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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
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Danny C.
  • 1/16/2015 12:21:49 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsI'm pretty much satisfied

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

Pros: This was for my Xbox One. I plugged in the USB from the HDD to the XB1, then plugged in the power, then I turned on my Xbox, gave it about a minute, and a window popped up asking me if I wanted to format for games and apps. Did so, moved about 7 games and the Halo 5 beta onto it, in total it took less than 2 hours. Basically, setup was easy, Still works great and zero issues.

Cons: No cons. It is stellar. If I had to nitpick, I guess you chould say it'd be great if it had a fan to cool the HDD, but it never really gets that hot anyway even while communicating with it. Outside of the device, the warranty could have at least been for more than a year, but it's okay because if Newegg wants to offer me a better warranty ($20 for 3 years replacement warranty) I will take it.

Other Thoughts: For those looking to upgrade their Xbox One storage space, I highly recommend this HDD. I've been using Seagate for a long time, and before that, Maxtor which they eventually bought out. Once again, Seagate delivers another hard drive that works great and functions well. I forget what number this is, but I've purchased a lot of Seagate drives in my life and rarely ever encountered issues.

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  • Julie J.
  • 1/15/2015 11:43:54 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDO NOT BUY!

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

Pros: It looks nice

Cons: It does not work for 3.0 USB and only works for 2.0 USB which completely sucks when the laptop I have only has 3.0 USB ports. I am completely disappointed in this product.

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  • Tanya P.
  • 1/11/2015 11:49:17 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood product; warranty two weeks short

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

Pros: These are good cheap hard drives, and you get what you pay for. Eight of these have been running without a hiccup in a couple of NASs for around a year. I trust these well enough to buy another set of them as the data continues to expand.

Cons: All are missing a couple of weeks from their warranty:
Seagate responds for each serial number
"In WarrantyExpiration 22-Dec-2015"

Label on the case pack with the same serial numbers inside as outside shows these were sold to "Ingram Micro" at 3802 Micro Drive Millington, TN, 38053 on 9/19/2014. ???

In any case, only knocking off 1 egg for the shorted warranty. In my experience, Seagate has awesome warranty support, but it'd be a little much to ask any vendor to honor an expired warranty.

Other Thoughts: S.M.A.R.T. monitoring and weekly checks--if anything shows up in the warranty period, send it back immediately.

Suggest anybody using ANY hdd expect them to fail and take measures to mitigate. Of course raid, backups, etc. are always a good idea.

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  • Christopher L.
  • 12/17/2014 5:51:22 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks great!

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

Pros: Plug it in to USB, delete useless included files and start storing stuff on it.

Cons: None- works as advertised.

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  • Krzysztof C.
  • 12/13/2014 2:22:20 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNice job newegg^^

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

Pros: For a USB drive the results were surprisingly good for me ( tested with HD tine pro ):
Average transfer rate: 108.5 mb/s
Access time: 15.7 ms
Average temp: 43 C
( while watching a movie from that drive so yours may end up a lil higher )
Delivery was within a couple days, but I newegg always delivers.
It is very quiet ( as in, I can't hear it ).
Delivery was within a couple days, but newegg always delivers.

Cons: Nothing thus far really.

Other Thoughts: Gotten during black friday; I am not sure if I had gotten it at the original price (169.99), but at $120, it was a good choice.

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  • Donald C.
  • 12/3/2014 11:13:11 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs4TB Evternal Drive

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

Pros: Works great.

Cons: None.

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  • Mark L.
  • 11/26/2014 7:52:49 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsgood drive good price but...

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

Pros: good plug and play drive
read write speeds so far hitting above 100mb/s no issue.
great $ per TB value.
picked it up for 120 on sale.

Cons: power management is insensible for this drive.
if from pc side you enable usb powersave and drive shuts off to go to powersave state. this state has the drive spinning a low speed but enough to where there is an audible high pitch sound. quite annoying when other equipment is room isnt running.
-assuming this may impact drive integrity im pursuing a replacement, doubt im going to get anywhere.

Other Thoughts: due to this being a cheap drive i wouldnt be surprised if this is a commonality for these drives. for now unplugging the drive when everyting is turned off works, just a nuance.

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  • Brent B.
  • 11/21/2014 7:43:04 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat drive, great price

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

Pros: I bought two of these on sale for $119 6 months ago. I pulled the drive out of the case and made them internal drives for $60 cheaper than you could find the same drive bare. They have been working flawlessly on my HTPC since, zero issues at all. Looking to buy a few more now. 100mb/sec transfer rates are pretty standard.

Cons: Get them out of the case and you have a cheap 4tb internal drive. Leave them in the case and they seem to get hot quick, which might kill longevity

Other Thoughts: As close as you can get for a reliable, fast 4tb drive nearing the $100 range.

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  • John R.
  • 11/14/2014 12:19:03 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsJust called Seagate Customer service

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

Pros: I just called Seagate Customer service and it took 20 mins to get someone on the line.

Cons: After talking to the Seagate rep he informed me that the problem seems to be that I am leaving my computer on and the external hard drive plugged in 24 hours a day. He said Seagate external hard drives are NOT built to handle that...(remember that I have had it for less than 3 months.) He suggested that I unplug the Seagate hard drive from m computer whenever it is not in use. Plus he kept throwing in little comments "hinting" that I was doing something to my hard drives that was killing them, but didn't have the courage to outright come out and say it.

My original hard drive purchase was in Feb. They are saying that my warranty expired in October. That is less than 10 months.
what hard drive comes with a less than 10 month warranty???
Then they said they might be able to extend that warranty. He then connected me to the warranty office but after waiting on hold for another 5 mins the call was dropped so I had to start all over again......

ALMOST had to start all over again. I got a call from their warranty department and they apologized for the disconnect.
She gathered my information and told me that since I had a second drive died they were going to send me a different drive to see if that cleared the issue up.

Honestly I was about ready to give up on this company but after talking to Brittany I am going to give it one more try.
BTW You should hire more people like Brittany and give her a raise......


I will update this after I get the new drive and let you all know how it is doing after a few months.

Other Thoughts: DO NOT BUY an external hard drive that the company itself says can not handle being plugged into your computer all the time.

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  • John R.
  • 11/14/2014 10:57:44 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsFollow up review

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

Pros: This is a follow up review. I purchased a 4TB Seagate expansion drive a little while back. It died not too long after getting it. I contacted Seagate and they did (after a lot of back and forth, some of which was my fault) send me a replacement drive.
The original was purchased in Feb of 2014, I received the replacement drive in August of 2014.....It is now November of 2014 and it is having problems.
Just the fact that it is having problems so soon after getting it makes it worse than useless.
What kind of files would you store on a hard drive that is making load clicking and grinding sounds?
Whatever you store on it had better not be something you want to save. And if you don't want to save it you don't need a hard drive......
I can understand 1 bad hard drive but two in a row makes me nervous about storing anything at all on it.

Cons: Everything else. If it actually was reliable it would be a great deal, but a hard drive that can kill 4TB of data at any second makes it something to avoid.

Other Thoughts: Not a big fan.

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