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    Seagate Expansion 500GB Portable External Hard Drive USB 3.0 (STBX500100)

    Personal Computer (Seagate)

    Rating (0 reviews):
    (4.5/5)
    Seagate

    Great drive, but short warranty

    I've purchased a lot of different hard drives over the years and used to build my own external drives using internal drives and external enclosures. It used to be cheaper to build your own external drives. These days, external hard drives are very competitively priced, like the Seagate Expansion drive.PROS:- Quiet- Stays cool- Fast USB 3.0 performance- Backwards compatible with USB 2.0- Works with Mac OS X 10.4.8 and upCONS:- Measly 1 year warrantyDESIGN & BUILDThe Seagate Expansion portable hard drive's enclosure is made out of matte plastic that feels pretty well made, though I'd prefer aluminum for durability and better heat dissipation. Glossy plastic enclosures are hard to keep looking good, so kudos to Seagate for using the matte plastic instead. The back of the drive has the USB 3.0 port and there's an itty bitty blue power/activity light on top of the drive, towards the back. Also, there are... 3/5 Ed (San Francisco Bay Area) - See all my reviews, June 29, 2012

    Perfect for media files for tv usage

    I also have the big brother version of this drive (3TB external hdd, AC powered), and both were very easy to use, plug to the USB port, and then start transferring files.This is the portable version, which means no addition AC power supply needed, everything is powered by USB. Portable also means smaller compared to the AC powered external HDDs. Maximum capacity for portable HDDs right now is 1TB compared to 3TB for AC powered external HDDs.Besides media files, this is also perfect for backups, documents, etc., and if you have a laptop equipped with SSD, you'll gonna need more space and this is perfect.So far so good, no problems at all. Used it on my old HP laptop with usb 2.0 port, works good (slower transfer speed of course). Used it on an alienware m14x with usb 3.0 port, works good again and now with fast transfer speed. Used it on my LG 3dtv to watch full hd movies saved on the drive and it works great! I hope it stays like that, can't comment... 5/5 Jayhan (CA) - See all my reviews This review is from: Seagate Expansion 1TB Portable External Hard Drive USB 3.0 (STBX1000101) (Personal Computers) I also have the big brother version of this drive (3TB external hdd, AC powered), and both were very easy to use, plug to the USB port, and then start transferring files.This is the portable version, which means no addition AC power supply needed, everything is powered by USB. Portable also means smaller compared to the AC powered external HDDs. Maximum capacity for portable HDDs right now is 1TB compared to 3TB for AC powered external HDDs.Besides media files, this is also perfect for backups, documents, etc., and if you have a laptop equipped with SSD, you'll gonna need more space and this is perfect.So far so good, no problems at all. Used it on my old HP laptop with usb 2.0 port, works good (slower transfer speed of course). Used it on an alienware m14x with usb 3.0 port, works good again and now with fast transfer speed. Used it on my LG 3dtv to watch full hd movies saved on the drive and it works great! I hope it stays like that, can't comment... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , September 18, 2012

    Seagate Expansion 1 TB HDD: Excellent portable backup solution for PC or Mac

    An external hard drive like this is about as good a backup drive and portable solution as you can find. It's compact, very portable, and for those still using computers with USB 2.0 ports, it's a forward-looking device for when a computer with USB 3.0 is in the plans. But first, here are the basics...Likes:+ Compact and sturdy; measures about 3½" wide x 4¾" long x ¾"high+ USB 3.0; can be used with USB 2.0 computers+ Works with Windows PCs (Vista or higher) and Macs (O SX 10.4.8 or higher)+ Easy plug-and-play setup on both Mac OS and Windows systems+ 1 TB (terabyte) capacity; about 930 Gb useable space formatted+ Runs quietly; offers excellent performance+ Reasonably priced; excellent bang-for-the-buck... 5/5 John Williamson (NYC & Bucks County, PA) - See all my reviews, September 27, 2012
    List Price: $69.99
    Easy and simple to use - plug it in and go
    Powered by USB port
    Compatible with USB 3.0 and USB 2.0
    Fast file transfers with USB 3.0


  • Seagate

    Seagate Expansion 500GB Portable External Hard Drive USB 3.0 (STEA500400)

    Personal Computer (Seagate)
    List Price: $79.99
    Price: $53.99
    You Save: $26.00 (33%)

