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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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  • Scott P.
  • 2/20/2015 10:44:51 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsrandom disconnect

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

Pros: Good transfer rate when it worked.

Cons: While copying files, it would randomly disconnect and reconnect, giving me the autorun dialogue box saying a USB drive was just connected. My file copy process is disrupted, and i have to re-start the whole process again. Or do much smaller copy jobs.

Not reliable.

Other Thoughts: I tested this drive on 2 different PC's running Windows 7, 64 bit. They both had random disconnect problems.

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  • Justin K.
  • 2/20/2015 8:08:44 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsTry this for those who are losing the drive

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

Pros: None

Cons: haven't recieved it yet.

Other Thoughts: I figured I would tell those out there that if an external drive fails, it is more often due to the circuitry for the sata to usb conversion. If you are willing to void the warranty, which is no good anyway if you lose the data, and want to have a chance of getting data back, take the drive out of the enclosure and hook it up internally. This has worked for me with older seagate external drives. You can even stick them in the fridge for a short time then hook them up and sometimes they work

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  • Ian A.
  • 2/19/2015 4:23:12 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks great

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

Pros: Easy to install.
Compatible with both MAC and PC.

Cons: None

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  • Javier O.
  • 2/11/2015 3:10:57 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks as advertised. No problems so far.

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

Pros: Excellent drive if you're looking to expand your Xbox One's storage capacity. Out of about twenty games installed (alongside updates and DLC), this drive's only used up about 11 percent of its space. It'll take a while before we fill it up. Seagate makes another excellent product!

Cons: My roommate seemed less than pleased to have it format at 3.6TB, but after giving him a quick lesson on Drive Formatting 101, he's... still not satisfied with the answer. Whatever. I'm not docking an egg for that.

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  • Harrison S.
  • 2/5/2015 6:47:42 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsFlaky Cables

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

Pros: I got 2 of them on sale pretty cheap, they work.

Cons: I had problems keeping these connected and identifying as 3.0 devices. Bought some other usb cables they both now work perfectly and haven't had any problems since

Other Thoughts: Speed isn't insane but price performance is right.

I don't know why on earth they would try to save $0.25 by using a cheap cable which might cause the product to appear to be broken, and not function properly. If I didn't get other cables I would have given this product only 1-2 eggs.

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  • Tony C.
  • 1/30/2015 10:43:23 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
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5 out of 5 eggsFor use on my Xbox One

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

Pros: My Xbox One immediately recognized this device and offered to format it. I effectively had 3.63TB of space available after the format. I have 20+ games installed and DLC's and I'm using right at 11%.

Cons: None to speak of at this current time.

Other Thoughts: It arrived within 3-4 days using the free eggsaver shipping.

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  • Steven R.
  • 1/28/2015 5:17:44 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Drive

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

Pros: Great price, workis flawlessly, large capacity, and outstanding speed. Paired with my ASUS Sabretooth motherboard and using its USB 3.0 boost tools this thing is really fast. Moving from an SSD drive the transfer speeds are between 270MBS, and 140MBS depending on what size files were being transferred. I run Virtual machines using VMWare viewer off this drive with no performance problems. It is definitely faster than my 3GB Western Digital My Book, tested moving the same files.
Easy to install, just plug it in. I did not have any issues getting it to run at USB 3.0 speeds. I think people are having issues with their computers, or may not be using the cable supplied with the device. Some of the early USB 3.0 hardware and drivers can be real buggy. My old ASUS lap top has been a great machine, has USB 3.0, but never gave me the performance I see on my desktop, or my kids new lap tops. The first thing I would do make sure you are running the latest Mother Board drivers and firmware.

Cons: none

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  • Danny C.
  • 1/16/2015 12:21:49 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsI'm pretty much satisfied

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

Pros: This was for my Xbox One. I plugged in the USB from the HDD to the XB1, then plugged in the power, then I turned on my Xbox, gave it about a minute, and a window popped up asking me if I wanted to format for games and apps. Did so, moved about 7 games and the Halo 5 beta onto it, in total it took less than 2 hours. Basically, setup was easy, Still works great and zero issues.

Cons: No cons. It is stellar. If I had to nitpick, I guess you chould say it'd be great if it had a fan to cool the HDD, but it never really gets that hot anyway even while communicating with it. Outside of the device, the warranty could have at least been for more than a year, but it's okay because if Newegg wants to offer me a better warranty ($20 for 3 years replacement warranty) I will take it.

Other Thoughts: For those looking to upgrade their Xbox One storage space, I highly recommend this HDD. I've been using Seagate for a long time, and before that, Maxtor which they eventually bought out. Once again, Seagate delivers another hard drive that works great and functions well. I forget what number this is, but I've purchased a lot of Seagate drives in my life and rarely ever encountered issues.

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  • Julie J.
  • 1/15/2015 11:43:54 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDO NOT BUY!

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

Pros: It looks nice

Cons: It does not work for 3.0 USB and only works for 2.0 USB which completely sucks when the laptop I have only has 3.0 USB ports. I am completely disappointed in this product.

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  • Tanya P.
  • 1/11/2015 11:49:17 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood product; warranty two weeks short

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

Pros: These are good cheap hard drives, and you get what you pay for. Eight of these have been running without a hiccup in a couple of NASs for around a year. I trust these well enough to buy another set of them as the data continues to expand.

Cons: All are missing a couple of weeks from their warranty:
Seagate responds for each serial number
"In WarrantyExpiration 22-Dec-2015"

Label on the case pack with the same serial numbers inside as outside shows these were sold to "Ingram Micro" at 3802 Micro Drive Millington, TN, 38053 on 9/19/2014. ???

In any case, only knocking off 1 egg for the shorted warranty. In my experience, Seagate has awesome warranty support, but it'd be a little much to ask any vendor to honor an expired warranty.

Other Thoughts: S.M.A.R.T. monitoring and weekly checks--if anything shows up in the warranty period, send it back immediately.

Suggest anybody using ANY hdd expect them to fail and take measures to mitigate. Of course raid, backups, etc. are always a good idea.

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