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

Matthew
Updated 14 April 2020
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Which Are the Best External Hard Drive Brands?

We've checked the reviews, awards, popularity and specs of 90+ external hard drives and found that the best external hard drive brand is LaCie. LaCie external hard drives have received an average review score of 95% based on 15 reviews.

LaCie is the No. 1 external hard drive brand

The 2nd best brand is Seagate with an average review score of 89% (192 reviews) and the 3rd best brand is Buffalo with an average review score of 82% (15 reviews).

#1
France
95%
95%
15 reviews
#2
United States
89%
89%
192 reviews
#3
82%
82%
15 reviews
#4
United States
82%
82%
813 reviews
#5
ioSafe
75%
75%
10 reviews
#6
74%
74%
0 reviews
#7
DataLocker
71%
71%
2 reviews
#8
67%
67%
0 reviews
#9
Rocstor
64%
64%
1 review
#10
Verbatim
63%
63%
0 reviews
#11
Transcend
61%
61%
0 reviews
#12
Glyph
58%
58%
0 reviews
#13
OWC
57%
57%
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
01net.com logo
100%
1 review
80%
1 review
80%
1 review
80%
1 review
PC Mag logo
70%
1 review
60%
1 review
80%
2 reviews
Techradar logo
50%
2 reviews
65%
2 reviews
tweaktown.com logo
84%
1 review
90%
1 review
84%
1 review
hardwarezone.com.my logo
85%
1 review
80%
2 reviews
computershopper.com logo
69%
1 review
60%
1 review
60%
1 review
M3.idg.se logo
70%
1 review
80%
1 review
razorman.net logo
95%
1 review
98%
1 review
macworld.fr logo
70%
1 review
80%
1 review
maclife.com logo
70%
1 review
70%
1 review
tbreak.ae logo
70%
1 review
70%
1 review
techadvisor.co.uk logo
70%
1 review
70%
1 review
Good Gear Guide.com.au logo
65%
1 review
100%
1 review
komputer.dk logo
50%
1 review
37%
1 review
pcproffesionale.it
80%
1 review
Les Numeriques.com logo
80%
1 review
kotimikro.fi logo
37%
1 review
komputerswiat.pl logo
59%
1 review
komputer.no logo
37%
1 review
Other Expert Sites
58%
30 reviews
60%
14 reviews
80%
1 review
23%
2 reviews
45%
6 reviews
Average
73%
47 reviews
76%
25 reviews
70%
11 reviews
52%
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 external hard drives have received the most industry awards with a total of 13 awards.
Number of Awards Seagate Western Digital LaCie A-DATA Silicon Power
01net.com logo
1
1
1
1
eteknix.com logo
1
1
1
1
tweaktown.com logo
1
1
1
legitreviews.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
storagereview.com logo
1
pokde.net logo
1
pcper.com logo
1
pcfoster.pl logo
1
nikktech.com logo
1
HEXUS.net logo
1
M3.idg.se logo
1
almodi.org logo
1
gadgetgear.nl logo
1
frazpc.pl logo
1
Other Expert Sites
7
1
Total
13
12
1
5
8
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