Seagate is one of the most popular external hard drive brands as well as being well known for its . The company behind Seagate also manufacturers LaCie External Hard Drives.
If you are wondering how Seagate external hard drives compare to other brands, our guide below collates all the key info in a single place. We've compared over 1,000 external hard drives by objectively and impartially analysing over 3,000 user and expert reviews and 30+ awards from hundreds of different review sites.
Seagate are recognised for their wide selection of award winning and popular external hard drives. Their external hard drives start at $45 for the Expansion USB 3.0 Portable External Hard Drive - 1TB which has a hard drive capacity of 1TB and a weight of 170g and go up to $253 for the Backup Plus 8TB which has a hard drive capacity of 8TB and a weight of 860g. The average price of a new Seagate external hard drive is $93.
Seagate are recognised for their wide selection of award winning and popular external hard drives.
Is Seagate the Best External Hard Drive Brand?
So are Seagate 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.
Seagate is ranked the No. 2 best external hard drive brand.
Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Seagate is the 2nd best external hard drive brand out there.
Let's look at how Seagate external hard drives compare to the other external hard drive brands across each of the key facets that make up the Kagoo Score.
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Seagate External Hard Drives
There's a smaller selection of Seagate external hard drives available compared to other external hard drive brands, with only 14 Seagate external hard drives currently on the market in the US. Seagate external hard drives also tend to be cheaper than most other external hard drive brands however they are still a less popular choice with consumers.
Seagate have worse reviews than the typical external hard drive brand, with the average rating of a Seagate external hard drive being 76%.
No. Of External Hard Drives
Average Price $169
Price Distribution of All External Hard Drives
No. Of External Hard Drives
Average Price $93
Price Distribution of Seagate External Hard Drives
What Do the Seagate External Hard Drive Reviews Say?
We've added up all the reviews for every Seagate external hard drive to work out the average distribution of reviews for Seagate and then compared this to the other external hard drive brands.
Seagate has a lower proportion of 4 and 5 star expert and user reviews for its external hard drives than most other brands.
Over 76% of expert reviews and 85% of user reviews for Seagate external hard drives are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 80% and 89% respectively across all External Hard Drive brands.
In the table below we compare the average review score given to Seagate 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.
How Many Industry Awards Have Seagate External Hard Drives Received?
After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 13 industry awards for Seagate external hard drives. This means that Seagate has more awards for its external hard drives than any other brand. The table below compares the number of awards received by Seagate to other popular external hard drive brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.
Seagate has more awards for its external hard drives than any other brand.
We checked over 3,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Seagate external hard drives. 10 of these reviews mention reliability of which 100% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of Seagate external hard drive owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.
100% of reviewers think Seagate external hard drives are reliable.
So, most people think that Seagate external hard drives are good quality. Now let's take a look at some of the reviews for Seagate external hard drives that mention reliability:
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