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  • Seagate

    Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Desk 2 TB USB 2.0 External Hard Drive STAC2000100 (Black)

    CE (Seagate)

    Rating (529 reviews):
    (3.4/5)
    Seagate

    2TB model - An attractive HDD with the option to upgrade $$$

    This review is for the 2TB Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex model. The 2TB version is not small and portable like the 500GB model. The 2TB version uses a standard desktop size 3.5" HDD, while the 500GB model uses a laptop size 2.5" HDD. The 3.5" HDD will transfer files faster than the 2.5" HDD, but will produce more heat.--My history with Seagate has not been so good. To me and many others, Seagate has a reputation for drives that fail quickly and unexpectedly. Everyone can repair a bad history, but I can't seem to forget Seagate's reputation. But like any bad relationship, things change and I must try to move on.This Seagate GoFlex external hard drive looks good, really good. It's the kind of design that stands out from the crowd. But... where is the ventilation? All hard drives heat up, so why are their no air vents or fans? This worries me. All the eye-candy in the world won't make up for a burned up hard drive.The performance... 3/5 Lincoln (Arizona, USA) - See all my reviews, June 4, 2010

    Keeps ejecting itself

    0 1/5 kliphdawg - See all my reviews This review is from: Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Desk 2 TB USB 2.0 External Hard Drive STAC2000100 (Black) (Personal Computers) Already have an array of mixed brand drives including Seagate and have never had the problem that this particular one seems to have. Purchased one before Christmas and within the first week it begin to Eject itself from the system. At first just unplugged the USB cable and it would reappear then later on the problem worsened as it would not show up as before and I would have to reboot to find it. Then finally it just would not come back at all and so I used the Disc Utility on my Mac to verify and repair disc. There were so many errors the drive could NOT be repaired!! Lost over a TB of video THANK YOU SEAGATE! Figuring it was just a fluke problem, I returned the drive to Best Buy for another identical drive while still on sale. Again worked fine for a couple of days and now this one is beginning to Eject itself for no reason as well. Here we go again.If this one goes then Ill definitely dump Seagate from future purchases. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , January 3, 2011

    Tons of space, but only for one computer!?!

    Pros:1. easy to install2. easy to use3. Specific Folders can be selected for backup4. It turns off and on when computer is turned off and on.Cons:1. Software license only allows use with 1 computer2. Many ads to purchase more software in the bundled software3. There is a memory leak in the software (version 4.60.0.7252)I plugged this thing in and it automatically started the software install which was very easy to follow. Once it was done it defaulted to backup my entire computer which was perfect because 2 TB of space if plenty of space to do this for me. The software did have an option to select only specific folders which was nice to know in case I upgrade my pc and have to limit the amount of files for backup.The software has built in advertisements asking you to try and purchase more of their software. They are easily avoidable, but I'd rather not see them. My favorite part about the backup software bundled... 4/5 Crumby "Reviews" (United States) - See all my reviews This review is from: Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Desk 2 TB USB 2.0 External Hard Drive STAC2000100 (Black) (Personal Computers) Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?) Pros:1. easy to install2. easy to use3. Specific Folders can be selected for backup4. It turns off and on when computer is turned off and on.Cons:1. Software license only allows use with 1 computer2. Many ads to purchase more software in the bundled software3. There is a memory leak in the software (version 4.60.0.7252)I plugged this thing in and it automatically started the software install which was very easy to follow. Once it was done it defaulted to backup my entire computer which was perfect because 2 TB of space if plenty of space to do this for me. The software did have an option to select only specific folders which was nice to know in case I upgrade my pc and have to limit the amount of files for backup.The software has built in advertisements asking you to try and purchase more of their software. They are easily avoidable, but I'd rather not see them. My favorite part about the backup software bundled... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , June 19, 2010
    List Price: $159.99
    Easy-to-use preloaded backup and encryption software
    Offers both vertical and horizontal drive orientation
    Includes GoFlex Desk USB 2.0 adapter with capacity gauge display
    Includes GoFlex Desk USB 20 adapter with capacity gauge display
    USB 20 plug-and-play drive
    USB 2.0 plug-and-play drive
    World's most upgradable external drive - upgrade to a faster interface with a GoFlex Desk desktop adapters


  • Seagate

    Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Desk 3 TB USB 3.0 External Hard Drive STAC3000102

    CE (Seagate)

