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

by Seagate

List Price: CDN$ 69.99
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500 GB
  • Instantly add 500 GB of storage space to your computer
  • Simple plug-and-play connectivity via USB cable
  • USB powered, no AC adapter required
  • USB 3.0 interface for extremely fast data transfer speeds (USB 2.0 compatible)
  • Drive is automatically recognized by Windows; no software instillation required
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Product Details

Size Name: 500 GB
  • Product Dimensions: 12.2 x 8.1 x 1.5 cm ; 168 g
  • Shipping Weight: 454 g
  • Item model number: STBX500100
  • ASIN: B00834SJSK
  • Date first available at Amazon.ca: May 24 2012
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (65 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,814 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
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Product Description

Size Name: 500 GB

Amazon.ca Product Description

Easy, Reliable Add-on Storage

The Seagate Expansion Portable hard drive offers an easy-to-use solution when you need to instantly add storage to your computer and take files on the go. Featuring drag-and-drop file saving right out of the box, USB-powered capability, and fast data transfer with USB 3.0 connectivity, it's simple add-on storage that goes with you.

Seagate Expansion Portable Drive
Simply plug the included USB cable into your computer--no external power supply needed

30 Years Experience
Seagate has delivered proven, reliable storage solutions for more than 30 years
The Easy-To-Use Storage Solution

The Expansion portable hard drive installs easily by plugging in a single USB cord. You can start saving your digital files to this external hard drive within seconds of removing it from the box.

Seagate Expansion Portable Drive
Easily expand your computer's storage capacity

Seagate Expansion Portable Drive
Start saving your digital files within seconds of removing the Expansion Portable from the box
Instantly Adds Storage Capacity

Digital photos, video and music files can tax your computer's storage, causing performance to decline as its internal hard drive fills to capacity. The Expansion portable hard drive helps remedy this situation by enabling you to free up storage space on your computer's hard drive.

The Expansion portable hard drive comes in a range of capacities, from 320GB up to the 1.5TB model offering enough data storage for:

  • Up to 1,500 hours of digital video
  • Up to 362 2-hour DVD movies
  • Up to 480,000 digital photos
  • Up to 24,990 hours of digital music
Installs in Seconds

Seagate Expansion portable hard drive features like these make it incredibly easy to use this drive right from the box. Simply plug the included USB cable into your computer--no external power supply needed. The drive is automatically recognized by your Windows operating system; there's no software to install and nothing to configure. Drag and drop to save files to the Expansion portable drive. Built-in power management automatically ensures energy-efficient operation.

Trusted Seagate Quality and Support

Seagate has delivered proven, reliable storage solutions for more than 30 years. With more than one billion hard drives shipped, Seagate continues to stand behind its quality. Additionally, Seagate support is always available should you have questions or need assistance using your Expansion portable hard drive.

What's in the Box?

Seagate Expansion portable hard drive, USB 3.0 cable, quick start guide.

System Requirements

Compatible operating systems are Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP3 (32-bit and 64-bit).

Which Seagate Storage is Right for You?

Portable Storage & Backup Desktop Storage & Backup Mobile Storage Personal Cloud & Backup
Model Seagate Expansion Portable Drive Seagate Backup Plus Slim Portable Drive Seagate Backup Plus Fast Portable Drive Seagate Backup Plus Desktop Drive Seagate Wireless Plus Mobile Device Storage Seagate Central Personal Cloud Storage
Seagate Backup Plus Slim Portable Drive Seagate Backup Plus Slim Portable Drive Seagate Backup Plus Fast Portable Drive Seagate Backup Plus Desktop Drive Seagate Wireless Plus mobile device storage Seagate Central Personal Cloud Storage
Description Add on storage for Windows PCs Portable backup for computers and mobile device content Desktop capacity and performance in a bus powered portable form factor Backup for computers and mobile device content Wireless Storage for your tablets and smartphones Back-up all your computers and access from anywhere
Interface USB 3.0 USB 3.0 USB 3.0 USB 3.0 USB 3.0 Ethernet, USB 3.0
Capacities Offered 500GB - 1TB 500GB - 2TB 4TB 2TB - 4TB 1TB 2TB - 4TB
Colors Black Blue, Black, Red, Silver Black Black Grey Black
Seagate Dashboard X X X X
Network Connection X
Mobile Apps X X X X X
Portable Form Factor X X X X
PC + Mac Ready PC Only X X X X X

