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

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8 new from CDN$ 189.96
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 778 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #15,514 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 Questions & Answers

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: 4 TB Verified Purchase
Well worth it
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!
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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: 4 TB Verified Purchase
I have had this drive for a year and a half and it failed. (Would give it zero stars if that was an option.) Do your homework, Seagate has the highest failure rate of hard drives.
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.
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Size: 2 TB Verified Purchase
I purchased this item to use it as a storage device for pictures and very important data on my PC which I did not want to lose, however after a no more than a week the devices started to produce clicky noises and it wouldn't show up on my computer anymore when I connect it. After some research there have been people who have the same problem as me, the arm of the drive is not working anymore and it can't read the data on the disk. I'm very sad as I have lost countless pictures and past information, I'd love it if there was a way to somehow recover the data by fixing the arm somehow, if anyone has an idea I would be extremely happy!
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Size: 2 TB Verified Purchase
Used it as my local backup and it totally failed. I only noticed the first time I actually had to restore some data only to find there was no data anymore. I fully reformatted the drive and started doing backups again on it and I just noticed it failed again.
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Size: 3 TB Verified Purchase
I got this on sale and it was the best TB/$ possible at the time, for that I rate it high for excellent value. It has 732564594 sectors totaling 2,861,580.4MB, and due to differences in the interpretation of "TB", shows as 2.72 TB in Windows. It came pre-formatted as NTFS, and included a Seagate backup program, which I haven't tried. Copying files under USB 2 went about 30MB/s, though this varies by drivers and mainboard. It's barely warm to the touch and quite compact. There's a single blue light at the top rear which flickers due to disc activity. It comes with one USB3 cable (compatible with USB2), and a fairly small power brick (which still takes the space of 2 plugs on a power bar).
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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