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Should You Buy an IStorage External Hard Drive?

Updated 07 September 2019 by Matthew
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should you buy an iStorage External Hard Drive?

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

If you are thinking about buying an iStorage external hard drive then our handy guide provides you with all the key info at a glance. Our objective, impartial comparison of external hard drive brands is compiled by analysing over 3,200 user and expert reviews and 40+ awards from hundreds of different review sites on over 1,000 external hard drives.

iStorage are recognised for their good selection of premium external hard drives and start at £118 for the IS-DG-128-1000 which has a hard drive capacity of 250GB and a weight of 176g and go up to £706 for the diskAshur DT 2 - 10Tb which has a hard drive capacity of 10TB and a weight of 1.2kg. The average price of a new iStorage external hard drive is £313.

iStorage are recognised for their good selection of premium external hard drives.

Is IStorage the Best External Hard Drive Brand?

So are iStorage 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.

iStorage is ranked the No. 5 best external hard drive brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that iStorage is the 5th 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 iStorage 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
IStorage External Hard Drives

There's a wide selection of iStorage external hard drives available compared to other external hard drive brands, with 20 iStorage external hard drives currently on the market in the UK. At an average purchase price of £313, iStorage 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.

IStorage have better reviews than the typical external hard drive brand, with the average rating of a iStorage external hard drive being 68%.

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
£313
£0 £50 £100 £150 £200 £250 £300 £350 £400 £450 £799
Price Distribution of IStorage External Hard Drives

What Do the IStorage External Hard Drive Reviews Say?

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

iStorage logo

Expert Reviews

5 stars
0
4 stars
2
3 stars
0
2 stars
0
1 star
0
iStorage logo

User Reviews

5 stars
18
4 stars
5
3 stars
1
2 stars
2
1 star
3
iStorage 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 79% of user reviews for iStorage 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 iStorage 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 iStorage
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
hardwarezone.com.my logo
85%
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
tweaktown.com logo
84%
1 review
84%
1 review
tbreak.ae logo
70%
1 review
70%
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
techadvisor.co.uk logo
70%
1 review
70%
1 review
pcworld.com_techhive.com logo
60%
1 review
80%
1 review
maclife.com logo
70%
1 review
70%
1 review
M3.idg.se logo
70%
1 review
80%
1 review
Laptopmag.com logo
50%
1 review
netzwelt.de logo
90%
1 review
Les Numeriques.com logo
80%
1 review
kotimikro.fi logo
37%
1 review
mobimaniak.pl logo
90%
1 review
Other Expert Sites
59%
32 reviews
46%
10 reviews
27%
4 reviews
43%
5 reviews
70%
2 reviews
Average
72%
47 reviews
75%
22 reviews
70%
11 reviews
59%
10 reviews
73%
8 reviews
70%
2 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have IStorage External Hard Drives Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 2 industry awards for iStorage external hard drives. The table below compares the number of awards given to iStorage to other popular external hard drive brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.

iStorage has won 2 awards for its external hard drives.

Compare all award winning external hard drives

Number of Awards Seagate Western Digital LaCie A-DATA Silicon Power iStorage
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
wavepc.pl logo
1
tecnogaming.com logo
1
techwarelabs.com logo
1
techreaction.net logo
1
technolabs.net logo
1
mobimaniak.pl logo
1
techlabs.ua logo
1
storagereview.com logo
1
pokde.net logo
1
play3r.net logo
1
pcper.com logo
1
pcfoster.pl logo
1
nikktech.com logo
1
legitreviews.com logo
1
M3.idg.se logo
1
Other Expert Sites
7
4
2
1
Total
13
13
1
5
8
2

How Reliable Are IStorage External Hard Drives?

We checked over 3,200 reviews to find comments about the reliability of iStorage external hard drives. 100% of reviews that mention reliability were positive. Therefore the vast majority of iStorage external hard drive owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

100% of reviewers think iStorage external hard drives are reliable.

