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

Matthew
Updated 17 August 2020
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Which Are the Best External Hard Drive Brands?

We've checked the reviews, awards, popularity and specs of 120+ 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 113 reviews.

Seagate is the No. 1 external hard drive brand

The 2nd best brand is Western Digital with an average review score of 95% (1,420 reviews) and the 3rd best brand is LaCie with an average review score of 90% (15 reviews).

#1
United States
95%
95%
113 reviews
#2
United States
95%
95%
1,420 reviews
#3
France
90%
90%
15 reviews
#4
86%
86%
14 reviews
#5
ioSafe
74%
74%
10 reviews
#6
73%
73%
0 reviews
#7
DataLocker
72%
72%
2 reviews
#8
66%
66%
0 reviews
#9
Rocstor
64%
64%
1 review
#10
Verbatim
62%
62%
0 reviews
#11
Transcend
62%
62%
0 reviews
#12
OWC
59%
59%
0 reviews
#13
Apricorn
54%
54%
1 review
#14
Glyph
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 Western Digital.
Average Review Score Western Digital LaCie A-DATA Seagate Silicon Power
PC Mag logo
90%
1 review
60%
1 review
80%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
CNET.com logo
71%
4 reviews
computershopper.com logo
70%
2 reviews
60%
1 review
pcauthority.com.au logo
80%
1 review
80%
1 review
80%
1 review
01net.com logo
80%
1 review
80%
1 review
tweaktown.com logo
90%
1 review
84%
1 review
aphnetworks.com logo
70%
1 review
72%
1 review
Techradar logo
65%
2 reviews
razorman.net logo
95%
1 review
98%
1 review
pcpowerplay.com.au logo
90%
1 review
M3.idg.se logo
80%
1 review
maclife.com logo
70%
1 review
mobimaniak.pl logo
90%
1 review
mymac.com logo
90%
1 review
netzwelt.de logo
90%
1 review
PC Welt.de logo
74%
1 review
realhardwarereviews.com logo
78%
1 review
pctidningen.se logo
37%
1 review
pcworld.co.nz logo
80%
1 review
kotimikro.fi logo
37%
1 review
Other Expert Sites
71%
12 reviews
70%
2 reviews
26%
3 reviews
58%
6 reviews
32%
3 reviews
Average
82%
23 reviews
70%
11 reviews
55%
10 reviews
78%
10 reviews
75%
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.

Western Digital and Silicon Power external hard drives have received the most industry awards.
Number of Awards Western Digital LaCie A-DATA Seagate Silicon Power
01net.com logo
1
1
darktech-reviews.com logo
2
eteknix.com logo
1
1
tweaktown.com logo
1
1
razorman.net logo
1
1
allround-pc.com logo
1
1
PC Mag logo
1
wavepc.pl logo
1
technolabs.net logo
1
techlabs.ua logo
1
pcfoster.pl logo
1
mobimaniak.pl logo
1
nikktech.com logo
1
M3.idg.se logo
1
hothardware.com logo
1
HEXUS.net logo
1
hardwaresecrets.com logo
1
gadgetgear.nl logo
1
almodi.org logo
1
Total
8
1
5
3
8
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