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Easy and simple to use - simply plug in the power adapter and USB cable
Fast file transfers with SuperSpeed USB 3.0
Compatible with USB 3.0 and USB 2.0
Drag and drop file saving for Windows, right out of the box
Please note: For Mac compatibility this Hard Drive requires reformatting. Reformatting the drive will erase all content unless it is backed up to another drive. Refer to Application Guide for guidance on this.
The Seagate Expansion desktop drive provides extra storage for your ever-growing collection of files. Instantly add space for more files, consolidate all of your files to a single location, or free up space on your computer's internal drive to help improve performance. Setup is straightforward; simply plug in the included power supply and USB cable, and you are ready to go. It is automatically recognized by the Windows operating system, so there is no software to install and nothing to configure. Saving files is easy too-just 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. System Requirements: Windows 7 or higher, SuperSpeed USB 3.0 port (required for USB 3.0 transfer speeds or backwards compatible with USB 2.0 ports at USB 2.0 transfer speeds, compatibility may vary depending on the user's hardware configuration and operating system). Box Contents: Seagate Expansion Drive, 4-foot (120cm) USB 3.0 Cable, Power adapter and Quick Start Guide.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
First off, i was wary of the number of review stars on this drive since A) it's a seagate which seems to get a bad rap as of late, and B) most of the 5-star reviews are vine voice reviews of free products. Over the last year or so i've come to the conclusion that these elite reviewers would rather keep their free stuff coming than provide honest reviews... but who am I to judge... i'd probably do the same.
Rant aside, this drive is fast as hell. I was surprised how quickly it comes out of sleep mode (~ 2 seconds vs the 10-15 it takes my old(er) WD 3.0TB drive). I ran a long SMART check that came back clean and i've copied about a TB of stuff over to it. Zero complaints so far... but as others have said, we'll see how it fares in the long-term. If I needed another 5TB right now, I wouldn't hesitate on buying another one of these.
Amazon packing was a little sketchy... the air bags stopped the HD from moving horizontally in the box, but not vertically. Other...
Simply put, this is the best external hard drive on the market. It has an amazing price to capacity ratio, and extremely fast transfer speeds through the USB 3.0 interface.
Starting with the nicely packaged box, it comes with the hard drive itself with your choice of capacity, a four foot USB 3.0 cable, a power supply with actually a decent length cable, and a nice quick start guide. However, the drive is truly a plug and play device, so you really don’t need the quick start guide.
Moving onto the look and feel of the device itself, it has a nice, modern enclosure that actually looks very classy on my large glass desk. Other than that, it has an extremely clean look, and is impressively almost silent, which is perfect for me in a quiet dorm room.
As a little background on me, I love consuming high-quality media on either my Apple desktop or Macbook Pro 13 inch running Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite. Furthermore, I am an emerging professional...
An amazing piece of equipment. I was able to hook this up to my Xbox One without any problems and now have more than enough space to store everything I want! The housing is very sturdy and is practically silent. It installed CoD Advanced Warfare faster than the internal drive of the Xbox One installs games. And it only takes up one percent of space on the Seagate drive ONE PERCENT and this is a 49 GB game we are talking about. That still leaves me with 4.5 TB worth of free space. I can't say enough good things in such a small space for comments, but I would recommend this drive to anyone that has to deal with huge amounts of data and not go broke in the process. Buy this drive while it's still available!
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