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Seagate Expansion 2TB USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive STBV2000100
  • Drag and drop file saving right out of the box
  • Fast data transfer with USB 3.0 connectivity
  • 1 year manufacturer warranty
  • $149.99
  • $94.00
  • Save: $55.99 (37%)
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5 out of 5 eggs Caveat Emptor Seagate Nubians Hard Drives 10/19/2013

This review is from: Seagate Expansion 2TB USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive STBV2000100

Pros:

1. Specifications (External Drive). Manufacturer's Rate Drives based on their bench performance. External Drives are to not to be used or running at high transfer rates for sustained periods of time. ALA One review to take out unit and put in case with the difference being a 1 year warranty to the internal drive that has 3 year warranty. WARRANTY FYI begins on the date on manufacture. Learn this the hard way when you buy a WD with a one year warranty and it runs for two weeks and then takes a huge dump on your desktop. Check it on WD.com and find out it went out of Warranty even though I bought it 3 weeks earlier.. I have always left all external drives running 24 hours a day and have added KeepAliveHD to circumvent the sleepy sleep mode that Laptops try to use to save battery live and manufacturers use to try to save HD Life. Life Support but then you have to worry about spun down that will not come back up as Windows has shut down in the middle of the night to install a new Skypee driver. LOL. Not funny but too many drives freeze up and KeepAliveHD-FYI FREE Software will manage a whole network of HDs-no more sleepy sleep ready to rock and roll on command. I am running 10TBs of external plus Connectland USB 3.0 Docking Station and SSD and 1TB on my LapTop off of USB 3.0 Belkin Hub. NOW Heat and Hard Drives. Speed Fan-FREE Software will give you SMART reading for all temperatures on all HDs. WOW you will see that the temperature for the most part are too high no matter what and where you have them placed. No fan on the enclosure is the reason but there is solution for another time. You want to be sure you are within reason AND control the CPUs fans and be able to increase speeds of CPU fans with CPU. You will find alignment for other drives that will cut precious degrees from running temperature. The worse things for HDs is unplugging the USD Wire while the drive is still operating; high temperature; sleep mode or battery dead or drained suspension-so make sure when you are buying the back up unit that it includes plug ins for the USB external drives. 30 years ago HDs were $1000 for 10MB do the math. Compression of mathematical algorithms and the ability to create SSD drive FYI You can now buy a 12TB SSD that just must rock. It costs as much as a small car but it must just rock.

Cons:

1 Year Warranty. Better Cooling System even at the cost. Back in the Onset of External Drive ALL had at least one single fans in an enclosed case. I still have some in a box USB 2.0 from CUSA that I picked up for $9.99 on close out. Spoiled now with USB 3.0 I hate to put anything in there but to last and save files besides putting them in a safe or safety deposit boxes which BTW is the correct etiquette for backing up as far as I am concerned unless you are Walter White and are Breaking Bad.

Other Thoughts:

In a perfect world, hard drives would never go down and in a perfect world an educated owner might do all of those other right things to do but we are plug and play and temperatures are not checking and cases are not blown out of dust. IF in use rotate the drives every two years to be safe if you are following all of the other things you should be doing. Put them in safe place or safe or safety deposti box BUT not near magnets as we all know.

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  • Gary H.
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