    Rating (502 reviews):
    (3.2/5)
    Seagate

    4TB Sleek, Fast, & Easy

    I purchased the 4TB Seagate GoFlex Desk external drive with the intent of consolidating all my media files onto a single central drive. Straight out of the box, impressions were good. The newer generation drive offers a sleeker high gloss alternative to the previous Seagate Desk models. The drive comes equipped with a USB 3.0 base dock, which features five white LEDs on the front to illustrate power as well as indicate the capacity used on the drive in 25% increments. In addition, it also comes with the AC power adapter and a 4 foot USB 3.0 cord, which is significantly more convenient than the 1 1/2 foot cords that were supplied with my 1TB Seagate GoFlex Ultra Portable Drives.Right out of the box I plugged in to my Windows 7 laptop, had the drivers automatically installed, and was off and running in about 30 seconds. Simple enough. Actual available space on the drive (due to conversion) is about 3.63 TB, which was an expected reduction.. but is worth noting for... 4/5 Chris - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Desk 4 TB USB 3.0 External Hard Drive STAC4000100 (Personal Computers) I purchased the 4TB Seagate GoFlex Desk external drive with the intent of consolidating all my media files onto a single central drive. Straight out of the box, impressions were good. The newer generation drive offers a sleeker high gloss alternative to the previous Seagate Desk models. The drive comes equipped with a USB 3.0 base dock, which features five white LEDs on the front to illustrate power as well as indicate the capacity used on the drive in 25% increments. In addition, it also comes with the AC power adapter and a 4 foot USB 3.0 cord, which is significantly more convenient than the 1 1/2 foot cords that were supplied with my 1TB Seagate GoFlex Ultra Portable Drives.Right out of the box I plugged in to my Windows 7 laptop, had the drivers automatically installed, and was off and running in about 30 seconds. Simple enough. Actual available space on the drive (due to conversion) is about 3.63 TB, which was an expected reduction.. but is worth noting for... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , September 23, 2011

    Great Drive with One Understandable Flaw

    Because of some early negative reviews from Amazon users, and what I'm pretty sure is a computer rendering of the product instead of a photograph, I was initially a little reluctant about this drive. But I've had a lot of very good experiences with Seagate, so I bought it. I'm glad I did.The build quality is nice. The enclosure is actually really slick. I do prefer the look of a thin, USB powered, 2.5" external, but in the world of 3.5" drives this is total design win.It performs about as expected, if not better. I'm currently still using USB 2.0, but the initial burst on this thing is crazy high, and it (very) gradually slows down to my typical transfer rate. This is more true with a single large file than many small files. But its overall performance has me really excited about installing a USB 3.0 card in my system.The Bad? Well, I bought this to be a media drive, and it "sleeps" after a relatively short period of inactivity. I want my... 4/5 Beard/// - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Desk 4 TB USB 3.0 External Hard Drive STAC4000100 (Personal Computers) Because of some early negative reviews from Amazon users, and what I'm pretty sure is a computer rendering of the product instead of a photograph, I was initially a little reluctant about this drive. But I've had a lot of very good experiences with Seagate, so I bought it. I'm glad I did.The build quality is nice. The enclosure is actually really slick. I do prefer the look of a thin, USB powered, 2.5" external, but in the world of 3.5" drives this is total design win.It performs about as expected, if not better. I'm currently still using USB 2.0, but the initial burst on this thing is crazy high, and it (very) gradually slows down to my typical transfer rate. This is more true with a single large file than many small files. But its overall performance has me really excited about installing a USB 3.0 card in my system.The Bad? Well, I bought this to be a media drive, and it "sleeps" after a relatively short period of inactivity. I want my... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , November 22, 2011

