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5 Best Seagate External Hard Drives in the UK - November 2019

Updated 25 October 2019 by Matthew
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5 best Seagate external hard drives

Which Are the Best Seagate External Hard Drives?

Don't have time to read our analysis of the best Seagate external hard drives? No problem, let's cut to the chase, the best Seagate external hard drives are:

  • 1) Seagate Backup Plus Portable - 4Tb - £84.98 PC World Business
  • 2) Seagate Backup Plus Slim - 2Tb - £58.47 Ebuyer
  • 3) Seagate Backup Plus Portable - 5Tb - £99.99 eBay
  • 4) Seagate Archive HDD Backup Plus Portable - 2Tb - £58.47 Amazon UK
  • 5) Seagate Expansion Portable - 4Tb - £78.95 Amazon UK

What Seagate External Hard Drive to Buy in November 2019?

Seagate is one of the most popular external hard drive brands as well as being well known for its . The company behind Seagate also manufacturers LaCie External Hard Drives.

Seagate are recognised for their wide selection of mid-range and award winning external hard drives. Their external hard drives start at £39 for the Expansion Portable 1TB which has a hard drive capacity of 1TB and a weight of 170g and go up to £297 for the d2 - 8Tb which has a hard drive capacity of 8TB and a weight of 1.7kg. The average price of a new Seagate external hard drive is £84.

Let's take a look at the top 5 Seagate external hard drives currently for sale in the UK, compared side by side:

Best Buy Great Price Great Price
Seagate Backup Plus Portable - 4Tb Seagate Backup Plus Slim - 2Tb Seagate Backup Plus Portable - 5Tb Seagate Archive HDD Backup Plus Portable - 2Tb Seagate Expansion Portable - 4Tb
Seagate Backup Plus Portable - 4Tb Seagate Backup Plus Slim - 2Tb Seagate Backup Plus Portable - 5Tb Seagate Archive HDD Backup Plus Portable - 2Tb Seagate Expansion Portable - 4Tb
£84.98 Buy Now
PC World Business
Buy Now
£58.47 Buy Now
Ebuyer
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£99.99 Buy Now
eBay
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£58.47 Buy Now
Amazon UK
Buy Now
£78.95 Buy Now
Amazon UK
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4TB
5,000 Mbit/s
DATA TRANSFER
247g
2TB
5,000 Mbit/s
DATA TRANSFER
140g
5TB
5,000 Mbit/s
DATA TRANSFER
247g
2TB
5,000 Mbit/s
DATA TRANSFER
140g
4TB
960 Mbit/s
DATA TRANSFER
RATE
247g
75
Brand Rating
Very Good Brand
90
Features
Fully-Featured
93
Popularity
Amazon Bestseller
82
Value for Money
Very Good
86
Age
2 Years Old
88
Kagoo Score
Excellent
75
Brand Rating
Very Good Brand
86
Features
Fully-Featured
87
Popularity
Widely Available
81
Value for Money
Very Good
82
Age
2 Years Old
85
Kagoo Score
Excellent
75
Brand Rating
Very Good Brand
91
Features
Fully-Featured
87
Popularity
Widely Available
81
Value for Money
Very Good
86
Age
2 Years Old
87
Kagoo Score
Excellent
75
Brand Rating
Very Good Brand
86
Features
Fully-Featured
85
Popularity
Widely Available
81
Value for Money
Very Good
72
Age
4 Years Old
84
Kagoo Score
Excellent
75
Brand Rating
Very Good Brand
84
Features
Fully-Featured
93
Popularity
Amazon Bestseller
79
Value for Money
Very Good
77
Age
3 Years Old
85
Kagoo Score
Excellent
A very popular and top of the range 247g external hard drive, with a good price. It is USB powered and has a hard drive capacity of 4TB. A fully featured and spectacularly light weight USB powered external hard drive, with a reasonable price. Very good for ALL the cat pictures, this is The highest rated external hard drive under £500. It has a hard drive capacity of 5TB and a data transfer rate of 5,000 Mbit/s and is USB powered. An extremely light weight and fully featured USB powered external hard drive, very good for a large amount of cat pictures. A fully featured and very popular 247g external hard drive, with a fair price. It is USB powered and has a hard drive capacity of 4TB.
1 Reason For
Better Kagoo Score
3 Reasons For
107g Lighter
Cheaper by £20
More Shops Are Selling it
1 Reason For
Six Months Newer
2 Reasons For
44% Lighter
£20 Cheaper
2 Reasons For
More Shops Are Selling it
More Popular
5 Reasons Against
Heavier
1TB Smaller Hard Drive Capacity
£27 More Expensive
Fewer Sellers
Less Popular
4 Reasons Against
Vastly Smaller Hard Drive Capacity
Worse Kagoo Score
Older by Six Months
Less Popular
6 Reasons Against
Heavier
4,040 Mbit/s Slower Maximum Data Transfer Rate
Worse Kagoo Score
£42 More Expensive
Not As Many Stockists
Less Popular
5 Reasons Against
Smaller Hard Drive Capacity
Worse Kagoo Score
Not As Many Stockists
Over Two Years Older
Less Popular
7 Reasons Against
Heavier
Vastly Smaller Hard Drive Capacity
4,040 Mbit/s Slower Maximum Data Transfer Rate
Hugely Slower Data Transfer Rate
Worse Kagoo Score
£20 More Expensive
Over One Year Older
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Seagate Backup Plus Portable - 4Tb

