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What is the Kagoo Score? Our unique external hard drives rating which considers: 19,000 UK prices • 5,100 expert & user reviews • 1,000 product comparisons • 28 industry awards • Score breakdown
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USB Powered
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#1

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Western Digital logo

Western Digital D10 ‑ 8Tb

 
Big hard drive capacity  Fast hard drive speed  Password protection 
Big hard drive capacity
Fast hard drive speed
Password protection

£169.98

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980g
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8TB
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Info
Jul 2019
#2

88

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Seagate logo

Seagate Game Drive ‑ 2Tb

 
Very light  USB powered 
Very light
USB powered

£58.95

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169g
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2TB
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Info
May 2020
#3

87

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Western Digital logo

Western Digital My Passport ‑ 4Tb

 
Big hard drive capacity  USB powered 
Big hard drive capacity
USB powered

£83.71

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250g
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4TB
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Info
Jul 2019
#4

87

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Western Digital logo

Western Digital P10 Game Drive ‑ 2Tb

 
Lighter than average USB powered  Password protection 
Lighter than average
USB powered
Password protection

£66.32

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140g
Info
2TB
Info
Info
Dec 2018
#5

86

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Seagate logo

Seagate One Touch ‑ 5Tb

 

£95.18

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268g
Info
5TB
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Info
May 2019
#6

86

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Western Digital P10 Game Drive ‑ 5Tb

 

£114.98

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230g
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5TB
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Info
Jul 2019
#7

86

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Seagate One Touch ‑ 4Tb

 

£84.99

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268g
Info
4TB
Info
Info
May 2019
#8

86

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Seagate Backup Plus Ultra Touch ‑ 2Tb

 

£61.08

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151g
Info
2TB
Info
Info
Feb 2019
#9

86

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Western Digital P10 Game Drive ‑ 4Tb

 

£99.99

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230g
Info
4TB
Info
Info
Jul 2019
#10

86

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Western Digital My Book ‑ 6Tb

 

£125.71

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1.1kg
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6TB
Info
Info
Oct 2016
#11

86

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Seagate Expansion ‑ 4TB

 

£86.00

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950g
Info
4TB
Info
Info
Sep 2015
#12

86

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Western Digital P10 Game Drive ‑ 3Tb

 

£81.93

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120g
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3TB
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Info
Jul 2019
#13

86

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Western Digital My Passport ‑ 5Tb

 

£118.99

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210g
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5TB
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Info
Jul 2019
#14

86

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Western Digital My Passport Ultra ‑ 2Tb

 

£67.48

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250g
Info
2TB
Info
Info
Sep 2018
#15

86

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Seagate One Touch ‑ 2Tb

 

£56.10

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148g
Info
2TB
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Info
May 2019
#16

85

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Western Digital Elements ‑ 8Tb

 

£159.98

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950g
Info
8TB
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Info
Jun 2017
#17

85

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Western Digital My Passport X

443 Reviews

£90.96

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230g
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2TB
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Apr 2015
#18

85

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Western Digital D10 ‑ 12Tb

 

£271.97

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1.5kg
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12TB
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Info
Dec 2018
#19

85

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Western Digital WDBM1M0040BBKWESN

 

£119.99

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230g
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4TB
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Sep 2018

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What Are The Best External Hard Drive Brands?

We looked at the reviews for every external hard drive and used this to calculate the average overall rating of each brand. The top rated external hard drive brand is Western Digital with an average rating of 89%. Compare all award winning external hard drives.

Rank Brand Number of External Hard Drives Price Range Average Rating
#1
Western Digital External Hard Drives 112 £39 - £663
89%
1,557 reviews
#2
Seagate External Hard Drives 88 £39 - £401
85%
262 reviews
#3
Silicon Power External Hard Drives 39 £41 - £332
77%
89 reviews
#4
Buffalo External Hard Drives 34 £45 - £207
75%
14 reviews
#5
iStorage External Hard Drives 30 £108 - £699
71%
29 reviews
#6
A-DATA External Hard Drives 55 £39 - £139
61%
38 reviews
#7
Freecom External Hard Drives 25 £50 - £188
56%
7 reviews
#8
LaCie External Hard Drives 65 £45 - £683
#9
Toshiba External Hard Drives 64 £36 - £351
#10
G-Technology External Hard Drives 37 £69 - £799
#11
Intenso External Hard Drives 26 £37 - £162
#12
BUSlink External Hard Drives 24
#13
Fantom Drives External Hard Drives 23 £78 - £208
#14
Transcend External Hard Drives 21 £43 - £227

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StoreJet 25M3 - 1Tb
£46.01
£17 cheaper
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£62.97
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£83.71
£13 cheaper
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£96.98
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£55.98
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£54.98
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£81.93
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£60.02
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£39.98
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£54.98
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£52.00
£12 cheaper
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£64.00
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1% lighter
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£46.01
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Canvio Basics - 1TB
£39.98
£6 cheaper
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£82.98
3g lighter
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£83.71
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£64.00
£30 cheaper
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£93.65
7% lighter
Western Digital
My Passport - 2TB
£62.97
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Toshiba
Canvio Advance - 2Tb
£56.99
£6 cheaper
101g lighter
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Western Digital
My Passport Ultra - 2Tb
£67.48
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£61.08
£6 cheaper
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40% lighter
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£49.98
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£47.68
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newer
6% lighter
Western Digital
My Passport Ultra - 2Tb
£67.48
£26 cheaper
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Toshiba
Canvio Advance - 3Tb
£93.65
A lot lighter
Western Digital
My Passport Ultra - 1.5Tb
£62.18
84% lighter
Better brand
Three months
newer
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£54.98
£7 cheaper
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£86.99
16% lighter
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£83.71
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£56.51
£10 cheaper
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£66.49
Two years newer
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£62.97
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years
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Toshiba
Canvio Basics - 2Tb
£55.98
£7 cheaper
More popular
A lot lighter
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Canvio Basics - 1TB
£39.98
£7 cheaper
Newer by 18
months
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HV620 - 1Tb
£47.00
Better brand
Better Kagoo
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34% lighter
LaCie
Rugged - 1Tb
£71.20
One year newer
Lighter
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My Passport Ultra - 1.5Tb
£62.18
£9 cheaper
Better Kagoo
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Better brand
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