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Seagate Expansion 3TB USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive STBV3000100

  • Drag and drop file saving right out of the box
  • Fast data transfer with USB 3.0 connectivity
  • 1 year manufacturer warranty
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 5 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 5 years


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  • Michael J.
  • 7/30/2014 6:46:44 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggswarranty ends - unit dies

This review is from: Seagate Expansion 3TB USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive STBV3000100

Pros: Worked great for over a year

Cons: one month after the manufacturer's warranty ended the unit completely died. computer won't recognize it, blue LED won't even come on. what good is a hard drive if you have to worry about this?

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  • David U.
  • 7/27/2014 6:40:45 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsDisappointing

This review is from: Seagate Expansion 3TB USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive STBV3000100

Pros: Good size, decent price. Bought to store movies, music, photos and documents, and worked well for the first year.

Cons: Short life. Ordered this drive on July 8th 2013. July 26th, 2014 the drive was unresponsive. Looking through event logs, I see that it started having significant problems on June 30th, which I failed to catch in time. 1 year of life seems to short to waste that much money on.

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  • Tony H.
  • 7/23/2014 8:21:00 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsDrive Works Great, But....

This review is from: Seagate Expansion 3TB USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive STBV3000100

Pros: Cost, Storage Capacity

Cons: Included USB cable does not meet 3.0 spec despite having 3.0 connectors, see other thoughts for more details.

Other Thoughts: Purchased as add-on storage for Xbox One. At first attempt drive was detected as USB 2.0 and therefore not compatible with an Xbox One, after various troubleshooting steps, the included USB 3.0 cable was proven to be the issue, testing with another USB 3.0 cable resulted in immediate detection and formatting of drive for use with Xbox One. If you buy this drive for use with an Xbox One do yourself a favor and purchase a high quality USB 3.0 cable at the same time.

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  • Clinton M.
  • 7/22/2014 11:50:02 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDied within a year

This review is from: Seagate Expansion 3TB USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive STBV3000100

Pros: It died within my warranty period.

Cons: The fact that it died at all. I bought this drive to back up my data from a Synology DS412+ NAS. It failed a SIMPLE test last night so I am currently dealing with Seagate's warranty department.

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  • Gerardo A.
  • 7/17/2014 10:33:30 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsDied after 20 months

This review is from: Seagate Expansion 3TB USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive STBV3000100

Pros: Size

Cons: Write Speeds are mediocre
Could hardly write and read big files at the same time
Runs way too hot even in a room that is kept at 65F
Did not last as long as it other externals I've owned

Other Thoughts: I would recommend people stay away from this external and find another product that has been proven to last.

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  • Micah R.
  • 7/6/2014 7:57:41 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsLike many owners, mine went bad after the warranteed year.

This review is from: Seagate Expansion 3TB USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive STBV3000100

Pros: Served its purpose when it worked, Good transfer speeds, cheap price per capacity.

Cons: I have used it with 2 computers and with both of them, I had to turn off and on the harddrive every time I rebooted the computer. Had to wipe it at least once after a problem with the MFT and now the device shows signs of dying after 2 years of use, with lots of clicking while reading and a SMART record of over 9500 damaged sectors, at least 1500 of which appeared in the last hour. Meanwhile my 1TB it replaced still works fine.

Other Thoughts: Was expecting better quality and lifespan from the brand, and was hoping I was the only one with a problem with the product.

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  • Joshua /.
  • 6/15/2014 7:26:11 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsI own two, I no longer buy internal drives

This review is from: Seagate Expansion 3TB USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive STBV3000100

Pros: Quiet, no problems in close to a year.

Cons: Requires an external power adaptor (the kind that wastes space on a power strip)

Other Thoughts: My router with USB3 ports is slower than it should be for file transfers, but the drives works as they should when plugged into a computer (whether over network or not). This seems to be a limitation of USB3 for devices with less horsepower.

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  • Yunjoong K.
  • 6/11/2014 11:43:45 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsDecent for the price, don't expect it for longevity

This review is from: Seagate Expansion 3TB USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive STBV3000100

Pros: Was a nice price when I bought it in 2012. Quiet when its running.

Cons: Owned mine for about 1 year and 7 months, starting to make the familiar clicking sounds and frozen load times to signal that it's nearing its end.

Other Thoughts: The warranty is only a year for a reason. Don't expect it to live a lot longer past it. Looking at the other reviews it seems that this one has a life of about 1-2 years

YMMW but. I'd suggest going with a product with a longer warranty.

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  • John S.
  • 6/7/2014 12:54:22 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

This review is from: Seagate Expansion 3TB USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive STBV3000100

Pros: Have bought several of these and have not had a DOA or any of them fail yet. Read/write speed not great but is still not bad.

Cons: I cannot copy between these drives. After a few files they drop offline. Never had a problem writing to or from an internal hard drive. I don't know if it is a problem with these drives or my USB interface. I contacted Seagate support and they could not give me an answer.

Other Thoughts: The plastic case makes them run hot. I take them out and put then in a fan enclosure. I broke the USB connection on one of these and removed the drive. I found out that if you want to make these an internal drive Windows will not let you initialize as GPT. MRB only lets you use 2 TB. My son was able to initialize and format it for me on his Linux system and now I can get the full capacity.

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  • Cheryle Z.
  • 5/22/2014 11:40:16 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsCan't beat the price!!!!

This review is from: Seagate Expansion 3TB USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive STBV3000100

Pros: I received my Newegg e-mail that these were on sale, plus free shipping! I bought 2 of the Seagate Expansion 3TB USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive STBV3000100 . Of course, for that price, I figured I'd get one for my laptop & one for my PC. Can't beat that! I'm not disappointed with it for the price, that's for sure. I even had a question and called the manufacture & they were extremely pleasant! I'd buy them again for that price & free shipping.

Cons: Just didn't realize that they were more or less for storage, which is still great, but I thought I would be able to store my games on them and I couldn't. Still not disappointed. I have alot of storage room & it's not hogging up my laptop or PC or having to wait for my anti-virus programs running through that 3 hour ordeal. So, I still did good!

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