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Seagate Expansion 1TB USB 3.0 2.5" Portable Hard Drive STBX1000101 Black

  • Drag and drop file saving right out of the box
  • USB powered
  • Fast data transfer with USB 3.0 connectivity
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  • chelsea p.
  • 7/9/2014 3:53:19 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
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1 out of 5 eggsTerrible

This review is from: Seagate Expansion 1TB USB 3.0 2.5" Portable Hard Drive STBX1000101 Black

Pros: It's a terabyte.

Cons: This hard drive died on me after the fourth time I used it. It is completely dead. The hard drive did not do much more than sit on my desk and hold backup data. I loaded data onto it for the fourth time, left it transferring overnight, and the next morning, I could not get it to work. I tried different cords, different usb drives, and different computers, and then finally took it to the store to get it checked out. It is now a very expensive paperweight.

Other Thoughts: Hopefully Seagate will exchange/return it for me... and if exchanged, the next hard drive won't die while practically brand new.

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  • Giacomo F.
  • 6/1/2014 10:11:50 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
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2 out of 5 eggsCheap

This review is from: Seagate Expansion 1TB USB 3.0 2.5" Portable Hard Drive STBX1000101 Black

Pros: It is not worth much less than its price.

Cons: The plastic enclosure is a bit flimsy, but that should come at no surprise: if you are a well organized traveler, you aren't likely to break it. The same for the cable itself: I didn't bother replacing the one included with a real 3.0 cable for as long as it worked (I don't transfer a lot of sensitive data).

What came at a surprise is the USB receptacle coming off with the cable at the last use... No comment. The warranty period has expired one month ago, so I'll probably just tear through that cheap plastic to reach the drive inside.

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  • Mikhail T.
  • 5/28/2014 10:47:15 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
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5 out of 5 eggs

This review is from: Seagate Expansion 1TB USB 3.0 2.5" Portable Hard Drive STBX1000101 Black

Pros: Light. Fast. Only 1 connector (no external power supply)

Cons: not free?

Other Thoughts: I bought this since I was annoyed with my old iOmega 1Tb drive - that one is large, about 4 times heavier, needs an external power supply.. Was decent when i got it few years back at good sale, but technology moves forward. This one is about 2 times smaller and much lighter too.

Also as I wrote same ~300Gb folder to both drives side-by-side this new one was done about 3 times faster.

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  • Martin D.
  • 5/16/2014 3:21:12 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
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5 out of 5 eggsFast and quiet

This review is from: Seagate Expansion 1TB USB 3.0 2.5" Portable Hard Drive STBX1000101 Black

Pros: Very fast and quiet in my Synology NAS. Much quieter than the Seagate drives they replaced. Great price too.

Cons: none as yet

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  • Dennis S.
  • 5/13/2014 6:56:52 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
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1 out of 5 eggsMediocre support service

This review is from: Seagate Expansion 1TB USB 3.0 2.5" Portable Hard Drive STBX1000101 Black

Pros: Standard 1TB USB3.0 drive

Cons: After couple months drive developed unreadable sectors and failed SeaTools tests. I've got RMA and sent it back for replacement. No updates on the status so far, nothing. Called two times. Support rep. was highly unprofessional to say least. Pity to look what once great company became now...

Other Thoughts: Seagate really has to put some more efforts on support training, at least on communication skills.

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  • Giovanni V.
  • 5/10/2014 8:23:50 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
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5 out of 5 eggsSeagate 1TB

This review is from: Seagate Expansion 1TB USB 3.0 2.5" Portable Hard Drive STBX1000101 Black

Pros: Excellent external hard drive. USB 3.0 makes it very fast. Have had it for more than a year and still works just like it did on day one. Very silent, and it seems to be well built.

Cons: Cable is a little short, but most USB powered external hdd's are like that

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  • Daryl D.
  • 4/19/2014 6:55:05 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
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5 out of 5 eggsSeagate Expansion 1TB USB 3.0 2.5" Portable Hard Drive

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Pros: Just what I ordered

Cons: NA

Other Thoughts: Great product, Great Price, Very Fast Shipping.

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  • Williiam R.
  • 4/14/2014 2:19:46 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
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1 out of 5 eggsCheap, if worked well

This review is from: Seagate Expansion 1TB USB 3.0 2.5" Portable Hard Drive STBX1000101 Black

Pros: Good price.

