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Seagate USB 3.0 1TB Expansion Portable Hard Drive

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About this product


  • 1TB capacity can store up to 7.75 hours of 4K video
  • Lightweight, compact design for easy portabililty
  • USB 3.0 (SuperSpeed) transfers data up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0

Product overview

  • 1TB portable hard drive gives you a large 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 5,400rpm
  • Perfect for storing all your valuable documents and pictures as a backup
  • USB powered and small enough to fit in your hand makes this a great portable drive
  • Manufacturer code: STEA1000400

What can I store on this hard drive?
This hard drive has 1TB (1,000GB) of storage, so you have plenty of space for your files. You can store up to 7.75 hours of 4K video at 30fps, 33 hours of 1080p video at 30fps, 250 two-hour DVD films, 320,000 digital photos or 16,300 hours of digital music.

Why should I choose a portable drive?
This portable drive is great if you are constantly on the move or you need a space saving design. As it’s powered by USB you can connect it to any computer or newer smart TV with a USB port.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Does exactly as it says on the box - plug into USB port and use the space for backing up all your files or transsferring large files to another computer
Date published: 2011-04-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Plug & play install via USB 2 without problems. For the price it is an excellent purchase being quite quick and proving easy to use.
Date published: 2013-05-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Does what it says on the box. Very quiet. Just plug it in and instant memory
Date published: 2011-06-17
Rated 1 out of 5 by from I have had two Seagate disks - this and a 3.5 - fail within a year necesitating low level recovery to recover data. The case does not even open cleanly, so is hard to reuse. Avoid - buy Maplins WD Passport instead.
Date published: 2013-06-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brilliant product. Easy to use and plenty of storage. Good service from Maplin, quick efficient delivery. I would definitely recommend this portable hard drive to anyone wanting to back up files quickly and easily.
Date published: 2012-12-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Fast efficient delivery service. I am not sure about is having clicked on software loaded on the portable drive I think my data is being loaded onto a web site storage facility? If it is I am not happy about it and wish this had been made clear so I was informed. Then I would have avoided this. Otherwise seems a good product.
Date published: 2012-03-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good service and nice to have this amount of storage. Thankyou.
Date published: 2013-07-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Arrived very quickly. Good packaging. Simple to install.
Date published: 2011-03-08
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Portable Hard Drive

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Package Contents:

1 x Seagate USB 3.0 1TB Expansion Portable Hard Drive




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Will this work on my LG smart TV. I want to be able to play movies off the HDD.

Asked by: Lindsey3530
Unfortunately we are unable to confirm whether your TV would accept the input of this device. I would recommend checking this with LG.
Answered by: Brad
Date published: 2018-02-01

Will this drive work with Windows XP?

Asked by: SteveV
This would work fine - Works with Windows Vista. Windows XP. or Mac OSX 10.4.8 or higher
Answered by: Brad
Date published: 2018-01-30

Can this external hard drive be used with a ps4

Asked by: Matris1982
Yes this will.
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2017-11-21

Can it be used on xbox 1?

Asked by: Brownie
Yes, this would be suitable.
Answered by: James
Date published: 2017-11-21

Can the lead from the USB3.0 expansion drive be connected direct to my laptop USB2.0 ports. If so will the use of different ports affect data transmission?

Asked by: billg
Yes, it can but when connected to a USB2 port it will only work at USB 2 speeds.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2017-10-12

A further question to my question below if I may; can you please confirm storage would be to this particular external hard drive only and not to another external website etc?  I do not wish for my personal folders etc to be stored externally on a website

Asked by: SAA1
This is an external backup/storage device, you copy files from your computer and store them on this drive. No external/offsite web storage is involved or even mentioned in the description of the product.
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2017-07-21

Good morning - I am running on an old Windows Vista operating system (machine is approx 8 years old).  I need to download all data on PC to an external hard drive before updating my current system - will this Seagate 1TB do the job?  thanks

Asked by: SAA1
As long as you have no more than 1TB of data to back up this will be fine, the software included may not work on Vista but the drive will be fine, so you would just need to manually backup the data rather than letting the software do it automatically.
Answered by: Russell
Date published: 2017-07-21

I recently bought this item. However, I run an iMac and was wondering whether there is a similar item specially formatted for mac?If so, I would like to exchange it.

Asked by: Judge
If the item has been opened exchange would not be an option you would just need to reformat it. Please see the link below https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT201909
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2017-05-08
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