Seagate - Expansion Desktop 8TB External USB 3.0 Hard Drive - black

The Seagate Expansion External hard drive by Seagate offers an easy-to-use solution when you need to add data storage to your computer instantly.

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Overview

What's Included


  • Seagate Expansion Desktop STEB8000100 - hard drive
  • USB 3.0 cable - 4 ft

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
98% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (71 out of 73)

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Features


8TB storage capacity

Provides ample space for storing documents, photos, music and more.

USB 3.0 interface

Offers an easy-to-use connection to devices. Backward compatible with USB 2.0 for simple connection to your computer.

Data transfer rates up to 5 Gbps with USB 3.0

Enable a rapid response when updating files.


Overall customer rating

4.8
98%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

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  • It came formatted as Windows NT and failed immediately after I tried to reformat it for the Mac OS... the drive wouldn't mount and then could not be erased, formatted or partitioned for any operating system.Nicholas
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  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Way too fragile.

    Posted
    Justin
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    This is the 4th external HD I own, and I've had it just over a week now. I bought it as an external HD for my PlayStation 4. 3 days after setting it up, I was downloading something in low power mode while I ran some errands. Power went out in my neighborhood for a few minutes, and when I came back the HD was corrupt because it wasn't turned off properly...2 TB of games lost, most of which I had transferred over, not DL'ed. It did try to "repair" but that failed. Today, 6 days later, I'm ejecting a disc and a lightly bump the cord connecting the HD to my PS4. "This device was disconnected improperly"...this time it was able to repair itself. I mean, if it potentially gets corrupted because the cord was lightly bumped...this device is pretty shoddy. Be warned if you have kids, pets, power outages...live in an area with a breeze..... I use Western Digital HD's on my Xbox One, and have for 2 years without so much as a hiccup.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Not compatible with Mac

    Posted
    Nicholas

    Mac users be forewarned: this doesn't work with Mac OS High Sierra 10.13.x. When I returned it to my local best buy, the customer service agent confirmed that there have been a lot of returns from other Mac users. It came formatted as Windows NT and failed immediately after I tried to reformat it for the Mac OS... the drive wouldn't mount and then could not be erased, formatted or partitioned for any operating system. I'm very disappointed in Seagate. Avoid this at all costs if you want a Mac-centric solution. It's awful.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Largest you can reasonably pay for..

    Posted
    JosephV
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    Perfect for what it is. Tons of space. Low cost. Slick design. Unfortunately the reliability of any drive, especially ones with their own power adapters, isn't 100%. Any unexpected shut off of the computer, or loss of power in general could really hurt the drive. Always "Safely" eject your hardware! I also recommend finding a free hard drive health monitoring software and a backup power supply to be proactive about failing drives and data loss!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great external drive!

    Posted
    FlaGeoff
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    My review is a combination of my Seagate 4TB drive, which I bought a few years ago, and this current Seagate 8TB drive, which I have now owned for a few months. Both models look exactly the same, and have performed perfectly. No issues whatsoever, and the speed of transfers is fine. I've been very happy with these external drives, and I'd say this is a solid purchase!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Seagate - Expansion Desktop 8TB External USB 3.0 H

    Posted
    Jack
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    This is not my first 8TB drive. I have several others and they work great. I know what I buy from Best Buy and that is the quality and best price. If you find it any other place the price match like Amazon. Therefore, that is why I buy these items from the store. It finished up with my 100,000+ Arcade system

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Seagate field drive

    Posted
    JoeStrain
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    This drive was purchased specifically to receive field-recorded 4k video and 5.1 audio for music video production. Has the capacity necessary to do a serious professional field trip to obtain backgrounds and action shots as well as ambient takes that require longer time-on-target. Have had GREAT luck in the last few years with the Seagate products.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for storing movies.

    Posted
    TheDinDaDa
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    I purchased the Seagate - Expansion Desktop 8TB External USB 3.0 Hard Drive for the purpose of storing all my movies. It is simple and easy to work with. Anyone that can use a thumb drive can use this. It doesn't get any easier than this. No frills, nothing extra just storage. Perfect.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    more than enough space

    Posted
    Ludwig
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    Got this one to replace a bunch of 1-3TB externals I had over the years. I managed to fit everything and still have a couple TB available. A ton of space. Its just bulky and you need a power cord to turn it on, wouldnt work with just a USB. but other than that pretty happy with it

    I would recommend this to a friend



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