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Should You Buy a LaCie External Hard Drive?

Updated 23 July 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 it's . 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 3,100 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 $75 for the Rugged Mini - 1TB which has a hard drive capacity of 1TB and a weight of 240g and go up to $600 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 $221.

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
90%
90%
192 reviews
#3
83%
83%
15 reviews
#4
United States
78%
78%
800 reviews
#5
78%
78%
0 reviews
#6
ioSafe
72%
72%
10 reviews
#7
DataLocker
72%
72%
2 reviews
#8
70%
70%
0 reviews
#9
Rocstor
66%
66%
1 review
#10
Verbatim
65%
65%
0 reviews
#11
OWC
64%
64%
0 reviews
#12
Glyph
63%
63%
0 reviews
#13
Transcend
63%
63%
0 reviews
#14
Sony
Japan
59%
59%
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 United States. At an average purchase price of $221, LaCie external hard drives also tend to be more expensive than most other external hard drive brands.

However LaCie 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
$152
$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
$221
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $849
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 80% 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
computershopper.com logo
69%
1 review
60%
1 review
60%
1 review
hardwarezone.com.my logo
85%
1 review
80%
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
pcworld.com_techhive.com logo
60%
1 review
80%
1 review
tbreak.ae logo
70%
1 review
70%
1 review
techadvisor.co.uk logo
70%
1 review
70%
1 review
razorman.net logo
95%
1 review
98%
1 review
tweaktown.com logo
84%
1 review
84%
1 review
aphnetworks.com logo
70%
1 review
72%
1 review
blogotech.eu logo
80%
1 review
80%
1 review
technolabs.net logo
80%
1 review
PC Welt.de logo
74%
1 review
komputerswiat.pl logo
59%
1 review
kotimikro.fi logo
37%
1 review
Other Expert Sites
60%
33 reviews
43%
9 reviews
80%
1 review
19%
3 reviews
39%
4 reviews
Average
71%
47 reviews
74%
20 reviews
70%
11 reviews
61%
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
razorman.net logo
1
1
tweaktown.com logo
1
1
gadgetgear.nl logo
2
darktech-reviews.com logo
2
legitreviews.com logo
1
1
nikktech.com logo
1
pcfoster.pl logo
1
pcper.com logo
1
techlabs.ua logo
1
storagereview.com logo
1
technolabs.net logo
1
techreaction.net logo
1
techwarelabs.com logo
1
tecnogaming.com logo
1
mobimaniak.pl logo
1
hothardware.com logo
1
M3.idg.se logo
1
almodi.org logo
1
Other Expert Sites
7
3
1
Total
13
14
1
5
8

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

LaCie Rugged Thunderbolt - 2TB

$159.00
Adorama
LaCie Rugged Thunderbolt - 2TB
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LaCie Rugged Thunderbolt - 2TB
2TB
10,000 Mbit/s
DATA TRANSFER
350g
387MB/s
READ SPEED

A great mid range choice, priced at $159 is the LaCie Rugged Thunderbolt - 2TB, which has a Kagoo Score of 78.

Features We Love:
Fast data transfer rate (10,000 Mbit/s)
USB powered
Has a password protection
Very fast read speed (387MB/s)
Supports SSD support

A fully featured and good value for money 350g external hard drive. It has a password protection, a read speed of 387MB/s and a data transfer rate of 10,000 Mbit/s and is USB powered.

82
Features
Fully-Featured
81
Value for Money
Very Good
78
Kagoo Score
Very Good
Unboxing LaCie rugged USB 3.0 Thunderbolt HDD Festplatte 2TB
Unboxing LaCie rugged USB 3.0 Thunderbolt HDD Festplatte 2TB
LaCie 2TB Rugged Thunderbolt/USB 3.0 Portable Harddisk Demo and Review
LaCie 2TB Rugged Thunderbolt/USB 3.0 Portable Harddisk Demo and Review
Lacie Rugged USB 3.0 2TB Review - lacie 2tb rugged thunderbolt/usb 3.0 hard drive
Lacie Rugged USB 3.0 2TB Review - lacie 2tb rugged thunderbolt/usb 3.0 hard drive

The cheapest price that we found for the Rugged Thunderbolt - 2TB in the United States is $159.00 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 Porsche Design Mobile - 2Tb

$89.95
Adorama
LaCie Porsche Design Mobile - 2Tb
Buy Now
LaCie Porsche Design Mobile - 2Tb
2TB
5,000 Mbit/s
DATA TRANSFER
193g

At only $89.95 and with a Kagoo Score of 79 the LaCie Porsche Design Mobile - 2Tb makes a great budget choice.

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

A fully featured and low cost 193g external hard drive.

82
Features
Fully-Featured
82
Value for Money
Very Good
79
Kagoo Score
Very Good
LaCie 2TB Porsche Design Mobile Hard Drive P'9223 - Unboxing & How to setup on Mac
LaCie 2TB Porsche Design Mobile Hard Drive P'9223 - Unboxing & How to setup on Mac
LaCie 2TB Porsche Design Mobile Hard Drive P'9223 - Unboxing & How to setup on Mac
LaCie 2TB Porsche Design Mobile Hard Drive P'9223 - Unboxing & How to setup on Mac
LaCie Porsche Design Mobile USB-C Hard Drive Review (2TB Model)
LaCie Porsche Design Mobile USB-C Hard Drive Review (2TB Model)
LaCie Porsche Design Mobile Drive 2TB 2.5" USB 3.0 External Silver - Unboxing
LaCie Porsche Design Mobile Drive 2TB 2.5" USB 3.0 External Silver - Unboxing
LaCie Porsche Design Mobile Drive 2TB 2.5 USB 3.0 External Silver - Unboxing
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LaCie Porsche Design P'9223 USB 3.0 Mobile Hard Drive 2TB (LACIE 9000461) | Review/Test
LaCie Porsche Design P'9223 USB 3.0 Mobile Hard Drive 2TB (LACIE 9000461) | Review/Test
LaCie Porsche Design P'9223 USB 3.0 Mobile Hard Drive 2TB (LACIE 9000461) | Review/Test
LaCie Porsche Design P'9223 USB 3.0 Mobile Hard Drive 2TB (LACIE 9000461) | Review/Test

The cheapest price that we found for the Porsche Design Mobile - 2Tb in the United States is $89.95 but in total we found only 1 price 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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