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What Are the Best External Hard Drive Brands in the US - January 2020

Updated 11 January 2020 by Matthew
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Which Are the Best External Hard Drive Brands?

We've checked the reviews, awards, popularity and specs of 160+ 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 726 reviews.

Western Digital is the No. 1 external hard drive brand

The 2nd best brand is Seagate with an average review score of 94% (192 reviews) and the 3rd best brand is LaCie with an average review score of 94% (15 reviews).

#1
United States
95%
95%
726 reviews
#2
United States
94%
94%
192 reviews
#3
France
94%
94%
15 reviews
#4
83%
83%
15 reviews
#5
China
82%
82%
19 reviews
#6
82%
82%
52 reviews
#7
73%
73%
0 reviews
#8
ioSafe
73%
73%
10 reviews
#9
70%
70%
0 reviews
#10
DataLocker
70%
70%
2 reviews
#11
Japan
68%
68%
0 reviews
#12
Transcend
65%
65%
0 reviews
#13
Verbatim
64%
64%
0 reviews
#14
Rocstor
63%
63%
1 review
#15
OWC
63%
63%
0 reviews
#16
Glyph
63%
63%
0 reviews
#17
Rosewill
55%
55%
0 reviews
#18
Kanguru
53%
53%
0 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.

Expert reviews indicate the best TV brand is Western Digital.
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

Which External Hard Drive Brands Have Recieved the Most Industry Awards?

Expert review sites issue industry awards to the very best external hard drives. Below we add up the total number of industry awards issued by each review site to each brand.

Seagate and Western Digital external hard drives have received the most industry awards with a total of 13 awards each.
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
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