£84.98
PC World Business

Seagate Backup Plus Portable - 4Tb

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Seagate Backup Plus Portable - 4Tb
4TB
5,000 Mbit/s
DATA TRANSFER
247g

The Seagate Backup Plus Portable - 4Tb has a Kagoo Score of 88. With a price tag of £84.98 this external hard drive is fair value for money. For further details check out our full review of the Seagate Backup Plus Portable - 4Tb or read our article on whether you should buy a Seagate external hard drive.

Features We Love:
Big hard drive capacity (4TB)
USB powered

A very popular and top of the range 247g external hard drive, with a good price. It is USB powered and has a hard drive capacity of 4TB.

90
Features
Fully-Featured
93
Popularity
Amazon Bestseller
82
Value for Money
Very Good
86
Age
2 Years Old
88
Kagoo Score
Excellent
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1 Reason For for Choosing the Seagate Backup Plus Portable - 4Tb

Better Kagoo Score

The Seagate Backup Plus Portable - 4Tb has received a Kagoo Score of 88, whereas the Seagate Archive HDD Backup Plus Portable - 2Tb scored 84, the Seagate Backup Plus Portable - 5Tb scored 87, the Seagate Backup Plus Slim - 2Tb scored 85 and the Seagate Expansion Portable - 4Tb scored 85.

5 Reasons Against for Choosing the Seagate Backup Plus Portable - 4Tb

Heavier

The Seagate Backup Plus Portable - 4Tb is a 247 external hard drive, and so do the Seagate Backup Plus Portable - 5Tb and the Seagate Expansion Portable - 4Tb. That's 107g heavier than the Seagate Archive HDD Backup Plus Portable - 2Tb and the Seagate Backup Plus Slim - 2Tb (140g). More ...

'Weight' denotes the weight of the external hard drive, measured in grams (g).

A heavier hard drive will be bulkier, and more annoying to carry around.

1TB Smaller Hard Drive Capacity

The Seagate Backup Plus Portable - 4Tb is a 4 external hard drive, and so does the Seagate Expansion Portable - 4Tb. That's 2TB bigger than the Seagate Archive HDD Backup Plus Portable - 2Tb and the Seagate Backup Plus Slim - 2Tb (2TB) and 1TB smaller than the Seagate Backup Plus Portable - 5Tb (5TB). More ...

'Hard Drive Capacity' denotes how much data the hard drive can hold, measured in gigabytes (GB).

A bigger hard drive capacity means that it can hold more files and data at once.

