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Seagate STBX2000401 Expansion 2TB USB 3.0 portable 2.5 inch external hard drive - Black

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2TB
Portable
  • 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: 2TB | Style Name: Portable
Technical Details
BrandSeagate
Item Weight168 g
Product Dimensions12.2 x 8.1 x 1.5 cm
Item model numberSTBX2000401
SeriesSTBX2000401
ColorBlack
Hard Drive Size2 TB
  
Additional Information
ASINB00ILALU9G
Best Sellers Rank 153 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight295 g
Date First Available24 Feb 2014
  
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Product Description

Size Name: 2TB | Style Name: Portable

Product Description

Easy, Reliable Add-on Storage

The Seagate Expansion Portable hard drive offers an easy-to-use solution when you need to instantly add storage to your computer and take files on the go. Featuring drag-and-drop file saving right out of the box, USB-powered capability, and fast data transfer with USB 3.0 connectivity, it's simple add-on storage that goes with you.

Seagate Expansion Portable Hard Drive
Easily expand your computer's storage capacity.
Seagate Expansion Portable Hard Drive
Start saving your digital files within seconds of removing the Expansion Portable from the box.
The Easy-To-Use Storage Solution

The Expansion portable hard drive installs easily by plugging in a single USB cord. You can start saving your digital files to this external hard drive within seconds of removing it from the box.

Installs in Seconds

Seagate Expansion portable hard drive features like these make it incredibly easy to use this drive right from the box. Simply plug the included USB cable into your computer--no external power supply needed. The drive is automatically recognized by your Windows operating system; there's no software to install and nothing to configure. Drag and drop to save files to the Expansion portable drive. Built-in power management automatically ensures energy-efficient operation.

Trusted Seagate Quality and Support

Seagate has delivered proven, reliable storage solutions for more than 30 years. With more than one billion hard drives shipped, Seagate continues to stand behind its quality. Additionally, Seagate support is always available should you have questions or need assistance using your Expansion portable hard drive.

What's in the Box

Seagate Expansion portable hard drive, USB 3.0 cable, quick start guide.

Seagate Expansion Portable Hard Drive
Simply plug the included USB cable into your computer--no external power supply needed.
Instantly Adds Storage Capacity

Digital photos, video and music files can tax your computer's storage, causing performance to decline as its internal hard drive fills to capacity. The Expansion portable hard drive helps remedy this situation by enabling you to free up storage space on your computer's hard drive and comes in a range of capacities, from 320GB up to the 1.5TB model.


The Expansion Portable Hard Drive Offers Enough Data Storage For:
  • Up to 1,500 hours of digital video
  • Up to 362 2-hour DVD movies
  • Up to 480,000 digital photos
  • Up to 24,990 hours of digital music

Box Contains

Expansion Portable hard drive
USB 3.0 cable
Quick start guide
1-year limited warranty

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666 of 692 people found the following review helpful By Sid Nuncius #1 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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88 of 91 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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200 of 208 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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262 of 276 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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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By JonMac on 20 Feb 2014
Style Name: DesktopSize Name: 3TB Verified Purchase
I have owned this drive for 13 months (yep, just out of warranty) it hasn't completely failed, but, it is unusable - certainly as an external drive at least. Maybe I could remove the caddy and install it internally, but that's not what I bought it for.

The connection from the cable into the back of the unit is pathetic to say the least, there is loads of play back and fore in the socket and movement on the wooden floor in my home office has the warning coming up on PC telling me that the disk needs formatted. The connection is between the back of the desk and the wall so its never moved since first connection over a year ago

I bought an HGST Touro Pro to replace this drive, and the connection is very solid with no movement, I just wish I had bought it 13 months ago instead.

If you have already bought it, check the connection between the cable and unit is secure and if you have any doubt return it before you plug it on, and spend your hard earned on one that works.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By John Mcpherson on 1 May 2013
Style Name: PortableSize Name: 500GB Verified Purchase
used for Time Machine back up for my mac, so much smaller than my last external drive I purchased, worked great.
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578 of 619 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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