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Seagate 2TB Expansion Desktop External Hard Drive - USB 3.0

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3.7  out of 5 based on 42 reviews
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  • The Seagate Expansion desktop hard drive offers an easy-to-use solution when you need to instantly add storage to your computer and take files on the go
  • Drag and drop file saving right out of the box
  • Sleek designed storage solution for all your photos, music, videos and documents

Product details

Seagate 2TB Expansion Desktop External Hard Drive - USB 3.0

• The Seagate Expansion desktop hard drive offers an easy-to-use solution when you need to instantly add storage to your computer and take files on the go
• Drag and drop file saving right out of the box
• Sleek designed storage solution for all your photos, music, videos and documents
• Simply plug in the included power supply and USB cable
• Built in power management ensures energy efficient operation
• Seagate 2 TB Expansion Desktop Hard Drive STBV2000200

Installs in seconds.
Seagate 2 TB Expansion external hard drive features like these make it easy to start using this drive within seconds of removing it from the box:

Simply plug in the included power supply and USB cable
The hard drive is automatically recognized by Windows operating system—no software to install and nothing to configure
Drag and drop to save files to the Expansion external hard drive
Built-in power management automatically ensures energy-efficient operation

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 Seagate 2 TB Expansion desktop hard drive helps remedy this situation by enabling you to free up storage space on your computer's hard drive.
Specifications
Interface: USB 3.0
Capacity: 2 TB
Dimensions: 39.79 x 125.91 x 207.08 mm (HxWxL)
Weight (typical): 1.02Kg
System Requirements: Windows XP, Vista or Mac OSX 10.4.8 or higher
Inside the Box: External desktop hard drive
USB cable
Quick start guide
Power adapter

Reviews

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10 of 42 Reviews

  • Fantastic

    Works brilliantly, good speeds even on USB 2. I've just started using this on a NAS server, for streaming films ect to my phone and TV. This is perfect if you just need some extra storage space, or to put backups on. I would recommend this device.

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  • This is my third drive to fail

    When it worked, the drive was very slow to access for either read or write. Spin speed was only 5400 rpm, not 7200. This is the third one of these drives to fail with the 'click of death'! Though this one lasted longer than the other two (Four months). I should've learnt my lesson Will not be buying Seagate again, but i'm currently stuck with another replacement for the failed unit. Buy something else, or do not use to save crucial data on

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  • Beware of the disc format

    I have 4 of the 2TB version all brought at the same time. Three are formated with 512 block size and the 4th with 4096. The only problem is that if you use Windows backup it does not work with 4096 block size. It appears the block size is fixed at manufacture so yuo cannot resize or reformat this. The solution is that you have to use a different backup programme that you might need to buy. Also some drives are 5400 & some 7200 RPM but Seagate will not tell you which is which - it appears they use whatever drive is available to manufacture these.

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  • Super backup device that works very well. I was surprised it has no LED to let me know when it is active.

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  • Excellent HDD, I have several of them, reliable and well constructed. Well worth the money.

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  • Great Drive, at a great price, just plug in and away you go, thoroughly recommend.

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  • Ideal for backup, a good price and speedy delivery to replace old external backup disk which had packed up!

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  • I bought three in Dececember 2012. The second one stopped working about 5 hours after being switched on and has been returned for exchange. The other two are working fine.

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  • for FAT32 use, then download (fat32format.exe ) free from internet

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  • Very Happy, fast delivery. Goods great

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Questions

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  • Clive Jenner said:

    Will this Seagate Expansion desktop hard drive, be compatible with Windows versions 7 and 8? Regards Clive

    Yes the item in question does support use on those systems

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  • Reg said:

    Will this drive work with Windows 2000 Professional SP4?

    Yes the product does support that.

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  • martin said:

    can i hook this product to my usb slot on my television

    Unfortunately we are unable to guarantee compatibility with all TVs.

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  • Dominic McAfee said:

    Is this hard drive FAT32 or NTFS file format?

    These go out as NTFS.

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  • Alan said:

    Is this product compatible with Windows 7

    Yes the product does support that.

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  • Alan Ballagh said:

    Is this a single hard drive or two 1Tb drives stacked and does it have a noisy fan?

    This is a single 2Tb drive with no fan.

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  • dave said:

    will it work with usb 1.1

    It may work on USB 1.1 but is not recommended due to the drastic drop in performance (the unit is designed primarily for use on USB 2.0)

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  • James said:

    Is this product powered by mains or by usb?

    This is mains powered.

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  • David said:

    Will this need reformatting to work on a Mac?

    The item will need reformatting in order to operate correctly on a Mac. Seagate will be able to walk you through this via their freephone support number should you require assistance.

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A49JL Seagate 2TB Expansion Desktop External Hard Drive - USB 3.0 (1+) £59.99

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