£27 More Expensive

The Seagate Backup Plus Portable - 4Tb is more expensive than the Seagate Archive HDD Backup Plus Portable - 2Tb by £27, more expensive than the Seagate Backup Plus Slim - 2Tb by £27 and more expensive than the Seagate Expansion Portable - 4Tb by £6.

Fewer Sellers

Only 14 stores sells the Seagate Backup Plus Portable - 4Tb, but 16 sellers sell the Seagate Backup Plus Slim - 2Tb and 16 retailers sell the Seagate Expansion Portable - 4Tb. More ...

The smaller the number of retailers that stock this external hard drive, the lower the competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.
Less Popular

The Seagate Backup Plus Portable - 4Tb is a less popular choice amongst buyers.

The cheapest price that we could find for the Backup Plus Portable - 4Tb in the UK is £84.98 and in total we found 14 prices for it.

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Seagate Backup Plus Slim - 2Tb

£58.47
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Seagate Backup Plus Slim - 2Tb

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Seagate Backup Plus Slim - 2Tb
2TB
5,000 Mbit/s
DATA TRANSFER
140g

The Seagate Backup Plus Slim - 2Tb has a Kagoo Score of 85. With a price tag of £58.47 this external hard drive is good value for money. For further details check out our full review of the Seagate Backup Plus Slim - 2Tb or read our article on whether you should buy a Seagate external hard drive.

Features We Love:
Fast data transfer rate (5,000 Mbit/s)
USB powered
Lighter than average (140g)

A fully featured and spectacularly light weight USB powered external hard drive, with a reasonable price.

86
Features
Fully-Featured
87
Popularity
Widely Available
81
Value for Money
Very Good
82
Age
2 Years Old
85
Kagoo Score
Excellent

3 Reasons For for Choosing the Seagate Backup Plus Slim - 2Tb

107g Lighter

The Seagate Backup Plus Slim - 2Tb has a weight of 140 (as does the Seagate Archive HDD Backup Plus Portable - 2Tb), whereas the Seagate Backup Plus Portable - 4Tb, the Seagate Backup Plus Portable - 5Tb and the Seagate Expansion Portable - 4Tb are all 247g external hard drives (107g heavier). More ...

'Weight' denotes the weight of the external hard drive, measured in grams (g).

A heavier hard drive will be bulkier, and more annoying to carry around.

Cheaper by £20

The Seagate Backup Plus Slim - 2Tb costs £26.51 less than the Seagate Backup Plus Portable - 4Tb, costs £41.52 less than the Seagate Backup Plus Portable - 5Tb and costs £20.48 less than the Seagate Expansion Portable - 4Tb.

More Shops Are Selling it

A greater number of sellers increases the chances of the product remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for this external hard drive.

4 Reasons Against for Choosing the Seagate Backup Plus Slim - 2Tb

Vastly Smaller Hard Drive Capacity

The Seagate Backup Plus Slim - 2Tb has a hard drive capacity of 2 (as does the Seagate Archive HDD Backup Plus Portable - 2Tb), however the Seagate Backup Plus Portable - 4Tb and the Seagate Expansion Portable - 4Tb are both 4TB external hard drives (2TB bigger) and the Seagate Backup Plus Portable - 5Tb is a 5TB external hard drive (3TB bigger). More ...

'Hard Drive Capacity' denotes how much data the hard drive can hold, measured in gigabytes (GB).

A bigger hard drive capacity means that it can hold more files and data at once.

Worse Kagoo Score

The Seagate Backup Plus Slim - 2Tb has received a Kagoo Score of 85, however the Seagate Backup Plus Portable - 4Tb scored 88 and the Seagate Backup Plus Portable - 5Tb scored 87.

Older by Six Months

The Seagate Backup Plus Slim - 2Tb is six months older than the Seagate Backup Plus Portable - 4Tb and six months older than the Seagate Backup Plus Portable - 5Tb.

Less Popular

The Seagate Backup Plus Slim - 2Tb is a less popular choice amongst buyers.

