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Should You Buy a Silicon Power External Hard Drive?

Updated 24 August 2019 by Matthew
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should you buy a Silicon Power External Hard Drive?

Silicon Power is one of the most popular external hard drive brands as well as being well known for it's .

We've collated all the key information on Silicon Power external hard drives in this handy guide. We've analysed over 3,200 user and expert reviews and 40+ awards from hundreds of different review sites on over 1,000 external hard drives to impartially compare each external hard drive brand.

Silicon Power are recognised for their good selection of moderately popular and good quality external hard drives and start at $47 for the Armor A85 - 1Tb which has a hard drive capacity of 1TB and a weight of 408g and go up to $95 for the Armor A80 - 2Tb which has a hard drive capacity of 2TB and a weight of 270g. The average price of a new Silicon Power external hard drive is $75.

Silicon Power are recognised for their good selection of moderately popular and good quality external hard drives.

Is Silicon Power the Best External Hard Drive Brand?

So are Silicon Power 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.

#1
France
95%
95%
15 reviews
#2
United States
90%
90%
192 reviews
#3
82%
82%
15 reviews
#4
United States
77%
77%
767 reviews
#5
76%
76%
0 reviews
#6
DataLocker
71%
71%
2 reviews
#7
ioSafe
71%
71%
10 reviews
#8
69%
69%
0 reviews
#9
Rocstor
66%
66%
1 review
#10
OWC
65%
65%
0 reviews
#11
Verbatim
64%
64%
0 reviews
#12
Transcend
64%
64%
0 reviews
#13
Glyph
59%
59%
0 reviews
#14
Japan
53%
53%
0 reviews

Let's look at how Silicon Power 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
Silicon Power External Hard Drives

At an average purchase price of $75, Silicon Power external hard drives tend to be cheaper than most other external hard drive brands. Silicon Power also have better reviews than the typical external hard drive brand, with the average rating of a Silicon Power external hard drive being 73%.

The average review score for a Silicon Power external hard drive is 73%.

There's a smaller selection of Silicon Power external hard drives available compared to other external hard drive brands, with only 6 Silicon Power external hard drives currently on the market in the US.

No. Of External Hard Drives
Average Price
$105
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $899
Price Distribution of All External Hard Drives
No. Of External Hard Drives
Average Price
$75
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $849
Price Distribution of Silicon Power External Hard Drives

What Do the Silicon Power External Hard Drive Reviews Say?

We've added up all the reviews for every Silicon Power external hard drive to work out the average distribution of reviews for Silicon Power and then compared this to the other external hard drive brands.

Silicon Power logo

Expert Reviews

5 stars
4
4 stars
4
3 stars
0
2 stars
0
1 star
0
Silicon Power logo

User Reviews

5 stars
15
4 stars
6
3 stars
1
2 stars
1
1 star
3
Silicon Power has a higher proportion of 4 and 5 star expert reviews for its external hard drives than most other external hard drive brands. However the proportion of 4 and 5 star user reviews are actually lower.

Over 100% of expert reviews and 81% of user reviews for Silicon Power external hard drives are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 78% and 90% respectively across all External Hard Drive brands.

