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Seagate 2TB Expansion External Desktop USB 3.0 Hard Drive

B&H # SEEDT2TBV Mfr # STBV2000100
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Product Highlights
  • 2TB Capacity
  • USB 3.0/2.0 Interface, Cable Included
  • Automatically Recognized by Windows
  • Windows 8, 7, Vista, XP SP3 (32/64 bit)

Don't let your data dictate your day - give it a little breathing room with the Seagate 2TB Expansion External Desktop USB 3.0 Hard Drive. The extra storage space gives you plenty of room to store, secure, and share your data.

You'll have plenty of opportunity and few excuses to finally organize those pictures, movies, music, documents, and other assorted data that you've been putting off for months. With this much storage space, you could make copies of all that data and store it separately for extra security.

The Expansion External Desktop line uses USB 3.0 as its transfer channel, giving you a robust 4.8Gbps transfer rate (your data transfer rate may vary due to processor speed, storage transfer medium, and other factors). You can store more, do more, and breathe easier with this kind of storage power behind you. You are ready to go as soon as you open the box. Simply plug the unit in, then attach the USB cord, and boom! No files to install, no drivers, no worries.

In this crowded world, everyone needs some extra room. Give your data the space it deserves with the Seagate 2TB Expansion External Desktop USB 3.0 Hard Drive.

Simple
Setup is simple and straightforward; the Expansion external hard drive installs easily by plugging in two cords. You can start saving your digital files to this hard drive within seconds of removing it from the box. 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.
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.
Store More
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.

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Capacity 2 TB
Interface USB 3.0/2.0
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: 4.8Gbps
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
Mounting Desktop, Horizontal
Power Requirements AC: 120VAC
Dimensions (WxHxD) 7.07 x 4.65 x 1.48" / 179.5 x 118 x 37.5mm
Weight 2.06 lb / 0.94kg
Seagate 2TB Expansion External Desktop USB 3.0 Hard Drive
  • Power Adapter
  • 18" USB 3.0 Cable
  • Quick Start Guide
  • 1 - Year Limited Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

    by PowerReviews
    Seagate2TB Expansion External Desktop USB 3.0 Hard Drive
     
    4.7

    (based on 55 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (39)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (15)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (41)
    • Easy to set up (39)
    • Large capacity / good size (33)
    • Quiet (29)
    • Compact (24)

    Cons

    • No power switch (11)

    Best Uses

    • Back-up (36)
    • Additional storage (31)
    • Photo storage (29)
    • Video (22)
    • File transfer (16)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Power user (28), Casual user (18)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (31), Business (14)
      • Computer Platform:
      • PC (41), Mac (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Just what I needed

    I needed extra backup for my large video files, and this 2tb hard drive works flawlessly! Seagate makes great products, and this hard drive doesn't disappoint in performance. The only problem I have...Read complete review

    I needed extra backup for my large video files, and this 2tb hard drive works flawlessly! Seagate makes great products, and this hard drive doesn't disappoint in performance. The only problem I have is the hard drive must be plugged into the wall, and is a bit on the big side. Maybe should have spent the extra bucks to get the portable hard drive. I am using this exclusively with my desktop, so portability isn't a big issue. If you want a quick hard drive on the go, I'd suggest the portable version as you don't need to plug it into a wall socket, but for those who don't need the portability, save the extra bucks and get this drive!Would have been five stars if I didn't need external power. On another note, I didn't realize I bought the PC version. Luckily formatting this drive for my Mac was quick and easy!

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Lots of hard drive space

    This hard drive has lots of room for stuff but the first one did not work all the time. Had to return it but B&H sent a replacement right away. So far...Read complete review

    This hard drive has lots of room for stuff but the first one did not work all the time. Had to return it but B&H sent a replacement right away. So far the new one is working fine.

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    5.0

    Quick setup, perfect for my needs

    By Tracy B

    from Louisville, KY

    About Me Casual user

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Set Up
    • Easy to use
    • Quiet

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Additional Storage
      • Backup
      • Video

      Comments about Seagate 2TB Expansion External Desktop USB 3.0 Hard Drive:

      I'm digitizing old VHS tapes, and needed some room for the footage, along with space for backups and the like. It's working great so far. My PC recognized it right away, and it was easy.

