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What Are the Best External Hard Drive Brands in the US - December 2019

Updated 07 December 2019 by Matthew
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Which Are the Best External Hard Drive Brands?

We've checked the reviews, awards, popularity and specs of 140+ 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 763 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%
763 reviews
#2
United States
94%
94%
192 reviews
#3
France
94%
94%
15 reviews
#4
82%
82%
15 reviews
#5
81%
81%
52 reviews
#6
China
80%
80%
19 reviews
#7
74%
74%
0 reviews
#8
ioSafe
73%
73%
10 reviews
#9
70%
70%
0 reviews
#10
DataLocker
70%
70%
2 reviews
#11
Transcend
67%
67%
0 reviews
#12
Japan
67%
67%
0 reviews
#13
Verbatim
65%
65%
0 reviews
#14
Rocstor
64%
64%
1 review
#15
OWC
63%
63%
0 reviews
#16
Glyph
62%
62%
0 reviews
#17
Maxtor
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
PC Mag logo
70%
1 review
60%
1 review
80%
2 reviews
Techradar logo
50%
2 reviews
65%
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
60%
1 review
60%
1 review
techadvisor.co.uk logo
70%
1 review
70%
1 review
maclife.com logo
70%
1 review
70%
1 review
Good Gear Guide.com.au logo
65%
1 review
100%
1 review
pcauthority.com.au logo
80%
1 review
80%
1 review
razorman.net logo
95%
1 review
98%
1 review
tbreak.ae logo
70%
1 review
70%
1 review
pcworld.com_techhive.com logo
60%
1 review
80%
1 review
tweaktown.com logo
84%
1 review
84%
1 review
blogotech.eu logo
80%
1 review
80%
1 review
technolabs.net logo
80%
1 review
theregister.co.uk logo
75%
1 review
Les Numeriques.com logo
80%
1 review
liveatpc.com logo
90%
1 review
M3.idg.se logo
70%
1 review
Other Expert Sites
58%
30 reviews
52%
12 reviews
21%
4 reviews
42%
5 reviews
Average
72%
47 reviews
80%
21 reviews
70%
11 reviews
66%
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.

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
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
storagereview.com logo
1
pcfoster.pl logo
1
nikktech.com logo
1
mobimaniak.pl logo
1
HEXUS.net logo
1
hw-journal.de logo
1
allround-pc.com logo
1
frazpc.pl logo
1
ferra.ru logo
1
f1cd.ru logo
1
Other Expert Sites
5
1
Total
13
8
1
5
8
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