The cheapest price that we could find for the Backup Plus Slim - 2Tb in the UK is £58.47 and in total we found 16 prices for it.

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Seagate Backup Plus Portable - 5Tb

£99.99
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Seagate Backup Plus Portable - 5Tb

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Seagate Backup Plus Portable - 5Tb
5TB
5,000 Mbit/s
DATA TRANSFER
247g

The Seagate Backup Plus Portable - 5Tb has a Kagoo Score of 87. However with a price tag of £99.99 this external hard drive is a bit expensive. For further details check out our full review of the Seagate Backup Plus Portable - 5Tb or read our article on whether you should buy a Seagate external hard drive.

Features We Love:
Big hard drive capacity (5TB)
Fast data transfer rate (5,000 Mbit/s)
USB powered

Very good for ALL the cat pictures, this is The highest rated external hard drive under £500. It has a hard drive capacity of 5TB and a data transfer rate of 5,000 Mbit/s and is USB powered.

91
Features
Fully-Featured
87
Popularity
Widely Available
81
Value for Money
Very Good
86
Age
2 Years Old
87
Kagoo Score
Excellent
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1 Reason For for Choosing the Seagate Backup Plus Portable - 5Tb

Six Months Newer

The Seagate Backup Plus Portable - 5Tb was released two years ago, but the Seagate Archive HDD Backup Plus Portable - 2Tb was released five years ago, the Seagate Backup Plus Slim - 2Tb was released three years ago and the Seagate Expansion Portable - 4Tb was released four years ago

6 Reasons Against for Choosing the Seagate Backup Plus Portable - 5Tb

Heavier

The Seagate Backup Plus Portable - 5Tb is a 247 external hard drive, and so do the Seagate Backup Plus Portable - 4Tb and the Seagate Expansion Portable - 4Tb. That's 107g heavier than the Seagate Archive HDD Backup Plus Portable - 2Tb and the Seagate Backup Plus Slim - 2Tb (140g). More ...

'Weight' denotes the weight of the external hard drive, measured in grams (g).

A heavier hard drive will be bulkier, and more annoying to carry around.

4,040 Mbit/s Slower Maximum Data Transfer Rate

The Seagate Backup Plus Portable - 5Tb has a maximum data transfer rate of 960 (as does the Seagate Expansion Portable - 4Tb), however the Seagate Archive HDD Backup Plus Portable - 2Tb and the Seagate Backup Plus Slim - 2Tb are both 5,000 Mbit/s max data transfer rate external hard drives (4,040 Mbit/s faster). More ...

'Data Transfer Rate' indicates how fast data can be transferred to/from the external hard drive.

Faster data transfer speeds means that you will be able to transfer larger files to/from the hard drive faster.

Worse Kagoo Score

The Seagate Backup Plus Portable - 5Tb has received a Kagoo Score of 87, but the Seagate Backup Plus Portable - 4Tb scored 88.

£42 More Expensive

The Seagate Backup Plus Portable - 5Tb is more expensive than the Seagate Archive HDD Backup Plus Portable - 2Tb by £42, more expensive than the Seagate Backup Plus Portable - 4Tb by £15, more expensive than the Seagate Backup Plus Slim - 2Tb by £42 and more expensive than the Seagate Expansion Portable - 4Tb by £21.

Not As Many Stockists

Only 12 stores sells the Seagate Backup Plus Portable - 5Tb, however 13 retailers sell the Seagate Archive HDD Backup Plus Portable - 2Tb, 14 sellers sell the Seagate Backup Plus Portable - 4Tb, 16 stores sell the Seagate Backup Plus Slim - 2Tb and 16 sellers sell the Seagate Expansion Portable - 4Tb. More ...

Smaller numbers of retailers reduces the chances of this external hard drive remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
Less Popular

The Seagate Backup Plus Portable - 5Tb is a less popular choice amongst buyers.

The cheapest price that we could find for the Backup Plus Portable - 5Tb in the UK is £99.99 and in total we found 12 prices for it.

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