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Seagate Expansion 2TB Portable External Hard Drive USB 3.0 (STEA2000400)
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- Easy and simple to use - plug it in and go
- Fast file transfers with SuperSpeed USB 3.0
- Compatible with USB 3.0 and USB 2.0
- Powered by USB port
- Drag and drop file saving for Windows, right out of the box.
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Expansion Portable External Hard Drive
Terabytes More Storage
Neatly organize and store all your files, without having to worry about running out of space.
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.
Storage to Go
Sometimes adding extra storage isn't enough; you may need to take your files with you. The Expansion Portable external drive is perfect to take on the go.
Ready to Use
With no software to install, the Expansion Portable drive is ready to use immediately. Simply attach the USB cable to your computer and you're ready to start 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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|Digital Storage Capacity||2 TB||2 TB||2 TB||2 TB||2 TB||2 TB|
|Hard Disk Description||Portable||Portable||1X2TB||Portable||Portable||Desktop|
|Hard-Drive Size||2 TB||2,000 GB||2 TB||2 TB||2 TB||2 TB|
|Hardware Connectivity||USB 3.0, USB 3.0||USB 3.0||USB 3.0||USB 3.0||USB 3.0, USB 3.0||USB 3.0, USB 3.0|
|Item Dimensions||0.6 x 4.8 x 3.2 in||3.21 x 4.33 x 0.85 in||3.2 x 4.4 x 0.82 in||2.99 x 4.47 x 0.48 in||3.15 x 4.61 x 0.58 in||4.65 x 7.07 x 1.48 in|
|Item Weight||6.4 ounces||0.54 lb||0.51 lb||4.8 ounces||4.8 ounces||2.06 lbs|
|Memory Storage Capacity||2 TB||2 TB||2 TB||2,000||2,000 GB||2 TB|
The Seagate Expansion portable drive provides extra storage for your ever-growing collection of files. Instantly add space for more files, consolidate all of your files to a single location, or free up space on your computer's internal drive to help improve performance. Setup is straightforward; simply plug in the included USB cable, and you are ready to go. The drive is automatically recognized by the Windows operating system, so there is no software to install or configure. Saving files is easy too–just drag-and-drop. Take advantage of the fast data transfer speeds with the USB 3.0 interface by connecting to a SuperSpeed USB 3.0 port. USB 3.0 is backwards compatible with USB 2.0 for additional system compatibility. System Requirements: Windows 7 or higher, SuperSpeed USB 3.0 port (required for USB 3.0 transfer speeds or backwards compatible with USB 2.0 ports at USB 2.0 transfer speeds, compatibility may vary depending on the user's hardware configuration and operating system). Box Contents: Seagate Expansion Drive, 18-inch USB 3.0 Cable, and Quick Start Guide.
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In my case - now that Nintendo Switch is coming - I wanted to download all digitally purchased games I have for Wii U and store them along with save games on one drive. Testing tech components is a hobby of mine and I've decided to go all in - purchasing 3 external HDD drives so I can test how they work and pick the best one. The drives I've tried out are:
WD 1TB Black My Passport Portable External Hard Drive - USB 3.0 - WDBYNN0010BBK-WESN
HGST Touro S 1TB 7200RPM High-Performance Portable Drive, Platinum (0S03694)
Seagate Expansion 1TB Portable External Hard Drive USB 3.0 (STEA1000400)
Now, on the Seagate drive I'm reviewing here - it's pretty solid HDD. Read/write statistics (90+MB/s) are great for the price. HGST (Hitachi) Touro beats it performance-wise but it's $30+ more expensive. What is more important are peripherals - HGST spins on 7200 rpm so it also draws more power. Which is quite important because of known problems with Wii U supplying enough power though it's USB ports. Y cable is a must for worry free operation regardless of which external drive you pick for your Wii U:
During normal usage I couldn't notice any difference between 3 HDDs on Wii U. Probable cause are 2.0 USB ports that are on Wii U - simply there is not enough throughput for performance differences to be visible.
The biggest issue I have with Seagate is historical fail rate. Few years ago Seagate drives had 15%+ fail rate which is catastrophic. I bought Seagate Central HDD in 2013 only to replace it a year later. That's also why I got WD and HGST to test - historically those brands have lower fail rates for their drives. HGST is way better than both Seagate and WD; but unfortunately you won't find it in stock here on Amazon as much as Seagate and WD. This is probably because WD owns HGST/Hitachi and wants to push WD as consumer brand.
In the end, my pick is WD 1TB Black My Passport. Looking at historic data, warranty info and number of 1 star reviews here on Amazon I felt more confident in storing data on that drive. Seagate HDD is solid pick and great value, but if for same amount of money you can get hard drive that has lower fail rate and better warranty - why wouldn't you buy it instead?
I avoid linking externally from Amazon because those often get edited out of review. But if you want more data - like historic fail rates, more testing info and answers to your questions, leave a comment on this review and I'll be glad to respond and help! And if this review helped you, please like it ;). Here are also answers to few questions that I see are often asked on this HDD:
* This drive will work as expansion storage for consoles. This includes Wii U, PS4, Xbox One. So will WD drive that I recommend.
* You can no longer use this HDD to replace PS4 internal hard drive. Seagate has removed internal SATA connection. I am somewhat confused why people were doing this. 7200 RPM laptop drives would be much better choice because of performance considerations. Like this one: https://www.amazon.com/Black-Performance-Mobile-Hard-Drive/dp/B01DOL05OC/ref=as_li_ss_tl?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1487707269&sr=1-3&keywords=wd+hard+drive+laptop&linkCode=ll1&tag=codeproject-20&linkId=c409c09ff004693c145d4790073d011e
* This drive is compatible with Mac OS X, backwards compatible with USB 2.0, etc. In a nutshell this is standard 2.5 inch (laptop) NTFS-formatted, 5400 RPM HDD with USB instead of SATA interface.
Please try a direct transfer from files on your PC to the Expansion drive to see if the slow performance is observed here. If so, try the drive on a different USB port directly on your computer after a reboot (make sure you use on a USB 3.0 port if available). Please also verify that the latest USB chipset drivers and Windows updates are installed for your system, as not having the latest drivers and updates can cause the symptoms described in your review. Please reference the following support article for more details:
To determine if there is a problem with the drive itself that is causing the slow performance, please try running our "SeaTools for Windows" diagnostics to determine the overall drive health:
If you have additional questions or concerns, please contact our support staff directly and we will be happy to assist further:
Both my MacBook and my iMac will not recognize the defective drive. It made noises like it was running for over 12 hours, then die. No sound now when plug in. Not readable by Disk Utility, not recognized by either computer. It was not subjected to any shock. It mostly sat on the desk as my back-up disk.
Will try to see if I can recover the data. It was my backup after all...used as "Time Machine".
Hopefully SEAGATE will replace or repair this. Not sure if Amazon will do anything to remedy this.
We apologize for the problem experienced with your Expansion 2TB Portable drive, as this is not typical or expected. We would like the opportunity to talk with you to determine the root cause and find an available solution. Our support service is available without charge by email and our warranty is usually much longer than the return period offered by the seller.
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