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Should You Buy a Silicon Power External Hard Drive?

Updated 31 December 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 its .

We've collated all the key information on Silicon Power external hard drives in this handy guide. We've analysed over 3,300 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 $58 for the Armor A60 - 1Tb which has a hard drive capacity of 1TB and a weight of 159g and go up to $91 for the Armor A65 - 2TB which has a hard drive capacity of 2TB and a weight of 242g. The average price of a new Silicon Power external hard drive is $85.

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.

Silicon Power is ranked the No. 4 best external hard drive brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Silicon Power is the 4th best external hard drive brand out there.

#1
United States
95%
95%
746 reviews
#2
United States
94%
94%
192 reviews
#3
France
93%
93%
15 reviews
#4
85%
85%
52 reviews
#5
82%
82%
15 reviews
#6
China
81%
81%
19 reviews
#7
74%
74%
0 reviews
#8
ioSafe
73%
73%
10 reviews
#9
70%
70%
0 reviews
#10
DataLocker
70%
70%
2 reviews
#11
Transcend
66%
66%
0 reviews
#12
Verbatim
65%
65%
0 reviews
#13
Japan
65%
65%
0 reviews
#14
Rocstor
63%
63%
1 review
#15
OWC
63%
63%
0 reviews
#16
Glyph
63%
63%
0 reviews
#17
Kanguru
53%
53%
0 reviews
#18
Rosewill
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

Silicon Power 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 7 Silicon Power external hard drives currently on the market in the US. Silicon Power 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.

No. Of External Hard Drives
Average Price
$115
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $699
Price Distribution of All External Hard Drives
No. Of External Hard Drives
Average Price
$85
$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 82% and 88% 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
71%
4 reviews
Techradar logo
50%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
65%
2 reviews
PC Mag logo
70%
1 review
60%
1 review
80%
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
80%
1 review
60%
1 review
tbreak.ae logo
70%
1 review
80%
1 review
70%
1 review
pcauthority.com.au logo
80%
1 review
80%
1 review
razorman.net logo
95%
1 review
98%
1 review
Good Gear Guide.com.au logo
65%
1 review
100%
1 review
techadvisor.co.uk logo
70%
1 review
70%
1 review
techtudo.com.br logo
90%
1 review
93%
1 review
maclife.com logo
70%
1 review
70%
1 review
blogotech.eu logo
80%
1 review
80%
1 review
M3.idg.se logo
70%
1 review
80%
1 review
tweaktown.com logo
84%
1 review
84%
1 review
pcproffesionale.it
80%
1 review
Les Numeriques.com logo
80%
1 review
macworld.fr logo
70%
1 review
mobilegeeks.de logo
85%
1 review
Other Expert Sites
57%
29 reviews
54%
14 reviews
21%
4 reviews
45%
6 reviews
Average
74%
47 reviews
82%
26 reviews
70%
11 reviews
66%
10 reviews
74%
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
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
tbreak.ae logo
1
storagereview.com logo
1
pokde.net logo
1
pcfoster.pl logo
1
nikktech.com logo
1
M3.idg.se logo
1
hothardware.com logo
1
hw-journal.de logo
1
allround-pc.com logo
1
HEXUS.net logo
1
Other Expert Sites
7
3
1
Total
13
13
1
5
8

How Reliable Are Silicon Power External Hard Drives?

We checked over 3,300 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

is built solid
back2gaming.com
Thanks to its rugged design
aphnetworks.com
Robust USB connection
amazon.co.uk

NOT RELIABLE

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

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

Silicon Power Armor A80 - 1Tb

$68.06
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1TB
5,000 Mbit/s
DATA TRANSFER
293g

At only $68.06 and with a Kagoo Score of 80 the Silicon Power Armor A80 - 1Tb makes a great budget choice.

Features We Love:
USB powered

A bargain price and fully featured 293g external hard drive.

83
Features
Fully-Featured
79
Value for Money
Very Good
80
Kagoo Score
Excellent
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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 Budget Choice Silicon Power External Hard Drive?

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