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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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  • 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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  • 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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