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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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Seagate® Expansion™ External hard drive
The Seagate® Expansion™ External hard drive by Seagate offers an easy-to-use solution when you need to instantly add data storage to your computer.

  • Drag and drop file saving right out of the box
  • Fast data transfer with USB 3.0 connectivity
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Seagate® Expansion™ External hard drive

The Easy-to-Use Storage Solution

The Expansion external hard drive installs easily by plugging in two cords. You can start saving your digital files to this hard drive within seconds of removing it from the box.


Instantly Adds Storage Capacity

Digital photos, video and music files can tax your computer's storage, causing performance to decline as its internal hard drive fills to capacity.


Seagate® Expansion™ External hard drive

  • 1Photos based on a 10-Megapixel camera producing images 5MB in size
  • 2Songs based on average length of 4 minutes, 4MB size
  • 3HD video based on 720p or 1080i video
  • 4Blu-ray HD Movie was calculated at 16.2GB per hour recording rate


Seagate® Expansion™ External hard drive

Installs in Seconds

Seagate® Expansion® external hard drive features like these make it easy to start using this drive within seconds of removing it from the box:

  • Simply plug in the included power supply and USB cable
  • The hard drive is automatically recognized by Windows operating system—no software to install and nothing to configure
  • Drag and drop to save files to the Expansion external hard drive
  • Built-in power management automatically ensures energy-efficient operation

Seagate® Expansion™ External hard drive

What's in the Box

  • Expansion External Hard Drive
  • USB 3.0 Cable or USB 2.0 Cable
  • Power Adapter
  • Quick Start Guide
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty


Learn more about the Seagate STBV2000100

Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
  • Warranty
  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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  • Nicholas F.
  • 8/20/2015 11:08:51 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsdied young

Pros: Pros - worked fine until it

Cons: Died about a month after I got it

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  • Stephen O.
  • 4/29/2015 6:21:29 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome Speeds

Pros: -Sequential write speeds in excess of 150MBps for my drive, transfers even large movie files very quickly
-No issues with stability or difficulty getting drive to connect
-relatively quiet, even just under my desk the only thing that can be heard is the drive spinning up for the first time

Cons: -Sometimes takes a few seconds to spin up and allow for file access, but this is pretty normal for a HDD

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  • Jeff B.
  • 4/17/2015 3:35:25 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsOver one year later...

Pros: Drive is fast. Faster than some of my internal drives. I'm sure there are other external drives faster, but I have been impressed with the speed of this on my USB 3.0 port. I also enjoy the look of the drive.

Cons: None so far.

Other Thoughts: I've had this drive since Jan 2014. It's been my backup lifeline. This is the first external drive I've had that could put up with the heat and use of constant backups. I have had no issues whatsoever. I have used this drive on my Ubuntu and Windows 7 systems.

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  • Nathan K.
  • 1/9/2015 1:59:45 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFantastic Backup Drive

Pros: -1.81TB of solid memory after formatting
-Purchased it at a good price ($80 for 2TB? Not bad!)
-Hasn't had any failure while being used nonstop for the past 7 months, has only been powered down maybe twice and I've yet to experience any sort of problem.
-Form factor is solid

Cons: -LED on unit is incredibly bright, had to cover it up so it doesn't illuminate my room at night.

Other Thoughts: Well worth it for under $100.

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  • Keith L.
  • 12/23/2014 8:16:39 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsReliable So Far

Pros: I've bought two of this drive so far. Both working flawlessly under heavy use. One is four or five months old now, the other about six weeks. Nothing to complain about, very good price.

Cons: None

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  • A f.
  • 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

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

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

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Drives

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

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
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent external hard drive

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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