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Seagate 2TB Expansion Desktop External Hard Drive - USB 3.0

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3.6  out of 5 based on 40 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 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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  • 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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  • Great priced drive and is nice and quiet most of the time - however the speed is disappointing. I am using this on a Mac Mini, so I needed to reformat the drive to Mac OSX Journaled. The drive mounts quickly, but there is a slight 'tick, tick' noise as it spins to speed and when it writes/reads. I use the Mac Mini to play AVI and MP4 files through the to 32" Television and I must say that I have been disappointed regarding the read speeds - there are often times when the film has frozen for a fraction of a second - maybe half a second as the drive tries to keep up with the data transfer. I had a couple of other external drives before of lesser capacity, and did not come across this problem. So I think I will be using this disk as a backup device rather than an movie storage/playing device. For the price - excellent value for storage, but don't expect lightning quick transfer times.

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  • Really loud compared to other drives and being returned. No doubt is fine for backup use if it's usually disconnected, but I'd not recommend it if you're going to leave it plugged in. It's certainly no good for connection to a media player :-(

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  • Not the fastest drive in use, but certainly the best value. Continuous reading and writing is pretty impressive, it's just the seek times. We're talking milliseconds here, so unless you're writing a large quantity of very small files, then you probably won't notice. Tweaking the Windows USB cache helps immensely. Overall great value for money.

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  • Very fast delivery ,a very good neat product, easy to use, plug and play!.

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  • I have bought this as a gift for my husband for Christmas and I am sure he will be delighted with it. The communication from Maplin was excellent and the hard drive was quickly despatched. It was very well packaged. There was a delay in my receiving the package, but that was entirely due to the adverse weather conditions. I shall certainly be a customer who returns to Maplin as I am very impressed with the service.

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  • It suited my requirements to the highest standards. Easy to file from PC to external drive. It was so easy to plug in the USB and get going.

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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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  • 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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  • mr Calypole said:

    Is the disk formatted as FAT32 or NTFS?

    This is NTFS format.

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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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Bulk Prices

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A49JL Seagate 2TB Expansion Desktop External Hard Drive - USB 3.0 (1+) £69.99

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