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Should You Buy an A-DATA External Hard Drive?

Updated 08 September 2019 by Matthew
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should you buy an A-DATA External Hard Drive?

A-DATA is one of the most popular external hard drive brands as well as being well known for it's .

If you are wondering how A-DATA external hard drives compare to other brands, our guide below collates all the key info in a single place. We've compared over 1,000 external hard drives by objectively and impartially analysing over 3,200 user and expert reviews and 40+ awards from hundreds of different review sites.

A-DATA are recognised for their wide selection of moderately popular external hard drives and start at £43 for the HD710 Pro which has a hard drive capacity of 1TB and a weight of 390g and go up to £198 for the HM900 - 6Tb which has a hard drive capacity of 6TB and a weight of 966g. The average price of a new A-DATA external hard drive is £81.

A-DATA are recognised for their wide selection of moderately popular external hard drives.

Is A-DATA the Best External Hard Drive Brand?

So are A-DATA 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.

A-DATA is ranked the No. 6 best external hard drive brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that A-DATA is the 6th best external hard drive brand out there.

#1
United States
95%
95%
767 reviews
#2
United States
93%
93%
192 reviews
#3
France
93%
93%
15 reviews
#4
92%
92%
15 reviews
#5
90%
90%
35 reviews
#6
China
89%
89%
19 reviews
#7
85%
85%
52 reviews
#8
Japan
81%
81%
0 reviews
#9
79%
79%
0 reviews
#10
78%
78%
7 reviews
#11
WD
77%
77%
792 reviews
#12
Transcend
74%
74%
0 reviews
#13
Verbatim
74%
74%
0 reviews
#14
72%
72%
0 reviews
#15
ioSafe
70%
70%
10 reviews
#16
Maxtor
68%
68%
0 reviews
#17
OWC
60%
60%
0 reviews
#18
DataLocker
60%
60%
2 reviews
#19
Digittrade
59%
59%
0 reviews
#20
Samsung
South Korea
59%
59%
0 reviews
#21
Glyph
57%
57%
0 reviews
#22
Apricorn
57%
57%
1 review
#23
2-Power
56%
56%
0 reviews
#24
Elecom
55%
55%
0 reviews
#25
Sony
Japan
55%
55%
0 reviews
#26
Lenovo
China
54%
54%
0 reviews
#27
Hamlet
54%
54%
0 reviews
#28
TechniSat
53%
53%
0 reviews
#29
ADATA
53%
53%
0 reviews
#30
Integral
52%
52%
0 reviews

Let's look at how A-DATA external hard drives compare to the other external hard drive brands across each of the key facets that make up the Kagoo Score.

Reviews Value for Money Features Popularity Selection
All external hard drive Brands
A-DATA External Hard Drives

There's a wide selection of A-DATA external hard drives available compared to other external hard drive brands, with over 30 A-DATA external hard drives currently on the market in the UK. A-DATA also have better reviews than the typical external hard drive brand, with the average rating of a A-DATA external hard drive being 54%.

A-DATA external hard drives tend to be cheaper than most other external hard drive brands however they are still a less popular choice with consumers.

No. Of External Hard Drives
Average Price
£138
£0 £50 £100 £150 £200 £250 £300 £350 £400 £450 £799
Price Distribution of All External Hard Drives
No. Of External Hard Drives
Average Price
£81
£0 £50 £100 £150 £200 £250 £300 £350 £400 £450 £799
Price Distribution of A-DATA External Hard Drives

What Do the A-DATA External Hard Drive Reviews Say?

We've added up all the reviews for every A-DATA external hard drive to work out the average distribution of reviews for A-DATA and then compared this to the other external hard drive brands.

A-DATA logo

Expert Reviews

5 stars
1
4 stars
4
3 stars
1
2 stars
4
1 star
0
A-DATA logo

User Reviews

5 stars
2
4 stars
0
3 stars
0
2 stars
0
1 star
0
A-DATA has a higher proportion of 4 and 5 star user reviews for its external hard drives than most other external hard drive brands. However the proportion of 4 and 5 star expert reviews are actually lower.

Over 50% of expert reviews and 100% of user reviews for A-DATA external hard drives are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 79% and 90% respectively across all External Hard Drive brands.

Looking at just the expert reviews, in the table below we compare the average review score given to A-DATA 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.

Average Review Score Seagate Western Digital LaCie A-DATA Silicon Power
CNET.com logo
71%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
71%
4 reviews
Techradar logo
50%
2 reviews
65%
2 reviews
PC Mag logo
70%
1 review
60%
1 review
80%
2 reviews
computershopper.com logo
69%
1 review
60%
1 review
60%
1 review
01net.com logo
100%
1 review
80%
1 review
80%
1 review
hardwarezone.com.my logo
85%
1 review
80%
2 reviews
tweaktown.com logo
84%
1 review
84%
1 review
razorman.net logo
95%
1 review
98%
1 review
pcauthority.com.au logo
80%
1 review
80%
1 review
aphnetworks.com logo
70%
1 review
72%
1 review
tbreak.ae logo
70%
1 review
70%
1 review
techadvisor.co.uk logo
70%
1 review
70%
1 review
maclife.com logo
70%
1 review
70%
1 review
M3.idg.se logo
70%
1 review
80%
1 review
pcworld.com_techhive.com logo
60%
1 review
80%
1 review
pctidningen.se logo
37%
1 review
Laptopmag.com logo
50%
1 review
netzwelt.de logo
90%
1 review
mobimaniak.pl logo
90%
1 review
kotimikro.fi logo
37%
1 review
Other Expert Sites
60%
33 reviews
46%
10 reviews
26%
3 reviews
43%
5 reviews
Average
71%
47 reviews
75%
22 reviews
70%
11 reviews
55%
10 reviews
73%
8 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have A-DATA External Hard Drives Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 5 industry awards for A-DATA external hard drives. The table below compares the number of awards given to A-DATA to other popular external hard drive brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.

