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Should You Buy a LaCie External Hard Drive?

Updated 01 September 2019 by Matthew
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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 it's . 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 3,200 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 premium and popular external hard drives and start at £65 for the Rugged Mini - 1TB which has a hard drive capacity of 1TB and a weight of 240g and go up to £489 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 £191.

LaCie are recognised for their wide selection of premium 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%
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 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. LaCie also have better reviews than the typical external hard drive brand, with the average rating of a LaCie external hard drive being 67%.

However LaCie external hard drives tend to be more expensive than most other external hard drive brands making them 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
£191
£0 £50 £100 £150 £200 £250 £300 £350 £400 £450 £799
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 external hard drive brands.

Over 82% of expert reviews for LaCie external hard drives are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 79% across all external hard drive brands.

Looking at just the expert reviews, 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
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 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 given to 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
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

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

LaCie Rugged Thunderbolt - 2TB

£149.00
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LaCie Rugged Thunderbolt - 2TB
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2TB
10,000 Mbit/s
DATA TRANSFER
350g
387MB/s
READ SPEED

A great mid range choice, priced at £149 is the LaCie Rugged Thunderbolt - 2TB, which has a Kagoo Score of 82.

Features We Love:
Fast data transfer rate (10,000 Mbit/s)
USB powered
Password protection
Very fast read speed (387MB/s)
Supports SSD support

A fully featured but 3 year old 350g external hard drive, very good for a large amount of cat pictures. It has a password protection, a read speed of 387MB/s and a data transfer rate of 10,000 Mbit/s and is USB powered.

87
Features
Fully-Featured
80
Popularity
Widely Available
73
Value for Money
Good
80
Age
3 Years Old
82
Kagoo Score
Excellent
Unboxing LaCie rugged USB 3.0 Thunderbolt HDD Festplatte 2TB
Unboxing LaCie rugged USB 3.0 Thunderbolt HDD Festplatte 2TB
LaCie 2TB Rugged Thunderbolt - External Hard Drive Unboxing
LaCie 2TB Rugged Thunderbolt - External Hard Drive Unboxing
LaCie 2TB Rugged Thunderbolt/USB 3.0 Portable Harddisk Demo and Review
LaCie 2TB Rugged Thunderbolt/USB 3.0 Portable Harddisk Demo and Review
Lacie Rugged USB 3.0 2TB Review - lacie 2tb rugged thunderbolt/usb 3.0 hard drive
Lacie Rugged USB 3.0 2TB Review - lacie 2tb rugged thunderbolt/usb 3.0 hard drive
LaCie rugged thunderbolt 2TB unboxing | 60 FPS
LaCie rugged thunderbolt 2TB unboxing | 60 FPS

The cheapest price that we could find for the Rugged Thunderbolt - 2TB in the UK is £149.00 and in total we found 7 prices for it.

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What is the Best High End LaCie External Hard Drive?

LaCie d2 Thunderbolt 3 - 6TB

£337.25
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LaCie d2 Thunderbolt 3 - 6TB
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LaCie d2 Thunderbolt 3 - 6TB
6TB
40,000 Mbit/s
DATA TRANSFER
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 Thunderbolt 3 - 6TB takes some beating. It has a Kagoo Score of 83, but is a bit more expensive at £337.25.

Features We Love:
Big hard drive capacity (6TB)
Very fast data transfer rate (40,000 Mbit/s)
Very fast hard drive speed (7,200 RPM)
Fast read speed (240MB/s)

A powerful but 3 year old 2.2kg external hard drive, very good for ALL the cat pictures.

95
Features
Fully-Featured
80
Popularity
Widely Available
68
Value for Money
Good
84
Age
2 Years Old
83
Kagoo Score
Excellent
Jenny unboxing video HD LaCie D2 Thunderbolt 3 6TB
Jenny unboxing video HD LaCie D2 Thunderbolt 3 6TB

The cheapest price that we could find for the d2 Thunderbolt 3 - 6TB in the UK is £337.25 and in total we found 5 prices for it.

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What is the Best Budget Choice LaCie External Hard Drive?

LaCie Porsche Design Mobile - 2Tb

£75.66
Ebuyer
LaCie Porsche Design Mobile - 2Tb
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LaCie Porsche Design Mobile - 2Tb
2TB
5,000 Mbit/s
DATA TRANSFER
193g

At only £75.66 and with a Kagoo Score of 86 the LaCie Porsche Design Mobile - 2Tb makes a great budget choice.

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

A newly released and fully featured 193g external hard drive, very good for a large amount of cat pictures.

87
Features
Fully-Featured
80
Popularity
Quite Popular
83
Value for Money
Very Good
91
Age
16 Months Old
86
Kagoo Score
Excellent
LaCie 2TB Porsche Design Mobile Hard Drive P'9223 - Unboxing & How to setup on Mac
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LaCie Porsche Design Mobile USB-C Hard Drive Review (2TB Model)
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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
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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 £75.66 and in total we found 6 prices for it.

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Find the best LaCie external hard drive for you by checking our complete list of over 368 external hard drives
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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