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Seagate - Expansion 2TB External USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 230 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Easy installation/compatibility to upgrade ps4 HD

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    RWII
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    I purchased the 2TB HD to replace the standard 500GB in the ps4. The total time took about 10 mins to swap and a few minutes to reload the ps4 firmware from website. Not only do you get to upgrade your ps4 but you also get to repack the original 500GB HD from the ps4 into the casing of the 2TB HD. Its like getting 2 for 1 because you now have an external 500GB portable HD. I would highly recommend purchasing and the price was very reasonable.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    I'm sure it's good product, but not what I needed

    Posted
    Josh
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    I ordered this online, and while in the reviews it stated this wasn't compatible with Mac, the actual web page description didn't say it wasn't. Found out when the package arrived and I opened it and saw it displayed on the item box. I'm sure it's a good item, but if you need something for Mac, get something else. This is only compatible with Windows. Best Buy's return/exchange process is easy and smooth, but would have preferred to have known about compatibility issues before I made the original purchase

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great HD for Xbox one

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    Wild2theWolf
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    I ran out of space on my internal HD for Xbox one. This one is plug and play and does not need an external AC source. It is quick and quiet. And so far it has always been recognized by the System. I had an external before this one, which would always put itself in sleep mode. I would have to unplug everything to get it to work. This one does not do that. It is top notch.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Did not work

    Posted
    NKJK

    This item is apparently not compatible with Mac computers. Trying to reformat it as I have done many times in the past with drives did not work, the drive would not even mount on my desktop & crashed my system. I got terrible email support from Seagate. Trying to return the item to Best Buy didn't work either, fortunately they ultimately refunded my purchase price without having to return it, so applause for Best Buy. I don't know if this drive would work with a PC, but for Mac, was great frustration..

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Good storing capacity

    Posted
    Ru887
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    The idea of having this much memory is great. It's small and portable, but it is not very resistant to a fall from waist height! Which defeats the purpose of having something portable. And the protection plan only protects the physical device and does NOT cover information retrieval and it can be very expensive! Go for a smaller capacity SSD drive to avoid this problem.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great drive for Dish DVR

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    Brettley
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    I bought this drive to used as a DVR for my Dish network Wally receiver. It works great for that and is twice the size of what Dish would sell you for more money. I wasn't sure if this would work because it is not externally powered but I can positively say it does exactly what I want it to. Now I can fill it with endless hours of movies and shows without worrying about running out of space.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Gets the job done

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    jtsstl
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    I had bought several Seagate 2 TB Slim hard drives in the past and they are still working fine. I bought the expansion hard drive because it was a little bit less expensive. It worked perfectly straight from the box, just like the Slim hard drives. The case seems to be a little cheaper. I believe the warranty is also only one year (in the US) on the expansion drive. So far all the drives are working great for what I used them for- which is backup.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Bought this for use with security cameras...

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    MitchinSNJ
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    I wound up returning the camera interface that I intended to use these drives with, and thus also returned the drives. I almost kept them because they were neat and performed well. And, for the price to get 2TB in ea. drive, I had my own little SAN. I didn't need it, but it was cool. Amazingly small, quiet, cool [temperature], and easy-to-use. Great for a backup drive scenario or to transfer massive files/systems.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great hard drive for the price

    Posted
    Sean
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    Bought this hard drive based off of good reviews and the price per gigabyte. I am using this for extra storage on my Xbox One. Just plug it into your computer to format it first. Otherwise the Xbox won't read it. You will then have to format it once plugged into the Xbox One. That's it! Enjoy the extra storage!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Best Name-Brand Drives

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    Sailor66
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    I am very Happy with my new Seagate Expansion. These are small, light, and fast. Over the years, i have learned not to drop or unplug 'em wrong, they blow. they last, as long as you're careful. Seagate Drives are interchangeable across PC, Mac, an PlayStation- 3.0 connectivity for quick file transfer and have customized backup options with their Seagate Dashboard Software. USB Powered.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Bought for PS4

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    RMoMac
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    I purchased this as a gift for my brother's PS4. He was running out of storage space. He's been using it for a few months now with no problems. If the power goes out the PS4 gives an error message concerning the extended storage, but I think this is indiscriminate of the exact portable hard drive.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Tiny Titan

    Posted
    DasherDan
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    Amazing how small they make external hard drives these days. I was surprised by how small this 2TB Hard Drive was when it arrived in the mail. I was replacing an old external drive that was about 1/4 of the memory of the new one and the new one is less than 1/4 of the size of the old one. Plus, only one small cord is needed - just the USB cord. Also, it's as silent as a mouse - I don't hear a thing. Quick access too!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome External hard drive

    Posted
    Redeem
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    I was looking for an external HD i could use for my ps4. With just simple tweaking of the box and removing the drive from the box, I was able to replace it with my stock ps4 500gb drive. Easy fix, monstrous space on ps4 and low price. A definite buy!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    So far so good...

    Posted
    Ping
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    This is my first Seagate drive. I previously bought a WD drive several years ago and is still going strong. I have had no problems connecting to my laptop (Yoga 2 11) or my TV (LG Google TV). I use this as a plug and play device, and do not use any of the Seagate software on it. I do hope this lasts as long as WD, and will update/add my review if something happens.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Seagate 2tb external HD - Excellent!

    Posted
    Gizmopit215
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    Purchased this Seagate 2tb external harddrive from BestBuy online during the week they were on sale. As expected and delivered on-time. Works excellent and as advertised. This is the second time I have purchased a seagate external harddrive (first one was a gift) from BestBuy and will most likely purchase again if they put it on sale again.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work with Laptop

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    BriCommack
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    I bought this device to use on my laptop to watch movies on the train. When it is connected to the laptop, it causes the screen to black out. When it's removed, the laptop becomes usable again. The laptop works fine with USB drives.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great HD for Xbox One

    Posted
    B5Avant
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    After reading some reviews I decided to give this hard drive a shot. I purchased this drive specifically to use with my Xbox one as additional storage for games. I have been using it for a few months now and have had zero issues. My Xbox works like normal, just with way more storage!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Small and quiet. Perfect expansion for my iMac.

    Posted
    Lumen
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    I had run out of disk space on my iMac and wanted something that would take up a bunch of desk space. This little drive is almost silent and sits on the iMac's stand not taking up any desk space at all!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works

    Posted
    KebertXela
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    It took me a bit, possibly 3 times. I kept having to unplug it and plug it back in for it to work for my Xbox. I also have a 2tb wd my passport(ps4) but that is bulky compared to this. That also works as expected but I like this more for it's slimmer design and it's cheaper to boot.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works well!

    Posted
    brianarn
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    Hard to know what more to say here. It's a really solid hard drive. I'm quite pleased with it. Great transfer rate, everything feels how I'd want it to. I haven't put it through some rigorous testing, but I don't really notice any lag, which I guess is about as much as one could want.

    I would recommend this to a friend