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Seagate Expansion 4TB USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive STBV4000100

  • 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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  • Mike R.
  • 11/21/2014 7:43:04 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat drive, great price

This review is from: Seagate Expansion 4TB USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive STBV4000100

Pros: I bought two of these on sale for $119 6 months ago. I pulled the drive out of the case and made them internal drives for $60 cheaper than you could find the same drive bare. They have been working flawlessly on my HTPC since, zero issues at all. Looking to buy a few more now. 100mb/sec transfer rates are pretty standard.

Cons: Get them out of the case and you have a cheap 4tb internal drive. Leave them in the case and they seem to get hot quick, which might kill longevity

Other Thoughts: As close as you can get for a reliable, fast 4tb drive nearing the $100 range.

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  • John R.
  • 11/14/2014 12:19:03 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsJust called Seagate Customer service

This review is from: Seagate Expansion 4TB USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive STBV4000100

Pros: I just called Seagate Customer service and it took 20 mins to get someone on the line.

Cons: After talking to the Seagate rep he informed me that the problem seems to be that I am leaving my computer on and the external hard drive plugged in 24 hours a day. He said Seagate external hard drives are NOT built to handle that...(remember that I have had it for less than 3 months.) He suggested that I unplug the Seagate hard drive from m computer whenever it is not in use. Plus he kept throwing in little comments "hinting" that I was doing something to my hard drives that was killing them, but didn't have the courage to outright come out and say it.

My original hard drive purchase was in Feb. They are saying that my warranty expired in October. That is less than 10 months.
what hard drive comes with a less than 10 month warranty???
Then they said they might be able to extend that warranty. He then connected me to the warranty office but after waiting on hold for another 5 mins the call was dropped so I had to start all over again......

ALMOST had to start all over again. I got a call from their warranty department and they apologized for the disconnect.
She gathered my information and told me that since I had a second drive died they were going to send me a different drive to see if that cleared the issue up.

Honestly I was about ready to give up on this company but after talking to Brittany I am going to give it one more try.
BTW You should hire more people like Brittany and give her a raise......


I will update this after I get the new drive and let you all know how it is doing after a few months.

Other Thoughts: DO NOT BUY an external hard drive that the company itself says can not handle being plugged into your computer all the time.

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  • John R.
  • 11/14/2014 10:57:44 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsFollow up review

This review is from: Seagate Expansion 4TB USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive STBV4000100

Pros: This is a follow up review. I purchased a 4TB Seagate expansion drive a little while back. It died not too long after getting it. I contacted Seagate and they did (after a lot of back and forth, some of which was my fault) send me a replacement drive.
The original was purchased in Feb of 2014, I received the replacement drive in August of 2014.....It is now November of 2014 and it is having problems.
Just the fact that it is having problems so soon after getting it makes it worse than useless.
What kind of files would you store on a hard drive that is making load clicking and grinding sounds?
Whatever you store on it had better not be something you want to save. And if you don't want to save it you don't need a hard drive......
I can understand 1 bad hard drive but two in a row makes me nervous about storing anything at all on it.

Cons: Everything else. If it actually was reliable it would be a great deal, but a hard drive that can kill 4TB of data at any second makes it something to avoid.

Other Thoughts: Not a big fan.

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  • Colin G.
  • 11/7/2014 8:07:45 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

This review is from: Seagate Expansion 4TB USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive STBV4000100

Pros: Got it on sale for $109.99, so couldn't complain about the cost per TB. Simple and easy set up, worked right out the box. I formatted it (like I do with all new externals) and it's been working great ever since.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Never bought a Seagate before, always been a Western Digital fan, but it's a reputable company and the sale was just too good to pass up, so I tested the waters and so far am very pleased.

By the way it's a traditional platter drive, NOT a flash-based one. That was probably obvious to everyone but me, but I bought it under that assumption. My stupidity, so no eggs taken off. Oh well, we all have our blonde moments right?

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  • Richard S.
  • 11/4/2014 11:08:29 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExpansion drive not a backup drive

This review is from: Seagate Expansion 4TB USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive STBV4000100

Pros: -Cheap (on sale for $120)
-USB 3.0 capable
-4TB of space

Cons: Not a backup drive
-see other thoughts

Other Thoughts: When I purchased this product I thought I could use this a backup drive for all my computers (which have multiple drives) I was wrong, I didn't catch that this was a expansion drive not a backup. This was my mistake and has nothing to do with the product itself (didn't take away an egg for that) There is hope though, if you want to use this as a backup drive, Seagate has software available for free that allows you to use it as a backup drive. Which was very helpful in my case, it just took a little bit of searching on their website to find it.

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  • Marv S.
  • 11/2/2014 7:48:00 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

This review is from: Seagate Expansion 4TB USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive STBV4000100

Pros: Works GREAT

Cons: None

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  • Michael K.
  • 10/22/2014 9:50:08 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggs4TB brick

This review is from: Seagate Expansion 4TB USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive STBV4000100

Pros: Inexpensive and large

Cons: I bought several of these drives. I left one unopened until I needed it (97 days after purchase). Big mistake--it's a brick that will not initialize on either a Windows or a Mac system. Seagate was good about recognizing their 1 year warranty. Newegg simply supplied Seagate's phone number--1-800-SEAGATE.

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  • Todd R.
  • 10/20/2014 5:05:47 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks well

This review is from: Seagate Expansion 4TB USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive STBV4000100

Pros: Nice compact case. Worked perfectly out of the box. Got it on sale and it was the best deal for 4TB I could find. Even better than a bare drive.

Cons: No cons related to the drive, see other thoughts

Other Thoughts: My system seems to have a problem with the USB 3 ports. (This is no fault of the drive) So after a weeks, I took the drive out of the case. No security screws, just pops open without breaking anything, nice. Anyway, it works great for me plugged into a SATA port. And if I need it portable again, I can just put It back in the case.

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  • Fred B.
  • 10/15/2014 5:20:35 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsWorthless

This review is from: Seagate Expansion 4TB USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive STBV4000100

Pros: It was on sale so I did not lose what they originally were asking for this drive.

Cons: Drive died second time I used it. to copy data files at home. There was no misuse, and the drive was not in use more than 2 hours. I won't ever buy a Seagate drive again. Avoid this drive at all cost.

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  • John M.
  • 10/15/2014 7:56:32 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsKudos to Segate's CS Personnel

This review is from: Seagate Expansion 4TB USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive STBV4000100

Pros: Price, Capacity, Seagate Customer Service

Cons: Dependability

Other Thoughts: While still giving the Expansion Desktop one star, I wish to commend the Seagate Customer Service department for their handling of my complaints. After upgrading me to a 5TB Expansion that did not work on USB3 they doubled down and replaced that drive with a 5TB Backup Plus which (so far) is working flawlessly and is, in fact, benchmarking about 12% FASTER than the 4TB Expansion drive!

Communication was excellent and timely, both as email and telephone, and on a very professional level. The final drive came two-day UPS with a pre-paid return.

Kudos to the Seagate personnel who handled and resolved my problem(s)!

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