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

Store and easily transport up to 1TB of data with this Seagate Expansion portable hard drive, which features a USB 3.0 interface for easy connection to your existing computer. Data transfer rates up to 4.8 Gbps provide quick operation.

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    Overall Customer Rating:
    98% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (495 out of 509)

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    Features


    1TB storage capacity

    Provides ample space for your music, movies and other files.

    USB 3.0 interface

    Backward compatible with USB 2.0 for fast, reliable operation. The USB-powered design allows use without an external power supply.

    Data transfer rates up to 4.8 Gbps

    Ensure rapid file transfer.

    Portable design

    Allows you to easily take your data on the go.

    Drag-and-drop file management

    Makes it easy to back up your data.

    Plug-and-play functionality

    For easy setup, without the need to install drivers or configure the drive.

    Compatible with PC

    For use with your existing computer.


    Customer rating

    4.7
    98%
    would recommend to a friend

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Impressive little Hard Drive

      Posted
      rich5370
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      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

      Posted
      gmagnis
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      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      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

      Worked Immediately

      Posted
      skala009
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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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: 5 out of 5 stars

      Stable and works well

      Posted
      Amonegamer
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      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      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: 1 out of 5 stars

      Terrible product

      Posted
      Tati
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      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      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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      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      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




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