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Seagate Expansion 1TB USB 3.0 2.5" Portable Hard Drive
Model Brand Seagate Series Expansion Model STBX1000101 Performance Color Black Interface USB 3.0 Capacity 1TB RPM 5400 RPM Physical Spec Form Factor 2.5" Dimensions


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  • Seagate

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

    Personal Computer (Seagate)

    Rating (0 reviews):
    (4.4/5)
    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: $83.99
    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
    Powered by USB port


  • Seagate

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

    Personal Computer (Seagate)
    List Price: $69.99

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


  • 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 2 TB Portable Hard Drive STDR2000100, Black (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, and 2-TB capacities with five 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
    Sleek metal design - up to 42% thinner
    Easily back up your computer and content from mobile devices with free Mobile Backup App
    Use between PC and Mac computers without reformatting
    Transfers files quickly with USB 3.0 connectivity
    Apple Time Machine compatible.


  • Seagate

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

    PC Accessory (Seagate)

    Rating (5 reviews):
    (4.8/5)
    Seagate

    Very nice drive!!!

    0 5/5 Ray Wagner - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Seagate Expansion Plus 1TB Portable External Hard Drive USB 3.0 (STCN1000100) (Electronics) Thank you, It has done everything I needed it to do.... I got the space that was needed and was very easy to install and use.. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , June 20, 2014

    Easy setup

    0 5/5 Joseph W. Roppolo "joeroppolo" (dallas, TX USA) - See all my reviews, June 29, 2014

    Four Stars

    0 4/5 Rolando De S - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Seagate Expansion Plus 1TB Portable External Hard Drive USB 3.0 (STCN1000100) (Electronics) Great for backing up files of my laptops, works well. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , November 30, 2014
    List Price: $129.95
    USB powered, no AC adapter required
    Low power draw, works with most Notebooks
    USB 3.0 interface for extremely fast data transfer speeds (USB 2.0 compatible)
    Instantly add 1 TB of storage space to your computer
    Simple plug-and-play connectivity via USB cable, Drive is automatically recognized by Windows; no software installation required


  • 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

    (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

    Nothing New But The Firmware

    Summary* Same internal drive as the old version* Runs just as hot as the old external drive (in my testing)* APM is now turned off by default - this might be huge, people online have blamed this feature for the grinding noises and premature death of some seagate drives* Firmware update from CC9D to CC9E (CC9H firmware is available online)* Looks a little better* Not worth more than the old version imoEdit #2: When I used the Serial Number from Crystaldiskinfo to check the warranty (google "Seagate Warranty Checker") it showed that my drive was under warranty until the end of August 2013. That's almost 14 months, which still isn't long, but make sure you check online and do not just assume your warranty is dead after 12 months exact.I needed another 3tb drive and decided to go out on a limb and spend the extra $10 on this "new version" of the seagate drive.I will admit that at least the case looks different - its... 3/5 RandomGibberish - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Seagate Expansion 3TB Desktop External Hard Drive USB 3.0 (STBV3000100) (Personal Computers) Summary* Same internal drive as the old version* Runs just as hot as the old external drive (in my testing)* APM is now turned off by default - this might be huge, people online have blamed this feature for the grinding noises and premature death of some seagate drives* Firmware update from CC9D to CC9E (CC9H firmware is available online)* Looks a little better* Not worth more than the old version imoEdit #2: When I used the Serial Number from Crystaldiskinfo to check the warranty (google "Seagate Warranty Checker") it showed that my drive was under warranty until the end of August 2013. That's almost 14 months, which still isn't long, but make sure you check online and do not just assume your warranty is dead after 12 months exact.I needed another 3tb drive and decided to go out on a limb and spend the extra $10 on this "new version" of the seagate drive.I will admit that at least the case looks different - its... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , June 15, 2012
    List Price: $84.99
    Compatible with USB 3.0 and USB 2.0
    Easy and simple to use - simply plug in the power adapter and USB cable
    Fast file transfers with USB 3.0


  • Seagate

    Seagate Expansion 500 GB USB 2.0 Portable External Hard Drive ST905004EXA101-RK

    CE (Seagate)
    List Price: $84.99
    Price: $49.99
    You Save: $35.00 (41%)

    Built-in power management ensures energy-efficient operation
    USB 2.0 Powered
    5400 RPM performance, 500GB
    Plug n¿ play with no software to install
    Simply drag-and-drop to save files


  • Seagate

    Seagate Expansion 1 TB USB 3.0 Portable External Hard Drive STAX1000102

    PC Accessory (Seagate)

