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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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  • Michael K.
  • 10/22/2014 9:50:08 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggs4TB brick

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

Pros: Inexpensive and large

Cons: I bought several of these drives. I left one unopened until I needed it (97 days after purchase). Big mistake--it's a brick that will not initialize on either a Windows or a Mac system. Seagate was good about recognizing their 1 year warranty. Newegg simply supplied Seagate's phone number--1-800-SEAGATE.

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  • Todd R.
  • 10/20/2014 5:05:47 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks well

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

Pros: Nice compact case. Worked perfectly out of the box. Got it on sale and it was the best deal for 4TB I could find. Even better than a bare drive.

Cons: No cons related to the drive, see other thoughts

Other Thoughts: My system seems to have a problem with the USB 3 ports. (This is no fault of the drive) So after a weeks, I took the drive out of the case. No security screws, just pops open without breaking anything, nice. Anyway, it works great for me plugged into a SATA port. And if I need it portable again, I can just put It back in the case.

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  • Fred B.
  • 10/15/2014 5:20:35 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsWorthless

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

Pros: It was on sale so I did not lose what they originally were asking for this drive.

Cons: Drive died second time I used it. to copy data files at home. There was no misuse, and the drive was not in use more than 2 hours. I won't ever buy a Seagate drive again. Avoid this drive at all cost.

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  • John M.
  • 10/15/2014 7:56:32 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsKudos to Segate's CS Personnel

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

Pros: Price, Capacity, Seagate Customer Service

Cons: Dependability

Other Thoughts: While still giving the Expansion Desktop one star, I wish to commend the Seagate Customer Service department for their handling of my complaints. After upgrading me to a 5TB Expansion that did not work on USB3 they doubled down and replaced that drive with a 5TB Backup Plus which (so far) is working flawlessly and is, in fact, benchmarking about 12% FASTER than the 4TB Expansion drive!

Communication was excellent and timely, both as email and telephone, and on a very professional level. The final drive came two-day UPS with a pre-paid return.

Kudos to the Seagate personnel who handled and resolved my problem(s)!

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  • Shawn F.
  • 10/14/2014 2:36:41 PM
  • Tech Level: Low
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggspoor worthless company shipping slow

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

Pros: cheap

Cons: dont buy the faster shipping they are ripping you off , matter of fact ont buy from them the product is also available on othere site with companys that value their customers 4 day shipping added payments its been more the a week and still no package go figure ! also they block you from saying where to go instead dont go buy this company , please do your self a favor!

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  • John M.
  • 10/6/2014 8:22:57 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsExpansion Drives useless on USB 3.0

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

Pros: Price
Capacity

Cons: Dependability

Other Thoughts: Purchased 2 4TB USB 3.0 Expansion Desktop drives as a Newegg combo special. One works like a champ, the other was erratic, only intermittently connecting on USB 3. Moved the erratic drive to USB 2.0 port and it was rock-steady - at one quarter of the speed. RMA'd the defective drive to Seagate and received a NEW, unopened, 5TB drive in its place. Unfortunately, the 5TB drive ONLY works and is ONLY recognized on USB 2.0 ports.

Drives were tested on 3 different laptops (Toshiba, ASUS, and Dell) using 2 different power supplies and 3 different data cables. All laptops had the latest drivers. Two were running 64-bit Windows 8.1, and the other 64-bit Windows 7 Ultimate.

These are not the first Expansion drives I have had USB 3 trouble with, but they will be the last AFTER I get a second useable drive from Seagate.

The second egg is solely for Seagate's Customer Service upgrading the replacement drive. As it was a sealed box I will not fault them for the lousy USB3 controller.

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  • John M.
  • 10/4/2014 8:13:11 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsSegate Doesn't Get it Right on USB 3.0

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

Pros: Price
Capacity

Cons: Dependability

Other Thoughts: Purchased 2 4TB USB 3.0 Expansion Desktop drives as a Newegg combo special. One works like a champ, the other was erratic, only intermittently connecting on USB 3. Moved the erratic drive to USB 2.0 port and it was rock-steady - at one quarter of the speed. RMA'd the defective drive to Seagate and received a 5TB drive in its place. Unfortunately, the 5TB drive ONLY works and is recognized on USB 2.0 ports.

Drives were tested on 3 different laptops (Toshiba, ASUS, and Dell) using 2 different power supplies and 3 different data cables. All laptops had the latest drivers. Two were running 64-bit Windows 8.1, and the other 64-bit Windows 7 Ultimate.

I gave a second egg because of Seagate's Customer Support replacing the first drive with a larger NEW (not refurbished) drive.

These are not the first Expansion drives I have had USB 3 trouble with, but they will be the last AFTER I get a second useable drive from Seagate.

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  • Joe W.
  • 10/1/2014 12:04:59 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsSeems to work.

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

Pros: small physically, stackable fairly quick and 4tb of space

Cons: nothing too major so far.

Other Thoughts: Works with the Synology DS412+ with out an issue, just unbox plug in and go assuming you do not get a DOA

fits easily in my small fireproof safe.

would give 5 eggs but only had them about a month.

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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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