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(OLD MODEL) Seagate Expansion STBX2000401 2TB 2.5-Inch USB 3.0 Portable External Hard Drive
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- Fast file transfers with USB 3.0
- Compatible with USB 3.0 and USB 2.0
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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.
Seagate Expansion Portable Drive 2TB, 5400RPM, USB 3.0, comes with 18 USB 3.0 cable, Power Adapter.
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Will it fit? Yes, it fits quite nicely. It is noticeably thicker than the default HGST drive, most likely because the HGST has a two-platter 500gb drive, while the Seagate has a three-platter 2gb drive. However, there is still plenty of breathing room in the drive caddy once it goes in, the set screw holes line up, and the connectors slide into place just fine. The drive was recognized right away and after going through the installation process, showed 1767 gb of free space.
This makes me very happy. With only five boxed games installed (Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition, The Last of Us Remastered, Wolfenstein: The New Order, Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition and Franchise Title: Game Subtitle), a handful of PSN digital games, and two movies from today's flash sale, I have over 200gb of hard drive space filled already. This would be about half the usable space on the default drive, but still leaves me with 1.5tb to play around with, and with 2-3 games a month just from PS+, I'd have been deleting things by next spring if I had started with the less than 400
A note on hard drive space (math to come): Manufacturers use decimal notation to measure size, while computers use binary. The listed size is 2tb, meaning in decimal, 2 trillion bytes (2,000,000,000,000). When the OS looks at the drive, it defines 2^40 (1.1 trillion bytes) as a terabyte. This means that, as the OS measures it, the drive starts with 1863gb (2*10^12/10^30) when empty, before anything is put on it. That's roughly 100gb reserved for the system itself. This is a remarkably small footprint for a system this complex. Most of the difference is due to decimal vs. binary notation. That 1767gb that you have available is 1897 million bytes. You're only losing ~100gb to system software and reserved space.
Your PS4, Xbox One, laptop, desktop, and every other electronic device in the world measures size and bandwidth in binary. It's only hardware manufacturers who use decimal. In other words, there's a 100gb used by system software, and 133 by deceptive marketing.
If you were careful and lucky with the disassembly of the enclosure, you can put the default PS4 drive into the enclosure, reformat it to NTSF, and you'll have a nice bonus in the form of a 500gb (actual size - 465gb) USB drive.
Cost is fair
Easy start up and use
comes with USB wire
Broken if dropped form high height and hard surface
doesnt come in Matte leopard print
First impressions of the drive:
It arrived(rather oddly) in a large manila envelope. Upon opening it, I found the drive encased in a modest box. Inside, the drive is protected by two contoured bits of cardboard packing material. Along with the main attraction, enclosed is all the paperwork you would expect; a short instruction booklet and the warranty terms. Also included is a USB 3.0 cable, which is a bit short for my purposes(Though I can still easily place it on top of my mid-ATX size tower). The cable itself is around 1-2 ft in length, which is something to keep in mind if versatility is important to you(After a quick search, it appears a 6ft(1.8m) cable can be purchased from AmazonBasics for $5.99 with free shipping on orders of $35).
Using the drive:
I immediately pulled the drive out of it's box and plugged it straight into one of the two USB 3.0 ports on the back of my computer. Ubuntu Linux recognized it automatically, as does Windows. Included on the drive is a program to register the product with Seagate, along with a 1.06 MB PDF copy of the warranty. The drive works flawlessly, and simple drag-and-drop file movements achieve speeds of 45 mb/sec on average.
Sturdy construction, doesn't feel cheap at all
USB 3.0 capability
High transfer speeds
Due to hard drive manufactures using the '1000' system of measuring data(1000 bytes, 1000 kb, 1000 mb, you get the idea), and computers using the '1024' system(1024 b, 1024 kb, 1024 mb), the drive shows as a 1.81 TB device. Still alright, but that's a good 190 GB lost. Something to keep in mind.
5400 RPM: Though this is fairly standard with external drives of this type, 7200 would be great. Not that much of a con.
I would give this drive a 5/5 rating, but the cable is a large nuisance when Seagate could have easily included a longer one. I wouldn't mind an extra few bucks added to the already low price for a longer cable.