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Should You Buy an A-DATA External Hard Drive?

Updated 17 October 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 its .

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 £336 for the HM900 - 4Tb which has a hard drive capacity of 4TB and a weight of 842g. The average price of a new A-DATA external hard drive is £79.

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%
759 reviews
#2
United States
93%
93%
192 reviews
#3
France
92%
92%
15 reviews
#4
91%
91%
15 reviews
#5
90%
90%
35 reviews
#6
China
89%
89%
19 reviews
#7
84%
84%
52 reviews
#8
Japan
81%
81%
0 reviews
#9
80%
80%
0 reviews
#10
WD
79%
79%
792 reviews
#11
76%
76%
7 reviews
#12
Transcend
73%
73%
0 reviews
#13
ioSafe
73%
73%
10 reviews
#14
Verbatim
72%
72%
0 reviews
#15
Maxtor
70%
70%
0 reviews
#16
70%
70%
0 reviews
#17
OWC
60%
60%
0 reviews
#18
ADATA
58%
58%
0 reviews
#19
Glyph
58%
58%
0 reviews
#20
2-Power
57%
57%
0 reviews
#21
Digittrade
55%
55%
0 reviews
#22
Samsung
South Korea
55%
55%
0 reviews
#23
Sony
Japan
55%
55%
0 reviews
#24
TechniSat
53%
53%
0 reviews
#25
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 external hard drives tend to be cheaper than most other external hard drive brands however they are still a less popular choice with consumers. A-DATA also have worse reviews than the typical external hard drive brand, with the average rating of a A-DATA external hard drive being 54%.

No. Of External Hard Drives
Average Price
£130
£0 £1,000 £2,000 £3,000 £4,000 £5,000 £6,000 £7,000 £8,000 £9,000 £178,999
Price Distribution of All External Hard Drives
No. Of External Hard Drives
Average Price
£79
£0 £1,000 £2,000 £3,000 £4,000 £5,000 £6,000 £7,000 £8,000 £9,000 £178,999
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 80% and 89% 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
71%
4 reviews
01net.com logo
100%
1 review
80%
1 review
80%
1 review
80%
1 review
PC Mag logo
70%
1 review
60%
1 review
80%
2 reviews
Techradar logo
50%
2 reviews
65%
2 reviews
hardwarezone.com.my logo
85%
1 review
80%
2 reviews
tweaktown.com logo
84%
1 review
90%
1 review
84%
1 review
tbreak.ae logo
70%
1 review
70%
1 review
Good Gear Guide.com.au logo
65%
1 review
100%
1 review
M3.idg.se logo
70%
1 review
80%
1 review
maclife.com logo
70%
1 review
70%
1 review
pcauthority.com.au logo
80%
1 review
80%
1 review
razorman.net logo
95%
1 review
98%
1 review
computershopper.com logo
69%
1 review
60%
1 review
pcworld.com_techhive.com logo
60%
1 review
80%
1 review
techtudo.com.br logo
90%
1 review
93%
1 review
techadvisor.co.uk logo
70%
1 review
70%
1 review
blogotech.eu logo
80%
1 review
80%
1 review
netzwelt.de logo
90%
1 review
komputer.dk logo
37%
1 review
wired.com logo
70%
1 review
Other Expert Sites
58%
30 reviews
50%
13 reviews
19%
3 reviews
45%
6 reviews
Average
72%
47 reviews
83%
25 reviews
70%
11 reviews
61%
10 reviews
74%
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
01net.com logo
1
1
1
1
eteknix.com logo
1
1
1
1
tweaktown.com logo
1
1
1
legitreviews.com logo
1
1
darktech-reviews.com logo
2
razorman.net logo
1
1
tecnogaming.com logo
1
techwarelabs.com logo
1
techreaction.net logo
1
technolabs.net logo
1
techlabs.ua logo
1
storagereview.com logo
1
pcper.com logo
1
pcfoster.pl logo
1
nikktech.com logo
1
HEXUS.net logo
1
M3.idg.se logo
1
allround-pc.com logo
1
gadgetgear.nl logo
1
focus-numerique.fr logo
1
Other Expert Sites
7
1
Total
13
12
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 HD710 Pro (2

£71.14
CCL Computers
A-DATA HD710 Pro (2
Buy Now
A-DATA HD710 Pro (2
2TB
390g

A great mid range choice, priced at £71.14 is the A-DATA HD710 Pro (2, which has a Kagoo Score of 78.

Features We Love:
USB powered

A cheap but 2 year old 390g external hard drive, good for a large amount of cat pictures.

74
Features
Good Features
75
Popularity
Quite Popular
79
Value for Money
Very Good
84
Age
2 Years Old
78
Kagoo Score
Very Good

The cheapest price that we could find for the HD710 Pro (2 in the UK is £71.14 and in total we found 4 prices for it.

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£75.22
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What is the Best High End A-DATA External Hard Drive?

A-DATA HD710 Pro - 4Tb

£107.98
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 80, but is a bit more expensive at £107.98.

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

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

79
Features
Good Features
89
Popularity
Amazon Bestseller
74
Value for Money
Good
84
Age
2 Years Old
80
Kagoo Score
Excellent

The cheapest price that we could find for the HD710 Pro - 4Tb in the UK is £107.98 and in total we found 5 prices for it.

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£107.98
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£113.63
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£118.16
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What is the Best Budget Choice A-DATA External Hard Drive?

A-DATA HD830

£66.29
Amazon UK
A-DATA HD830
Buy Now
A-DATA HD830
2TB
510g

At only £66.29 and with a Kagoo Score of 86 the A-DATA HD830 makes a great budget choice.

Features We Love:
USB powered

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

94
Reviews
5 Reviews + 1 Award
77
Features
Good Features
84
Popularity
Widely Available
83
Value for Money
Very Good
92
Age
13 Months Old
86
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Multiple reviews mentioned that A-DATA HD830 has very good expert reviews with an average expert rating of 81%. A-DATA HD830 has received a "Recommended" award from Tweaktown.com.

tweaktown.com Recommended
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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
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ADATA HD830 - TORTURE test and review
ADATA HD830 - TORTURE test and review
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Adata HD830 2TB durable HDD Unboxing és Teszt

The cheapest price that we could find for the HD830 in the UK is £66.29 and in total we found 5 prices for it.

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£87.02
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£91.68
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£98.46
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£124.84
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£131.92
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£162.66
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Find the best A-DATA external hard drive for you by checking our complete list of over 365 external hard drives
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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