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Should You Buy a Silicon Power External Hard Drive?

Updated 01 September 2019 by Matthew
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should you buy a Silicon Power External Hard Drive?

Silicon Power is one of the most popular external hard drive brands as well as being well known for it's .

If you are wondering how Silicon Power 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.

Silicon Power are recognised for their wide selection of mid-range and moderately popular external hard drives. Their external hard drives start at £44 for the Armor A60 - 1Tb which has a hard drive capacity of 1TB and a weight of 159g and go up to £183 for the Armor A85 - 50Tb which has a hard drive capacity of 5TB and a weight of 364g. The average price of a new Silicon Power external hard drive is £107.

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

Is Silicon Power the Best External Hard Drive Brand?

So are Silicon Power 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.

Silicon Power is ranked the No. 7 best external hard drive brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Silicon Power is the 7th 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 Silicon Power 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
Silicon Power External Hard Drives

Silicon Power have better reviews than the typical external hard drive brand, with the average rating of a Silicon Power external hard drive being 73%.

The average review score for a Silicon Power external hard drive is 73%.

There's a smaller selection of Silicon Power external hard drives available compared to other external hard drive brands, with only 18 Silicon Power external hard drives currently on the market in the UK. Silicon Power external hard drives also 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
£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
£107
£0 £50 £100 £150 £200 £250 £300 £350 £400 £450 £799
Price Distribution of Silicon Power External Hard Drives

What Do the Silicon Power External Hard Drive Reviews Say?

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

Silicon Power logo

Expert Reviews

5 stars
4
4 stars
4
3 stars
0
2 stars
0
1 star
0
Silicon Power logo

User Reviews

5 stars
15
4 stars
6
3 stars
1
2 stars
1
1 star
3
Silicon Power has a higher proportion of 4 and 5 star expert reviews for its external hard drives than most other external hard drive brands. However the proportion of 4 and 5 star user reviews are actually lower.

Over 100% of expert reviews and 81% of user reviews for Silicon Power external hard drives are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 79% and 90% 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 Silicon Power 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 Silicon Power External Hard Drives Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 8 industry awards for Silicon Power external hard drives. The table below compares the number of awards given to Silicon Power to other popular external hard drive brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.

Silicon Power has won 8 awards 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

How Reliable Are Silicon Power External Hard Drives?

We checked over 3,200 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Silicon Power external hard drives. 10 of these reviews that mention reliability of which 92% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of Silicon Power external hard drive owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

92% of reviewers think Silicon Power external hard drives are reliable.

So, most people think that Silicon Power external hard drives are good quality. Now let's take a look at some of the reviews for Silicon Power external hard drives that mention reliability:

RELIABLE

is built solid
back2gaming.com
Thanks to its rugged design
aphnetworks.com
Robust USB connection
amazon.co.uk

NOT RELIABLE

Has died around the 12m mark not very durable
amazon.co.uk

What is the Best Mid-Range Silicon Power External Hard Drive?

Silicon Power Armor A80 - 2Tb

£93.66
Amazon UK
Silicon Power Armor A80 - 2Tb
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2TB
5,000 Mbit/s
DATA TRANSFER
270g

A great mid range choice, priced at £93.66 is the Silicon Power Armor A80 - 2Tb, which has a Kagoo Score of 82.

Features We Love:
USB powered

A fully featured but slightly out of date 270g external hard drive, with a reasonable price.

85
Features
Fully-Featured
79
Value for Money
Very Good
88
Age
1 Year Old
82
Kagoo Score
Excellent
Silicon Power Armor A80 2Tb Portable HDD Review
Silicon Power Armor A80 2Tb Portable HDD Review

The cheapest price that we could find for the Armor A80 - 2Tb in the UK is £93.66 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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What is the Best High End Silicon Power External Hard Drive?

Silicon Power Armor A60 - 5Tb

£139.99
Amazon UK
Silicon Power Armor A60 - 5Tb
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Silicon Power Armor A60 - 5Tb
5TB
280g

If you're looking for a high end Silicon Power external hard drive then the Silicon Power Armor A60 - 5Tb takes some beating. It has a Kagoo Score of 79, but is a bit more expensive at £139.99.

Features We Love:
Big hard drive capacity (5TB)
USB powered

A fully featured but moderately out of date 280g external hard drive, good for ALL the cat pictures. It is USB powered and has a hard drive capacity of 5TB.

80
Features
Fully-Featured
71
Value for Money
Good
86
Age
1 Year Old
79
Kagoo Score
Very Good

The cheapest price that we could find for the Armor A60 - 5Tb in the UK is £139.99 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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What is the Best Budget Choice Silicon Power External Hard Drive?

Silicon Power Armor A60 - 1Tb

£43.99
Amazon UK
Silicon Power Armor A60 - 1Tb
Buy Now
Silicon Power Armor A60 - 1Tb
1TB
159g

At only £43.99 and with a Kagoo Score of 82 the Silicon Power Armor A60 - 1Tb makes a great budget choice.

Features We Love:
Very light (159g)
USB powered

An affordable and very popular 159g external hard drive, with a good spec.

74
Features
Good Features
90
Popularity
Amazon Bestseller
82
Value for Money
Very Good
72
Age
5 Years Old
82
Kagoo Score
Excellent
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The cheapest price that we could find for the Armor A60 - 1Tb in the UK is £43.99 but in total we found only 2 prices for it.

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In This Guide
Should You Buy a Silicon Power External Hard Drive?
Is Silicon Power the Best External Hard Drive Brand?
What Do the Silicon Power External Hard Drive Reviews Say?
How Many Industry Awards Have Silicon Power External Hard Drives Received?
How Reliable Are Silicon Power External Hard Drives?
What is the Best Mid-Range Silicon Power External Hard Drive?
What is the Best High End Silicon Power External Hard Drive?
What is the Best Budget Choice Silicon Power External Hard Drive?

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