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Should You Buy a LaCie External Hard Drive?

Matthew
Updated 24 June 2020
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should you buy a LaCie External Hard Drive?

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

We've collated all the key information on LaCie external hard drives in this handy guide. We've analysed over 3,900 user and expert reviews and 40+ awards from hundreds of different review sites on over 1,000 external hard drives to impartially compare each external hard drive brand.

LaCie are recognised for their wide selection of mid-range and popular external hard drives and start at £68 for the Rugged Mini - 1TB which has a hard drive capacity of 1TB and a weight of 240g and go up to £506 for the d2 Thunderbolt 3 - 10TB which has a hard drive capacity of 10TB and a weight of 2.2kg. The average price of a new LaCie external hard drive is £196.

LaCie are recognised for their wide selection of mid-range and popular external hard drives.

Is LaCie the Best External Hard Drive Brand?

So are LaCie 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.

LaCie is ranked the No. 3 best external hard drive brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that LaCie is the 3rd best external hard drive brand out there.

#1
United States
95%
95%
745 reviews
#2
United States
94%
94%
192 reviews
#3
France
91%
91%
15 reviews
#4
90%
90%
15 reviews
#5
88%
88%
29 reviews
#6
China
83%
83%
19 reviews
#7
Japan
79%
79%
0 reviews
#8
77%
77%
0 reviews
#9
WD
74%
74%
792 reviews
#10
73%
73%
7 reviews
#11
DataLocker
73%
73%
2 reviews
#12
ioSafe
72%
72%
10 reviews
#13
Transcend
72%
72%
0 reviews
#14
Verbatim
70%
70%
0 reviews
#15
69%
69%
0 reviews
#16
68%
68%
52 reviews
#17
Maxtor
67%
67%
0 reviews
#18
OWC
61%
61%
0 reviews
#19
ADATA
60%
60%
0 reviews
#20
Samsung
South Korea
59%
59%
0 reviews
#21
Glyph
57%
57%
0 reviews
#22
Apricorn
57%
57%
1 review
#23
Apacer
57%
57%
0 reviews
#24
Lenovo
China
55%
55%
0 reviews
#25
Integral
53%
53%
0 reviews

Let's look at how LaCie 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
LaCie External Hard Drives

There's a wide selection of LaCie external hard drives available compared to other external hard drive brands, with over 40 LaCie external hard drives currently on the market in the UK. At an average purchase price of £196, LaCie external hard drives also tend to be more expensive than most other external hard drive brands however they are still a popular choice with consumers.

LaCie have better reviews than the typical external hard drive brand, with the average rating of a LaCie external hard drive being 66%.

No. Of External Hard Drives
Average Price
£150
£0 £50 £100 £150 £200 £250 £300 £350 £400 £450 £899
Price Distribution of All External Hard Drives
No. Of External Hard Drives
Average Price
£196
£0 £50 £100 £150 £200 £250 £300 £350 £400 £450 £899
Price Distribution of LaCie External Hard Drives

What Do the LaCie External Hard Drive Reviews Say?

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

5 stars
0
4 stars
9
3 stars
2
2 stars
0
1 star
0
LaCie has a higher proportion of 4 and 5 star expert reviews for its external hard drives than most other brands.

Over 82% of expert reviews for LaCie external hard drives are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 81% across all external hard drive brands.