    Rating (231 reviews):
    (4.0/5)
    Seagate

    Nice Drive

    USB 3.0 is a major improvement over the older 2.0 version, with speed up to 5 Gigabits/sec (versus 480 Megabits/sec of USB 2.0). Computers with USB 3.0 are still relatively rare but this SEAGATE Expansion 500 GB USB 3.0 External Hard Drive STAX500102 is backward-compatible to USB 2.0, which is what I got in my HP desktop. There was no connectivity problem. The hard drive is plug-N-play; within seconds after I plugged it in, it was up and running. A USB 3.0 cable is included. It is different in construction from USB 2.0 cables. A tiny green LED lights up when the connection is made. Like most of the portable hard drives, power is drawn from the computer via the USB cable. No AC transformer or cord is necessary. This hard drive is cool to the touch, even after prolonged usage. This drive is highly portable, measuring 3-1/4" X 5-3/8" X 5/8" thick. A backup software called Memeo is included. I did not install it. Frankly, I was leery of cluttering up my hard drive with unfamiliar... 5/5 Alan Rivière "Maggie's Dad" (Southwest, USA) - See all my reviews, August 5, 2011

    not such a good drive

    I have just returned my second failed Seagate 1 TB 3.0 USB External Drive.Both failed within 60 days of purchase (and one within 30 days). I have several of the USB 2.0 versions that work fine and have for quite a long time. Both failures of the 3.0 drive were total- the drive was not recognizable by my computer (or the other computer I tried them on), both power supplies were working fine and both cords were operational. The drive, when plugged in, would just start repetitively beeping and would not even spin up.I like Seagate drives- I have several FreeAgent drives which are first-class drives and the two Expansion 2.0 drives all of which have been great. The 3.0 model, however, is a dog and should be avoided. Go with the FreeAgent drives, which are dependable.The worse part of this was trying to deal with the manufacturer. I did the responsible consumer thing, went to the Seagate website and tried to create a return. The process would be... 1/5 Amazon Customer (snoqualmie WA) - See all my reviews This review is from: Seagate Expansion 1 TB USB 3.0 Portable External Hard Drive STAX1000102 (Personal Computers) I have just returned my second failed Seagate 1 TB 3.0 USB External Drive.Both failed within 60 days of purchase (and one within 30 days). I have several of the USB 2.0 versions that work fine and have for quite a long time. Both failures of the 3.0 drive were total- the drive was not recognizable by my computer (or the other computer I tried them on), both power supplies were working fine and both cords were operational. The drive, when plugged in, would just start repetitively beeping and would not even spin up.I like Seagate drives- I have several FreeAgent drives which are first-class drives and the two Expansion 2.0 drives all of which have been great. The 3.0 model, however, is a dog and should be avoided. Go with the FreeAgent drives, which are dependable.The worse part of this was trying to deal with the manufacturer. I did the responsible consumer thing, went to the Seagate website and tried to create a return. The process would be... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , August 15, 2011

    Not a bad cheap external, but not amazing

    I have quite a few external drives so I'm pretty familiar with their general specs, so honestly I wasn't expecting too much out of the Seagate Expansion drive. Other than the USB 3.0 connector, there's really nothing really "new" about this drive.The basics - it's a 2.5" 5400 RPM "green" drive - which means the disk has a habit of going to sleep when not in use, but it also means that it's pretty light on the power consumption. It's also quiet and has a very low heat signature. Average read/write speeds (over USB 3.0): 30/25 MBps (see "customer images" for my benchmark results).What it's good for:At 500GB, this drive is pretty small when compared to its 2-4TB neighbors. However this drive is nice because it's completely powered via USB and has a small footprint. The portability comes in handy when a USB memory stick just doesn't have enough room. And this is where the Expansion might be the best fit - as an IT Consultant it's nice to be able to have an... 4/5 Storm (Texas) - See all my reviews, September 12, 2011
    List Price: $89.99
    USB powered;
    Built-in power management ensures energy efficient operation
    USB 3.0, backwards compatible with USB 2.0
    1-Year limited warranty
    Plug n' play - no software to install
    Simply drag-and-drop to save files


  • Seagate

    SEAGATE Backup Plus 1.5 TB USB 3.0 Portable External Hard Drive STBU1500600

    PC Accessory (Seagate)

