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Seagate STBX500200 500GB Expansion USB 3.0 2.5 Inch Portable Hard Drive - Black

by Seagate
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (545 customer reviews)


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  • Drag and drop file saving, right out of the box
  • USB powered
  • Fast data transfer with USB 2.0 connectivity
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Product Information

Technical Details
BrandSeagate
Item Weight168 g
Product Dimensions12.2 x 8.1 x 1.5 cm
Item model numberSTBX500200
SeriesSTBX500200 Expansion
ColorBlack
Hard Drive Size500 GB
  
Additional Information
ASINB0084LZIB8
Best Sellers Rank 647 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight322 g
Date First Available6 Jun 2012
  
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Product Description

The Seagate® Expansion™ Portable hard drive offers an easy-to-use solution for when you need to add storage to your computer instantly and take files on the go.

Seagate Expansion portable drive, add-on storage for your PC

The Seagate® Expansion portable drive is compact and perfect for on-the-go. Instantly add more storage space to your computer and take large files with you when you travel.

Setup is simple and straightforward; simply connect a single USB cable and you are ready to go. The drive is powered from the USB cable, so there is no need for an external power supply. Plus, it is automatically recognized by the Windows® operating system, so there is no software to install and nothing to configure. Saving files is easy—simply drag-and-drop.

Take advantage of the fast data transfer speeds with the USB 3.0 interface by connecting to a SuperSpeed USB 3.0 port. USB 3.0 is backwards compatible with USB 2.0 for additional system compatibility.

The easy-to-use storage solution

The Expansion portable hard drive can be installed 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.

Adds storage capacity instantly

Digital photos, videos 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.

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 by including a limited warranty with the Expansion drive. Also, Seagate support is always available should you have questions or need assistance with using your Expansion portable hard drive.

Can be installed in seconds

Seagate® Expansion™ portable hard drive features 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 is needed.

•The drive is automatically recognised by the Windows operating system – 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

Expands your computer's storage capacity

The Expansion portable hard drive features a range of capacities, with the 1.5TB model offering enough data storage for:

•Up to 1,500 hours of digital video

•Up to 362 two-hour DVD movies

•Up to 480,000 digital photos

•Up to 24,990 hours of digital music

Perfect when you need to:

Add more storage capacity to your computer instantly

Free up space on your internal hard drive

Transport files from one computer to another

Take large files with you on the go

Product Description

Seagate Expansion 500GB USB HD STBX500200 Storage External Hard Drives


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
159 of 165 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simple, compact and reliable 17 July 2012
By Kevin O'Keefe TOP 500 REVIEWER
Size 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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47 of 49 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Mac Users please read 6 Jan 2014
Size 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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76 of 80 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Super fast, Super efficient 14 Aug 2012
Size Name:500GB
I was surprised at the speed of this drive. It works straight out of the box, and is lightning fast. I get speeds of about 150 megabytes per second via USB 3.0 on average, and I've seen it go as fast as 200. So I copy entire mp3 albums in about a second. It's an attractive, portable drive which was much smaller than I expected. If you're looking for a fast, portable, simple drive, get this one.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Compact and quick 24 May 2014
Size Name:2TB|Verified Purchase
I have had Seagate drives before and they have always been quick and reliable so I had no problem choosing another. I needed a 2TB minimum drive but it had to be portable and USB powered - this matched my needs perfectly. It is a lot more expensive than the Seagate desk drives, which I also have, but they require a power source.
I am a Linux user but this was no problem, it worked on first plug in and no formatting was required. I immediately deleted any Seagate stuff on the drive as I am not fussy about that sort of thing, all I want is storage space and I am happy to do back ups manually.
I will not go into exact speeds as the age of my computer would need to be taken into account but it is worth noting that the USB 3.0 is considerably better than the previous. I have been moving/backing up files of up to 1TB and although it has taken a while it has been a few hours, rather than the days an older system would have taken.
I cannot vouch for the reliability of this particular drive but my other two Seagate portables, 1TB and 1.5TB, are still going strong after a year and a lot of use.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lightweight and Portable 7 Feb 2013
Size Name:1TB|Verified Purchase
It is so small and convenient, one can only be astonished by it's versatility. Bus powered and USB3, data transfer is very fast. An indispensable back up kit.
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Effortless Installation and Operation 29 Dec 2012
Size Name:1TB|Verified Purchase
This product was delivered promptly and has performed faultlessly. Installation on my Windows 7 64-bit laptop required no effort and worked without problems from the time of first connection. The connecting cable is quite short but that suits my working environment. The device is very quiet in operation. I am very pleased with my purchase.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Operates nicely but an ugly duckling 2 Jun 2013
Size Name:500GB|Verified Purchase
The Seagate drive is powered directly from the USB socket, it's lightweight and operates at transfer speeds of 8Mb/sec. The lead is about 8 inches long plenty long enough for my needs - but can easily be chained into a USB extension lead. It's quiet, gently purring away when reading or writing. The case is matt plastic with a clip on cover, corners and edges are acute and it's an ugly little toad. Just plug in and it works there is no need to run any of the built in software. Great for moving movies between devices, I also use it plugged into a Blu Ray player to play movies - overall a good drive at an attractive price.
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117 of 127 people found the following review helpful
By Mr. R. D. Turner TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Size Name:500GB|Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?)
External USB drives make a lot of sense. I have 3 in the house and they are used to transfer work databases, media files to the media centre, backup photos and as a time machine backup for my Mac. We also use them at work for off site backup. 5 disks, each for a different day of the week.

However which model to choose? There are ones that come with the caddy only where you have to buy a disk yourself, ones that take 3.5" hard disks and smaller ones like this one. It is incredibly simple to use. Plug it into a Windows or Apple PC and it just pops up as a new disk drive. Plug it into a Plasma TV or Blu Ray player and again it is instant storage. It is self powering from the USB cable which is included.

Seagate are a great name in hard disks. I have used them for years without issue.

This 500GB model is ultra slim, easy to use and doesn't get hot. It is also USB 3 for high speed if you have it. It works fine on more common USB 2 sockets which look the same.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars Misleading
The photo showing the drive 'standing up' on its shorter edge is misleading. Some Seagate drives do stand up that way, but not this one. Read more
Published 14 hours ago by JD
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Absolutely love this product, delivered on time well worth every penny, will certainly use this seller again thanks
Published 20 hours ago by Hazel Mackie
5.0 out of 5 stars Straight forward connection and easy to use
Got this to back up important documents. Straight forward connection and easy to use.
Published 1 day ago by guitarman
5.0 out of 5 stars and good value too
Does just what it is supposed to, and good value too!
Published 1 day ago by Mike
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Very good
Published 1 day ago by ralph booth
5.0 out of 5 stars hard drive next day - brilliant service and amazing price Works great
I received the ext. hard drive next day - brilliant service and amazing price
Works great
Published 1 day ago by batterypower
5.0 out of 5 stars I can never get the great speeds advertised for USB3 even though I...
I have purchased three of these recently and they are all reliable so far. I can never get the great speeds advertised for USB3 even though I have a very new and powerful computer.
Published 1 day ago by Panny
5.0 out of 5 stars great
great
Published 2 days ago by brian harris
1.0 out of 5 stars wasted money, as they worked once and now I ...
I have bought two of these now. wasted money, as they worked once and now I cant access anything I put on it. Read more
Published 3 days ago by Mazda
5.0 out of 5 stars Maurice says.
Super delivery, super hard drive. What else can I say? oh yes not bad price either,well done once again
Published 3 days ago by Maurice Ennderby
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