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What Are the Best External Hard Drive Brands in the UK - September 2019

Updated 01 September 2019 by Matthew
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Which Are the Best External Hard Drive Brands?

We've checked the reviews, awards, popularity and specs of 360+ external hard drives and found that the best external hard drive brand is Western Digital. Western Digital external hard drives have received an average review score of 95% based on 794 reviews.

Western Digital is the No. 1 external hard drive brand

The 2nd best brand is Seagate with an average review score of 93% (192 reviews) and the 3rd best brand is LaCie with an average review score of 92% (15 reviews).

#1
United States
95%
95%
794 reviews
#2
United States
93%
93%
192 reviews
#3
France
92%
92%
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
78%
78%
0 reviews
#10
WD
78%
78%
792 reviews
#11
77%
77%
7 reviews
#12
Transcend
75%
75%
0 reviews
#13
Verbatim
73%
73%
0 reviews
#14
ioSafe
71%
71%
10 reviews
#15
71%
71%
0 reviews
#16
Maxtor
68%
68%
0 reviews
#17
OWC
60%
60%
0 reviews
#18
Sony
Japan
60%
60%
0 reviews
#19
Samsung
South Korea
59%
59%
0 reviews
#20
Glyph
57%
57%
0 reviews
#21
Apricorn
57%
57%
1 review
#22
2-Power
56%
56%
0 reviews
#23
MediaRange
55%
55%
0 reviews
#24
Digittrade
55%
55%
0 reviews
#25
Lenovo
China
54%
54%
0 reviews
#26
TechniSat
53%
53%
0 reviews
#27
Integral
52%
52%
0 reviews

Which External Hard Drive Brands Do Experts Rate Highest?

Now let's consider only the external hard drive reviews given by expert review sites. The table below compares the average review score given to each of the top external hard drive brands by each of the expert review sites. The best review score from each review source is highlighted in green. We then average this table up to determine the overall best brand according to experts.

Expert reviews indicate the best TV brand is Western Digital.
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

Which External Hard Drive Brands Have Recieved the Most Industry Awards?

Expert review sites issue industry awards to the very best external hard drives. Below we add up the total number of industry awards issued by each review site to each brand.

Seagate and Western Digital external hard drives have received the most industry awards with a total of 13 awards each.
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
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