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Seagate Expansion 500GB USB 2.0 Desktop External Hard Drive

  • ST305004EXA101-RK
  • USB 2.0
  • 3.5"
  • 1 year limited
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Seagate external desktop drives provide extra storage for your ever-growing collection of files. Instantly add space for more files, consolidate all of your files to a single location, or free-up space on your computer’s internal drive for improved performance.

Set-up is straightforward, simply plug in the included power supply and USB cable and you are ready to go. It is automatically recognized by Windows operating system, so there is no software to install and nothing to configure. Saving files is easy too, just drag-and-drop.

It’s not just easy to use, but it’s fast and energy efficient too. Built-in power management ensures energy-efficient operation.

  • newegg High Performance Hard Drive The high performance 7200 RPM 3.5” hard drive provides a large capacity of 500GB, perfect for storing and backing up your movies, music, applications and documents.
  • newegg USB 2.0 Interface The ST305004EXA101-RK external hard drive features a USB 2.0 interface for fast transfer speeds of up to 480Mbps and plug-and-play connectivity.

Learn more about the Seagate ST305004EXA101-RK

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


Customer Reviews of the Seagate ST305004EXA101-RK

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  • Tadas V.
  • 9/16/2012 5:41:00 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDon't do it!!!

Pros: stopped working after 4 months, and Seagate wouldn't replace it...

Cons: stopped working after 4 months, and Seagate wouldn't replace it...

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  • Terry M.
  • 7/3/2012 11:41:30 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorking great after 14 mos.

Pros: No installation problems on three different computers. Completely plug-n-play with WinXP.
Still working great after a year of moderate (admittedly not heavy) use. (I mainly copy files to and from, don't stream media from it.)

Cons: None; no complaints here.

Other Thoughts: Seems like by the time you can vouch for something not conking out within a year, it's OOS or no longer being made. Ah, well...I'm still very happy with this unit.

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  • Tara B.
  • 12/26/2011 2:08:44 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Hard Drive

Pros: Cost
Speed
RELIABITY

Cons: Nothing really, except for the fact that I need more capacity.

Other Thoughts: Ive had this HD for about 2 years now. I've never had an issue with it, i'm just in the process if searching for a new one. I'm def a fan of seagate. I dropped this thing on my mothers kitchen tile and its still working like a charm. I'm looking for a 1TB drive that I can use as my MBP back up and keep movies on to stream to my TVs and such.

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  • Martin H.
  • 12/7/2011 12:14:31 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwsome drive

Pros: This thing is great. stores all my music and pics. fast. quiet. and tough. i can't count how many times my daughter has tossed this thing on the floor but it always seems to work great.

Cons: none

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  • Michael G.
  • 11/21/2011 6:41:38 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsAC Adapter is not convinient

Pros: It is light, it seems well built and solid. I have not had it long enough to say whether or not it is reliable, but this is why I bought it because others said it is.

Cons: It is slow to transfer data. Not super slow, but not fast, far from fast. On the slow side.

The AC adapter is bad. I am getting rid of mine because of the inconvenience. I can buy a portable smaller drive with 500GB for the same price or under with no external AC adapter power supply.

Other Thoughts: If someone wants a well built solid external hard drive and does not plan on moving ti around much, and doesn't mind needing to plug it in, this is good. But why not just get an internal drive if you still have the room? Otherwise, there are other options for the same or better price with added benefits.

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  • Heather B.
  • 11/13/2011 3:41:17 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsworking like a charm

Pros: easy to install and reformat for Mac Time Machine. Sleek design.

Cons: wish it had a power off button. I don't leave it constantly running.

Other Thoughts: Use it for weekly backups. No problems. Got it for $50.. must have been a good deal! Solid little drive. Have both WD and Seagate drives.. both have preformed well.

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  • Jeremy N.
  • 7/31/2011 3:35:10 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsworks as intended

Pros: Looks good, works fine.

Cons: for a back up drive, none really

Other Thoughts: software is annoying, but I just deleted it right away.

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  • Anonymous
  • 6/23/2011 11:08:40 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsDoes what its supposed to.

Pros: I've had this guy for about a month now and still going strong.
Pretty quiet, of course you're going to hear it when it's writing just like any other hard drive.
Very easy to use; as long as you now how to plug in a USB port and move files there's nothing more you need to know.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Currently using it for back-up for my home desktop. I like it alot

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  • Anonymous
  • 5/13/2011 5:20:19 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks with Softmodded Wii

Pros: Works with softmodded Wii. Looks slick.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: No problems with softmodded Wii so far. Using it to back up my games and play off of. Just make sure to set your Connect 24 standby mode off, otherwise this hard drive will continue powered up in standby (yellow light on wii). Make sure the light is red and this drive will power itself down after a few minutes.

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  • Eric B.
  • 1/10/2011 12:37:47 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: For what I purchased the HDD(backing up data), its doing the job. No errors so far or troubleshooting.

Cons: As of yet, none I can think of. Installation was annoying though.

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