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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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  • 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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  • Colin G.
  • 11/7/2014 8:07:45 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • 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: Got it on sale for $109.99, so couldn't complain about the cost per TB. Simple and easy set up, worked right out the box. I formatted it (like I do with all new externals) and it's been working great ever since.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Never bought a Seagate before, always been a Western Digital fan, but it's a reputable company and the sale was just too good to pass up, so I tested the waters and so far am very pleased.

By the way it's a traditional platter drive, NOT a flash-based one. That was probably obvious to everyone but me, but I bought it under that assumption. My stupidity, so no eggs taken off. Oh well, we all have our blonde moments right?

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  • Richard S.
  • 11/4/2014 11:08:29 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExpansion drive not a backup drive

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

Pros: -Cheap (on sale for $120)
-USB 3.0 capable
-4TB of space

Cons: Not a backup drive
-see other thoughts

Other Thoughts: When I purchased this product I thought I could use this a backup drive for all my computers (which have multiple drives) I was wrong, I didn't catch that this was a expansion drive not a backup. This was my mistake and has nothing to do with the product itself (didn't take away an egg for that) There is hope though, if you want to use this as a backup drive, Seagate has software available for free that allows you to use it as a backup drive. Which was very helpful in my case, it just took a little bit of searching on their website to find it.

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  • Marv S.
  • 11/2/2014 7:48:00 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

Cons: None

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