    Works in Windows Explorer after Converting to GPT

    This drive uses 4KB sectors due to it being over 2TB. 512 bytes has been the standard. Long story short, Windows doesn't like the way the drive is formatted. Windows recognizes it and can view files on the drive, but USB transfers, especially large ones, using Windows Explorer hang partway through and never complete. Transfers seemed to be working fine if I used the software included with the drive, but I did not want something running in the background constantly. I just wanted more storage space to copy files onto manually.If you want to use this with Windows Explorer, you'll need to convert the drive to GPT (GUID Partition Table). The Seagate software did not recognize the drive after I did this, but I was fine with that.In windows 7, you can convert your drive by going to Control Panel -> Administrative Tools -> Computer Management -> Disk Management. Find the correct drive, delete all volumes on that drive. Right click on the drive and select... 3/5 Chuck - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Desk 3 TB USB 3.0 External Hard Drive STAC3000102 (Personal Computers) This drive uses 4KB sectors due to it being over 2TB. 512 bytes has been the standard. Long story short, Windows doesn't like the way the drive is formatted. Windows recognizes it and can view files on the drive, but USB transfers, especially large ones, using Windows Explorer hang partway through and never complete. Transfers seemed to be working fine if I used the software included with the drive, but I did not want something running in the background constantly. I just wanted more storage space to copy files onto manually.If you want to use this with Windows Explorer, you'll need to convert the drive to GPT (GUID Partition Table). The Seagate software did not recognize the drive after I did this, but I was fine with that.In windows 7, you can convert your drive by going to Control Panel -> Administrative Tools -> Computer Management -> Disk Management. Find the correct drive, delete all volumes on that drive. Right click on the drive and select... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , December 23, 2011
    List Price: $169.99
    Includes GoFlex Desk USB 3.0 adapter with capacity gauge display
    Easy-to-use pre-loaded backup software with encryption
    USB 3.0 plug-and-play
    Streamlined design complements any workspace
    2-Year limited warranty
    Inside the Box: GoFlex Desk external drive, backup and encryption software pre-loaded on drive, GoFlex USB 3.0 interface adapter, 4-foot USB 3.0 cable, quick start guide
    Streamlined design complements any workspace
    World's most versatile external drive - upgrade your interface to suit your needs


  • Seagate

    Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Desk 2 TB USB 3.0 External Hard Drive STAC2000106

    CE (Seagate)
    List Price: $149.99

    World's most versatile external drive - upgrade your interface to suit
    Streamlined design complements any workspace
    Includes GoFlex Desk USB 3.0 adapter with capacity gauge display
    2-Year limited warranty
    USB 3.0 plug-and-play
    Easy-to-use pre-loaded backup software with encryption
    Inside the Box: GoFlex Desk external drive, backup and encryption software pre-loaded on drive, GoFlex USB 3.0 interface adapter, 18-inch USB 3.0 cable, quick start guide
    Inside the Box: GoFlex Desk external drive, backup and encryption software pre-loaded on drive, GoFlex USB 3.0 interface adapter, 18-inch USB 3.0 cable, quick start guide


  • Seagate

    Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex 1 TB USB 3.0 Ultra-Portable External Hard Drive in Black STAA1000101

    CE (Seagate)

    Rating (821 reviews):
    (3.8/5)
    Seagate

    Seagate 1TB hold up!

    Honestly to make this easy, here are some steps you can follow, since I believe this to be the better of the 3 mainstream external 2.5" drives (Toshiba, Western Digital, and Seagate).1. Why bother with the software in the first place?? just reformat the drive, or delete the software. Sure it is a bit annoying having 40 gigabytes taking up space right out the box, but is that really the only main source of concerns for this drive?2. Now for the USB cord. out of the multitude of variations of 1tb usb 3.0 drives I have run and tested, every manufactuer has just about the same length of cord. If you want a longer cord, and or are wondering how you are going to power this drive other than with the supplied USB, then why are you buying this particular external HDD? this model is not for you if you are NOT an on the go type of person. what I mean by that is, if you do not lug your external drive around, why dont you go buy a powered 3.5" external HDD model for the... 5/5 Vidsavage - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex 1 TB USB 3.0 Ultra-Portable External Hard Drive in Blue STAA1000102 (Personal Computers) Honestly to make this easy, here are some steps you can follow, since I believe this to be the better of the 3 mainstream external 2.5" drives (Toshiba, Western Digital, and Seagate).1. Why bother with the software in the first place?? just reformat the drive, or delete the software. Sure it is a bit annoying having 40 gigabytes taking up space right out the box, but is that really the only main source of concerns for this drive?2. Now for the USB cord. out of the multitude of variations of 1tb usb 3.0 drives I have run and tested, every manufactuer has just about the same length of cord. If you want a longer cord, and or are wondering how you are going to power this drive other than with the supplied USB, then why are you buying this particular external HDD? this model is not for you if you are NOT an on the go type of person. what I mean by that is, if you do not lug your external drive around, why dont you go buy a powered 3.5" external HDD model for the... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , April 1, 2011

    An attic for your hard disk

    I got this with one purpose in mind - to get the MP3s off my hard drive. (Seagate apparently wants me to use it for movies - more on that below). I have so far found it to perform flawlessly, with a few caveats:Pros:- My laptop (WinXP) treats it like another hard drive, so I can drag-and-drop stuff directly onto my player, and can extract winzip files on the drive to another directory on the drive, and move stuff around in general.- It runs off the USB power, so no need for a power cord- The upload transfer speed (USB2) from my internal hard drive is just over a gig a minute for MP3s - I moved 18gb of music, in files of between 2 and 5 megs each, in just over 17 minutes, and 5 gig of audiobooks, in zip files of up to 300meg, in 4.5 minutes. This may change as the disk gets more fragmented.- This will be upwardly compatible for my next laptop, which will probably have USB3.Cons:This isn't so much an external drive as an... 4/5 ringo (California) - See all my reviews, January 3, 2011

    Ugh.