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


  • Seagate

    Seagate Expansion 1TB Portable External Hard Drive USB 3.0 (STEA1000400)

    Personal Computer (Seagate)

    Rating (19 reviews):
    (4.5/5)
    Seagate

    Pocket-sized external HDD with pretty good USB 2.0 and 3.0 speeds, comes with one-year limited warranty

    I tested this Seagate Expansion Portable 2TB External HDD with a desktop that's a little bit over 2 years old and has both USB 2.0 and 3.0 ports and the Windows 8.1 operating system (which automatically detected the HDD when I plugged it in).Using CrystalDiskMark 3.0.3 for HDD benchmarking, I obtained sequential read and write speeds of approximately 141 and 139 MB/s, respectively when the HDD is plugged to a USB 3.0 port, and 40 and 37 MB/s, respectively, when the HDD is plugged to a USB 2.0 port. I thought those numbers were pretty good.The drive is small enough to fit the pockets of my pants (dimensions: 4.5" L x 3.25" W x 0.3" D), and comes with a one-year limited warranty. At the time of this review, some of the information regarding the expected contents for the product package mentioned in Amazon's product description for this HDD does not jibe with what I actually received. The package I received did not have a 4-foot long USB 3.0 cable... 4/5 TSSmith - See all my reviews, March 12, 2015

    2TB and bus-powered: good portable storage option...

    0 5/5 Long-Suffering Technology Consumer "8-tracks ... (Mid Atlantic, USA) - See all my reviews, March 13, 2015

    SEAGATE DRIVES: GREAT AS ALWAYS

    0 5/5 KWJ (Los Angeles) - See all my reviews, April 2, 2015
    List Price: $89.99
    Price: $59.99
    You Save: $30.00 (33%)
    Compatible with USB 3.0 and USB 2.0
    Powered by USB port
    Fast file transfers with USB 3.0
    Expands your Xbox One gaming experience. Connect this drive to the Xbox One USB port to immediately add storage capacity to your console
    Easy and simple to use - plug it in and go


  • Seagate

    Seagate Expansion 1TB Portable External Hard Drive USB 3.0 (STBX1000101)

    Personal Computer (Seagate)
    List Price: $83.99

    Powered by USB port
    Compatible with USB 3.0 and USB 2.0
    Fast file transfers with USB 3.0
    Easy and simple to use - plug it in and go


  • Seagate

    Seagate Expansion 2TB Portable External Hard Drive USB 3.0 (STEA2000400)

    Personal Computer (Seagate)
    List Price: $119.99
    Price: $89.24
    You Save: $30.75 (26%)

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


  • Seagate

    Seagate Expansion STBX2000401 2TB 2.5-Inch USB 3.0 Portable External Hard Drive

    Personal Computer (Seagate)

    Rating (0 reviews):
    (4.5/5)
    Seagate

    Great drive, but short warranty

    I've purchased a lot of different hard drives over the years and used to build my own external drives using internal drives and external enclosures. It used to be cheaper to build your own external drives. These days, external hard drives are very competitively priced, like the Seagate Expansion drive.PROS:- Quiet- Stays cool- Fast USB 3.0 performance- Backwards compatible with USB 2.0- Works with Mac OS X 10.4.8 and upCONS:- Measly 1 year warrantyDESIGN & BUILDThe Seagate Expansion portable hard drive's enclosure is made out of matte plastic that feels pretty well made, though I'd prefer aluminum for durability and better heat dissipation. Glossy plastic enclosures are hard to keep looking good, so kudos to Seagate for using the matte plastic instead. The back of the drive has the USB 3.0 port and there's an itty bitty blue power/activity light on top of the drive, towards the back. Also, there are... 3/5 Ed (San Francisco Bay Area) - See all my reviews, June 29, 2012

