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What Are the Best External Hard Drive Brands in the US - April 2021

Matthew
Updated 21 February 2021
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Which Are the Best External Hard Drive Brands?

We've checked the reviews, awards, popularity and specs of 130+ external hard drives and found that the best external hard drive brand is Seagate. Seagate external hard drives have received an average review score of 95% based on 43 reviews.

Seagate is the No. 1 external hard drive brand

The 2nd best brand is Western Digital with an average review score of 93% (1,453 reviews) and the 3rd best brand is LaCie with an average review score of 91% (0 reviews).

#1
United States
95%
95%
43 reviews
#2
United States
93%
93%
1,453 reviews
#3
France
91%
91%
0 reviews
#4
86%
86%
14 reviews
#5
73%
73%
0 reviews
#6
66%
66%
0 reviews
#7
65%
65%
0 reviews
#8
Rocstor
64%
64%
1 review
#9
DataLocker
63%
63%
0 reviews
#10
Verbatim
62%
62%
0 reviews
#11
ioSafe
61%
61%
0 reviews
#12
Glyph
60%
60%
0 reviews
#13
Apricorn
54%
54%
1 review
#14
OWC
52%
52%
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 Seagate.
Average Review Score Western Digital A-DATA Silicon Power Seagate Buffalo
PC Mag logo
90%
1 review
80%
2 reviews
Techradar logo
80%
1 review
65%
2 reviews
tweaktown.com logo
90%
1 review
84%
1 review
01net.com logo
80%
1 review
80%
1 review
blogotech.eu logo
80%
1 review
80%
1 review
aphnetworks.com logo
70%
1 review
72%
1 review
videotesty.pl logo
80%
1 review
techtudo.com.br logo
93%
1 review
technolabs.net logo
80%
1 review
stuff.tv/my/ logo
80%
1 review
netzwelt.de logo
90%
1 review
razorman.net logo
98%
1 review
pokde.net logo
80%
1 review
play3r.net logo
80%
1 review
pcworld.com_techhive.com logo
80%
1 review
pctidningen.se logo
37%
1 review
pcpowerplay.com.au logo
90%
1 review
pcformat.pl logo
85%
1 review
PC Welt.de logo
74%
1 review
stuff.tv logo
80%
1 review
Other Expert Sites
70%
8 reviews
19%
3 reviews
30%
2 reviews
80%
4 reviews
81%
1 review
Average
81%
22 reviews
61%
10 reviews
75%
7 reviews
82%
6 reviews
81%
1 review

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.

Western Digital and Silicon Power external hard drives have received the most industry awards.
Number of Awards Western Digital A-DATA Silicon Power Seagate Buffalo
01net.com logo
1
1
darktech-reviews.com logo
2
eteknix.com logo
1
1
tweaktown.com logo
1
1
pokde.net logo
1
tecnogaming.com logo
1
technolabs.net logo
1
techlabs.ua logo
1
razorman.net logo
1
pcfoster.pl logo
1
play3r.net logo
1
almodi.org logo
1
nikktech.com logo
1
mobimaniak.pl logo
1
M3.idg.se logo
1
hothardware.com logo
1
Expert Reviews logo
1
Total
7
5
7
2
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