    After only 6 weeks of use and no noteworthy physical trauma, this drive failed catastrophically, corrupting most of the data on it in the process. I wish I listened to the voice in my head saying, "Hmm, this doesn't seem very sturdy," when I took it out of the box, but I instead used it as planned for housing files I need at home and at the digital lab that I use for work. As another reviewer observed, this hard drive had an annoying spontaneous ejecting habit. My real problem was when it imploded - with a backup in progress - after less than 2 months of use. It was functioning normally one minute and then the drive's light started blinking and my computer was unable to recognize it. We tried the drive in another enclosure and hooked to a linux computer that usually will recognize even corrupted drives. Nothing. The data recovery lab I ultimately sent it to had to replace multiple "physically damaged" components to restore functionality and found more than half of the data was in... 1/5 bkbyte - See all my reviews This review is from: Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex 1 TB USB 3.0 Ultra-Portable External Hard Drive in Black STAA1000101 (Personal Computers) After only 6 weeks of use and no noteworthy physical trauma, this drive failed catastrophically, corrupting most of the data on it in the process. I wish I listened to the voice in my head saying, "Hmm, this doesn't seem very sturdy," when I took it out of the box, but I instead used it as planned for housing files I need at home and at the digital lab that I use for work. As another reviewer observed, this hard drive had an annoying spontaneous ejecting habit. My real problem was when it imploded - with a backup in progress - after less than 2 months of use. It was functioning normally one minute and then the drive's light started blinking and my computer was unable to recognize it. We tried the drive in another enclosure and hooked to a linux computer that usually will recognize even corrupted drives. Nothing. The data recovery lab I ultimately sent it to had to replace multiple "physically damaged" components to restore functionality and found more than half of the data was in... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , March 7, 2011
    List Price: $119.99
    Upgradable to FireWire 800 or eSATA
    Easy-to-use preloaded backup and encryption software
    Access content over the network and on TV when paired with other GoFlex products
    USB 3.0 plug-and-play drive


  • Seagate

    Seagate Expansion 2TB Desktop External Hard Drive USB 3.0 (STEB2000100)

    Personal Computer (Seagate)
    List Price: $119.99
    Price: $82.00
    You Save: $37.99 (32%)

    Easy and simple to use - simply plug in the power adapter and USB cable
    Compatible with USB 3.0 and USB 2.0
    Expands your Xbox One gaming experience. Connect this drive to the Xbox One USB port to immediately add storage capacity to your console
    Fast file transfers with USB 3.0


  • Seagate

    Seagate Backup Plus 4TB Desktop External Hard Drive USB 3.0 (STCA4000100)

    Personal Computer (Seagate)

    Rating (0 reviews):
    (3.8/5)
    Seagate

    Be careful with this drive and software

    Note: Dec 2013 Update follows the initial review===============================================================I bought the 3 TB drive to back up my Dell XPS 15 750MB hard drive as well as to store my ever increasing inventory of video files. It seamed like a great price for $149The hard drive came with Seagate software called Dashboard for backing up user document files. It was easy and worked well. It created a backup of my document directory and gave me the option for having both added or changed files updated at a time of my choosing.What happened next was more of a Microsoft issue than Seagate. When trying to use Windows 7 backup to create a disc image on the Seagate, it kept failing halfway through giving me error messages. This happened to me before on other large external hard drives over 2TB, so I thought I would fix it by partitioning the drive into a 750GB and 2.25TB drives. I then tried to back it up on the 750GB partition but had... 3/5 James M. Koury (Boston, MA) - See all my reviews, June 20, 2012

    Tons of ROOM! (A Review for People Who only want the Space)