In the table below we compare the average review score given to LaCie 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
PC Mag logo
70%
1 review
90%
1 review
60%
1 review
80%
2 reviews
Techradar logo
50%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
65%
2 reviews
01net.com logo
100%
1 review
80%
1 review
80%
1 review
80%
1 review
tweaktown.com logo
84%
1 review
90%
1 review
84%
1 review
computershopper.com logo
69%
1 review
80%
1 review
60%
1 review
tbreak.ae logo
70%
1 review
70%
1 review
Good Gear Guide.com.au logo
65%
1 review
100%
1 review
maclife.com logo
70%
1 review
70%
1 review
pcauthority.com.au logo
80%
1 review
80%
1 review
pcworld.com_techhive.com logo
60%
1 review
80%
1 review
razorman.net logo
95%
1 review
98%
1 review
techadvisor.co.uk logo
70%
1 review
70%
1 review
blogotech.eu logo
80%
1 review
80%
1 review
techtudo.com.br logo
90%
1 review
93%
1 review
Theinquirer.net logo
70%
1 review
komputer.dk logo
37%
1 review
komputer.no logo
37%
1 review
kotimikro.fi logo
37%
1 review
Les Numeriques.com logo
80%
1 review
Other Expert Sites
59%
31 reviews
55%
15 reviews
9%
1 review
45%
6 reviews
Average
72%
47 reviews
84%
26 reviews
70%
11 reviews
54%
10 reviews
74%
8 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have LaCie External Hard Drives Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 1 industry award for a LaCie external hard drive. The table below compares the number of awards received by LaCie to other popular external hard drive brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.

LaCie has won 1 award 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
tweaktown.com logo
1
1
1
eteknix.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
pokde.net logo
1
pcper.com logo
1
pcfoster.pl logo
1
nikktech.com logo
1
HEXUS.net logo
1
hw-journal.de logo
1
allround-pc.com logo
1
hardwarebbq.com logo
1
gadgetgear.nl logo
1
Other Expert Sites
7
1
1
Total
13
12
1
5
8

What is the Best Mid-Range LaCie External Hard Drive?

LaCie Rugged RAID Pro - 4Tb

£210.39
Ebuyer
LaCie Rugged RAID Pro - 4Tb
Buy Now
LaCie Rugged RAID Pro - 4Tb
4TB
5,000 Mbit/s
DATA TRANSFER
480g

A great mid range choice, priced at £210.39 is the LaCie Rugged RAID Pro - 4Tb, which has a Kagoo Score of 79.

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

A fully featured but 2 year old 480g external hard drive, good for ALL the cat pictures. It is USB powered, supports RAID support and has a hard drive capacity of 4TB.

85
Features
Fully-Featured
76
Popularity
Quite Popular
67
Value for Money
Good
83
Age
2 Years Old
79
Kagoo Score
Very Good
Review: LaCie Rugged RAID Pro 4TB w/built-in UHS-II SD Card reader
Review: LaCie Rugged RAID Pro 4TB w/built-in UHS-II SD Card reader
Unboxing LaCie External hard drive. Rugged RAID PRO 4 TB 2,5 STGW4000800
Unboxing LaCie External hard drive. Rugged RAID PRO 4 TB 2,5 STGW4000800

The cheapest price that we could find for the Rugged RAID Pro - 4Tb in the UK is £210.39 and in total we found 6 prices for it.

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£210.39
Standard delivery: £3.49
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£239.00
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£273.40
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£280.34
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£295.67
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£405.68
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What is the Best High End LaCie External Hard Drive?

LaCie d2 - 8Tb

£241.56
Ebuyer
LaCie d2 - 8Tb
Buy Now
LaCie d2 - 8Tb
8TB
240 Mbit/s
DATA TRANSFER
RATE
7,200 RPM
HARD DRIVE
ROTATIONAL
2.2kg
240MB/s
READ SPEED

If you're looking for a high end LaCie external hard drive then the LaCie d2 - 8Tb takes some beating. It has a Kagoo Score of 79, but is a bit more expensive at £241.56.

Features We Love:
Big hard drive capacity (8TB)
Password protection
Fast read speed (240MB/s)
External power adapter
Supports SSD support

A fully featured but 3 year old 2.2kg external hard drive.