Looking at just the expert reviews, in the table below we compare the average review score given to Silicon Power 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
80%
1 review
71%
4 reviews
Techradar logo
50%
2 reviews
65%
2 reviews
PC Mag logo
70%
1 review
60%
1 review
80%
2 reviews
computershopper.com logo
69%
1 review
60%
1 review
60%
1 review
01net.com logo
100%
1 review
80%
1 review
80%
1 review
hardwarezone.com.my logo
85%
1 review
80%
2 reviews
tweaktown.com logo
84%
1 review
84%
1 review
razorman.net logo
95%
1 review
98%
1 review
pcauthority.com.au logo
80%
1 review
80%
1 review
aphnetworks.com logo
70%
1 review
72%
1 review
tbreak.ae logo
70%
1 review
70%
1 review
techadvisor.co.uk logo
70%
1 review
70%
1 review
maclife.com logo
70%
1 review
70%
1 review
M3.idg.se logo
70%
1 review
80%
1 review
pcworld.com_techhive.com logo
60%
1 review
80%
1 review
pctidningen.se logo
37%
1 review
Laptopmag.com logo
50%
1 review
netzwelt.de logo
90%
1 review
mobimaniak.pl logo
90%
1 review
kotimikro.fi logo
37%
1 review
Other Expert Sites
60%
33 reviews
46%
10 reviews
26%
3 reviews
43%
5 reviews
Average
71%
47 reviews
75%
22 reviews
70%
11 reviews
55%
10 reviews
73%
8 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have Silicon Power External Hard Drives Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 8 industry awards for Silicon Power external hard drives. The table below compares the number of awards given to Silicon Power to other popular external hard drive brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.

Silicon Power has won 8 awards 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
tweaktown.com logo
1
1
darktech-reviews.com logo
2
razorman.net logo
1
1
pcfoster.pl logo
1
pcper.com logo
1
pokde.net logo
1
storagereview.com logo
1
technolabs.net logo
1
techlabs.ua logo
1
mobimaniak.pl logo
1
techreaction.net logo
1
techwarelabs.com logo
1
tecnogaming.com logo
1
wavepc.pl logo
1
nikktech.com logo
1
legitreviews.com logo
1
M3.idg.se logo
1
almodi.org logo
1
Other Expert Sites
7
4
1
Total
13
13
1
5
8

How Reliable Are Silicon Power External Hard Drives?

We checked over 3,200 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Silicon Power external hard drives. 10 of these reviews that mention reliability of which 92% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of Silicon Power external hard drive owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

92% of reviewers think Silicon Power external hard drives are reliable.

So, most people think that Silicon Power external hard drives are good quality. Now let's take a look at some of the reviews for Silicon Power external hard drives that mention reliability:

RELIABLE

Thanks to its rugged design
aphnetworks.com
is built solid
back2gaming.com
Exterior seems sturdy
amazon.co.uk

NOT RELIABLE

Has died around the 12m mark not very durable
amazon.co.uk

What is the Best Mid-Range Silicon Power External Hard Drive?

Silicon Power Armor A80 - 2Tb

$94.90
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2TB
5,000 Mbit/s
DATA TRANSFER
270g

A great mid range choice, priced at $94.90 is the Silicon Power Armor A80 - 2Tb, which has a Kagoo Score of 77.

Features We Love:
USB powered

An affordable and fully featured 270g external hard drive.

82
Features
Fully-Featured
74
Value for Money
Good
77
Kagoo Score
Very Good
Silicon Power Armor A80 2Tb Portable HDD Review
Silicon Power Armor A80 2Tb Portable HDD Review

The cheapest price that we could find for the Armor A80 - 2Tb in the US is $94.90 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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What is the Best Budget Choice Silicon Power External Hard Drive?

Silicon Power Armor A60 - 1Tb

$57.46
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Silicon Power Armor A60 - 1Tb
1TB
159g

At only $57.46 and with a Kagoo Score of 79 the Silicon Power Armor A60 - 1Tb makes a great budget choice.

Features We Love:
Very light (159g)
USB powered

An affordable and fully featured 159g external hard drive.

82
Features
Fully-Featured
81
Value for Money
Very Good
79
Kagoo Score
Very Good
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In This Guide
Should You Buy a Silicon Power External Hard Drive?
Is Silicon Power the Best External Hard Drive Brand?
What Do the Silicon Power External Hard Drive Reviews Say?
How Many Industry Awards Have Silicon Power External Hard Drives Received?
How Reliable Are Silicon Power External Hard Drives?
What is the Best Mid-Range Silicon Power External Hard Drive?
What is the Best Budget Choice Silicon Power External Hard Drive?

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