    I understand that there's some back and forth over whether or not this unit is compatible with Windows Backup (due to sector sizes and blah, blah, blah). I don't use Windows Backup and have no intention to do so (I like to keep track of my files myself), therefore, I can't comment on the compatibility issue one way or the other. Other reviewers have also commented on the the Seagate Dashboard...I haven't used it either. So, you might be wondering why I'm bothering with this review.I'm writing this for one reason...all I wanted was oodles of storage space, and this External HDD delivers in spades.Seagate has been the only brand of External HDD I've ever used, and every drive I've purchased has functioned as intended (even my first Seagate External HDD, a 120gb model that's nearly 10 years old now, still works to this day). I don't mean to sound like a brainwashed fanboy, but I've never been disappointed with a Seagate drive.I've seen some people... 5/5 SilentEvil - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Seagate Backup Plus 3TB Desktop External Hard Drive USB 3.0 (STCA3000101) (Personal Computers) I understand that there's some back and forth over whether or not this unit is compatible with Windows Backup (due to sector sizes and blah, blah, blah). I don't use Windows Backup and have no intention to do so (I like to keep track of my files myself), therefore, I can't comment on the compatibility issue one way or the other. Other reviewers have also commented on the the Seagate Dashboard...I haven't used it either. So, you might be wondering why I'm bothering with this review.I'm writing this for one reason...all I wanted was oodles of storage space, and this External HDD delivers in spades.Seagate has been the only brand of External HDD I've ever used, and every drive I've purchased has functioned as intended (even my first Seagate External HDD, a 120gb model that's nearly 10 years old now, still works to this day). I don't mean to sound like a brainwashed fanboy, but I've never been disappointed with a Seagate drive.I've seen some people... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , October 10, 2012

    Good Value - Buy with Eyes Open

    I have masses of storage in my system and many years of experience with numerous hard drive brands. I have to say that honestly, Seagate is not one of my current favorites - but ironically I have owned many of them.Consumer hard drives at this price point are not as robust as enterprise drives. You should expect to have problems from time to time, requiring replacing or repairing a drive, or restoring lost data. Believe it. Prepare for it. Not having backups of your important data is foolhardy and a disaster waiting to happen, no matter what brand of drives you use.As with most people in the home market today, the amount of data and its importance to our daily lives is increasing. You must plan for and prepare to protect this vital asset.Here are some tips based on my many years of experience, and trust me, I have made all the mistakes that I am warning you about:- You must have a way to restore or regenerate any computer system that you... 5/5 J. Richards - See all my reviews, August 3, 2013
    List Price: $189.99
    Keep copies of your precious digital files, in case disaster strikes
    Save feature enables user-generated content to be backed up from your favorite social network
    Due to a limitation in Windows 7, 4TB drives are incompatible with the Windows Image Backup software. Instead, the files can be moved to the drive directly.
    Install the pre-loaded NTFS driver for Mac and use the drive interchangeably between PC and Mac computers without reformatting
    Share feature allows multiple files to be uploaded to social networks at once from your computer


  • Seagate

    Seagate Backup Plus 3TB Desktop External Hard Drive USB 3.0 (STCA3000101)

    Personal Computer (Seagate)
    List Price: $134.99

    Keep copies of your precious digital files, in case disaster strikes
    Impressive 3 TB storage capacity
    Install the pre-loaded NTFS driver for Mac and use the drive interchangeably between PC and Mac computers without reformatting
    Save feature enables user-generated content to be backed up from your favorite social network
    Features USB 3.0 for quick data transfer rates; upgrade to Thunderbolt technology or FireWire 800 with the available additional adapter
    Share feature allows multiple files to be uploaded to social networks at once from your computer


  • Seagate

    Seagate Expansion 2TB 3.5-Inch Desktop External Hard Drive USB 3.0 (STBV2000100)

    Personal Computer (Seagate)

    Rating (0 reviews):
    (4.1/5)
    Seagate

    Similar to adding an internal drive. Worry about heat. Product info needs to be more than just "It just works"

    NOTE: Amazon has combined the reviews for the 1TB, 2TB and 3TB versions of this product, with the 3TB version dominating the negative reviews (as of 2012-11-24), so pay attention to which version is being reviewed.The target market of the Seagate Expansion Desktop line seems to be people who want to add a performance drive, but don't want to, or cannot, install an additional internal drive, that is, this is a drive they won't be moving, at least not frequently. For example, a laptop where the extra storage can happily stay behind in the office. Or a small-form-factor PC (mini-PC, HTPC, "nettop") that doesn't have space. There are other lines of external drives from Seagate (and others) targeting more transient/mobile uses.For a range of potential buyers of this drive, the product information provided may be too sketchy. The focus of this review is to fill in some of the missing info, and it is structured to facilitate your skipping details that don't interest... 4/5 Douglas B. Moran "Computer+History/Politics" (Palo Alto, CA USA) - See all my reviews This review is from: Seagate Expansion 2TB 3.5-Inch Desktop External Hard Drive USB 3.0 (STBV2000100) (Personal Computers) Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?) NOTE: Amazon has combined the reviews for the 1TB, 2TB and 3TB versions of this product, with the 3TB version dominating the negative reviews (as of 2012-11-24), so pay attention to which version is being reviewed.The target market of the Seagate Expansion Desktop line seems to be people who want to add a performance drive, but don't want to, or cannot, install an additional internal drive, that is, this is a drive they won't be moving, at least not frequently. For example, a laptop where the extra storage can happily stay behind in the office. Or a small-form-factor PC (mini-PC, HTPC, "nettop") that doesn't have space. There are other lines of external drives from Seagate (and others) targeting more transient/mobile uses.For a range of potential buyers of this drive, the product information provided may be too sketchy. The focus of this review is to fill in some of the missing info, and it is structured to facilitate your skipping details that don't interest... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , June 29, 2012

