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Seagate 2TB USB 3.0 Expansion Portable Hard Drive STBX2000401

  • Drag and drop file saving right out of the box
  • USB powered
  • Fast data transfer with USB 3.0 connectivity
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  • John H.
  • 9/15/2014 2:49:16 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood drive, power hungry, why not sell the drive?

This review is from: Seagate 2TB USB 3.0 Expansion Portable Hard Drive STBX2000401

Pros: It's a great little hard drive. Decent read speeds, nice compact size you'd expect from a 2.5" drive and of course; it runs entirely off of a single USB port; which is great for a small portable drive! It also works great when extracted and installed in, say, a PS4

Cons: It's a big power hungry. Before cutting it open (and eliminating the warranty) to get at the bare drive inside; I tested it on my desktop PC. I plugged it into a hub I have sitting on my desk and got the dreaded 'click of death' usually associated with a failed drive. A little frustrated, I got ready to box it back up and RMA it. But then I remembered that the same 'click' can be had from a low power situation. Plugged directly into my motherboard; it worked great. So if you experience the 'click of death', try a powered USB hub (or connecting directly to the motherboard).

Finally; price. Actually the price is great, but seagate, why can't I buy the bare drive (with a warranty!) It seems odd that I can pay a lot less for a retail packaged USB drive with cable (a LOT less) than for the exact same drive in an OEM brown package with no USB enclosure. I wish seagate would sell the internal drive for at least the same price; if not less. (Lots of folks have been using this exact drive for their PS4's, or even to upgrade laptops)

Other Thoughts: What can I say? It works. The USB cable included is short; but USB 3.0 cables are a little pricier and that's basically the "norm" these days. If a longer cable is required, anticipate buying one.

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  • Bob D.
  • 9/7/2014 12:35:51 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Price

This review is from: Seagate 2TB USB 3.0 Expansion Portable Hard Drive STBX2000401

Pros: Best price for a 2T drive. Formatted NTFS works on Ubuntu and Windows.

Cons: None.

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  • Jeremy J.
  • 9/4/2014 7:25:46 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsCompatible with PS4

This review is from: Seagate 2TB USB 3.0 Expansion Portable Hard Drive STBX2000401

Pros: In case anyone was wondering, these do contain a Samsung M9T, which conforms to Sony's 9.5mm height requirement for the PS4. The instructions to upgrade on Sony's site were extremely easy to follow and the entire install was a breeze.

Cons: Only had it long enough to successfully install, so far none.
This isn't a con but I suggest running a few tests on the drive before you crack it open...

Other Thoughts: As far as I know this is still the only 2TB drive that meets the height requirement. This was a little cheaper than the newer Backup plus slim models so I thought I'd let everyone know this is also a viable option to quadruple your PS4 space.
I now have a basically new 500GB HD for the next customer that brings me a laptop with a busted drive.
Alternatively, you could put the 500GB back in the external case (if you're careful enough taking it apart!) and still have a decent backup drive.

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  • Anonymous
  • 9/4/2014 6:59:55 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsDecent drive at decent price.

This review is from: Seagate 2TB USB 3.0 Expansion Portable Hard Drive STBX2000401

Pros: - Capacity
- Price
- About 110 MB/s sequential read speed

Cons: - A pain to remove from the case; voids warranty.

Other Thoughts: It is a Samsung Spinpoint drive. Might buy again.

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  • Patrick L.
  • 8/11/2014 1:38:43 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
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5 out of 5 eggsSimultaneously big and little.

This review is from: Seagate 2TB USB 3.0 Expansion Portable Hard Drive STBX2000401

Pros: Very compact.
Unassuming appearance.
Quiet.
Requires no dedicated power connection.

Cons: None so far!

Other Thoughts: The last external hard drive I bought was several years ago, one of those Fantom numbers that look like an old Mac Pro. It’s a 3.5" 1GB drive that has served me well over the years.

But I’ve totally been doing that thing where you buy a big drive for backup purposes, and then, because it’s so much bigger than the drives you actually work from, you slowly end up just using it as regular storage. So I decided it’s time for a bigger backup.

I sure am impressed with how much storage they can fit into a tiny little 2.5" drive these days!

I do the Pogoplug + Arch Linux thing, and I was a little nervous about whether or not the Pogoplug would supply enough power through the USB port. It does! I simply plugged it in, formatted it Ext3, and was off to the races.

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  • James C.
  • 8/8/2014 10:23:43 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsFast Fast Fast

This review is from: Seagate 2TB USB 3.0 Expansion Portable Hard Drive STBX2000401

Pros: This is the fastest USB 3.0 drive I have used so far. My WD 2TB drive writes about 65 MB/s but this drive writes about 115 MB/s. Very pleasantly surprised about the write speed for the price.

Cons: Hard case and sharp corners could be easily damaged for a portable device.

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  • Tristan P.
  • 8/6/2014 10:08:06 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
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5 out of 5 eggsXBOX One Connected Hard Drive

This review is from: Seagate 2TB USB 3.0 Expansion Portable Hard Drive STBX2000401

Pros: Bought this drive as an external drive for my XBOX One. I plugged the drive in. The XBOX saw a new drive formatted it and was good to go. Copied a few games over to it and attempted to launch some games. Worked great.

Cons: Only real con I could come up with is that the USB cord that comes with the drive is rather short.

Other Thoughts: While not the fastest drive on the market it is on par with the internal drive of the XBOX One. It is nice going from a 500GB drive to a 2.5TB setup.

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  • Larry V.
  • 5/18/2014 1:54:05 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

This review is from: Seagate 2TB USB 3.0 Expansion Portable Hard Drive STBX2000401

Pros: No external power requirement! Runs on USB power, and is very small in phtsical size.

Cons: Do Not Drop These Drives even from a small distance. A drive I had that fell only 12 inches stopped working imediately.

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