Seagate 5TB USB 3.0 Expansion Desktop External Hard Drive

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About this product


Product overview

• 5TB 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: STEB5000200

What can I store on this hard drive?
This hard drive has 5TB (5,000GB) of storage, so you have plenty of space for your files. You can store up to 38.75 hours of 4K video at 30 fps, 165 hours of 1080p video at 30 fps, 1,250 two-hour DVD films, 1.6 million digital photos or 83,300 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.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice design, easy to set up. As a professional photographer I back up all my photos and also do a backup up of the backup. I had a 1.5 TB drive that crashed on me so needed to back up the backup of that drive. My first backup is on a NAS server. I have been using this 5TB external drive for a few weeks now and it works well. It's pretty quiet, has a blue LED on the top which is usefull to indicate when it's on, and it sits well balanced on a flat surface with it's four small rubber feet. USB 3 cabling and power supply are good. I haven't tried it on USB 3 yet but USB 2 goes well. It didn't require formatting before using so is ready to go immediately. One thing that would be nice is an on on/off switch actually on the drive itself but that's being really pernickety. I hope it will give me quite a few years of service.Looking forward to checking the read/write speed on USB 3. I will prob get another one as I have a lot of pics to backup. :)
Date published: 2017-02-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Perfect in every way 10 out of 10 V.G. Tick!! This is the perfect accessory.....
Date published: 2016-11-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Perfect for my needs. Quick delivery, good packaging. Perfect item.
Date published: 2016-11-24
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3.5 inch



Desktop External Hard Drive

Does this drive support windows XP SP3 32 bit

Asked by: gusm
Unfortunately, we are unable to guarantee full compatibility for this item with XP as even Microsoft do not offer support for the OS anymore and items are not tested on it.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2017-04-21

Will this work on a PlayStation 4

Asked by: Ivar98
Yes, with the Playstation 4's latest update.
Answered by: Dale
Date published: 2017-04-19

Will this be compatable with my philips 49 pus6041smarf tv for recording programs The tv hasnt recording ability

Asked by: Bigone1
Unfortunately i am sorry but the item in question doesn't support use in you intended application.
Answered by: darren cordon
Date published: 2017-03-26

Will this work with Raspberry Pi?

Asked by: paulhants
In the correct circumstances and with the correct set up yes as it's simply a USB hard drive, but it may not work out of the box setup and configuration may be needed.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2017-01-05

Will the drive work on a Linux based system?

Asked by: Neil
Probably but this is not listed, but you may need to format it.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2017-01-03

How long is the supplied USB cable for this device?

Asked by: BigAl73
These are generally 0.75 meters in length.
Answered by: Darren
Date published: 2016-12-31

is this stackable? i intend to by 2

Asked by: seba
Yes, I am pleased to advise the item will support this use.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2016-12-20

Does the drive spin down when not in use so power is managed better?

Asked by: Iand
This will depend on pc settings.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2016-11-27
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