    More cost effective than buying an internal drive

    I bought the 2TB version of this drive for the express purpose of removing the SATA drive within and using it as an internal drive. At the time of my purchase, it was actually cheaper to buy this drive as an external, and remove the case, than it is to buy the same unit as a retail internal or bare drive.Connected via the USB interface, the drive appears to Windows as an external drive, much as any other external USB drive. Bundled software for the "Expansion" series is limited to product registration software, and is pre-loaded on the drive, which comes factory formatted as a single NTFS partition with a Windows reported capacity of 1.89TB. According to Seagate's warranty checker, the internal drive was sold as a system component, and warranty service is obtainable from the system OEM. The complete drive carries a nominal 1 year warranty. My drive (purchased in August, 2013) is stated to be under warranty until October 2014.The outer casing is two-piece, ABS... 5/5 Isabelle Belzile - See all my reviews This review is from: Seagate Expansion 2TB 3.5-Inch Desktop External Hard Drive USB 3.0 (STBV2000100) (Personal Computers) I bought the 2TB version of this drive for the express purpose of removing the SATA drive within and using it as an internal drive. At the time of my purchase, it was actually cheaper to buy this drive as an external, and remove the case, than it is to buy the same unit as a retail internal or bare drive.Connected via the USB interface, the drive appears to Windows as an external drive, much as any other external USB drive. Bundled software for the "Expansion" series is limited to product registration software, and is pre-loaded on the drive, which comes factory formatted as a single NTFS partition with a Windows reported capacity of 1.89TB. According to Seagate's warranty checker, the internal drive was sold as a system component, and warranty service is obtainable from the system OEM. The complete drive carries a nominal 1 year warranty. My drive (purchased in August, 2013) is stated to be under warranty until October 2014.The outer casing is two-piece, ABS... Read more, September 20, 2013

    (3.5 stars) Back-up your files, now! A good option for backup or other intermittent use

    THE QUICK TAKE: The Seagate Expansion 2TB USB 3.0 External Hard Drive STBV2000100 is a good option as a backup drive, or as an expansion drive that isn't used intensively. It may also serve well as a working drive that's used more intensively but for temporary or replaceable files - such as a scratch drive or a media server.This drive is large enough and priced low enough that you can backup multiple computers for not a lot of money.However, if you're looking for an expansion drive - a second drive to augment a laptop or desktop - that you will use intensively, consider options with cooling and perhaps backup, especially if you will use the drive for your only copy of files.A DESKTOP DRIVE: This is a desktop drive, not a truly portable drive. You could use it to backup multiple computers around a home or office, but you're not going to enjoy carrying the drive and the power supply.A FAST CONNECTION: USB 3.0 really is fun to use, if... 4/5 Snap, Crackle and Pop (United States) - See all my reviews This review is from: Seagate Expansion 2TB 3.5-Inch Desktop External Hard Drive USB 3.0 (STBV2000100) (Personal Computers) Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?) THE QUICK TAKE: The Seagate Expansion 2TB USB 3.0 External Hard Drive STBV2000100 is a good option as a backup drive, or as an expansion drive that isn't used intensively. It may also serve well as a working drive that's used more intensively but for temporary or replaceable files - such as a scratch drive or a media server.This drive is large enough and priced low enough that you can backup multiple computers for not a lot of money.However, if you're looking for an expansion drive - a second drive to augment a laptop or desktop - that you will use intensively, consider options with cooling and perhaps backup, especially if you will use the drive for your only copy of files.A DESKTOP DRIVE: This is a desktop drive, not a truly portable drive. You could use it to backup multiple computers around a home or office, but you're not going to enjoy carrying the drive and the power supply.A FAST CONNECTION: USB 3.0 really is fun to use, if... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , July 17, 2012
    List Price: $104.99
    Easy and simple to use - simply plug in the power adapter and USB cable
    Compatible with USB 3.0 and USB 2.0
    Fast file transfers with USB 3.0


