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Seagate - Expansion 1TB External USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 530 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Impressive little Hard Drive

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    rich5370
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    I have used Seagate before so I knew and felt I was buying a quality product. It's a plug & play HDD formatted for Mac so, other than working like every other HDD, there really isn't much to report. It's quiet and fast. Actually I was impressed at how fast it moved data. I only have experience with powered Ext HDDs. This was my first USB powered HDD. I would buy it again. The only thing that sort of bothers me is the cable connection at the unit itself. Although it seems to connect well, there is some play they makes me feel uneasy. However, it hasn't spontaneously unmounted itself or had data transfer issues. Then, there is the design issue. Seagate designed the whole back end of the unit (where the cable attaches) to be removed. Which further adds a variable between data and disk. I have not researched this yet but it seems as if the unit may have been designed to be configured to plug in like a cartridge into some larger device. However, there was no documentation of this anywhere. I'm not dissatisfied because of these design issues, just curious. The only thing I would recommend is to handle this unit even more gingerly than you would the average external unit, and disconnect the the cable when not in use.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very spacious little hard drive

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    gmagnis
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    I bought this HD to expand my laptop's storage capacity. I needed a USB 3 because I can transfer huge amount of data quickly. Although there are several USB 3 portable HDs I picked this one because of its price. I'm very pleased with my choose. Not only it's very fast, but it's also very light and very quiet. Furthermore it is very small and stays cool regardless how much you use it. It is made out of matte plastic that feels pretty well made, though I'd prefer aluminum for durability. The back of the drive has the USB 3.0 port and there's a small blue power/activity light on top of the drive. Also, there are small rubber feet on the bottom, to keep the drive from sliding around on your desk. The USB 3.0 cable is short, so it's best suited for use with laptops. It's compatible with both PC and MAC (OS X 10.4.8 and up). Also compatible with USB 2 (but with reduced transfer speed).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Stable and works well

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    Amonegamer
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    This is the portable version, which means no addition AC power supply needed, everything is powered by USB. Portable also means smaller compared to the AC powered external HDDs. Maximum capacity for portable HDDs right now is 1TB compared to 3TB for AC powered external HDDs. Besides media files, this is also perfect for backups, documents, etc., and if you have a laptop equipped with SSD, you'll gonna need more space and this is perfect. So far so good, no problems at all. Used it on my old HP laptop with usb 2.0 port, works good (slower transfer speed of course). Used it on an alienware m14x with usb 3.0 port, works good again and now with fast transfer speed. Used it on my LG 3dtv to watch full hd movies saved on the drive and it works great! I hope it stays like that, can't comment on the reliability yet..

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Worked Immediately

    Posted
    skala009
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    I purchased this external hard drive to help transfer my files from my old laptop with windows XP that I was trading in for a new Windows 8 laptop. I've never owned or used an external hard drive before. It was super easy with this product. I just hooked it up through the USB port on my old laptop and then dragged items into the hard drive window. I had a few document files, but mostly a lot of music files from iTunes. I did the transfer right there in the Best Buy store. The document files transfered instantly. I have A LOT of music files, I'm not sure the amount of data, but it took about 15 minutes to transfer all the music files. Keep in mind that my old laptop has the older USB port, not the new super fast ones. I have not hooked up the hard drive to my new computer yet and transfered any files to that yet. But I anticipate it will work fine.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Terrible product

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    Tati
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    This product is terrible, really bad. I bought this external TB1 because I needed to clean my cell and my computer of important files and pictures, however, after a couple months the passport hard drive started acting up such as the blue light didn't show up, weird noise came from there and any computer recognized it. I contacted Seagate and they found it has malfunction device and in order to recovery I need to pay Starting $600 and they will send me another one with my files and pictures. It's too expensive for me. I DO NOT RECOMMEND THIS AT ALL

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great storage with good value.

    Posted
    SamuraiJack3
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    It solves the issue of memory on your iPad device. I have the retina or iPad 4. The Seagate syncs to wifi through the Seagate app, downloadable through iTunes. The app costs I think $4.99 or $6.99 but worth it. The negatives, when charging the hard drive there's an external light to let you know it's charging but no indication or change when your fully charged. The battery life isn't so great either when lets say streaming a movie. I have seen like 3-4 hours battery life. So keep your charging cable available. Oh but don't LOSE the cable because I can't find a replacement. The car adaptor for charging you iPhone will work with charging this device as well so at least you don't have to buy that.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for the PS4

    Posted
    Darjon
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    Ever since I heard about the PS4 4.50 update which (finally) allowed external HDD support I've been looking for a reasonably priced drive, so far so good. I was concerned initially when I connected this to my console and it wasn't recognized at all. A quick restart and everything was good to go. I've read a few reviews in reference to the lack of longevity with this particular drive, which is why I only gave it 4 out of5 stars. Time will tell, but for just over $50.00 this is a solid 1TB hard drive.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Extreme Garbage

