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Should You Buy a LaCie External Hard Drive?

Matthew
Updated 21 June 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 3,900 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 $72 for the Rugged USB-C - 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 $218.

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
93%
93%
192 reviews
#3
United States
85%
85%
745 reviews
#4
82%
82%
15 reviews
#5
76%
76%
0 reviews
#6
ioSafe
75%
75%
10 reviews
#7
DataLocker
74%
74%
2 reviews
#8
69%
69%
0 reviews
#9
Rocstor
66%
66%
1 review
#10
Verbatim
66%
66%
0 reviews
#11
OWC
64%
64%
0 reviews
#12
Transcend
63%
63%
0 reviews
#13
Glyph
60%
60%
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 66%.

No. Of External Hard Drives
Average Price
$141
$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
$218
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $899
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 lower 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 84% 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 Buffalo
Techradar logo
50%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
65%
2 reviews
100%
2 reviews
CNET.com logo
71%
2 reviews
71%
4 reviews
PC Mag logo
70%
1 review
90%
1 review
60%
1 review
80%
2 reviews
01net.com logo
100%
1 review
80%
1 review
80%
1 review
tweaktown.com logo
84%
1 review
90%
1 review
84%
1 review
computershopper.com logo
69%
1 review
80%
1 review
60%
1 review
tbreak.ae logo
70%
1 review
70%
1 review
Good Gear Guide.com.au logo
65%
1 review
100%
1 review
maclife.com logo
70%
1 review
70%
1 review
Expert Reviews logo
80%
1 review
100%
1 review
pcauthority.com.au logo
80%
1 review
80%
1 review
pcworld.com_techhive.com logo
60%
1 review
80%
1 review
techadvisor.co.uk logo
70%
1 review
70%
1 review
techtudo.com.br logo
90%
1 review
93%
1 review
blogotech.eu logo
80%
1 review
80%
1 review
stuff.tv/my/ logo
80%
1 review
themobileindian.com logo
60%
1 review
komputer.dk logo
37%
1 review
komputer.no logo
37%
1 review
kotimikro.fi logo
37%
1 review
Other Expert Sites
59%
31 reviews
56%
15 reviews
9%
1 review
77%
5 reviews
Average
71%
47 reviews
82%
26 reviews
70%
11 reviews
54%
10 reviews
92%
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 Buffalo
01net.com logo
1
1
1
tweaktown.com logo
1
1
1
darktech-reviews.com logo
2
eteknix.com logo
1
1
legitreviews.com logo
1
1
hw-journal.de logo
1
tecnogaming.com logo
1
techwarelabs.com logo
1
techreaction.net logo
1
razorman.net logo
1
pokde.net logo
1
pcper.com logo
1
pcfoster.pl logo
1
gadgetgear.nl logo
1
hardwarebbq.com logo
1
allround-pc.com logo
1
ferra.ru logo
1
f1cd.ru logo
1
Ephotozine logo
1
datormagazin.se logo
1
Other Expert Sites
3
1
Total
13
12
1
5

What is the Best High End LaCie External Hard Drive?

LaCie d2 - 8Tb

$434.99
Adorama
LaCie d2 - 8Tb
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LaCie d2 - 8Tb
8TB
240 Mbit/s
DATA TRANSFER
RATE
7,200 RPM
HARD DRIVE
ROTATIONAL
2.2kg
240MB/s
READ SPEED

If you're looking for a high end LaCie external hard drive then the LaCie d2 - 8Tb takes some beating. It has a Kagoo Score of 71, but is a bit more expensive at $434.99.

Features We Love:
Big hard drive capacity (8TB)
Very fast data transfer rate (20,000 Mbit/s)
Fast hard drive speed (7,200 RPM)
Password protection
Fast read speed (240MB/s)

A good spec but only moderate value for money 2.2kg external hard drive.

79
Features
Good Features
63
Value for Money
Good
71
Kagoo Score
Very Good
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The cheapest price that we could find for the d2 - 8Tb in the US is $434.99 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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