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Seagate Expansion 500GB USB 3.0 portable 2.5 inch external hard drive

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500GB
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  • Drag and drop file saving, right out of the box
  • USB powered
  • Fast data transfer with USB 3.0 connectivity
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Product Information

Size Name: 500GB | Style Name: Portable
Technical Details
BrandSeagate
Item Weight168 g
Product Dimensions12.2 x 8.1 x 1.5 cm
Item model numberPortable
SeriesSTBX500200 Expansion
ColorPortable
RAM Size500 GB
Hard Drive Size500 GB
  
Additional Information
ASINB0084LZIB8
Best Sellers Rank 1,069 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight322 g
Date First Available6 Jun. 2012
  
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Product Description

Size Name: 500GB | Style Name: Portable

Product Description

Seagate EXPANSION PORTABLE 500GB 25IN USB30 EXTERNAL HDD STBX500200 Storage External Hard Drives

Box Contains

  • Seagate Expansion drive
  • 18" (45.72cm) USB 3.0 cable
  • Quick start guide

  • From the Manufacturer

    Expansion Portable External Hard Drive

    Seagate Expansion Portable External Hard Drive

    Seagate Expansion Portable External Hard Drive

    Seagate Expansion Portable External Hard Drive

    Expand Your Storage

    Neatly organise and store all your files, without having to worry about running out of space.

    Plug and Play

    With no software to install, you'll find installation has never been easier. Just plug it in and go.

    Fast File Transfers

    Works with USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 to deliver fast transfer speeds.

    Seagate Expansion Portable External Hard Drive

    Storage to Go

    Sometimes adding extra storage isn't enough; you may need to take your files with you. The Expansion Portable external drive is perfect to take on the go.

    Storage to Go

    Ready to Use

    Compatibility


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    Customer Reviews

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    206 of 213 people found the following review helpful By Paul Clegg on 6 Jan. 2014
    Style Name: PortableSize Name: 1TB
    This hard drive is not formatted for a Mac but takes less than 30 seconds to achieve this. When I was looking for a Mac formatted portable hard drive to act as a Time Machine for my MacBook Pro I noticed that they cost much more than this one. Seagate is famous for its Hard Drives and at £30 less than a Mac equivalent I decided to order. Feels good, tactile and very quiet but out of the box your Mac will not read it.

    You need to follow this link [...] which explains exactly how to format it for the Mac.

    How to Erase an internal or external drive that is 500 GB or larger and has already been setup with NTFS

    Open the Disk Utility.
    Select the drive.
    Click Partition.
    Under Volume Scheme, choose 1 Partition.
    Choose Options.
    Choose Apple Partition Map.
    Click OK.
    Click Apply.
    Click the Partition button.
    The drive will Erase. When it completes, the drive will mount on the Desktop.

    Takes less than 30 seconds. Job done.
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    720 of 756 people found the following review helpful By Sid Nuncius HALL OF FAMETOP 10 REVIEWER on 30 Jun. 2012
    Style Name: DesktopSize Name: 2TB Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What's this? )
    For my purposes, this drive is excellent: extremely simple to operate, huge memory capacity and relatively compact and unobtrusive. No doubt there will soon be reviews here which deal expertly with specifications and comparisons. I am just an ordinary computer user who cannot advise on all that, but I hope this review will be helpful to other non-techies who, like me, want reliable and easy-to-use extra memory.

    The drive is about the size of a 400-page small-format paperback book. It is quite heavy (about 1kg all told) but would be easy to transport if you needed to. It sits flat and needs to be plugged into the mains. The supplied connecting lead to your computer's USB port is about 1 metre long, so you have some flexibility about where to put it. When switched on it is, to my ears anyway, silent (hurrah!) and has a discreet blue LED to indicate that it is working. In short, it is the compact, unobtrusive drive I was hoping for.

    In use it is exceptionally simple. I plugged it into my slightly elderly Windows XP laptop and, as promised, it was automatically recognised by Windows and was ready to use within a few seconds. If you like, you can turn it off at the mains at any time it's not actively in use so it doesn't have to run all the time, and it only takes a couple of seconds to wake up when switched on again. You add files by simply dragging-and-dropping and the transfer speed seems very quick to me (my initial backup of my entire "My Documents" folder, about 14GB, took well under half an hour). Files (like music or photos) run from the drive just as if they were on your internal hard drive and it is easy to copy or move files between the drive and an mp3 player or memory stick. It really is like having a huge internal hard drive.
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    239 of 253 people found the following review helpful By Kevin O'Keefe TOP 500 REVIEWER on 17 July 2012
    Style Name: PortableSize Name: 500GB Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What's this? )
    Seagate's own product description (above) gives an accurate, no-exaggeration summary of this hard drive and I really can't take any issue at all with the claims they make for it. This is an attractive, pocket-sized, silent and unobtrusive drive that needs no drivers etc and simply works efficiently and without external power (it is powered by the supplied USB cable). In fact it is so discrete in operation the only clue you have it's 'on' is the glow of the LED on the front of the unit. I've heard many times the claim 'it works straight out of the box' but in this case it is perfectly true. Also it's worth noting that it is also USB 3 compatible (but will work with 1 and 2 also) so it is future-proofed too. Finally Seagate are a brand to be trusted in data-storage products so there is peace of mind there also. A quality product at a fair price.
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    272 of 289 people found the following review helpful By Tim Rose on 2 Dec. 2012
    Style Name: DesktopSize Name: 2TB Verified Purchase
    Purchased this hard drive to use as a 'time machine' backup for my iMac; very good for the price. Worked straight out of the box. The Mac reformatted it, but that didn't cause any problems and easy enough to do if you follow the onscreen prompts. Generally runs quietly. Future-proof as it has USB 3.0. Overall very pleased.
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    666 of 713 people found the following review helpful By JohnBeatle on 6 Nov. 2013
    Style Name: DesktopSize Name: 2TB Verified Purchase
    I purchased this product in July 2013, delivery was prompt and the drive worked really well for the best part of 4 months. I primarily used this product as a add storage drive for my DD-WRT router. Last week, I tried to access a file over my network and got no response. I checked the drive - dead no LED... powered the drive down/up still dead.. Being an electronics design engineer, I got my fluke volt meter out and measured the voltage from the AC to 12V DC adapter. This measured OK at 12Volts... so definitely, something within the hardware was dead and not the AC mains adapter...

    Although the product was technically still under warranty, I could have just sent it back for a replacement. I guess because this drive held all my personal photos and files, I didn't want the drive to leave my house! I felt competent enough to go fault find the PCB board myself.

    Found the fault in no time - There is a component on the SATA to USB board (ASM 1053) that converts the 12V DC to 5VDC.
    (Techie term for this is a DCtoDC convertor or switcher). This IC or a component around it had failed as there was no 5Volts present on the board.

    Dropped Seagate an email telling them that their board had failed. They replied to basically say I had voided my warranty as I attempted to repair it myself . OK fair enough I did... and I deserve to be punished! .but I also asked them whether they could just sell me a replacement board..they said no...

    For a company that big, I would have thought their after sales would be a bit more helpful - Note - I even offered to PAY for a replacement board!! I am sure I am not the first customer to which this has happened.

    Anyway to cut a long story short, I purchased a Inateck USB3.
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