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Seagate Expansion 2TB USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive STBV2000100

  • 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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  • Daniel A.
  • 12/7/2014 9:31:32 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsBad drive

This review is from: Seagate Expansion 2TB USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive STBV2000100

Pros: Looks nice, easy to set up.

Cons: Started back up on Windows 7 Ult. Was moving way slower than 500GB worth of data should've moved. Let it run overnight and checked the next day to see that backup failed due to I/O error. Tried 2 more times w/same result (ensured no power options were set to turn off drives). Downloaded "Seatools" from Seagate's website to test drive and drive failed "Short Generic" test and "Long Generic" test wouldn't move past 00:00.

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  • Warren K.
  • 11/15/2014 8:28:04 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsBe warned

This review is from: Seagate Expansion 2TB USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive STBV2000100

Pros: Does work quickly and is easily installed

Cons: This drive will NOT work with any version of windows backup prior to windows 8 as it does not support 512E it only has native 4k sector sizes. Kind of sucks that seagate touts compatibility on the box when it fails at one of the task many people buy a drive for. As another mentioned here at least WD provides a utility for making it backup compatible.

Other Thoughts: If I had been paying close attention I would have bought a WD drive instead.

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  • Daryl L.
  • 10/23/2014 8:08:20 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Drives

This review is from: Seagate Expansion 2TB USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive STBV2000100

Pros: These were a great deal!
Have been using these as USB backup drives for servers.
They have worked flawlessly for months

Cons: none

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  • James F.
  • 10/18/2014 9:39:14 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsI like it a lot

This review is from: Seagate Expansion 2TB USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive STBV2000100

Pros: It works great, I like not having an external case with a hard drive in it. I have many hard drives and external cases. Since it is a big 2TB hard drive and cheep. I don't see a reason to have an external case and different hard drives to go in it. If I need another hard drive, I would just buy another one of these. It feel solid, It's smaller than most cases with a hard drive in it.

Cons: Have not found any problems with it.

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  • Robert D.
  • 9/18/2014 12:07:25 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
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5 out of 5 eggsExcellent external hard drive

This review is from: Seagate Expansion 2TB USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive STBV2000100

Pros: -Attractive looking black case
-Comes complete with USB cable and power cord
-Has a blue power/read/write LED to let you know you're plugged in and blinks during read/write sessions
-Read/Write speeds as very fast
- Very quiet running but hums a little when placed on a hard surface but I don't find that to be annoying
1.8 TB preformated disk space.

Cons: I haven't come across any yet.

Other Thoughts: I love this hard drive so much, I'm planning on purchasing the 4 TB external hard drive when it goes on sale. I need to unload 3 internal hard drives of files and this is the perfect solution for me. It's great for portable use too.

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  • Raymond B.
  • 9/10/2014 2:52:13 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsSeagate Expansion 2TB USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive STBV2000100

This review is from: Seagate Expansion 2TB USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive STBV2000100

Pros: Prompt shipping by Newegg

Cons: I've been through three rounds of RMAs trying to get one of these drives that will pass Seagate's own diagnostic tests. All have failed, and after spending roughly $18 to ship them back each time, I'm done throwing good money after bad. Bad Luck? Perhaps, but I won't be buying another one of these drives.

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  • Jason S.
  • 9/1/2014 1:33:23 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsI love these.

This review is from: Seagate Expansion 2TB USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive STBV2000100

Pros: Fast transfer.
Form factor. Love the horizontal design.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: I have 4 of these puppies and they are awesome. I can run 3 to 4 year old games off them without a hitch. Have 3 of them hooked up to my router for cloud storage. Really like these drives. I used to always buy WD but their quality has been going down hill (The WD blacks are the only ones worth buying anymore) and the green drives are so stinking slow.

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  • Wilwood E.
  • 8/28/2014 9:23:41 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsBreaks VSS

This review is from: Seagate Expansion 2TB USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive STBV2000100

Pros: It's an external hard drive

Cons: It causes the Volume Shadow Service to crash in Windows Server 2008 R2 whenever this drive is plugged into the system, even if it is not the drive you are backing up to.

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  • Hans-Joerg F.
  • 8/21/2014 11:04:18 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNot compatible with Windows 7 Backup

This review is from: Seagate Expansion 2TB USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive STBV2000100

Pros: Never installed the drive, so no pros.

Cons: Found out after I ordered the drive that it is not compatible with Windows 7 (backup) as advertised. Returned the drive unopened. Used to only buy Seagate, guess no more. Also don't like the newegg.com restocking fee for an unopened product.

Other Thoughts: Seagate could at least mention their LIMITED Windows 7 compatibility somewhere! Returned the drive and ordered a WD 2TB drive. At least WD has a tool to reformat the drive for Windows 7 backup compatibility.

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  • Geoffrey B.
  • 7/22/2014 1:17:30 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
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1 out of 5 eggsOff to a terrible start

This review is from: Seagate Expansion 2TB USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive STBV2000100

Pros: Very speedy delivery by NewEgg

Cons: Bought the drive to backup my HD using Windows Backup (no need for the bells and whistles in other backup packages in my world so I stick to the standard here). Set it up on arrival and started complete backup at about 7 PM. By 3:19 AM it had failed to complete (error code 0x8078002A) "one of the backup files could not be created". Spent several hours off and on the Seagate site trying to find solutions and started running their SeaTools diagnostic about 8:30 AM. Now it is 4 PM and it's still running with no progress meter, no diagnostics, just sitting there eating CPU cycles. Started case with Seagate via e-mail this AM, and no acknowledgement from them yet that I exist. Bottom line is that this turkey is going back, probably tomorrow or as soon as I can get an RMA.

Other Thoughts: If, as another responder indicated, for some reason this device is incompatible with Windows Backup, the fact belongs in the product specs. Otherwise all you are doing is setting yourself up for the administrative overhead of an RMA and annoying a faithful customer.

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