Buffalo is one of the most popular external hard drive brands as well as being well known for its optical disc drives.
If you are thinking about buying a Buffalo external hard drive then our handy guide provides you with all the key info at a glance. Our objective, impartial comparison of external hard drive brands is compiled by analysing over 3,900 user and expert reviews and 40+ awards from hundreds of different review sites on over 1,000 external hard drives.
Buffalo are recognised for their good selection of mid-range and moderately popular external hard drives. Their external hard drives start at £45 for the MiniStation HDD - 1TB which has a hard drive capacity of 1TB and a weight of 165g and go up to £162 for the DriveStation Velocity HD-LXU3 - 6TB which has a hard drive capacity of 6TB and a weight of 950g. The average price of a new Buffalo external hard drive is £97.
Buffalo are recognised for their good selection of mid-range and moderately popular external hard drives.
Is Buffalo the Best External Hard Drive Brand?
So are Buffalo external hard drives any good? We give every external hard drive a Kagoo Score by analysing its specs, reviews and prices and comparing this to its competitors. By aggregating this data across all external hard drives we are able to impartially rank all the external hard drive brands.
Buffalo is ranked the No. 4 best external hard drive brand.
Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Buffalo is the 4th best external hard drive brand out there.
Let's look at how Buffalo external hard drives compare to the other external hard drive brands across each of the key facets that make up the Kagoo Score.
All external hard drive Brands
Buffalo External Hard Drives
At an average purchase price of £97, Buffalo external hard drives tend to be cheaper than most other external hard drive brands which makes them a popular choice with consumers. Buffalo also have better reviews than the typical external hard drive brand, with the average rating of a Buffalo external hard drive being 75%.
The average review score for a Buffalo external hard drive is 75%.
There's a smaller selection of Buffalo external hard drives available compared to other external hard drive brands, with only 24 Buffalo external hard drives currently on the market in the UK.
No. Of External Hard Drives
Average Price £150
Price Distribution of All External Hard Drives
No. Of External Hard Drives
Average Price £97
Price Distribution of Buffalo External Hard Drives
What Do the Buffalo External Hard Drive Reviews Say?
We've added up all the reviews for every Buffalo external hard drive to work out the average distribution of reviews for Buffalo and then compared this to the other external hard drive brands.
Buffalo has a higher proportion of 4 and 5 star expert reviews for its external hard drives than most other brands. However the proportion of 4 and 5 star user reviews are actually lower.
Over 89% of expert reviews and 86% of user reviews for Buffalo external hard drives are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 81% and 89% respectively across all External Hard Drive brands.
In the table below we compare the average review score given to Buffalo external hard drives by some of the most popular technology review sites against their reviews for other external hard drive brands. The best review score from each review source is highlighted in green.
How Many Industry Awards Have Buffalo External Hard Drives Received?
After checking thousands of expert review websites we couldn't find any industry awards for Buffalo external hard drives. The table below shows the number of awards received by the most popular external hard drive brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.
We checked over 3,900 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Buffalo external hard drives. 100% of reviews that mention reliability were positive. Therefore the vast majority of Buffalo external hard drive owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.
100% of reviewers think Buffalo external hard drives are reliable.
So, most people think that Buffalo external hard drives are good quality. Now let's take a look at some of the reviews for Buffalo external hard drives that mention reliability:
external hard drive boasting an excellent build quality
What is the Best Mid-Range Buffalo External Hard Drive?
If you're looking for a high end Buffalo external hard drive then the Buffalo MiniStation Safe - 4Tb takes some beating. It has a Kagoo Score of 85, but is a bit more expensive at £117.57.
Features We Love:
Big hard drive capacity (4TB)
A fully featured and classic 250g external hard drive, with a reasonable price. It has a password protection and a hard drive capacity of 4TB and is USB powered. Customers report that this external hard drive isstrong and durable.
Value for Money
3 Years Old
Our review analysis indicates that Buffalo MiniStation Safe - 4Tb has very good user reviews with an average user rating of 85%, based on 12 reviews.
The cheapest price that we could find for the MiniStation Safe - 4Tb in the UK is £117.57 and in total we found 4 prices for it.