Seagate Expansion Desktop 2TB External Hard Drive
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Seagate Expansion Desktop 2TB External Hard Drive

by Seagate
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Product Features

  • Can be installed in seconds
  • More storage for your computer

Product Description

From the Manufacturer

Quickly and easily free up storage space on your computer's hard drive
Installs in seconds with the included power supply and USB cable
Featuring drag-and-drop file saving right out of the box
Seagate has delivered proven, reliable storage solutions for more than 30 years
Easy, Reliable Add-on Storage

The Seagate Expansion External hard drive offers an easy-to-use solution when you need to instantly add storage to your computer and take files on the go. Featuring drag-and-drop file saving right out of the box, USB-powered capability, and fast data transfer with USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 connectivity, it's simple, reliable add-on storage.

The Easy-To-Use Storage Solution
The Expansion external hard drive installs easily by plugging in two cords. You can start saving your digital files to this hard drive within seconds of removing it from the box.

Instantly Adds Storage Capacity

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 Expansion External hard drive helps remedy this situation by enabling you to free up storage space on your computer's hard drive.

The Expansion External hard drive comes in a range of capacities, from 500GB up to the 3TB model offering enough data storage for:

  • Up to 3,000 hours of digital video
  • Up to 750 2-hour DVD movies
  • Up to 960,000 digital photos
  • Up to 49,980 hours of digital music

Installs in Seconds

Seagate Expansion External hard drive features like these make it incredibly easy to use this drive right from the box. Simply plug in the power supply, then plug in the included USB cable into your computer. The drive is automatically recognized by your Windows operating system; there's no software to install and nothing to configure. Drag and drop to save files to the Expansion External drive. Built-in power management automatically ensures energy-efficient operation.

Trusted Seagate Quality and Support

Seagate has delivered proven, reliable storage solutions for more than 30 years. With more than one billion hard drives shipped, Seagate continues to stand behind its quality. Additionally, Seagate support is always available should you have questions or need assistance using your Expansion External hard drive.

Product Description

Install and Store Instantly

Connect your computers and laptops with this Seagate Expansion Desktop 2 TB external hard drive and expand their storage. It is easy to install as it does not require additional software or configuration and is identified by the Windows operating system. Just plug the USB cord of this hard drive to a host device and start saving your data with ease. Instantly store, as it does not need formatting. Being compatible with USB v3.0 and USB v2.0, you can easily connect this Seagate Expansion 2 TB external hard drive with Windows laptops and computers anywhere and anytime.

Easy Storage

Allow your laptop to work smoothly by storing excess data in this Seagate expansion hard drive. Easily save small and large files such as software, photos, movies, games and other applications on this 2 TB hard disk. With its drag and drop system, storage is easy and convenient on this Seagate Expansion hard drive. This 2 TB Seagate Expansion desktop hard drive supports USB v3.0 that allows data transfers at a blazing speed. You can also use this Seagate expansion hard drive to backup your important documents and secure them effectively.

  • Capacity: 2 TB
  • Interface: USB v2.0 and USB v3.0
  • System Requirement: Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP3 32 bit and 64 bit operating system
  • Width: 81.1 mm
  • Length: 179.5 mm
  • Weight: 0.94kg

Product Information

Technical Details
SeriesExpansion Desktop
Item Height18 Centimeters
Item Width38 Millimeters
Item Weight939 g
Product Dimensions11.8 x 3.8 x 18 cm
Item model numberSTBV2000300
Hard Drive Size2048 GB
Hard Drive InterfaceUSB 3.0
Power SourceRequires Power Source
Included ComponentsSeagate Expansion drive, 18 inch USB 3.0 cable, Quick start guide, 3-year limited warranty (APAC)
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank #166 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Date First Available25 May 2013
Warranty & Support
Warranty Details: 3 years limited warranty

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Efficient service and Decent performance so far 9 June 2014
Size Name:2TB|Verified Purchase
Firstly i would like to appreciate Amazon for their competitive pricing and prompt delivery (received it within 3 days of online purchase)
I bought this hard drive with the intention of making it a backup drive for both my Windows and Macintosh laptops. From the description of the dimensions and the need for external power, it becomes quite obvious that it is Not meant to be portable.

1. 2 TB is a lot of space (especially when it is made available at a reasonable rate)
2. The matte finish renders the surface relatively resistant to scratches (even though none is entirely scratch proof)
3. There is hardly any noise during operation
4. No overheating observed so far
5. Data transfer: This EDD has USB v3 which is backwards compatible with USB 2 as well. Owing to the need for dual platform compatibility, I formatted the above drive (natively formatted in NTFS), to ExFAT, This, i believe, slowed the data transfer down a little bit. (the max observed was 18 to 18.5 MBps on the laptop running Windows 7; probably a little faster on the Mac). At this point I would also like to mention that like most PCs and laptops, mine too had USB 2 ports, and the full potential of the transfer speed would only be achieved if both the drive and the USB port on the machine were USB 3 (akin to a 32 bit program installed on a 64 bit OS)
I had transferred almost 1 TB of data from my other smaller EDDs, and not encountered lags or glitches in the process.

