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Seagate Expansion 5TB USB 3.0 Desktop External Hard Drive STBV5000100
  • Instantly add 5 TB of storage space to your computer
  • Simple plug-and-play connectivity via USB cable
  • Power supply and USB 3.0 cable included
  • USB 3.0 interface for extremely fast data transfer speed
  • $229.99
  • $169.99
  • Save: $60.00 (26%)
  • Free Shipping (restrictions apply)

3 out of 5 eggs Fast external drive 08/07/2014

This review is from: Seagate Expansion 5TB USB 3.0 Desktop External Hard Drive STBV5000100

Pros:

This drive has a nice large capacity. Usb 3.0 makes transfer speeds fast and efficient. Relatively small footprint makes it easy to find place to put it. Windows recognized it without issue and set it up very quickly.

Cons:

Somewhat noisy under high loads. Case becomes fairly warm under heavy use. Only cooling vents are on the bottom and back. Vents on the top would allow the drive to cool better since heat travels up. The foot print could be smaller, or even turned 90 degrees on its edge. Very short 1 year warranty.

Other Thoughts:

This is a very large drive and fairly inexpensive. Assuming it lasts it will be a great investment, however the warranty concerns me There used to be a time when seagate was the best hard drive on the market( I have 2 in my computer). In the last couple of years their quality has fluctuated. They have gone from a 5 year warranty on hard drives to a 1 year warranty while the other major manufacturers are still including a 2-4 year warranty on external drives.

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