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Seagate Expansion 4TB USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive STBV4000100

  • 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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  • Neal E.
  • 9/30/2014 5:01:23 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsFaulty Drive

This review is from: Seagate Expansion 4TB USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive STBV4000100

Pros: Lots of storage
High speed

Cons: Drive failed on me after 3 days. It's pretty bothersome to have drives failing in this day and age. In fact, this is the first drive I've ever owned to fail without being mishandled.

Other Thoughts: Would have been awesome if it hadn't died on me. :(

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  • Brett C.
  • 9/29/2014 9:36:33 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBig storage drives

This review is from: Seagate Expansion 4TB USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive STBV4000100

Pros: I got a pair of these to backup my media server during a reformat; they were fast enough for the task and did the job.

Cons: none

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  • PEDRO G.
  • 9/26/2014 9:44:41 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNot Worth It, and Dies On 1st Use

This review is from: Seagate Expansion 4TB USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive STBV4000100

Pros: 4 TB for a great price. Should have seen this as a red flag right away, instead, I thought, "Hey, I need this, my 2TB Hard Drive is coming down to its last 100GB so I should get this before I really run out of space!

Cons: 30 Day NewEgg Warranty, that's a very strict timeline. About to contact SeaGate, and already reading reviews that I'm more than likely going to get a refurbished item. Which doesn't matter to me, and makes sense, due to to how easy this drive dies on you. 2TB of family photos, videos, vacations, college graduations, etc. things that matter- gone. And this drive gives false hope. I used it right after the 30 day mark because college started for attaining my Master's Degree, and everyone knows the first month is very difficult to find any time for anything. So I finally take it out of the box, back up my files with ease, wipe out my PC, and then proceed to transfer files. About 20 minutes in (which should be a piece of cake for any drive), the blue light flashing (which indicates it's working), stays lit. This means the drive froze or came across a difficult file (whatever that bogus means) or my new phrase, "Thanks for trusting me with years of valuable and irreplaceable memories, now I'm going to bring you to your knees for being a seagate fan." I leave it waiting because I tried to safely remove the drive- cannot, it's still in use. I can't reset or hard reset because then I could risk damage to the drive (as with anything else storage related). So I wait, and 5 minutes in, the drive shuts off. It no longer is picked up. I connect it to another computer, it light immediately goes solid blue, not flashing (as it should be), and is not picked up. Wow. 25 minutes of use, and bam- dies on you. Thanks SeaGate, not only will you replace a brand-new item with a refurbished one, you're going to give me one that's broken before, will probably break within the half hour, and 140 bucks (how much I paid at the time 8-21-2014) down the drain PLUS another amount for a 2TB because you made me realize the world isn't ready for a stable 4TB drive so the replacement is going to sit there and collect dust. What a waste of money, a terror if you have valuable memories or files. Stay away from this one, EVEN if it is on special. Ask yourself if it is worth saving money to lose all your data. That's what I ask myself now whenever I see another massive size drive for a "great" price.

Other Thoughts: Never again will I buy a SeaGate drive. This is the best way to lose a customer- die within the first use, and give a short guarantee so you can keep the money, the customer/client can keep the headache and heartache of losing priceless data.

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  • Sandford S.
  • 9/18/2014 1:35:53 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWorks Great - After Full Format

This review is from: Seagate Expansion 4TB USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive STBV4000100

Pros: Very pleased overall. Small initial problems getting it to work but after full format it worked great.

Cons: Had to format first to get it to be recognized and work properly. Other than that, it has been running great for about a month. No issues so far.

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  • Jordan S.
  • 9/17/2014 10:55:00 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsEasy for older people

This review is from: Seagate Expansion 4TB USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive STBV4000100

Pros: I gave one of these to my parents for backup purposes. It worked right out of the box with their system & my Mob backs things up on a regular basis. I use this for backup as well & have had no issues with my GNU/Linux system. parted handles the large drive size with ease using GPT. Also, the cost per terabyte was fantastic.

If you are daring, you can crack the case open & gain access to a USB 3.0 SATA adapter. Please check the warranty before doing anything like this.

Cons: Very short warranty.

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  • robert s.
  • 9/10/2014 4:24:35 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWorks well @ 6 months

This review is from: Seagate Expansion 4TB USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive STBV4000100

Pros: No problems. The 4TB Seagate is used as a library drive for media. Samsung 6300 series TV reads it perfectly. (Older 4000 series Samsung cannot - 2TB max).
The box stacks neatly - better than the Samsung version of what is probably this same drive.

Cons: none

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  • Kinnon M.
  • 9/9/2014 10:30:29 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

This review is from: Seagate Expansion 4TB USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive STBV4000100

Pros: Works great. I leave it on 24\7.

Cons: No issues

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  • DAVID H.
  • 9/9/2014 5:32:02 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFAST RELIABLE

This review is from: Seagate Expansion 4TB USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive STBV4000100

Pros: I’ve got the 2, 3 & 4 TB versions of this in both the flat & upright models. The oldest one is about a year old. Using a USB 3.0 connection, these drives are FAST. Copying files from one Seagate USB 3.0 drive to another using TeraCopy averages about 110 MB/s.
The fastest internal HD to the external Seagate USB 3.0 drives, tops out at about the same speed, with the exception of 1 internal drive which tops out at 70 MB/s. Copying from an internal SSD to a Seagate USB 3.0 drive, tops out at 178 MB/s.
I used the same 10 GB mix of files for the comparison tests.
Setup for all of the Seagate was smooth & simple plug n play

Cons: If the transformers were about 3 mm narrower you could put them side by side on a regular power strip without blocking any of the other outlets.

Other Thoughts: I only tried the backup software on the older drives. It was simple, but limited, probably great for a novice user. When I contacted Seagate about it, they said a more sophisticated version was available online for free. It is better.
I already had a different retail backup program that could do much more & kept using it.

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  • John F.
  • 9/7/2014 3:18:07 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood Drive

This review is from: Seagate Expansion 4TB USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive STBV4000100

Pros: Large, quiet,stable drive. I've used since 11/9/2013 . Bought 2. One is attached to my PC and is used for backup of media files. The other is connected to my TV-PC and is used as media storage/playback. I clone sync the drive on my PC to the drive on my TV-PC once a week.

The Drive connected to my TV-PC has been used heavily since I received them from NewEgg without any signs of issues. The never hang/crash loose connectivity to the PC or even heat up much. I absolutely love these drives.

Cons: Greta drive love them. None

Other Thoughts: I went through 2 lacie's and 2 WD external drives over a 2yr period before getting these drives. The WD's in particular had a habit of locking up on me, usually resulting in a power cycle of the drive AND a reboot of the PC in question(the same PC I used for the Seagate drives a Dell XPS-nothings changed). I am sold on this particular model of Seagate Externals and will continue to purchase them until the become unstable or w/e.

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  • Quinn P.
  • 9/5/2014 9:10:30 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat deal on sale. Works as advertised.

This review is from: Seagate Expansion 4TB USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive STBV4000100

Pros: Tore them out and used them as internal drives, worked flawlessly. No issues.

Cons: None

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