1. The need for external power. Well, this is especially a problem for me (being in Cochin which is home to load shedding and frequent power failure)

Overall, I think this is a good investment as far as space, performance and pricing are concerned :-)
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70 of 76 people found the following review helpful
Size Name:2TB|Verified Purchase
I was looking for a Portable External Hard Drive & the Technical Details clearly says (still) "Power Source: NO" (This is in spite of the complaint I have logged with both Amoazon & GagetsGuru).

It was more embarrassing for me because I ordered this as Gift for my Brother. Now he has a Hard Drive which is not fit for his requirement & he end up purchasing a portable one on his own. - Waste of My time and money!!! And waste of the effort I took following up with both Amazon & GagetsGuru customer care.

Worst Part:
1. GagetsGuru tells me that "on Seagate’s website the itemID associated with this part, here on Amazon website, says it is Not Portable & will come with External Power Source". Are we supposed to tally the technical specs given on Amazon site with those of the products actual website every time we order from Amazon!!!! Most uses might not even know about each product having its unique ItemID which can be checked on product's actual website.
2. Both Amazon & GagetsGuru Customer Care does not give any Complaint-ID which can be traced back to tell how many times I called up and checked with them, & what was told to me each of the last times I interacted with customer care. Every time I have to reiterate all the steps I have taken up so far & what has been told to me.

Now I am fed up with CustomerCare & have told my brother to sell it off at some local store to get whatever money he can in return for the new but open-box product.

It simply comes down to luck. If you get exactly what you were looking for - Good for you. If not, then you are in soup, because CustomerCare sucks big time.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Size Name:2TB|Verified Purchase
The Item feels solid and the brand name says it all. It is wired and not portable in that sense. Feels kind o' chunky though compact physically. Though referred to as a 2 GB unit, actual space is 1.81 GB. But all said and done, it stands out as a great value for money and in my personal opinion an astute buy. The only minor gripe would be the time taken for copying from the internal Hard disk while being latched onto a USB 2.0 port was quite a bit for a single 380 GB+ transfer (Almost 2 hours) although I can live with that as my priorities are slightly different. Normally, reviews are posted close to purchase time but what actually matters is the how consistently the unit performs over an extended period of time. That would be a more reliable criteria to form an opinion about the product's efficacy and that is what I would look to myself to come to a decision. I take reviews seriously and research quite a bit before deciding to buy something and assume others would too. This is a honest appraisal of my purchase experience and I hope I've been helpful
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22 of 26 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Product information is misleading !! 24 December 2013
By Amith
Size Name:2TB|Verified Purchase
The service provided by Amazon was top notch as the product was delivered riet on time.

However, it was mentioned in the product description that there is no need of external power cable.

When its actaully present.

I am so disappointed about it, that was something that made me to buy this product
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22 of 26 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars External power needed 27 December 2013
Size Name:2TB
This product needs external power,so friends who want to purchase without external power hard drive please go for other(best option is Buffalo Ministation - HD-PCT2.0U3GB-AP)
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22 of 26 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Misleading pictures 3 May 2014
Size Name:2TB
The product description is misleading. It needs external power. But the picture shows as portable.
Wondering how this can be an amazon fulfilled item.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Nice product, needs power supply, not portable.
This one comes with power supply, I didn't read the description and reviews before properly.

As for working, it works fine. Even works with TV. no problems faced. Read more
Published 1 day ago by Vishal Sukhija
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
it working fine that what i need in hdd
Published 1 day ago by vickyiamlucky
5.0 out of 5 stars Fast & efficient
Compatible with USB v3.0 and USB v2.0. It is Fast & efficient. Works smoothly.
Green LED glows when connected to PC.
Published 3 days ago by Sabyasachi Mishra
4.0 out of 5 stars quite good value for money
quite good value for money, would prefer people to go ahead and buy the same. Easy and portable to use.
Published 4 days ago by Sougata Dhar
5.0 out of 5 stars if You have a space problem this is the deal you should go with
The Product is great for what it has to provide at this price range.The Transfer is too good.
and warrenty is perfect for 3 years
Published 4 days ago by sudheer
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice product
A good product available at a reasonable cost. A bit bulky on the weight side, otherwise works well with great storage
Published 5 days ago by Ramaswamy
1.0 out of 5 stars Poor Description
Poor description of products. It was not something that I wanted. I wanted to return but I had no choice.
Published 10 days ago by Siddhesh Potkar
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good throughput
I am getting an average read of more than 100MB/s using USB3.0 port (ASMedia controller) after a few minutes into the copying (i.e. Read more
Published 10 days ago by Renjith I S
4.0 out of 5 stars PRODUCT & SELLER
Seagate is already a very established name and the guarantee they offer is very meaningful. So Product quality is well established. Read more
Published 10 days ago by N.VENUGOPALAN
4.0 out of 5 stars Good, affordable hard drive
I got this harddisk at a veryrdable affordable price of around Rs.5200 from Amazon so would consider myself really lucky. The hard disk is well built and sturdy. Read more
Published 11 days ago by Sachin

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