    Rating (10 reviews):
    (2.2/5)
    Seagate

    Seagat 1.5 TB Backup external drive

    0 5/5 John McIver - See all my reviews, October 10, 2013

    Great drive - same one as sold at Costco

    0 4/5 David Larson (Vancouver, WA United States) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: SEAGATE Backup Plus 1.5 TB USB 3.0 Portable External Hard Drive STBU1500600 (Electronics) I guess I should have looked at Costco before buying this online. The seller simply picked one up at Costco and shipped it to me. Unfortunately, the shipper must have been playing frisbee with mine because the hard drive had broken through the plastic Costco packaging and was floating around in the shipping box. It tested out ok, and is working fine with the Firewire 800 adapter I also purchased for it (I'm using it on a mid-2009 MacBook Pro 17). Seagate drives have always worked well for me and this one seems to be no exception. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , December 31, 2012

    Works Great

    0 5/5 Donna H (Newport Beach, CA, USA) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: SEAGATE Backup Plus 1.5 TB USB 3.0 Portable External Hard Drive STBU1500600 (Electronics) It's what I expected and does what I want. Not much more to say than that. The unit I received appeared new in the package and all was as it should be. I use this hard drive for extra media storage, so I haven't worked it hard. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , October 13, 2013


  • Seagate

    Seagate USB 2.0 External Hard Drive 1 TB USB 2.0 External Hard Drive ST310005EXA101-RK - Black

    CE (Seagate)

    Rating (547 reviews):
    (3.3/5)
    Seagate

    Stay far far away, Major flaw with Seagate Expansion series.

    Drive makes loud clicking noise & eventually fails.The symptom:Drive works fine for the first few GB's, and once it gets somewhere around 50 to 300 GB, it starts making loud clicking noise. The more data added to the drive the more frequent the clicking noise become and eventually the drive fails.Analysis:As the first few sectors of the platter / platters, the traveling distance (from the edge of palter to the center) for the head arm is not that great. But as more data gets written to the disk, inner sectors of platters gets occupied with data. That's when the problem starts.Without going into technical details, the issue here is not the drive. It is the PCB (Printed Circuit Board) that is installed in these external enclosures. This board regulates & provide power to the drive and in simple terms, there is not enough power for the disk to spin and for the head arm to extend far to reach inner sectors of the platter / platters... 1/5 Sandooz Maradi (West Coast) - See all my reviews This review is from: Seagate Expansion 1.5 TB USB 2.0 Desktop External Hard Drive ST315005EXA101-RK (Personal Computers) Drive makes loud clicking noise & eventually fails.The symptom:Drive works fine for the first few GB's, and once it gets somewhere around 50 to 300 GB, it starts making loud clicking noise. The more data added to the drive the more frequent the clicking noise become and eventually the drive fails.Analysis:As the first few sectors of the platter / platters, the traveling distance (from the edge of palter to the center) for the head arm is not that great. But as more data gets written to the disk, inner sectors of platters gets occupied with data. That's when the problem starts.Without going into technical details, the issue here is not the drive. It is the PCB (Printed Circuit Board) that is installed in these external enclosures. This board regulates & provide power to the drive and in simple terms, there is not enough power for the disk to spin and for the head arm to extend far to reach inner sectors of the platter / platters... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , July 5, 2010

    Seagate Expansion: Couldn't stand it even for a day

    Last week, I purchased a Seagate Expansion 1.5TB drive. I had read the product reviews on Amazon, however it seemed respectable enough. Last Friday, the drive arrived. Upon initial set-up, I noticed that it seemed extremely loud. After copying some data to it as a test, it began to make a very loud clicking sound. I have worked with many hard drives, and the sound was out of the ordinary (and, dare I say, reminiscent of the old Iomega click of death).Upon calling Seagate, the technician warned me that the drive was probably in its death throes and to make sure I had a backup of anything on it. I put the product back in its box, and sent it back to Amazon, who issued a replacement.When the replacement arrived, all seemed well at first. It formatted just fine, and seemed quiet and elegant. Once I connected it to my primary machine and began to copy data, however, it began making a similar noise to the prior model. Though it showed no signs of failure,... 1/5 Chris H. (New Jersey, USA) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Seagate Expansion 1.5 TB USB 2.0 Desktop External Hard Drive ST315005EXA101-RK (Personal Computers) Last week, I purchased a Seagate Expansion 1.5TB drive. I had read the product reviews on Amazon, however it seemed respectable enough. Last Friday, the drive arrived. Upon initial set-up, I noticed that it seemed extremely loud. After copying some data to it as a test, it began to make a very loud clicking sound. I have worked with many hard drives, and the sound was out of the ordinary (and, dare I say, reminiscent of the old Iomega click of death).Upon calling Seagate, the technician warned me that the drive was probably in its death throes and to make sure I had a backup of anything on it. I put the product back in its box, and sent it back to Amazon, who issued a replacement.When the replacement arrived, all seemed well at first. It formatted just fine, and seemed quiet and elegant. Once I connected it to my primary machine and began to copy data, however, it began making a similar noise to the prior model. Though it showed no signs of failure,... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , October 20, 2009

