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Seagate 4TB USB 3.0 Expansion Desktop External Hard Drive

Code: A39LU

Seagate 4TB USB 3.0 Expansion Desktop External Hard Drive is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 7.
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  • 4TB desktop hard drive gives you a huge storage capacity for all your documents, pictures and videos
  • USB 3.0 (SuperSpeed) connections can transfer up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0, while the drive spins at 5,900rpm
  • Perfect for storing all your valuable documents and pictures as a backup

Product details

Seagate 4TB USB 3.0 Expansion Desktop External Hard Drive

• 4TB desktop hard drive gives you a huge storage capacity for all your documents, pictures and videos
• USB 3.0 (SuperSpeed) connections can transfer up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0, while the drive spins at 5,900rpm
• Perfect for storing all your valuable documents and pictures as a backup
• Manufacturer Code: STEB4000200

What can I store on this hard drive?
This hard drive has 4TB (4,000GB) of storage, so you have plenty of space for your files. You can store up to 31 hours of 4K video at 30 fps, 132 hours of 1080p video at 30 fps, 1,000 two-hour DVD films, 1.28 million digital photos or 66,400 hours of digital music.

What difference does USB 3.0 make?
USB 3.0, when plugged into a USB 3.0 socket, can transfer data up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0. However, this doesn’t mean you can’t use it with USB 2.0. This hard drive is backwards compatible, meaning you are able to use it with USB 2.0, without the need to update your computer. This means you spend less time waiting to ensure your documents, pictures and videos are safely stored on your external hard drive.

Features
Dimensions 176 mm x 121 mm x 37 mm
Connection Type USB 3.0
Capacity 4 TB
Powered by Mains
Colour Black
Backup Options N/A
Compatibility Windows, Mac - with formatting
Drive Form Factor 3.5 Inch
Data Transfer Speed Manufacturer Not Specified
Drive Spin Speed 5900 rpm
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Hard to set up Advertised as a 4 terra bite disk. BUT when you connect to a Windows PCs and follow instructions given shows up as 2 Tb. Lots of Internet research shows this is common to all big disks. You have to go through a complex Windows work around to get it to format as 4Tb. Sea gate should have mentioned this in the instructions as EVERYONE using a PC will have this issue !!!!
Date published: 2016-08-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very good, easy to use purchased a while ago, very simple to use. Does what I want.
Date published: 2016-08-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super Storage I have been using Seagate drives for nearly 30 years and will continue to do so as I've never had any problems with their reliability. I currently have 7 of their external drives attached to my 2 laptops. I will soon be replacing some of the older 2Tb drives as I just seem to run out of storage space so quickly :-)
Date published: 2016-08-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loads of storage. Purchased this to provide back up. Easy set up and great value especially for all my video requirements converting all my old analogue videos to digital. Very pleased with the capacity.
Date published: 2016-08-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Does what I wanted it for Bought this as it has a drive speed of 7200rpm which I needed for recording 16 24bit audio tracks simultaneously from a mixing desk. formatted 2TB to FAT32 and works just fine
Date published: 2016-10-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Does exactly what it says Bought this as I needed more space for my PC and it was so easy to install and start using and my PC has been freed up.
Date published: 2016-11-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product! Brought for backing up my files, very happy with this product. Works on both USB version 2 and 3.
Date published: 2017-02-23
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Does the disc have to lie flat or can it be used upright as shown in the picture?

Asked by: mmac
Yet no image shows feet on a large surface, as if for laid flat. There are only feet shown on the 'upright' image.
Answered by: LeoK
Date published: 2017-04-24

Is this a simple plug and play device? And can you just drag and drop files onto this in Windows File Explorer?

Asked by: Suegriff26
Yes, this would be suitable for your needs.
Answered by: James
Date published: 2017-03-19

is it for mac

Asked by: peter
Compatibility - Windows, Mac - with formatting
Answered by: James
Date published: 2017-03-19

will usb 3.0 work on any desktop

Asked by: Tone
USB 3.0 is backwards compatible meaning this will work in both USB 1 and 2 ports however you will only reach the transfer speeds of the port you are plugging this into.
Answered by: James
Date published: 2017-02-28

Hi, is this compatible with a mac? Thanks

Asked by: Matt
This would be compatible with a Mac system, however the drive will require formatting to either FAT32 or a MacOS format before it will be fully operational.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2017-01-20

I have just bought the 4TB and my Windows computer just does not show it in Explorer, what am I doing wrong, its driving me nuts.

Asked by: Picklesmum
This service is for frequently asked questions and does not allow two way communication, In order for us to best assist you with your technical issue please contact us on the details below: 0333 400 9500 or email technical@maplin.co.uk
Answered by: James
Date published: 2017-01-08

How long does it take to record 12Hour DVD 

Asked by: Jacko
This does not record , it saves files to the hard drive.
Answered by: Darren
Date published: 2016-12-03

I contacted Elgato on whether I could use an external hard drive to directly export captures to. They said I could but it was, "not recommend" due to how interruption may occur. Is this a failry reliable option? Thanks

Asked by: LJAM
Unfortunately we are unable to guarantee full compatibility for this item.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2016-11-28
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A39LU Seagate 4TB USB 3.0 Expansion Desktop External Hard Drive (1+) £109.99

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