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    Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Desk 1 TB USB 2.0 External Hard Drive STAC1000100 (Black)

    CE (Seagate)

    Rating (529 reviews):
    (3.4/5)
    Seagate

    2TB model - An attractive HDD with the option to upgrade $$$

    This review is for the 2TB Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex model. The 2TB version is not small and portable like the 500GB model. The 2TB version uses a standard desktop size 3.5" HDD, while the 500GB model uses a laptop size 2.5" HDD. The 3.5" HDD will transfer files faster than the 2.5" HDD, but will produce more heat.--My history with Seagate has not been so good. To me and many others, Seagate has a reputation for drives that fail quickly and unexpectedly. Everyone can repair a bad history, but I can't seem to forget Seagate's reputation. But like any bad relationship, things change and I must try to move on.This Seagate GoFlex external hard drive looks good, really good. It's the kind of design that stands out from the crowd. But... where is the ventilation? All hard drives heat up, so why are their no air vents or fans? This worries me. All the eye-candy in the world won't make up for a burned up hard drive.The performance... 3/5 Lincoln (Arizona, USA) - See all my reviews, June 4, 2010

    Keeps ejecting itself

    0 1/5 kliphdawg - See all my reviews This review is from: Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Desk 2 TB USB 2.0 External Hard Drive STAC2000100 (Black) (Personal Computers) Already have an array of mixed brand drives including Seagate and have never had the problem that this particular one seems to have. Purchased one before Christmas and within the first week it begin to Eject itself from the system. At first just unplugged the USB cable and it would reappear then later on the problem worsened as it would not show up as before and I would have to reboot to find it. Then finally it just would not come back at all and so I used the Disc Utility on my Mac to verify and repair disc. There were so many errors the drive could NOT be repaired!! Lost over a TB of video THANK YOU SEAGATE! Figuring it was just a fluke problem, I returned the drive to Best Buy for another identical drive while still on sale. Again worked fine for a couple of days and now this one is beginning to Eject itself for no reason as well. Here we go again.If this one goes then Ill definitely dump Seagate from future purchases. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , January 3, 2011

    Tons of space, but only for one computer!?!

    Pros:1. easy to install2. easy to use3. Specific Folders can be selected for backup4. It turns off and on when computer is turned off and on.Cons:1. Software license only allows use with 1 computer2. Many ads to purchase more software in the bundled software3. There is a memory leak in the software (version 4.60.0.7252)I plugged this thing in and it automatically started the software install which was very easy to follow. Once it was done it defaulted to backup my entire computer which was perfect because 2 TB of space if plenty of space to do this for me. The software did have an option to select only specific folders which was nice to know in case I upgrade my pc and have to limit the amount of files for backup.The software has built in advertisements asking you to try and purchase more of their software. They are easily avoidable, but I'd rather not see them. My favorite part about the backup software bundled... 4/5 Crumby "Reviews" (United States) - See all my reviews This review is from: Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Desk 2 TB USB 2.0 External Hard Drive STAC2000100 (Black) (Personal Computers) Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?) Pros:1. easy to install2. easy to use3. Specific Folders can be selected for backup4. It turns off and on when computer is turned off and on.Cons:1. Software license only allows use with 1 computer2. Many ads to purchase more software in the bundled software3. There is a memory leak in the software (version 4.60.0.7252)I plugged this thing in and it automatically started the software install which was very easy to follow. Once it was done it defaulted to backup my entire computer which was perfect because 2 TB of space if plenty of space to do this for me. The software did have an option to select only specific folders which was nice to know in case I upgrade my pc and have to limit the amount of files for backup.The software has built in advertisements asking you to try and purchase more of their software. They are easily avoidable, but I'd rather not see them. My favorite part about the backup software bundled... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , June 19, 2010
    List Price: $139.99
    USB 2.0 plug-and-play drive
    Easy-to-use preloaded backup and encryption software
    World's most upgradable external drive - upgrade to a faster interface with a GoFlex Desk desktop adapters
    Includes GoFlex Desk USB 2.0 adapter with capacity gauge display
    Offers both vertical and horizontal drive orientation


  • Seagate

    Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex 1.5 TB USB 3.0 Ultra-Portable External Hard Drive in Black STAA1500100

    CE (Seagate)

    Rating (821 reviews):
    (3.8/5)
    Seagate

    Seagate 1TB hold up!

