We've checked the reviews, awards, popularity and specs of 110+ external hard drives and found that the best external hard drive brand is Western Digital. Western Digital external hard drives have received an average review score of 95% based on 1,509 reviews.
Western Digital is the No. 1 external hard drive brand
The 2nd best brand is Seagate with an average review score of 94% (169 reviews) and the 3rd best brand is Buffalo with an average review score of 87% (14 reviews).
Which External Hard Drive Brands Do Experts Rate Highest?
Now let's consider only the external hard drive reviews given by expert review sites. The table below compares the average review score given to each of the top external hard drive brands by each of the expert review sites. The best review score from each review source is highlighted in green. We then average this table up to determine the overall best brand according to experts.
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