Cons: Bought two disks, one failed completely in three months the other only transfers at 30 MB per second on USB 3.0 . Only 10 MB/s faster than an old USB2 interface.

Other Thoughts: Calling an accessory USB 3.0 does not indicate ANYTHING about the device, only that the INTERFACE is capable of transferring at 500 MB per second. Most claims made by device makers, especially HDD manufacturers are misleading to a fault of fraud, not just this Seagate drive!

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5 out of 5 eggsSeagate Expansion 750GB

This review is from: Seagate Expansion 1TB USB 3.0 2.5" Portable Hard Drive STBX1000101 Black

Pros: I recently received a Seagate Expansion drive from Newegg for review. I received the 750GB model. The drive is a notebook sized 2.5” drive in an enclosure which is only slightly larger than the drive itself. This is certainly something that you could toss into a briefcase or even a jacket pocket. Included with the drive is a USB cable and a Quick Start guide.

The plastic enclosure feels sturdy and has four small rubber feet. Nothing rattled when I shook it. There is no power cord – the drive is powered through the included USB cable. The only indication that the drive is powered on is a small, bright blue LED, which flashes during disk activity.

My desktop PC, running Windows XP Professional, immediately recognized the drive when I plugged it in. The desktop I used for the tests has an ASUS P6T V2 Deluxe motherboard, supporting USB 2.0. To test the drive, I used HD Tune v2.55. I also tested by connecting the external drive directly to the rear motherboard USB 2.0 ports.

HD Tune reported the Seagate Expansion to have an average transfer rate of 29.8 mb/s when connected to the Cooler Master case top USB port, and a slightly better 33.4 mb/s when connected directly to the motherboard’s USB port.

If there’s one thing I’ve learned from my 25+ years of computer experience, it’s that objective tests usually don’t tell the whole story and can often be misleading, so I decided to perform a somewhat subjective test: copying random, mixed size files from my desktop to the Seagate. I created a folder on my internal drive and filled it with 436 assorted files totaling 2.58GB. I copied the files to the Seagate Expansion drive and timed it. It wrote the files in 1:42. Reading the files back from the drive took 1:39.

I next performed the file copy tests using a five year old Dell Studio 15 laptop with 32-bit Windows 8.1. The test results were much slower than with the desktop. No surprise there. Reading from the Seagate to the laptop took 2:09, while writing the files to the drive took 3:35.

I was curious to see how the drive would work using USB 3.0, so I connected the Seagate to a Dell OptiPlex 7010 with USB 3.0 and running Windows 7 Professional. Here things got interesting. Connected to the USB 2.0 port, the file transfer reading from the Seagate took 1:30, while the write time to the drive was a surprisingly long 2:35. On the other hand, when connected to the USB 3.0 port, the read time from the Seagate was only :35, and the write time was only 1:21.

Cons: My only gripe was with the cable. It’s a bit short for my application, since my desktop USB ports are located at the top of my case. End-to-end, the cable measures about 18”. In my situation, I had to let the drive dangle from the cable – which isn’t really a big deal since the drive is quite light and the cable is a snug fit, so it’s not going to fall off easily. But still, the cable could be a bit longer. Of course, cable length probably isn’t a concern if the drive is being attached to a laptop.

Other Thoughts: Should you buy this drive? After testing the Seagate and doing some personal, subjective tests, I can tell you that it’s not a speed demon. But, having said that, it’s 750GB that fits in your pocket. The drive truly is plug-and-play as XP, 7, and 8.1 all recognized the drive immediately and worked flawlessly. In my opinion, if you need tons of room in a portable drive then I highly recommend the Seagate Expansion Portable Drive. It’s small, lightweight, has a large capacity, doesn’t require an external power supply, and it’s reasonably priced. Of course, if capacity isn’t an issue then nothing beats a USB thumb drive!

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  • Troy S.
  • 4/5/2014 6:49:21 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

This review is from: Seagate Expansion 1TB USB 3.0 2.5" Portable Hard Drive STBX1000101 Black

Pros: cheap and easy

Cons: not as fast I would like

Other Thoughts: mainly using it to store media on (music, pictures, video's) and for this it works just fine, but the transfer speeds (I am using a usb 3.0 pcie card) could be better. Hopefully longevity will not be an issue.

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