    Honestly to make this easy, here are some steps you can follow, since I believe this to be the better of the 3 mainstream external 2.5" drives (Toshiba, Western Digital, and Seagate).1. Why bother with the software in the first place?? just reformat the drive, or delete the software. Sure it is a bit annoying having 40 gigabytes taking up space right out the box, but is that really the only main source of concerns for this drive?2. Now for the USB cord. out of the multitude of variations of 1tb usb 3.0 drives I have run and tested, every manufactuer has just about the same length of cord. If you want a longer cord, and or are wondering how you are going to power this drive other than with the supplied USB, then why are you buying this particular external HDD? this model is not for you if you are NOT an on the go type of person. what I mean by that is, if you do not lug your external drive around, why dont you go buy a powered 3.5" external HDD model for the... 5/5 Vidsavage - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex 1 TB USB 3.0 Ultra-Portable External Hard Drive in Blue STAA1000102 (Personal Computers) Honestly to make this easy, here are some steps you can follow, since I believe this to be the better of the 3 mainstream external 2.5" drives (Toshiba, Western Digital, and Seagate).1. Why bother with the software in the first place?? just reformat the drive, or delete the software. Sure it is a bit annoying having 40 gigabytes taking up space right out the box, but is that really the only main source of concerns for this drive?2. Now for the USB cord. out of the multitude of variations of 1tb usb 3.0 drives I have run and tested, every manufactuer has just about the same length of cord. If you want a longer cord, and or are wondering how you are going to power this drive other than with the supplied USB, then why are you buying this particular external HDD? this model is not for you if you are NOT an on the go type of person. what I mean by that is, if you do not lug your external drive around, why dont you go buy a powered 3.5" external HDD model for the... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , April 1, 2011

    An attic for your hard disk

    I got this with one purpose in mind - to get the MP3s off my hard drive. (Seagate apparently wants me to use it for movies - more on that below). I have so far found it to perform flawlessly, with a few caveats:Pros:- My laptop (WinXP) treats it like another hard drive, so I can drag-and-drop stuff directly onto my player, and can extract winzip files on the drive to another directory on the drive, and move stuff around in general.- It runs off the USB power, so no need for a power cord- The upload transfer speed (USB2) from my internal hard drive is just over a gig a minute for MP3s - I moved 18gb of music, in files of between 2 and 5 megs each, in just over 17 minutes, and 5 gig of audiobooks, in zip files of up to 300meg, in 4.5 minutes. This may change as the disk gets more fragmented.- This will be upwardly compatible for my next laptop, which will probably have USB3.Cons:This isn't so much an external drive as an... 4/5 ringo (California) - See all my reviews, January 3, 2011

    Ugh.

    After only 6 weeks of use and no noteworthy physical trauma, this drive failed catastrophically, corrupting most of the data on it in the process. I wish I listened to the voice in my head saying, "Hmm, this doesn't seem very sturdy," when I took it out of the box, but I instead used it as planned for housing files I need at home and at the digital lab that I use for work. As another reviewer observed, this hard drive had an annoying spontaneous ejecting habit. My real problem was when it imploded - with a backup in progress - after less than 2 months of use. It was functioning normally one minute and then the drive's light started blinking and my computer was unable to recognize it. We tried the drive in another enclosure and hooked to a linux computer that usually will recognize even corrupted drives. Nothing. The data recovery lab I ultimately sent it to had to replace multiple "physically damaged" components to restore functionality and found more than half of the data was in... 1/5 bkbyte - See all my reviews This review is from: Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex 1 TB USB 3.0 Ultra-Portable External Hard Drive in Black STAA1000101 (Personal Computers) After only 6 weeks of use and no noteworthy physical trauma, this drive failed catastrophically, corrupting most of the data on it in the process. I wish I listened to the voice in my head saying, "Hmm, this doesn't seem very sturdy," when I took it out of the box, but I instead used it as planned for housing files I need at home and at the digital lab that I use for work. As another reviewer observed, this hard drive had an annoying spontaneous ejecting habit. My real problem was when it imploded - with a backup in progress - after less than 2 months of use. It was functioning normally one minute and then the drive's light started blinking and my computer was unable to recognize it. We tried the drive in another enclosure and hooked to a linux computer that usually will recognize even corrupted drives. Nothing. The data recovery lab I ultimately sent it to had to replace multiple "physically damaged" components to restore functionality and found more than half of the data was in... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , March 7, 2011
    List Price: $149.99
    USB 3.0 plug-and-play drive
    Easy-to-use preloaded backup and encryption software
    Access content over the network and on TV when paired with other GoFlex products
    Upgradable to FireWire 800 or eSATA


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