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

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2 TB
  • Instantly add 2 TB of storage space to your computer
  • Simple plug-and-play connectivity via USB cable
  • Power supply and USB 3.0 cable included
  • USB 3.0 interface for extremely fast data transfer speeds (USB 2.0 compatible)
  • Drive is automatically recognized by Windows; no software installation required

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Product Details

Size : 2 TB
  • Product Dimensions: 18 x 11.8 x 3.8 cm ; 934 g
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 Kg
  • Item model number: STBV2000100
  • ASIN: B00834SJS0
  • Date first available at Amazon.ca: May 24 2012
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 783 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #18,841 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
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Product Description

Size :2 TB

Easy, Reliable Add-on Storage

The Seagate Expansion External 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 and USB 2.0 connectivity, it's simple, reliable add-on storage.

Seagate Expansion External Hard Drive
Installs in seconds with the included power supply and USB cable

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

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

Seagate Expansion External Hard Drive
Quickly and easily free up storage space on your computer's hard drive

Seagate Expansion External Hard Drive
Featuring drag-and-drop file saving right out of 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 External hard drive helps remedy this situation by enabling you to free up storage space on your computer's hard drive.

The Expansion External hard drive comes in a range of capacities, from 500GB up to the 3TB model offering enough data storage for:

  • Up to 3,000 hours of digital video
  • Up to 750 2-hour DVD movies
  • Up to 960,000 digital photos
  • Up to 49,980 hours of digital music
Installs in Seconds

Seagate Expansion External hard drive features like these make it incredibly easy to use this drive right from the box. Simply plug in the power supply, then plug in the included USB cable into your computer. 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 External 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 External hard drive.

What's in the Box?

Seagate Expansion External hard drive, USB 3.0 cable, power adapter, 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


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Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

Size: 3 TB
Purchased this product just about a week ago to take the media storage load off of our main desktop's shoulders. We're a mixed OS household with multiple Apple OSX installations, Windows and even a Linux media box. This drive's application is simply for media (photos, video and music) archiving.

We chose the Seagate drive after having mixed experiences with a variety of brands. Over the years Seagate has been one of the most reliable names from our personal experience. Failure of ANY hard drive is always a possibility, so that reality is part of our data preservation contingency plan ;-)

Out of the box the only thing we had to do was to re-format the drive to be more accommodating with our OSX installation. No problem, took minutes to complete using Disk Utility. We've since run it through it's writing paces with nearly 1TB of data written. It's wired to our iMac through the USB2.0 port, and writes fast enough. 1GB of data takes just under a minute to write. It's very quiet, and even touching the drive while it's spinning fast, your can barely feel any vibration (unlike some drives we have that make the entire desktop vibrate). The unit does gather some heat like all drives do, and the underside venting seems adequate. It never got too hot to touch the case. We've been through several start-up and shut down sequences with this drive attached already. Nothing to note in that department.

The real test of any drive will be it's longevity through many accesses over time. So far this drive is meeting my expectations, though not yet exceeding them.
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Size: 2 TB Verified Purchase
Loved this drive until it died in a catastrophic failure barely 2 years in. Cost me over a grand to try and save less than half my files. My data recovery guy said don't go Seagate if you can help it. Go Western Digital -- get a Passport. So far that advice is doing me in good stead.

It's a shame though because it was a good, fast drive.... for the 23 months that it worked.
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Size: 3 TB Verified Purchase
In what business world does it make sense to charge substantially more money for a bare bones product over the deluxe model? It doesn't so why then are bare hard drives so much more expensive than enclosed external hard drives?

My needs are for eleven, yes 11! 3TB (three Terabyte) hard drives at a MINIMUM. I should ideally purchase 15 (fifteen) three terabyte hard drives for my own personal needs and EIGHT 3 Terabyte hard drives for family members. That means buying bare hard drives instead of enclosed models could cost me an extra $1000 dollars worst case.

So, I'm going to buy, and have been buying these enclosed hard drives, discarding the housing and using the bare hard drives in my various NAS units.

While I'm at it, why does Amazon limit the quantities of enclosed hard drives to 4 when Amazon sells devices that require as many as 8-9 hard drives? That doesn't make any business sense. Both scenarios,

One last thing, the hard drives are great with or without the housing. In the housing they get hot, far too hot if you stack them but Seagate didn't see fit to allow them to rest on edge like Western Digital does with their enclosed drives. If you have limited desk space buy the Western Digitals. If not, buy whichever is cheaper on shopping day.
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Size: 2 TB Verified Purchase
Great External Hard Drive , really easy to use and to setup with my Xbox One. The HDD is recognized right away by the system and the setup takes 2 mins.Now, I gotta say that i see no difference between the speed between loading a game on xbox internal HDD versus the External one, In fact the loading seems faster on the external drive. Finally, when you come to switch a game from your internal to your external HDD, the process takes about 7-10 mins ( for Battlefield 4 60gig)..so yeah its pretty fast
pros:
-Very Silent Drive
-Seagate quality(will last long)
-Nice look

The only con is that the hard drive has 1.8 TB free space right out of the box but again, that's standard for ANY hard drive out there

Would re-buy anytime for extra PC space or for my gaming needs
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Size: 2 TB Verified Purchase
This product was purchased based on a misunderstanding. I thought the main USB port would be also the power supply line. But upon delivery I found out that the power adapter and cord are separate. I should have read the product info more carefully, so its all my own fault.

But from storage point of view, it does what it says. Have not had any problems with it yet and I anticipate it could work fine for many more years to come.
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Size: 4 TB Verified Purchase
It's fantastic as a drive, and even better once you grab the free software found online on the official website. Great for back-ups. It saved me when my main drive died a few months ago. Ran the back-up on a new main drive, and about 5 hours later it was like nothing was ever wrong.
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Size: 3 TB Verified Purchase
Standard desktop EHDD with USB 3.0. Once in awhile if I leave it connected to my Mac it doesn't get detected on wake up. It hasn't failed so far but there were a few close calls when I dropped it, another time it wouldn't wake up unless I unplugged it and rebooted my Mac a few times, that was when I decided I needed a another desktop EHDD as a backup. I've since moved on to portable drives instead.
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