86
Features
Fully-Featured
78
Popularity
Widely Available
67
Value for Money
Good
79
Age
3 Years Old
79
Kagoo Score
Very Good
LaCie D2 Thunderbolt 3 8TB Hard Drive Review: Is it Fast?
LaCie D2 Thunderbolt 3 8TB Hard Drive Review: Is it Fast?
TechTalk || Unboxing ||  LaCie d2 Thunderbolt 3 8TB External Hard || 2019 || DTV
TechTalk || Unboxing || LaCie d2 Thunderbolt 3 8TB External Hard || 2019 || DTV

The cheapest price that we could find for the d2 - 8Tb in the UK is £241.56 and in total we found 7 prices for it.

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Pay in Installments
£241.56
Standard delivery: £3.49
Go to Store
£244.35
Go to Store
£244.35
Go to Store
Amazon A-Z Guarantee
£263.63
FREE Standard delivery
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£349.00
FREE Standard delivery
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£271.24
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£271.91
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£294.42
Delivery unknown
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Out of stock
£402.66
Delivery unknown
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£409.00
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10 Prices from 7 Stores | £241.56 - £409.00
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What is the Best Budget Choice LaCie External Hard Drive?

LaCie Porsche Design Mobile - 2Tb

£85.49
Ebuyer Business
LaCie Porsche Design Mobile - 2Tb
Buy Now
LaCie Porsche Design Mobile - 2Tb
2TB
5,000 Mbit/s
DATA TRANSFER
193g

At only £85.49 and with a Kagoo Score of 81 the LaCie Porsche Design Mobile - 2Tb makes a great budget choice.

Features We Love:
Very light (193g)
USB powered

A fully featured but 2 year old 193g external hard drive, very good for a large amount of cat pictures.

83
Features
Fully-Featured
68
Popularity
A Less Popular Choice
80
Value for Money
Very Good
84
Age
2 Years Old
81
Kagoo Score
Excellent
LaCie 2TB Porsche Design Mobile Hard Drive P'9223 - Unboxing & How to setup on Mac
LaCie 2TB Porsche Design Mobile Hard Drive P'9223 - Unboxing & How to setup on Mac
LaCie 2TB Porsche Design Mobile Hard Drive P'9223 - Unboxing & How to setup on Mac
LaCie 2TB Porsche Design Mobile Hard Drive P'9223 - Unboxing & How to setup on Mac
LaCie Porsche Design Mobile USB-C Hard Drive Review (2TB Model)
LaCie Porsche Design Mobile USB-C Hard Drive Review (2TB Model)
LaCie Porsche Design Mobile Drive 2TB 2.5" USB 3.0 External Silver - Unboxing
LaCie Porsche Design Mobile Drive 2TB 2.5" USB 3.0 External Silver - Unboxing
LaCie Porsche Design Mobile Drive 2TB 2.5 USB 3.0 External Silver - Unboxing
LaCie Porsche Design Mobile Drive 2TB 2.5" USB 3.0 External Silver - Unboxing
LaCie Porsche Design P'9223 USB 3.0 Mobile Hard Drive 2TB (LACIE 9000461) | Review/Test
LaCie Porsche Design P'9223 USB 3.0 Mobile Hard Drive 2TB (LACIE 9000461) | Review/Test
LaCie Porsche Design P'9223 USB 3.0 Mobile Hard Drive 2TB (LACIE 9000461) | Review/Test
LaCie Porsche Design P'9223 USB 3.0 Mobile Hard Drive 2TB (LACIE 9000461) | Review/Test

The cheapest price that we could find for the Porsche Design Mobile - 2Tb in the UK is £85.49 and in total we found 3 prices for it.

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£93.81
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£96.66
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£137.62
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4 Prices from 3 Stores | £85.49 - £137.62
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In This Guide
Should You Buy a LaCie External Hard Drive?
Is LaCie the Best External Hard Drive Brand?
What Do the LaCie External Hard Drive Reviews Say?
How Many Industry Awards Have LaCie External Hard Drives Received?
What is the Best Mid-Range LaCie External Hard Drive?
What is the Best High End LaCie External Hard Drive?
What is the Best Budget Choice LaCie External Hard Drive?

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