- 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: 778 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #15,514 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
Seagate Expansion 2TB Desktop External Hard Drive USB 3.0 (STBV2000100)
- 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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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.
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.
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.
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|
|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|
|Portable Form Factor||X||X||X||X|
|PC + Mac Ready||PC Only||X||X||X||X||X|
From the Manufacturer
Expansion Desktop External Hard Drive
Terabytes More Storage
Instantly add terabytes of extra storage space without compromising system performance.
Plug and Play
With no software to install, you'll find installation has never been easier. Just plug it in and go.
Fast File Transfers
Works with USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 to deliver fast transfer speeds.
Add Space Immediately
Instantly add extra storage space without compromising performance with Seagate Expansion.
Ready to Use
The Expansion Desktop is ready to use, no need to install software. Simply attach the USB cable to your computer and plug in the power supply. Your computer automatically recognizes the new drive, and you can begin sending files.
USB 3.0 and 2.0 Compatible
Works with USB 3.0 to provide ultra-fast transfer speeds as well as USB 2.0, so you don't have to worry about hardware compatibility issues.
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Top Customer Reviews
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.
For any Xbox One users
Super easy to formant it to store all future downloads
And once the xbox is off the storage unit will be off too!
Plug the drive in the blue light goes on and it shuts itself off in a couple of minutes. Tried on multiple computers and not recognized.
Seagate hard drives exhibit surprisingly high failures rates in reliability test, Hitachi leads the pack
By Austin McIntire @austinmcintire · Jan 22, 2014 · Hot! 77
Backblaze, the makers of a cloud-based online backup service, has released the results of a hard drive reliability test for three leading manufacturers. The findings indicate two winners and one clear loser.
In terms of annual failure rates, Seagate led the way with, on average, almost 14% of their 1.5 terabyte drives failing within the first year. The failure rates of Seagate's 3TB and 4TB drives, while lower, still led all other manufacturers. A failure, according to Backblaze, constitutes having to replace a drive in a server pod.
While Western Digital followed closely behind, Hitachi drives still demonstrated a clear advantage with a lower than 2% percentage failure rate across their 2, 3, and 4TB offerings.
The results of the test are based on a wide range of models from all manufacturers, but Backblaze singled out the Seagate Barracuda Green 1.5TB drive as a particularly poor performer, exhibiting only an average age of 0.8 years.
In terms of the 36 month survival rate for each manufacturer, the order of results remained largely the same.Read more ›
I would recommend having virus software installed before connecting, as I have found files on sealed components before (apparently someone at the factory had experimented with installing linux on one of the spare USB sticks lying around, which ended up getting sold). There are vents in the bottom and there are 4 legs only 1-2mm high to let air through the vents. It's quiet when seeking but with a high pitched metallic sound, indicating a quick seek rate. The drive is a 7200.14, with 64MB of cache and 7200RPM. There are no obvious screws unless they are under the legs. It is cheaper to buy this then take out the drive and use inside your desktop.
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Ordered two of these for use with the XBox One system. Works like a dream :DPublished 1 month ago by Rychan