    Perfect for media files for tv usage

    I also have the big brother version of this drive (3TB external hdd, AC powered), and both were very easy to use, plug to the USB port, and then start transferring files.This is the portable version, which means no addition AC power supply needed, everything is powered by USB. Portable also means smaller compared to the AC powered external HDDs. Maximum capacity for portable HDDs right now is 1TB compared to 3TB for AC powered external HDDs.Besides media files, this is also perfect for backups, documents, etc., and if you have a laptop equipped with SSD, you'll gonna need more space and this is perfect.So far so good, no problems at all. Used it on my old HP laptop with usb 2.0 port, works good (slower transfer speed of course). Used it on an alienware m14x with usb 3.0 port, works good again and now with fast transfer speed. Used it on my LG 3dtv to watch full hd movies saved on the drive and it works great! I hope it stays like that, can't comment... 5/5 Jayhan (CA) - See all my reviews This review is from: Seagate Expansion 1TB Portable External Hard Drive USB 3.0 (STBX1000101) (Personal Computers) I also have the big brother version of this drive (3TB external hdd, AC powered), and both were very easy to use, plug to the USB port, and then start transferring files.This is the portable version, which means no addition AC power supply needed, everything is powered by USB. Portable also means smaller compared to the AC powered external HDDs. Maximum capacity for portable HDDs right now is 1TB compared to 3TB for AC powered external HDDs.Besides media files, this is also perfect for backups, documents, etc., and if you have a laptop equipped with SSD, you'll gonna need more space and this is perfect.So far so good, no problems at all. Used it on my old HP laptop with usb 2.0 port, works good (slower transfer speed of course). Used it on an alienware m14x with usb 3.0 port, works good again and now with fast transfer speed. Used it on my LG 3dtv to watch full hd movies saved on the drive and it works great! I hope it stays like that, can't comment... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , September 18, 2012

    Seagate Expansion 1 TB HDD: Excellent portable backup solution for PC or Mac

    An external hard drive like this is about as good a backup drive and portable solution as you can find. It's compact, very portable, and for those still using computers with USB 2.0 ports, it's a forward-looking device for when a computer with USB 3.0 is in the plans. But first, here are the basics...Likes:+ Compact and sturdy; measures about 3½" wide x 4¾" long x ¾"high+ USB 3.0; can be used with USB 2.0 computers+ Works with Windows PCs (Vista or higher) and Macs (O SX 10.4.8 or higher)+ Easy plug-and-play setup on both Mac OS and Windows systems+ 1 TB (terabyte) capacity; about 930 Gb useable space formatted+ Runs quietly; offers excellent performance+ Reasonably priced; excellent bang-for-the-buck... 5/5 John Williamson (NYC & Bucks County, PA) - See all my reviews, September 27, 2012
    List Price: $119.99
    Powered by USB port
    Fast file transfers with USB 3.0
    Easy and simple to use - plug it in and go
    Compatible with USB 3.0 and USB 2.0


  • Seagate

    Seagate Backup Plus Slim 1TB Portable External Hard Drive with Mobile Device Backup USB 3.0 (Black) STDR1000100

    Personal Computer (Seagate)

    Rating (0 reviews):
    (4.5/5)
    Seagate

    Excellent Hard Drive - Great Price. Pull drives for use in Laptop/PS4.

    Hard to go wrong here. If you are using this as an external drive, this product has 2TB in very small space and is USB powered. The drive itself only takes 0.7-2.3W to operate! On Mac OSX 10.9.2 running the included Paragon NTFS driver, I was able to see write rates in 8-10 MB/sec with USB 2.0. On a Windows 7 Machine I averaged 18 MB/Sec; 14 MB/sec running the latest 8.1 update.I pulled the drives from two of these units (instructions below - photos to be added soon) for use in my laptop. This product is the only way I know of to obtain the 9.5mm tall, 2.5-in 2T Samsung Spinpoint M9T drive(s). Note: the 2TB version has 1 drive, the 4TB has 2 drives. After installing them in my laptop (has 3 internal HDD bays with SATA connections, 1st bay has OS, apps, etc. on 500GB SSD), I tested data txfr speeds. I moved 1.5 TB of data from one drive to another with average speeds of 194 MB/Sec in Windows 8.1. Laptop now has 4.5 TB of hard drive capacity.Have also... 5/5 Amazon Reviewer - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Seagate Backup Plus Slim 2TB Portable External Hard Drive with Mobile Device Backup USB 3.0 (Black) STDR2000100 (Personal Computers) Hard to go wrong here. If you are using this as an external drive, this product has 2TB in very small space and is USB powered. The drive itself only takes 0.7-2.3W to operate! On Mac OSX 10.9.2 running the included Paragon NTFS driver, I was able to see write rates in 8-10 MB/sec with USB 2.0. On a Windows 7 Machine I averaged 18 MB/Sec; 14 MB/sec running the latest 8.1 update.I pulled the drives from two of these units (instructions below - photos to be added soon) for use in my laptop. This product is the only way I know of to obtain the 9.5mm tall, 2.5-in 2T Samsung Spinpoint M9T drive(s). Note: the 2TB version has 1 drive, the 4TB has 2 drives. After installing them in my laptop (has 3 internal HDD bays with SATA connections, 1st bay has OS, apps, etc. on 500GB SSD), I tested data txfr speeds. I moved 1.5 TB of data from one drive to another with average speeds of 194 MB/Sec in Windows 8.1. Laptop now has 4.5 TB of hard drive capacity.Have also... Read more, April 10, 2014

