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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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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
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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
  • Verified Owner

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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  • Chris K.
  • 7/14/2014 7:04:19 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsMostly great!

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

Pros: These drives are fast. I bought two and mirrored them with Storage Spaces in Windows 8. I use them for photographs and DSLR video and find great utility in their speed. I also keep my Steam library on them, and load times are very reasonable. I've had them for about seven months now, and the particular pair I have has been good.

Cons: The first pair I ordered were both DOA. I can only assume they were from a bad batch for this reason. Newegg was very reasonable about the exchange, and the two replacement drives have worked great.

My greatest concern is that they never turn off. Even if they're unplugged from USB, the drives keep spinning. This gives me concern over their longevity, and I usually end up unplugging them when not in use.

In addition, the power blocks make a fizzing sound.

Other Thoughts: I got these on sale, and despite the cons, they do everything I expect. If you can get them at a good price, they might treat you well!

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  • brandon b.
  • 7/11/2014 11:56:33 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsgood storage drive

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

Pros: its a nice size and easy to use and work with. its fairly fast for transfer speeds. works well as a media storage hooked up to a router to share over the network

Cons: none so far

Other Thoughts: i like it. its fast works well easy to use.; i like the fact i can just plug it into my router to share the media on it over th network with out any issues

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  • Ryan W.
  • 7/11/2014 9:43:27 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsFirst RMA ever

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

Pros: It came and it was ready to use. Plug t right in and use it.

Cons: After 1 day it started to lose connection in the middle of a data transfer. I used different cables and USB ports and it still failed while I was transferring data all the time. I downloaded Seagate's software, SeaTools, and attempting to run all the tests to see if something was wrong it came back with bad sectors. Following all of the instructions in the software I couldn't get the test to pass on the inner sectors. The software recommended I RMA, and gave me a number to send with the RMA to Seagate showing the drive was faulty.

The other thing I found frustrating, being this is my first TB drive, I was disappointed to find out 2TB is not really 2TB. This seems widespread though, not to this particular produce, but you are not getting a true TB at all.

Other Thoughts: I really wish I could have gotten the drive to work. It was worth it to me to have a drive this size, even though it was a true 2 TB drive. I really couldn't find a way to make the drive viable.

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  • Joseph R.
  • 7/10/2014 6:39:05 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsMeh

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

Pros: Fast shipping, and fair prices

Cons: RMA process seems to be a bit problematic. I returned the product end of June and I still haven't seen my account refunded. I've attempted to contact the company a few times and the last response was asking for my newegg order number so they can follow up. I am still waiting for my refund. MY tracking number shows that someone has signed for the product, so I know they have it.

Other Thoughts: I may have given this vendor a higher score if I didn't have to follow up with them every few days to get a status on my refund. Going forward, I'll be sure any product I order is directly from Newegg.

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  • Chad W.
  • 7/6/2014 1:27:10 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFunny reason to buy here

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

Pros: Fairly fast drive. Very good build quality for longevity.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: I purchased this drive as a direct replacement that I purchased back in 2009. I purchased the drive on it's own. W/o any kind of encloser or adapters or anything. I used it in a 4-bay RAID array until recently one died. You can't find these drives in a solitary format any longer so I purchased it this way and just pulled the drive out and popped in RAID. It worked brilliantly and is still running strong. :)

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  • DAVID H.
  • 6/30/2014 10:54:39 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGOOD PERFORMANCE

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

Pros: Using a USB 3.0 port, transfer speeds are in some cases faster than transfers between 2 internal SATA 6.0Gb/s drives
I was impressed by the previous series' performance that were made to stand upright & this one was on sale when I needed the extra storage due to a 2TB internal drive failing.
This one was one sale for $10 less than the 2TB internal drive.

Cons: I was hoping a 4TB external one would go on sale.

Other Thoughts: It works just as good as the upright ones & this worked out extra good because the other 3 fit standing right on top of it with no conflicts with the vent holes. An unexpected bonus.
I've got 2-4TB versions & a 3TB version.
The oldest one is about a year old. No problems with any of them so far.

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  • Travis H.
  • 6/30/2014 6:08:40 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsFirst drive bad, replacement bad, not Windows backup compatible

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

Pros: 2TB and usb 3.0 are about the only Pros

Cons: First drive was bad out of the box. Went through Seagate to get a replacement. Replacement was bad. Both tested with Seatools, both failed the long tests.
I bought the drive to use with Windows backup in Windows 7. I did not find out until after talking with tech support that this drive is not compatible with Windows backup in Windows 7. No where is it listed in any documentation. Cannot return it now. Can only pay again to get a replacement that I have no use for since I cannot use it for the purpose I bought it for. Also have no faith in the replacement since I have already paid to get another faulty drive that was new.

Other Thoughts: Complete garbage. I can understand the first drive being bad but the replacement being bad also is unacceptable. I have to pay to ship the drive back each time so each drive being bad is costing me more and more money. The fact I had to find out that it is not compatible with Windows 7 backup from tech support also bugs me, it should be listed in the documentation for the drive. Will be staying away from Seagate from now on.

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