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Seagate - Expansion Desktop 3TB External USB 3.0 Hard Drive - Black-Angle_Standard

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 102 reviews

97%
would recommend to a friend

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  • I have been using a Seagate external hard drive for my data files (my new computer has a limited amount of flash storage and NO internal hard drive) for about one month.DaninYakima
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  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not for windows 7 backup

    Posted
    BeachWhippet
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    It looks like a good hard drive if you are using it as an "expansion". I moved files from other drive and it was easy and fast. However, if you are thinking to use it for Windows 7 backup, pick 2TB or smaller. After all trouble I had, I found following article at Seagate website: "Microsoft Image Backup in Windows 7 will not support Seagate 3TB and 4TB drives (along with most other external drives above 2.1TB)." This Seagate Expansion 3TB does not come with any software so If your OS is Windows 7, you have to find backup software. I would give 5 star if the issue was clearly stated at the item description.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great external storage - great price

    Posted
    BestieM
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    Let’s start with the smooth lines of the unit. Perfect amount of ventilation. Easy hook up – just plug in and your computer should automatically recognize it because of the USB. Very portable, and can be taken on the go or if you have computers in different rooms. Can be formatted to be used on both MAC and Windows computers. Very easy to set it up and partition it to your liking (many applications out there on the web that are free to help you do that). And pretty fast, of course depending on the kind of system you have. Have been storing a lot of data of different formats on it such as docs, photos, videos. I’ve had it over 5 years and have not had any issues so far. Hence, I would recommend it to all.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    easy to use

    Posted
    ettiger
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I purchased this external drive when my last one stopped working, it is the exact same one from the last time . The only reason I decided to try again is that this drive is very easy to use just plug in and go to work . The storage space is great and the download time is pretty good I also like the secure options on it and it is very easy to retrieve my files no problems yet on this one . I purchased this one from Best Buy because they had the best price which is always the case , they always beat the competitors hands down!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Haven't Noticed Anything (that's great!)

    Posted
    DaninYakima
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I have been using a Seagate external hard drive for my data files (my new computer has a limited amount of flash storage and NO internal hard drive) for about one month. The EHD takes up about five square inches of space under my monitor, and one USB port. The drive was delivered promptly at no additional charge. Hard drives tend to fail either soon after purchase or after some years of use. This drive has no issues, which is what I want. I back up the files to a second or third external drive daily.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works as expected

    Posted
    Backsideup
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    I needed an expansion to my XBox One. It plugs right in, XBox accepts it, formats it, and transfer data as expected. I usually don't buy anything other than Western Digital for hard drives, but the price was great for the amount of storage. The drive is rather large for an external hard drive, but I didn't buy it for aesthetics. It's hidden in a cabinet. It works. That's all I care about; and not breaking the bank.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    perfect for what it's suppose to do

    Posted
    gomgomboy
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    I need additional HDD for my xbox one and was looking around to see if i should go the for 3.0 or the one that require external power supply ( this model ) Luckily this one was on sale so I decided to give it a try and i am not disappointed one bit , it is fast , it was faster than expected and it is very quiet , now I have 3! 1 for xbone 1 for my gaming pc and 1 for my wii u ( 1tb on this one ) great buy , highly recommend

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great product, great price

    Posted
    marcd127
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    I wanted storage to backup my wedding photos, music and video games. I did a lot of research and noticed the external hard drive had a pretty good amount of storage space a really good price. Usually that means it is too good to be true but it has been fantastic. There is so much storage that I have barely made a dent in my storage. Definitely a must buy if you are in need of an affordable external hard drive.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Bytes for the price

    Posted
    Kriticke
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    I am always running out of space and so I always check out Best Buy and B&H to see what's on sale and lo and behold I found this Seagate Expansion 3TB external USB 3.0 hard drive. The price was just a little over a hundred and I've purchased other Seagate products and they have been pretty good and lasted for year. I am so far pretty satisfied with my purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works Great With Xbox One

    Posted
    4ng25
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I use this with my xbox one, since all games have to be installed to the hard drive, this is a must have. The drive must be formatted when first plugging it into the console if you are using it for an Xbox One.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    No surprises

    Posted
    Pausker
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    I unboxed it, plugged it my USB port, and there was my 3TB of additional storage. I'm running Windows 10 on all my machines. I'm just using the drive for periodic images of my 3 PC disks, keeping multiple versions of each. It also seems a little faster than my older 300GB external drive when transferring data.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Not much to write here

    Posted
    ccsoccer03
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    When it comes to stuff like this, to me its either make or break. I think this guy makes the cut. Why? Well I bought it to become a NAS for me to backup my PC. I connected it to the USB port on my TP-Link c9 router and it works like a charm. Hope you have the same experience.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    HELLO...HEllo...hello

    Posted
    wildjokr
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    This drive is HUGE! This is a nice small, large capacity external hard drive that is perfect for storing more than what your computer or xBox can hold. I bought this specifically for use with my xBox One and it performs flawlessly. Easy to set up too!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    great buy

    Posted
    ettiger
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    Works great and the system is pretty fast . The only drawback is that this external drive is very sensitive if it is bumped hard or dropped even from a short distance it can be damaged. The repair and or retrieval of the files can be very expensive.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Essential For College

    Posted
    Harddrive
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I bought this hard drive for my son's best friend before he left for college. This was the best gift ever as he was able to transfer all his files from his desktop to the external hard drive without any hassles. We love technology when it works!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect Hard drive for Xbox One S

    Posted
    junior2740
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    Got this hard drive for my Xbox One S as I was running low on memory and have no complaints. Plugs right into any of the USB ports on the Xbox and the console immediately finds it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Does it is made for.....

    Posted
    sojo
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    A simple very efficient plug and play HD, didn't have any troubles with storage of tons of pics and works done from photoshop, i am using it for my Desing and advertising agency, pluged to my main designer's computer and is rocking on !!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Easy to use

    Posted
    terisue53
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    I bought this to upload my pics from the computer. I had to ask directions from Best Buy how to do it. I got a reply in one day. It is working fine and I'm still uploading pics. I've got it hooked to my windows 10 computer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing for Xbox One

    Posted
    Abneezy
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I needed more memory for my Xbox one since I only have 500GB. This hard drive was a great investment I made a while ago & never had any problems with it. Worth the $$$.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Easy and quick to set up

    Posted
    SubiPete
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    I bought this as an extended desktop HDD to use to back up selective file (Mainly photos) I use it as an extended storage on my desktop mac. All good and quick to access and backup.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Harddrive!

    Posted
    shaft
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    Purchase this after reading review, my main concern was would this work with Xbox One, and yes sync, with my console and I'm ready too go.

    I would recommend this to a friend