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Seagate Expansion 3TB USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive STBV3000100

  • 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
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Micah R.
  • 7/6/2014 7:57:41 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsLike many owners, mine went bad after the warranteed year.

This review is from: Seagate Expansion 3TB USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive STBV3000100

Pros: Served its purpose when it worked, Good transfer speeds, cheap price per capacity.

Cons: I have used it with 2 computers and with both of them, I had to turn off and on the harddrive every time I rebooted the computer. Had to wipe it at least once after a problem with the MFT and now the device shows signs of dying after 2 years of use, with lots of clicking while reading and a SMART record of over 9500 damaged sectors, at least 1500 of which appeared in the last hour. Meanwhile my 1TB it replaced still works fine.

Other Thoughts: Was expecting better quality and lifespan from the brand, and was hoping I was the only one with a problem with the product.

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  • Joshua /.
  • 6/15/2014 7:26:11 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsI own two, I no longer buy internal drives

This review is from: Seagate Expansion 3TB USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive STBV3000100

Pros: Quiet, no problems in close to a year.

Cons: Requires an external power adaptor (the kind that wastes space on a power strip)

Other Thoughts: My router with USB3 ports is slower than it should be for file transfers, but the drives works as they should when plugged into a computer (whether over network or not). This seems to be a limitation of USB3 for devices with less horsepower.

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  • Yunjoong K.
  • 6/11/2014 11:43:45 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsDecent for the price, don't expect it for longevity

This review is from: Seagate Expansion 3TB USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive STBV3000100

Pros: Was a nice price when I bought it in 2012. Quiet when its running.

Cons: Owned mine for about 1 year and 7 months, starting to make the familiar clicking sounds and frozen load times to signal that it's nearing its end.

Other Thoughts: The warranty is only a year for a reason. Don't expect it to live a lot longer past it. Looking at the other reviews it seems that this one has a life of about 1-2 years

YMMW but. I'd suggest going with a product with a longer warranty.

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  • John S.
  • 6/7/2014 12:54:22 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

This review is from: Seagate Expansion 3TB USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive STBV3000100

Pros: Have bought several of these and have not had a DOA or any of them fail yet. Read/write speed not great but is still not bad.

Cons: I cannot copy between these drives. After a few files they drop offline. Never had a problem writing to or from an internal hard drive. I don't know if it is a problem with these drives or my USB interface. I contacted Seagate support and they could not give me an answer.

Other Thoughts: The plastic case makes them run hot. I take them out and put then in a fan enclosure. I broke the USB connection on one of these and removed the drive. I found out that if you want to make these an internal drive Windows will not let you initialize as GPT. MRB only lets you use 2 TB. My son was able to initialize and format it for me on his Linux system and now I can get the full capacity.

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  • Cheryle Z.
  • 5/22/2014 11:40:16 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsCan't beat the price!!!!

This review is from: Seagate Expansion 3TB USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive STBV3000100

Pros: I received my Newegg e-mail that these were on sale, plus free shipping! I bought 2 of the Seagate Expansion 3TB USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive STBV3000100 . Of course, for that price, I figured I'd get one for my laptop & one for my PC. Can't beat that! I'm not disappointed with it for the price, that's for sure. I even had a question and called the manufacture & they were extremely pleasant! I'd buy them again for that price & free shipping.

Cons: Just didn't realize that they were more or less for storage, which is still great, but I thought I would be able to store my games on them and I couldn't. Still not disappointed. I have alot of storage room & it's not hogging up my laptop or PC or having to wait for my anti-virus programs running through that 3 hour ordeal. So, I still did good!

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  • Mark H.
  • 5/21/2014 3:03:41 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsTwo died within a month of each other.

This review is from: Seagate Expansion 3TB USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive STBV3000100

Pros: USB 3 speeds are decent. Quiet.

Cons: I purchased two of these as backup drives around 8 months ago. They've both been running as a backup device on two separate servers at two separate locations. The server backs up around 1.2GB of data once a week, and deletes backups older than 90 days. Both have died this month. One of them just doesnt spin up at all any more. Unplug the power, plug it back in, and it just has a vibration (more than normal) and the server doesnt even detect the drive any more. The second one started the infamous "clicking" noise whenever something is being read or written to the drive. Also took 5 hours to back up 1.2GB of data on it's last run when it usually takes less than 1 hour. I do expect these drives to go bad eventually, but not less than 1 year. The 1TB these drives replaced, which were over 2 years old, were still working 100%. Doubt we will be purchasing any Seagate drives again in the near future.

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  • Aaron L.
  • 5/20/2014 4:48:37 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsFailed after 17 months

This review is from: Seagate Expansion 3TB USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive STBV3000100

Pros: - None

Cons: - slow transfer rates (max 30MB/s)
- if you're writing a file, you will not be able to read a file at the same time
- high latency
- runs VERY hot
- unrealiable (files starting getting corrupt 1 week before failure)
- total failure after 17 months

Other Thoughts: - not worth the money. failed by itself when kept in a cool environment. never moved the drive.

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  • James D.
  • 5/20/2014 7:25:38 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsTakes a Lickin' and Keeps on Tickin'

This review is from: Seagate Expansion 3TB USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive STBV3000100

Pros: - Reliable
- Fast
- Quiet

Cons: - Bulky
- Needs AC Adapter

Other Thoughts: I purchased this drive in September 2012. It's now May 2014 and the drive is still working great. I'm a mobile DJ and I use this to carry my music collection to gigs. I have a streamlined "emergency" library on my laptop's internal HDD, but this drive contains my entire library.

The drive sees some minor-moderate abuse being transported frequently and occasionally bumped into, and has had zero issues. (I've never dropped it from a significant height or anything).

Recommended!

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  • Anonymous
  • 5/18/2014 4:49:58 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsFailed Early

This review is from: Seagate Expansion 3TB USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive STBV3000100

Pros: Ran well up until it died.

Cons: Failed early.

Other Thoughts: Not caring to RMA, getting good platter drives has been difficult lately.

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  • Anonymous
  • 5/11/2014 9:05:40 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggs

This review is from: Seagate Expansion 3TB USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive STBV3000100

Pros: Big drive, fast

Cons: Drive died in in roughly 32 days. Power light comes on, drive doesn't spin up. Dunno whether it's the hard drive or power supply but I'm not about to take it apart and void the warranty. Will be contacting seagate -- very disappointed as I've always gotten quality products from seagate.

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