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What Are the Best External Hard Drive Brands in the UK - March 2020

Matthew
Updated 28 February 2020
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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 Seagate. Seagate external hard drives have received an average review score of 95% based on 192 reviews.

Seagate is the No. 1 external hard drive brand

The 2nd best brand is Western Digital with an average review score of 94% (771 reviews) and the 3rd best brand is LaCie with an average review score of 93% (15 reviews).

#1
United States
95%
95%
192 reviews
#2
United States
94%
94%
771 reviews
#3
France
93%
93%
15 reviews
#4
92%
92%
15 reviews
#5
90%
90%
29 reviews
#6
China
88%
88%
19 reviews
#7
83%
83%
52 reviews
#8
Japan
81%
81%
0 reviews
#9
79%
79%
0 reviews
#10
WD
76%
76%
792 reviews
#11
76%
76%
7 reviews
#12
Transcend
74%
74%
0 reviews
#13
ioSafe
73%
73%
10 reviews
#14
Verbatim
73%
73%
0 reviews
#15
72%
72%
0 reviews
#16
Maxtor
68%
68%
0 reviews
#17
OWC
61%
61%
0 reviews
#18
DataLocker
61%
61%
2 reviews
#19
Digittrade
60%
60%
0 reviews
#20
Apricorn
58%
58%
1 review
#21
Samsung
South Korea
55%
55%
0 reviews
#22
Sony
Japan
55%
55%
0 reviews
#23
ADATA
54%
54%
0 reviews
#24
TechniSat
54%
54%
0 reviews
#25
Integral
53%
53%
0 reviews
#26
2-Power
53%
53%
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
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
tbreak.ae logo
70%
1 review
70%
1 review
computershopper.com logo
69%
1 review
60%
1 review
computerbild.de logo
74%
2 reviews
pcworld.com_techhive.com logo
60%
1 review
80%
1 review
pcauthority.com.au logo
80%
1 review
80%
1 review
hardwarezone.com.my logo
85%
1 review
80%
1 review
blogotech.eu logo
80%
1 review
80%
1 review
tweaktown.com logo
84%
1 review
84%
1 review
maclife.com logo
70%
1 review
70%
1 review
M3.idg.se logo
70%
1 review
80%
1 review
aphnetworks.com logo
70%
1 review
72%
1 review
techadvisor.co.uk logo
70%
1 review
70%
1 review
pcmweb.nl logo
50%
1 review
PC Welt.de logo
74%
1 review
pcpowerplay.com.au logo
90%
1 review
pcproffesionale.it
80%
1 review
Other Expert Sites
59%
31 reviews
61%
18 reviews
21%
4 reviews
44%
5 reviews
Average
71%
47 reviews
76%
28 reviews
70%
11 reviews
66%
10 reviews
71%
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 external hard drives have received the most industry awards with a total of 13 awards.
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
darktech-reviews.com logo
2
M3.idg.se logo
1
wavepc.pl logo
1
techwarelabs.com logo
1
techreaction.net logo
1
technolabs.net logo
1
techlabs.ua logo
1
storagereview.com logo
1
razorman.net logo
1
pcfoster.pl logo
1
nikktech.com logo
1
mobimaniak.pl logo
1
hw-journal.de logo
1
legitreviews.com logo
1
allround-pc.com logo
1
HEXUS.net logo
1
hardwarebbq.com logo
1
Other Expert Sites
7
1
1
Total
13
10
1
5
8
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