Product Description

Instantly add 500 GB of storage space to your computer Simple plug-and-play connectivity via USB cable USB powered, no AC adapter required USB 3.0 interface for extremely fast data transfer speeds (USB 2.0 compatible) Drive is automatically recognized by Windows; no software installation required

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5 stars
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By PRfectPeaches on Jan. 22 2013
Size Name: 500 GB Verified Purchase
Great price for a huge amount of storage space! Was shipped out and delivered the next day. This hard drive is extremely portable, it's so small I could carry it around in my pocket. It's extremely easy to use, just plug it in and your good to go and drag'n'drop any of your files into the device. Also the device is USB 3 and 2 compatible, which is handy for older computers. I would recommend this to anyone who's just looking for extra storage and nothing fancy. It doesn't heat up and comes with a 1 year limited warranty for defects. Which unless you are accident prone or are careless with what you do on your computer the 1 year limited warranty should be all you should really need.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Suzanne on Dec 1 2012
Size Name: 500 GB Verified Purchase
I just received this external hard drive... I had absolutely no problem connecting.. I just plugged it in my USB and was able to do backup instantly!!! since I am not very technical, I was afraid of running into difficulties but NO - it works fast and plenty of space for what I'm going to use it for...

also shipping was less than 3 days!!!!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Andy on Jan. 27 2013
Size Name: 500 GB Verified Purchase
This harddisk is perfect. It can plug and play without any problem with my Windows 8, and I receive it within a week. Awesome
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Big Al TOP 50 REVIEWER on July 15 2012
Size Name: 500 GB
This Seagate Expansion 500 GB Portable External Hard Drive STBX500100 runs on USB 3.0, which is a major improvement over the older 2.0 version, with transfer 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 Hard Drive is backward-compatible to USB 2.0, which is what I got in my HP desktop. 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 blue LED lights up when the connection is made. Power is drawn from the computer via the USB cable. No AC transformer or cord is necessary. The actual read/write speed of a hard drive is not the same as the USB transfer speed. I tested this hard drive with a software called DiskBench. The write speed of this Seagate Expansion drive ranges from 114 to 170 Megabytes/second and the read speed from 384 to 614 Megabytes/second, which are decent. This drive is highly portable, measuring 3-3/16" X 4-13/16" X 1/2" thick. The capacity at 500 GB is limited but it is ideal for travelers to carry selected data. I don't have USB 3.0, but I can see the logic of buying a USB 3.0 drive for a computer with USB 2.0, because USB 3.0 will be the standard in a few years. I can't speak to the drive's reliability, but I own two Seagate external hard drives and they have been very reliable.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By chester on March 19 2013
Size Name: 500 GB Verified Purchase
Works as expected.
Backed up data easily.
Good data transfer rate and easily portable.
Can be used with any lap top or desk top computer.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By happypooh on Jan. 14 2013
Size Name: 500 GB Verified Purchase
This external hard drive seems to be working well. It is still too early to say much. Setup is simple and quick.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Lina Moisan on Jan. 10 2013
Size Name: 500 GB Verified Purchase
I just bought this product because my personal computer hard drive was near full and I'm really satisfied about this product : it's small, fast and can be use with USB 2.0 or 3.0! If you want an external hard drive, I suggest you really consider this one!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Matt on Jan. 5 2013
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I bought the hard drive 1 month ago and for now it's perfect. Works good, don't overheat and the price is right!
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