Seagate Expansion Portable 1TB External Hard Drive HDD – USB 3.0 for PC Laptop (STEA1000400)

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Brand Seagate
Digital Storage Capacity 1 TB
Hardware Interface USB 3.0
Compatible Devices Laptop

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  • Easily store and access 1TB of content on the go with Seagate Expansion Portable hard drive
  • This external hard drive for Windows computers makes backup a snap—just drag-and-drop!
  • To get set up, connect the portable hard drive to your Windows computer for automatic recognition—no software required
  • This USB drive provides plug-and-play simplicity with the included 18-inch USB 3.0 cable
  • Enjoy long-term peace of mind with the included one-year limited warranty

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Seagate Expansion Portable
Seagate Expansion Portable

The More Space. The Merrier.

Windows computers tend to perform better when their internal drives aren’t filled to the brim. That’s why Expansion Portable is here to help. Transfer, backup, and give that desktop or laptop the space it needs. Fast USB connectivity and drag-and-drop style make the whole process a no brainer.

Seagate Expansion Portable
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Expansion Portable, 18-inch (45.72cm) USB 3.0 cable, Quick start guide


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Compatible Devices Laptop PC, mac, PS4, Xbox Windows Desktop Laptop
Digital Storage Capacity 1 TB 1 TB 2 TB 1 TB 2 TB 2 TB
File System NTFS NTFS NTFS
Hard Disk Description Portable Portable Fast transfer rates When connected to a USB 3.0 port, WD Elements portable storage delivers maximum performance for data transfers. Transfer a full-length HD movie in a fraction of the time it takes with USB 2.0. Performance may vary based on user's hardware and system configuration. USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 compatibility Works seamlessly with the latest USB 3.0 devices and is backward compatible with USB 2.0 devices as well. High capacity in a small enclosure The small, lightweight design offers high-capacity storage, making WD Elements portable storage the ideal companion for consumers who want to take their important files with them. Improve PC performance When your internal drive is almost full your PC slows down. Don't delete files. Free up space on your internal drive by transferring files to your WD Elements and get your PC moving again. WD quality inside and out We know your data is important to you. So we build the drive inside to our demanding requirements for durability, shock tolerance and long-term reliability. Then we protect the drive with a durable enclosure designed for style and protection. Formatted for Windows Formatted NTFS and compatible with Windows 10, 8.1 and 7. Reformatting required for other operating systems. Portable Portable Mechanical Hard Disk
Hard Disk Size 1.00 TB 1 TB 2000 GB 1.0 TB 2.0 TB 2 TB
Hardware Interface USB 3.0 USB 2.0, USB 3.0 USB 3.0 USB 3.0 USB 2.0 USB
Item Dimensions 3.15 x 4.61 x 0.58 inches 4.6 x 3.15 x 0.58 inches 4.35 x 3.23 x 0.59 inches 4.3 x 3.1 x 0.55 inches 4.22 x 2.95 x 0.44 inches 4.52 x 3.07 x 0.46 inches
Item Weight 6.40 ounces 6.72 ounces 4.66 ounces 5.28 ounces 4.23 ounces 4.59 ounces
Memory Storage Capacity 1 TB 1 TB 2000 GB 1 TB 2000 MB 2000 GB
Model Year 2015 2017 2018 2019 2019
Size 1TB 1TB 2TB 1TB 2TB 2TB

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Capacity:1TB  |  Style:Drive

Easily store and access 1TB of content on the go with Seagate Expansion Portable. Designed to work with Windows computers, this compact external hard drive makes backup a snap. Just drag-and-drop; To get set up, connect the portable hard drive to a computer for automatic recognition—no software required—and enjoy plug-and-play simplicity with the included 18-inch USB 3.0 cable.


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Capacity:1TB  |  Style:Drive

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Amazon.com Return Policy:You may return any new computer purchased from Amazon.com that is "dead on arrival," arrives in damaged condition, or is still in unopened boxes, for a full refund within 30 days of purchase. Amazon.com reserves the right to test "dead on arrival" returns and impose a customer fee equal to 15 percent of the product sales price if the customer misrepresents the condition of the product. Any returned computer that is damaged through customer misuse, is missing parts, or is in unsellable condition due to customer tampering will result in the customer being charged a higher restocking fee based on the condition of the product. Amazon.com will not accept returns of any desktop or notebook computer more than 30 days after you receive the shipment. New, used, and refurbished products purchased from Marketplace vendors are subject to the returns policy of the individual vendor.
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SookSook
5.0 out of 5 stars ALWAYS buy RETAIL packaged drives.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 11, 2019
Capacity: 4TBStyle: DriveVerified Purchase
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5.0 out of 5 stars ALWAYS buy RETAIL packaged drives.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 11, 2019
This review is for the 4TB Expansion Drive (with the 'diamond square cut' plastic case).

