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Seagate 500GB Expansion Portable Hard Drive

B&H # SEEPHD500BX Mfr # STBX500100
Price: $59.99
Product Highlights
  • 500GB Capacity
  • USB 3.0 / 2.0 Interface
  • Bus Powered, No External Power Supply
  • Automatically Recognized by Windows
  • Windows 8, 7, Vista, XP
  • Portable Form Factor

The 500GB Expansion Portable Hard Drive from Seagate offers an ideal way to store your critical data. The drive's USB 3.0 interface allows for a transfer rate up to 4.8 Gb/s. It's also bus-powered, so there's no bulky power adapter to deal with. The drive even comes with a USB 3.0 cable so you can get started as soon as you open the box.

Portability is this unit's main selling point, though. The slim form factor and lightweight casing make this drive an ideal companion for laptops and Ultrabooks, as it will never weigh you down.

Simple
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.
Speedy
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.
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The Seagate Expansion portable drive is compact and perfect for on-the-go storage. Instantly add more storage space to your computer and take large files with you when you travel.
Performance
Capacity 500 GB
Interface USB 3.0 / USB 2.0
Drive Speed Not specified by manufacturer
Buffer Not specified by manufacturer
Average Seek Time Not specified by manufacturer
Sustained Data Transfer Rate USB 3.0: 4.8 Gb/s
System Requirements Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP3 (32-bit and 64-bit) operating system
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)
General
Dimensions (WxHxD) 4.81 x 3.19 x 0.61" / 122.3 x 81.1 x 15.5mm
Weight 0.37 lbs / 0.17 kg
Seagate 500GB Expansion Portable Hard Drive
  • 18-inch / 45.7 cm USB 3.0 Cable
  • 1 - Year Limited Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

    by PowerReviews
    Seagate500GB Expansion Portable Hard Drive
     
    4.6

    (based on 7 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Compact (6)
    • Easy to use (6)
    • Easy to set up (5)
    • Portable (5)
    • Quiet (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Additional storage (5)
      • Back-up (5)
      • Photo storage (5)
      • File transfer (4)
      • Video (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Power user (5)
        • Primary use:
        • Personal (4), Business (3)
        • Computer Platform:
        • PC (6)

      Reviewed by 7 customers

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      4.0

      Fast Shop... Big deal!!!!

      By marcelo carvalho

      from Miami FL

      About Me Power user

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design

      Cons

      • No Power Switch

      Best Uses

      • Video

      Comments about Seagate 500GB Expansion Portable Hard Drive:

      enjoyed doing business with you...great price..Quick delivery...just in time, tks.

      • Primary use:
      • Business
      • Computer Platform:
      • PC

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      5.0

      Easy to use

      By weatherwatcher514

      from Western Massachusetts

      About Me Casual user

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Easy To Set Up
      • Easy to use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • File Transfer

        Comments about Seagate 500GB Expansion Portable Hard Drive:

        I was looking for a hard drive that offered drop and drag capabilities and this one fit the bill. Easy to install and use. Nothing fancy but does exactly what I need it to do.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Computer Platform:
        • PC

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        5.0

        Great Small Footprint External Drive

        By HooKsTeR

        from New Jersey

        About Me Power user

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Compact
        • Easy to use
        • Portable
        • Quiet

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Additional Storage
          • Backup
          • File Transfer
          • Photo Storage
          • Video

          Comments about Seagate 500GB Expansion Portable Hard Drive:

          Fantastic Drive for Backup, Data Storage, Video, Photos, Great Drive for all purpose use.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Computer Platform:
          • PC

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          4.0

          Less price - More space

          By Raj

          from New York

          About Me Casual user

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Easy To Set Up
          • Easy to use
          • High Capacity
          • Portable
          • Quiet

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Additional Storage
            • Backup
            • File Transfer
            • Photo Storage
            • Video

            Comments about Seagate 500GB Expansion Portable Hard Drive:

            It is handy, easy to use. A device you cannot ignore as it helps to store your innumerable memories safe for ever. A must buy.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Computer Platform:
            • PC

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            4.0

            works as advertised

            By BWilcox

            from ct

            About Me Power user

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Easy To Set Up
            • Easy to use
            • Portable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Additional Storage
              • Backup
              • Photo Storage

              Comments about Seagate 500GB Expansion Portable Hard Drive:

              I like external HD this one fits my needs

              • Primary use:
              • Business
              • Computer Platform:
              • PC

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              5.0

              Great item to have

              By Coast2Coast

              from New York, NY

              About Me Power user

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Compact
              • Easy To Set Up
              • Easy to use
              • High Capacity
              • Portable
              • Quiet

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Additional Storage
                • Backup
                • File Transfer
                • Photo Storage

                Comments about Seagate 500GB Expansion Portable Hard Drive:

                It is what it says it is, a back up HD ... It's perfect for photos or video clips.

                • Primary use:
                • Business
                • Computer Platform:
                • PC

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                5.0

                nice deal!

                By AkZ

                from boulder, CO

                About Me Power user

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Easy To Set Up
                • Easy to use
                • Portable
                • Quiet

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Additional Storage
                  • Photo Storage
                  • Video

                  Comments about Seagate 500GB Expansion Portable Hard Drive:

                  Small and light, fast enough for my needs.
                  No set up needed (don't care about the software that came with it).
                  Will update the review if it fails too early.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                  • Computer Platform:
                  • Linux

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