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Should You Buy a LaCie External Hard Drive?

Updated 23 October 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 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 3,200 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 £56 for the Porsche Design - 1TB which has a hard drive capacity of 1TB and a weight of 240g and go up to £728 for the 2big Thunderbolt 2 - 6TB which has a hard drive capacity of 6TB and a weight of 2.7kg. The average price of a new LaCie external hard drive is £206.

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%
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 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.

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. LaCie also have worse reviews than the typical external hard drive brand, with the average rating of a LaCie external hard drive being 67%.

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
£206
£0 £1,000 £2,000 £3,000 £4,000 £5,000 £6,000 £7,000 £8,000 £9,000 £178,999
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 80% 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
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 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
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

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

LaCie d2 - 4Tb

£161.46
Ebuyer Business
LaCie d2 - 4Tb
Buy Now
LaCie d2 - 4Tb
4TB
5,000 Mbit/s
DATA TRANSFER
7,200 RPM
HARD DRIVE
ROTATIONAL
1.3kg
200MB/s
READ SPEED

A great mid range choice, priced at £161.46 is the LaCie d2 - 4Tb, which has a Kagoo Score of 80.

Features We Love:
Big hard drive capacity (4TB)
Fast data transfer rate (5,000 Mbit/s)
Fast hard drive speed (7,200 RPM)
USB powered
Password protection

A fully loaded but 2 year old 1.3kg external hard drive, great for ALL the cat pictures. It has a password protection, a hard drive speed of 7,200 RPM and a hard drive capacity of 4TB and is USB powered.

93
Features
Fully-Featured
69
Value for Money
Good
84
Age
2 Years Old
80
Kagoo Score
Excellent
LaCie d2 Thunderbolt2 4TB External Drive with USB 3.0 - Unboxing -  STEX4000200 LAC9000493EK
LaCie d2 Thunderbolt2 4TB External Drive with USB 3.0 - Unboxing - STEX4000200 LAC9000493EK

The cheapest price that we could find for the d2 - 4Tb in the UK is £161.46 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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What is the Best High End LaCie External Hard Drive?

LaCie d2 Professional - 10Tb

£312.70
BT Business Direct
LaCie d2 Professional - 10Tb
Buy Now
LaCie d2 Professional - 10Tb
10TB
240 Mbit/s
DATA TRANSFER
RATE
7,200 RPM
HARD DRIVE
ROTATIONAL
1.4kg

If you're looking for a high end LaCie external hard drive then the LaCie d2 Professional - 10Tb takes some beating. It has a Kagoo Score of 80, but is a bit more expensive at £312.70.

Features We Love:
Big hard drive capacity (10TB)
Fast hard drive speed (7,200 RPM)
External power adapter

A relatively new and hard drive capacity 1.4kg external hard drive, with a very good spec.

87
Features
Fully-Featured
78
Popularity
Quite Popular
64
Value for Money
Good
89
Age
17 Months Old
80
Kagoo Score
Excellent

The cheapest price that we could find for the d2 Professional - 10Tb in the UK is £312.70 and in total we found 6 prices for it.

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What is the Best Budget Choice LaCie External Hard Drive?

LaCie Rugged USB-C - 1Tb

£81.32
CCL Computers
LaCie Rugged USB-C - 1Tb
Buy Now
LaCie Rugged USB-C - 1Tb
1TB
5,000 Mbit/s
DATA TRANSFER
100g
130MB/s
WRITE SPEED
130MB/s
READ SPEED

At only £81.32 and with a Kagoo Score of 83 the LaCie Rugged USB-C - 1Tb makes a great budget choice.

Features We Love:
Fast data transfer rate (5,000 Mbit/s)
Lighter than average (100g)
USB powered

A good value for money and fully featured USB powered external hard drive.

83
Features
Fully-Featured
80
Popularity
Widely Available
81
Value for Money
Very Good
81
Age
3 Years Old
83
Kagoo Score
Excellent

The cheapest price that we could find for the Rugged USB-C - 1Tb in the UK is £81.32 and in total we found 9 prices for it.

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Compare All LaCie External Hard Drives
Find the best LaCie external hard drive for you by checking our complete list of over 365 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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