    Posted
    BrickCollector

    Having 3 different purchases fail is not coincidence. I bought 3 different drives in 3 years and every single one of them died, mind you, I didn't drop them, didn't throw them against the wall. They just died. I didn't just lose trivial files, I lost treasured photos, videos, income tax records, and a million other extremely important files. Are you willing to risk your same files knowing this??? It's just as cheap to buy western digital or ANY other backup drive. Three drives speaks for itself...don't risk your treasures on GARBAGE!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works everywhere

    Posted
    nebuchadrezzar
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    I've used this Hard Drive pretty much anywhere you can think of. Servers, desktops, whether it be Linux or Windows, they all love it. Read/Write speeds are very nice as described by other reviews here. The original one I bought was dropped by accident. I issued an RMA and Seagate immediately sent me a new one which is working great. The hard drive is small and portable so it fits well in my backpack. I recommend this Drive, it's of great quality and has lasted me quite a bit consider how much data I dump and retrieve daily.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    What I expected, almost.

    Posted
    kimphuntington
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    I like the Seagate products. I have had one on my primary desktop for years. This was for my secondary desktop. Everything was exactly what was expecting except for the unusually short USB cable. It would work great for a laptop or tablet, but for a desktop you essentially have to have another cable and let the external hard drive rest on top of the CPU housing. If I were to recommend a change, I would have included two connectors (one long and one short) for both options.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good product, so far!

    Posted
    Patrick
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    My only complaint is that the Best Buy website had this product on sale and then when I went to buy it in the store, it was listed as full price and scanned as the full price. This scenario happens all the time only with Best Buy. If I didn't say anything to the cashier, I would not have received the sale price. It makes me wonder how many Best Buy store customers pay full price on products that are on sale in the Best Buy website. That needs to change. I hope this review was helpful.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Exactly what I needed

    Posted
    jh203
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    I desperately needed to upgrade the size of my external backup and this drive gives me enough space without breaking the bank. I purchased it to replace an older, smaller backup drive from Seagate. I was surprised to find this new drive did not come pre-loaded with Seagate's backup software (which I was already familiar with), but I was able to easily set it up as the backup drive through Windows' Backup and Restore tool. Overall, it works very well with minimal effort on my part.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    after a month is a good product

    Posted
    marcus
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    Good portable external hard drive,works fine afer a month,I only use it to store family pics and videos,so far works fine. I had a WD a few years ago and it last me about 4-5 years,after it broke without doing anything to it,and without being able to recover lost files.probably cd's and dvd's are the best storage option if you don't scratch them,but these hdd is one of the best out there according to the reviews.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Easy to use for the non-techno peeps like me!

    Posted
    jenbikes
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    I was delighted to get this product home, and after some trepidation knowing my lack of electronic abilities, find that it was super easy to use. I just plugged it in, followed the directions and dragged and dropped my photos onto it for safe keeping. Being a traveler, I have thousands of pics I wanted to be sure were kept in more than one format. Burned to CD and now on this external hardrive. In case San Diego burns down again, I can now grab and go!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    tons of room for little cost

    Posted
    Jynxie
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    I have a 260gb external harddrive I got about 4 years ago for $69.00 . It has been full for a while after using it for backup and storing music I record on cubase. When looking for something new I stumbled onto this little gem that is a full TB and the exact same price I paid 4 years ago for something with a fraction of the space. Not only that but they also made it so it only uses 1 usb slot where as my old one used 2 usb ports. So quintuple bonus!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great choice for external HD

    Posted
    BLIZANA
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    I previously purchased a Seagate HD for my MacBook to use as a backup drive. It was so handy and portable to use, I had to buy this product to use with my PC. I love being able to keep backups of everything in case of a system crash, and these HDs are also great for storing large file or applications...my laptops stay free of space hogging items and clutter thanks to Seagate,

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent product!

    Posted
    BLM1
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    This is nice and small and fits well in the limited space I have on my desk. It's a little slower than advertised, probably because I'm working with a USB 2.0 instead of a 3.0. Because you just plug it in (no formatting or drivers to install), and you can just drag and drop folders and files, it's quite easy to use. Works just like a flash drive. Great price for a lot of space!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great hard drive at a great price!

    Posted
    LiNM

    Bought this hard drive to connect to my DVR and retire my previous hard drive - a Seagate that has served well for years. Setup was easy- simply unpack, connect, and format. Tried it on my computer first to make sure it worked properly and it did! The hard drive has now been connected 24/7 for over a month without a hiccup.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Does exactly what I needed it to do

    Posted
    Flycfi2005
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    Bought these as a way to back up some important files and also as a way to move large amounts of data from our desktop to other computers. They have worked exactly how I expected them to. I have not had any problems and they were extremely easy to get up and running. They are also small and take up very little room which makes them great for taking with you while having more storage than a thumb drive.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    It works great!

    Posted
    Goober
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    My new computer does not give me the option to install an additional hard drive. I did not want to add another partition to the existing drive for back-up. So I picked this one to do the job. It is smallish, fits right on top of my desk top; the supplied cord is long enough to connect the nearest available Ethernet connection. I love it.

    I would recommend this to a friend