A-DATA has won 5 awards for its external hard drives.

Compare all award winning external hard drives

Number of Awards Seagate Western Digital LaCie A-DATA Silicon Power
eteknix.com logo
1
1
1
1
01net.com logo
1
1
1
tweaktown.com logo
1
1
darktech-reviews.com logo
2
razorman.net logo
1
1
pcfoster.pl logo
1
pcper.com logo
1
pokde.net logo
1
storagereview.com logo
1
technolabs.net logo
1
techlabs.ua logo
1
mobimaniak.pl logo
1
techreaction.net logo
1
techwarelabs.com logo
1
tecnogaming.com logo
1
wavepc.pl logo
1
nikktech.com logo
1
legitreviews.com logo
1
M3.idg.se logo
1
almodi.org logo
1
Other Expert Sites
7
4
1
Total
13
13
1
5
8

How Reliable Are A-DATA External Hard Drives?

We checked over 3,200 reviews to find comments about the reliability of A-DATA external hard drives. 100% of reviews that mention reliability were positive. Therefore the vast majority of A-DATA external hard drive owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

100% of reviewers think A-DATA external hard drives are reliable.

So, most people think that A-DATA external hard drives are good quality. Now let's take a look at some of the reviews for A-DATA external hard drives that mention reliability:

RELIABLE

fine durability at a competitive price
PC Mag

What is the Best Mid-Range A-DATA External Hard Drive?

A-DATA HD830

£69.37
Amazon UK
A-DATA HD830
Buy Now
A-DATA HD830
2TB
510g

A great mid range choice, priced at £69.37 is the A-DATA HD830, which has a Kagoo Score of 87.

Features We Love:
USB powered

A recently released and award winning 510g external hard drive, very good for a large amount of cat pictures. Customers report that this external hard drive iseasy to carry around.

94
Reviews
5 Reviews + 1 Award
79
Features
Good Features
84
Popularity
Widely Available
85
Value for Money
Very Good
93
Age
11 Months Old
87
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Our review analysis indicates that A-DATA HD830 has great expert reviews with an average expert rating of 81%. A-DATA HD830 has received a "Recommended" award from Tweaktown.com.

tweaktown.com Recommended
ADATA HD830 External Hard Drive - Review
ADATA HD830 External Hard Drive - Review
Testoasa Ninja ADATA HD830 - Hard extern de 2TB ultra-rezistent!
Testoasa Ninja ADATA HD830 - Hard extern de 2TB ultra-rezistent!
Ile wytrzyma dysk 2,5 cala? ADATA Durable HD830 2TB - test, recenzja, review
Ile wytrzyma dysk 2,5 cala? ADATA Durable HD830 2TB - test, recenzja, review
ADATA HD830 Duribility Test / ????? ?????? ???? ???????? HD830 ?? ????
ADATA HD830 Duribility Test / ????? ?????? ???? ???????? HD830 ?? ????
ADATA HD830 - TORTURE test and review
ADATA HD830 - TORTURE test and review
Adata HD830 2TB durable HDD Unboxing és Teszt
Adata HD830 2TB durable HDD Unboxing és Teszt

The cheapest price that we could find for the HD830 in the UK is £69.37 and in total we found 6 prices for it.

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What is the Best High End A-DATA External Hard Drive?

A-DATA HD710 Pro - 4Tb

£112.97
Amazon UK
A-DATA HD710 Pro - 4Tb
Buy Now
A-DATA HD710 Pro - 4Tb
4TB
390g

If you're looking for a high end A-DATA external hard drive then the A-DATA HD710 Pro - 4Tb takes some beating. It has a Kagoo Score of 79, but is a bit more expensive at £112.97.

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

A good spec but 2 year old 390g external hard drive, with a fair price. It is USB powered and has a hard drive capacity of 4TB.

79
Features
Good Features
75
Popularity
Quite Popular
75
Value for Money
Very Good
85
Age
2 Years Old
79
Kagoo Score
Very Good

The cheapest price that we could find for the HD710 Pro - 4Tb in the UK is £112.97 and in total we found 4 prices for it.

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£118.16
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£121.38
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£118.79
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What is the Best Budget Choice A-DATA External Hard Drive?

A-DATA HV620S - 2Tb

£59.99
eBay
A-DATA HV620S - 2Tb
Buy Now
A-DATA HV620S - 2Tb
2TB
5,000 Mbit/s
DATA TRANSFER
152g

At only £59.99 and with a Kagoo Score of 84 the A-DATA HV620S - 2Tb makes a great budget choice.

Features We Love:
USB powered
Very light (152g)

A fully featured but slightly out of date 152g external hard drive, with a cheap price.

86
Features
Fully-Featured
79
Popularity
Quite Popular
83
Value for Money
Very Good
87
Age
2 Years Old
84
Kagoo Score
Excellent

The cheapest price that we could find for the HV620S - 2Tb in the UK is £59.99 and in total we found 4 prices for it.

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£67.49
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£69.08
FREE Standard delivery
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£73.42
FREE Standard delivery
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£70.05
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£72.37
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In This Guide
Should You Buy an A-DATA External Hard Drive?
Is A-DATA the Best External Hard Drive Brand?
What Do the A-DATA External Hard Drive Reviews Say?
How Many Industry Awards Have A-DATA External Hard Drives Received?
How Reliable Are A-DATA External Hard Drives?
What is the Best Mid-Range A-DATA External Hard Drive?
What is the Best High End A-DATA External Hard Drive?
What is the Best Budget Choice A-DATA External Hard Drive?

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