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

RELIABLE

well made
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What is the Best Mid-Range IStorage External Hard Drive?

iStorage diskAshur 2 - 2Tb

£219.00
Amazon UK
iStorage diskAshur 2 - 2Tb
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iStorage diskAshur 2 - 2Tb
2TB
5,000 Mbit/s
DATA TRANSFER
5,400 RPM
HARD DRIVE
ROTATIONAL
216g
140MB/s
WRITE SPEED
148MB/s
READ SPEED

A great mid range choice, priced at £219 is the iStorage diskAshur 2 - 2Tb, which has a Kagoo Score of 83.

Features We Love:
Very light (216g)
USB powered
Password protection
Fast write speed (140MB/s)
Fast read speed (148MB/s)

A fully featured and best selling 216g external hard drive, great for a large amount of cat pictures. It has a password protection, a write speed of 140MB/s and a read speed of 148MB/s and is USB powered.

88
Features
Fully-Featured
89
Popularity
Amazon Bestseller
69
Value for Money
Good
84
Age
2 Years Old
83
Kagoo Score
Excellent

The cheapest price that we could find for the diskAshur 2 - 2Tb in the UK is £219.00 and in total we found 6 prices for it.

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What is the Best High End IStorage External Hard Drive?

iStorage diskAshur DT 2 - 10Tb

£706.24
Ebuyer
iStorage diskAshur DT 2 - 10Tb
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iStorage diskAshur DT 2 - 10Tb
10TB
5,000 Mbit/s
DATA TRANSFER
1.2kg
223MB/s
WRITE SPEED
225MB/s
READ SPEED

If you're looking for a high end iStorage external hard drive then the iStorage diskAshur DT 2 - 10Tb takes some beating. It has a Kagoo Score of 82, but is a bit more expensive at £706.24.

Features We Love:
Big hard drive capacity (10TB)
USB powered
Password protection
Fast write speed (223MB/s)
Fast read speed (225MB/s)

Multiple reviews mentioned that this external hard drive has a fast read/write speed and big capacity. It's great for ALL the cat pictures, this is The highest scoring external hard drive under £1,000. It has a password protection, a write speed of 223MB/s and a read speed of 225MB/s and is USB powered.

93
Reviews
7 Reviews
90
Features
Fully-Featured
71
Popularity
Quite Popular
67
Value for Money
Good
86
Age
2 Years Old
82
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Our review analysis indicates that iStorage diskAshur DT 2 - 10Tb has good user reviews with an average user rating of 80%.

The cheapest price that we could find for the diskAshur DT 2 - 10Tb in the UK is £706.24 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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What is the Best Budget Choice IStorage External Hard Drive?

iStorage diskAshur 2 - 1Tb

£211.40
BT Business Direct
iStorage diskAshur 2 - 1Tb
Buy Now
iStorage diskAshur 2 - 1Tb
1TB
5,000 Mbit/s
DATA TRANSFER
5,400 RPM
HARD DRIVE
ROTATIONAL
216g
140MB/s
WRITE SPEED
148MB/s
READ SPEED

At only £211.40 and with a Kagoo Score of 82 the iStorage diskAshur 2 - 1Tb makes a great budget choice.

Features We Love:
Very light (216g)
USB powered
Password protection
Fast read speed (148MB/s)
Fast write speed (140MB/s)

A very popular and fully featured 216g external hard drive, with a reasonable price. It has a password protection, a write speed of 140MB/s and a read speed of 148MB/s and is USB powered.

85
Features
Fully-Featured
89
Popularity
Amazon Bestseller
70
Value for Money
Good
84
Age
2 Years Old
82
Kagoo Score
Excellent

The cheapest price that we could find for the diskAshur 2 - 1Tb in the UK is £211.40 and in total we found 7 prices for it.

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Find the best iStorage external hard drive for you by checking our complete list of over 368 external hard drives
In This Guide
Should You Buy an IStorage External Hard Drive?
Is IStorage the Best External Hard Drive Brand?
What Do the IStorage External Hard Drive Reviews Say?
How Many Industry Awards Have IStorage External Hard Drives Received?
How Reliable Are IStorage External Hard Drives?
What is the Best Mid-Range IStorage External Hard Drive?
What is the Best High End IStorage External Hard Drive?
What is the Best Budget Choice IStorage External Hard Drive?

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