    A nice product: when it fails it's like hell

    0 1/5 Erica - See all my reviews This review is from: Seagate Backup Plus Slim 1TB Portable External Hard Drive with Mobile Device Backup USB 3.0 (Black) STDR1000100 (Personal Computers) I was satisfied with this slim drive until it failed within the first 3 months of using it. And my patience has been tested since then. I've been trying to get another one under my warranty but it's been almost 2 weeks since the first time I tried to get hold of the seagate customer service and I still have not received a new one!!The wait on the phone is ridiculously long. The first time I called them, I was on hold for over an hour to talk to someone briefly. More than a week ago, the manager talked to me saying that a new one would finally be shipped to me. When I called them again after waiting for more than a week, I was told that it hasn't been shipped. And every time I talk to a customer rep, they blame on system update.I'm thinking about just not getting warranty and switching to another brand. I feel like even if I get a new seagate drive, it will fail again and I don't want to waste my time doing this again. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , April 18, 2014

    Excellent very slim, light, fairly fast 500-GB hard drive; the Windows version works on Mac and the Mac version works on Windows

    இ Fuzzy Wuzzy's Summary:ѾѾѾѾѾ Highly recommended with warm fuzzies!փ Positives:փ This hard drive is indeed very slim, with its 9.5mm thickness being comparable to an internal laptop hard drive.փ The read/write transfer speeds are pretty fast for a 5400-RPM hard drive (but performance will feel slower if you are accustomed to using 7200-RPM drives).փ By installing a Windows or Mac driver, you can use either the Windows or Mac version of this drive on both Windows and Mac computers, which is great for transferring files in between both platforms.փ This drive comes in 500-GB, 1-TB, 2-TB, and 4-TB capacities with different color options for the top metal panel.ჯ Negatives:ჯ While the Seagate Dashboard software that is pre-loaded on the hard drive includes very useful and flexible backup software, the other two parts of the software to share... 5/5 Seagate Support, June 18, 2013
    List Price: $94.99
    Easily back up your computer and content from mobile devices with free Mobile Backup App
    Apple Time Machine compatible.
    Transfers files quickly with USB 3.0 connectivity
    Use between PC and Mac computers without reformatting
    Sleek metal design - up to 42% thinner


  • Seagate

    Seagate Expansion Plus 1TB Portable External Hard Drive USB 3.0 (STCN1000100)

    PC Accessory (Seagate)
    List Price: $129.95
    Price: $45.99
    You Save: $83.96 (65%)

    USB 3.0 interface for extremely fast data transfer speeds (USB 2.0 compatible)
    Low power draw, works with most Notebooks
    Simple plug-and-play connectivity via USB cable, Drive is automatically recognized by Windows; no software installation required
    USB powered, no AC adapter required
    Instantly add 1 TB of storage space to your computer


  • Seagate

    Seagate Expansion 1TB Desktop External Hard Drive USB 3.0 (STBV1000100)

    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: $84.99
    Easy and simple to use - simply plug in the power adapter and USB cable
    Fast file transfers with USB 3.0
    Compatible with USB 3.0 and USB 2.0


  • Seagate

    Seagate Expansion 1 TB USB 3.0 Portable External Hard Drive STAX1000102

    PC Accessory (Seagate)
    List Price: $89.99

    USB powered;
    Plug n' play - no software to install
    Simply drag-and-drop to save files
    1-Year limited warranty
    Built-in power management ensures energy efficient operation
    USB 3.0, backwards compatible with USB 2.0


700-999 GB