Great compact enclosures. I would suggest putting on some small rubber 'feet' on the base to lift it up and allow any heat to dissipate more freely. The HDD is easily powered by the supplied USB cable. I have had two other Seagate Expansion drives running for almost 4 years with no problems.
Please remember, just because these (or any other) portable HDD's are 'portable' doesn't mean that they should still be moved or knocked around too much. Always handle with care if you're carrying it from one location to another to prolong its longevity.

If you're purchasing this drive to use as the manufacturer intended (as an external USB HDD), then it gets 5/5 stars and you need read no further.
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If you're looking for a 2.5" HDD to use inside a laptop, in a Disk Array enclosure, inside a PS4, or other 'internal' device, then read on...
This 'Expansion' drive can easily be opened up to remove the actual Hard Drive inside.
And it's a far cheaper option than buying a bare 4tb 2.5" HDD.

I purchased two of these 4TB drives to use in a 2.5" RAID enclosure.
[Please Note: The 4TB HDD is 15mm thick. Lower capacities are variably thinner. Always check the max bay height of the device you are thinking of inserting the HDD into].

The HDD can be removed from it's plastic casing by gently prising away the top lid (which is clipped in). Some of the clips WILL break, but if you're careful, the plastic casing can still be clipped back together again and reused (if you need to). Once inside, gently lift up the drive (it's only slotted in place by 4 silicone screw covers), then slide out and peel off the sticky silver foil on the connector end. Make sure you peel off the foil on both sides of the drive. The USB/SATA connector can then be gently pulled off. You will also need to remove the 4 side holding screws to enable you to slot it in and secure it to your new bay location.

The end result is that you now have a Seagate Barracuda 4TB drive, exactly the same as you would if you bought a loose ('bare') Seagate drive. The main advantage being - that you've just saved about 30-50% of the cost compared to buying an identical "bare" internal 4TB Barracuda HDD on Amazon!

What are the disadvantages? You've likely voided the warranty.
BUT, before you shoot off elsewhere thinking the warranty factor is a deal-breaker, consider the following two points:

1) If you're buying a bare HDD (no matter what capacity) you should NOT be buying it off of Amazon if its being 'SOLD' or 'DISPATCHED' by Amazon - especially those that come without any retail packaging.
Hard Disk Drives are sensitive little things and don't take very well to being mishandled or knocked about. Amazon packaging staff DO NOT know how to handle or package Hard Drives - this is not some off-the-wall claim, BELIEVE me, it's highly substantiated! Despite Amazon having complaints on this subject stretching back over the last 8+ years, and despite always promising to correct things, Amazon are still today sending out hard drives in insufficient packaging.

The majority of Hard Disk Drive failures that people report and complain about were caused because of how they were handled before they got to you (not the manufacturer's fault) - and if you've purchased one that's been 'handled' by Amazon - you're playing a gambling game of roulette! By the time you receive that drive in your hands, it's possibly been rattled around more times than an ice cube inside a cocktail shaker. Is it really any wonder why you see so many 1 and 2 star reviews (irrespective of brand)?

2) A lot of bare Hard Disk Drives being sold on Amazon (especially those that are 'competitively priced') are actually sold without a manufacturers warranty anyway.
They were either imported from somewhere where the Warranty is not valid. If your drive doesn't fail on arrival (or shortly afterwards), you will never know this unless you attempt to register it. Or because they are surplus drives that were originally intended for use inside an external enclosure (such as these 'Expansion' ones being sold above) -there are actual reports and reviews that Seagate have informed customers of this fact.
And even if your drive does come with a warranty - if the drive fails, it's only going to cover an exchange. You will need to return the failed drive (most likely at your cost) and the warranty will not cover any data recovery. Meaning that essentially, once you send it back to get a replacement, you will never be getting the chance again to have your lost data back.
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My final advice is, be aware of the 'handling' risks in buying HDD's from Amazon. And if doing so, ALWAYS buy RETAIL packaged drives. REJECT EVERYTHING ELSE.

If you choose to accept this mission....then, good for you!.... This message will not self-destruct in 10 seconds...
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James Shillingford
1.0 out of 5 stars Broke after 3 months and lost all my files
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 13, 2018
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Maitiú
1.0 out of 5 stars 1/10 of a star if it were possible. Robbed!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 30, 2018
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Chris
1.0 out of 5 stars Failed after one month
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on July 28, 2018
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Suresh Babu
5.0 out of 5 stars It Has Got Some Space !
Reviewed in India on October 11, 2018
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