    Clickety-Clack

    0 1/5 J. Bunte - See all my reviews, April 1, 2010
    List Price: $89.99
    Built-in power management ensures energy-efficient operation
    Simply drag-and-drop to save files
    USB 2.0 Interface
    Plug n¿ play with no software to install
    7200 RPM performance, 1TB
    1 Year Warranty


  • Seagate

    Seagate Expansion 1TB Portable External Hard Drive USB 3.0 (STBX1000100)

    Personal Computer (Seagate)

    Rating (94 reviews):
    (3.9/5)
    Seagate

    Bigger than described

    0 3/5 Kenji Sasaki - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Seagate Expansion 1TB Portable External Hard Drive USB 3.0 (STBX1000100) (Personal Computers) Seagate Expansion 1 TB USB 3.0 Portable External Hard Drive STBX1000100I'm giving it only 3 stars just because of the size, it's BIGGER than describedBought the "Case Logic Portable EVA Hard Drive Case QHDC-101 - Gray" that amazon suggested as "Frequently Bought Together" but it just doesn't fit!!! >:(If the hard drive were the size stated it would fit perfectlyWrong measures stated here4.8 x 3.2 x 0.6 inchesCorrect measures5 x 3.5 x 0.78 inchesOther than that, it works perfectly 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , September 15, 2012

    seagate expansion 1 tb hard drive

    0 1/5 Ava N. jackson (Oxford, MS United States) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Seagate Expansion 1TB Portable External Hard Drive USB 3.0 (STBX1000100) (Personal Computers) This hard drive only lasted about 30 days and crashed. I lost all my data and now can't return for full purchase price. Very disapointing product and customer service. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , September 20, 2012

    good enough for me, but screw all this proprietary software nonsense

    why don't hd manufacturers understand that we don't want your awful bloatware preinstalled on our shiny new hard drives. make it downloadable with an in-box voucher or something but STOP SHOVING IT DOWN OUR THROATS. it SUCKS and NOT EVERYBODY WANTS IT. so no 5 stars for you! if you don't want it, cancel all attempted install prompts, open up the drive when it pops up in the finder/windows explorer, and DELETE!with that bit of nastiness out of the way, this is a perfectly fine external drive. it works quietly for now, but that may change some with age. from my very unscientific gut sense, it's write speeds are comparable to my 1tb wd my passport. i will say the drive does not feel as solid as my passport. maybe it's because it's not packed quite as tightly as the passport (the passport is slightly smaller). a minor quibble to say the least. it won't be moving a whole lot as it's a backup to a backup so it doesn't have to be built like a tank.other than... 4/5 Alan Dingus (HOUSTON, TX, US) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Seagate Expansion 1TB Portable External Hard Drive USB 3.0 (STBX1000100) (Personal Computers) why don't hd manufacturers understand that we don't want your awful bloatware preinstalled on our shiny new hard drives. make it downloadable with an in-box voucher or something but STOP SHOVING IT DOWN OUR THROATS. it SUCKS and NOT EVERYBODY WANTS IT. so no 5 stars for you! if you don't want it, cancel all attempted install prompts, open up the drive when it pops up in the finder/windows explorer, and DELETE!with that bit of nastiness out of the way, this is a perfectly fine external drive. it works quietly for now, but that may change some with age. from my very unscientific gut sense, it's write speeds are comparable to my 1tb wd my passport. i will say the drive does not feel as solid as my passport. maybe it's because it's not packed quite as tightly as the passport (the passport is slightly smaller). a minor quibble to say the least. it won't be moving a whole lot as it's a backup to a backup so it doesn't have to be built like a tank.other than... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , September 28, 2012
    List Price: $89.99
    Drive is automatically recognized by Windows; no software instillation required
    USB 3.0 interface for extremely fast data transfer speeds (USB 2.0 compatible)
    Instantly add 1 TB of storage space to your computer
    USB powered, no AC adapter required
    Simple plug-and-play connectivity via USB cable


700-999 GB