveatpc.com logo
90%
1 review
M3.idg.se logo
70%
1 review
Other Expert Sites
58%
30 reviews
52%
12 reviews
21%
4 reviews
42%
5 reviews
Average
72%
47 reviews
80%
21 reviews
70%
11 reviews
66%
10 reviews
75%
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
legitreviews.com logo
1
1
tweaktown.com logo
1
1
darktech-reviews.com logo
2
razorman.net logo
1
1
techwarelabs.com logo
1
techreaction.net logo
1
technolabs.net logo
1
techlabs.ua logo
1
storagereview.com logo
1
pcfoster.pl logo
1
nikktech.com logo
1
mobimaniak.pl logo
1
HEXUS.net logo
1
hw-journal.de logo
1
allround-pc.com logo
1
frazpc.pl logo
1
ferra.ru logo
1
f1cd.ru logo
1
Other Expert Sites
5
1
Total
13
8
1
5
8

What is the Best Budget Choice LaCie External Hard Drive?

LaCie Porsche Design Mobile - 2Tb

$69.95
Adorama
LaCie Porsche Design Mobile - 2Tb
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LaCie Porsche Design Mobile - 2Tb
2TB
5,000 Mbit/s
DATA TRANSFER
193g

At only $69.95 and with a Kagoo Score of 84 the LaCie Porsche Design Mobile - 2Tb makes a great budget choice.

Features We Love:
Very light (193g)
USB powered

An affordable and fully featured 193g external hard drive.

86
Features
Fully-Featured
81
Popularity
Quite Popular
86
Value for Money
Very Good
84
Kagoo Score
Excellent
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The cheapest price that we could find for the Porsche Design Mobile - 2Tb in the US is $69.95 but in total we found only 2 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 Budget Choice LaCie External Hard Drive?

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