Seagate is one of the most popular external hard drive brands as well as being well known for its . The company behind Seagate also manufacturers LaCie External Hard Drives.
We've collated all the key information on Seagate 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.
Seagate are recognised for their wide selection of mid-range and award winning external hard drives. Their external hard drives start at £39 for the STEA500400 which has a hard drive capacity of 500GB and a weight of 170g and go up to £250 for the Game Drive - 1Tb which has a hard drive capacity of 1TB and a weight of 135g. The average price of a new Seagate external hard drive is £97.
Seagate are recognised for their wide selection of mid-range and award winning external hard drives.
Is Seagate the Best External Hard Drive Brand?
So are Seagate 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.
Seagate is ranked the No. 2 best external hard drive brand.
Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Seagate is the 2nd best external hard drive brand out there.
Let's look at how Seagate external hard drives compare to the other external hard drive brands across each of the key facets that make up the Kagoo Score.
All external hard drive Brands
Seagate External Hard Drives
There's a wide selection of Seagate external hard drives available compared to other external hard drive brands, with over 50 Seagate external hard drives currently on the market in the UK. Seagate also have better reviews than the typical external hard drive brand, with the average rating of a Seagate external hard drive being 76%.
The average review score for a Seagate external hard drive is 76%.
Seagate 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 £144
Price Distribution of All External Hard Drives
No. Of External Hard Drives
Average Price £97
Price Distribution of Seagate External Hard Drives
What Do the Seagate External Hard Drive Reviews Say?
We've added up all the reviews for every Seagate external hard drive to work out the average distribution of reviews for Seagate and then compared this to the other external hard drive brands.
Seagate has a lower proportion of 4 and 5 star expert and user reviews for its external hard drives than most other brands.
Over 76% of expert reviews and 85% of user reviews for Seagate external hard drives are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 81% and 90% respectively across all External Hard Drive brands.
In the table below we compare the average review score given to Seagate 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.
How Many Industry Awards Have Seagate External Hard Drives Received?
After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 13 industry awards for Seagate external hard drives. The table below compares the number of awards received by Seagate to other popular external hard drive brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.
Seagate has won 13 awards for its external hard drives.
We checked over 3,200 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Seagate external hard drives. 10 of these reviews mention reliability of which 100% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of Seagate external hard drive owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.
100% of reviewers think Seagate external hard drives are reliable.
So, most people think that Seagate external hard drives are good quality. Now let's take a look at some of the reviews for Seagate external hard drives that mention reliability:
a USB 3.0 C port built in flawlessly with the included cable
Features to Look Out For On Seagate External Hard Drives
There's a number of great features to look out for on the latest range of Seagate external hard drives that set them apart from the competition. These include Built-in USB Hub and Drag & Drop File Saving.
Seagate Built-in USB Hub
A built-in USB Hub means that the hard drive also has several USB sockets for plugging in peripherals or transferring data.