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

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      3.0

      Lots of hard drive space

      By Doug

      from Electra, TX

      About Me Casual user

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • High Capacity

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Additional Storage
        • Backup
        • Photo Storage

        Comments about Seagate 2TB Expansion External Desktop USB 3.0 Hard Drive:

        This hard drive has lots of room for stuff but the first one did not work all the time. Had to return it but B&H sent a replacement right away. So far the new one is working fine.

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

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        5.0

        External Drive

        By Grandma

        from Carolina Beach NC

        Comments about Seagate 2TB Expansion External Desktop USB 3.0 Hard Drive:

        Easy to setup. Just as advertised. A little bigger then I thought, but I still like it.

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        4.0

        Just what I needed

        By Kevin Photographer / Filmmaker

        from Redwood City, CA

        About Me Casual user

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to use
        • High Capacity
        • Quiet

        Cons

        • Needs Power Source
        • No Power Switch

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Seagate 2TB Expansion External Desktop USB 3.0 Hard Drive:

        I needed extra backup for my large video files, and this 2tb hard drive works flawlessly! Seagate makes great products, and this hard drive doesn't disappoint in performance. The only problem I have is the hard drive must be plugged into the wall, and is a bit on the big side. Maybe should have spent the extra bucks to get the portable hard drive. I am using this exclusively with my desktop, so portability isn't a big issue. If you want a quick hard drive on the go, I'd suggest the portable version as you don't need to plug it into a wall socket, but for those who don't need the portability, save the extra bucks and get this drive!Would have been five stars if I didn't need external power. On another note, I didn't realize I bought the PC version. Luckily formatting this drive for my Mac was quick and easy!

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Computer Platform:
        • Mac

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        5.0

        Fast + Stable = Awesome External Drive

        By Amanda Photographic

        from Corvallis, Ore.

        About Me Power user

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Additional Storage
          • Backup
          • Photo Storage

          Comments about Seagate 2TB Expansion External Desktop USB 3.0 Hard Drive:

          As a full-time wedding photographer I need LOTS of storage space. I also need it to be fast and most importantly stable. I purchased this drive in the middle of wedding season when I noticed my current drive was already near capacity! I had to transfer over all of 2014 to this new drive so that I could have a dedicated drive for this year only. It worked like a dream. I will definitely purchase another one for 2015.

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

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          5.0

          Totally Satisfied !!!

          By TejanoViejo

          from Northern VA near Wash, DC

          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
            • Video

            Comments about Seagate 2TB Expansion External Desktop USB 3.0 Hard Drive:

            Totally Satisfied! ... Very Quick Shipping !! ... Lowest Price On-Line !!! Proven Product !!!!What More can a Totally Satisfied Customer Expect???

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Computer Platform:
            • Other

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            4.0

            Easy setup and does the trick

            By dugster

            from lebanon, pa

            About Me Power user

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Set Up
            • Quiet

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Additional Storage
              • Backup
              • Photo Storage

              Comments about Seagate 2TB Expansion External Desktop USB 3.0 Hard Drive:

              Decent product for the price....most external drives don't hold up well, hoping this baby will. Easy to set up BUT unlike many external, this requires a separate power source.

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

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              4.0

              Does exactly what it was intended to do.

              By divinggets

              from Maspeth, New York

              About Me Power user

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • No Power Switch

              Best Uses

              • Additional Storage
              • Backup
              • Video

              Comments about Seagate 2TB Expansion External Desktop USB 3.0 Hard Drive:

              This is the 4th one I've bought, and they all work fine so far. Buying the same model allows me to use the same power adapter for each one, minimizing the number of plugs that need to be used. Each one worked from the start, just plug in and use. Only drawback is that the model doesn't have a power on and off button; but for the low price it's a small thing.

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

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              4.0

              Faster processing with less clutter

              By Mango man

              from Ventura, CA

              About Me Power user

              Verified Buyer

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                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Seagate 2TB Expansion External Desktop USB 3.0 Hard Drive:

                    This is an ideal external sotrage unit for those of us who like to clutter the desktop and creat problems for ourselves. The unit provides fast transfer and has a small footprint which make it very attractive. While the unit is performing well at this time, one has to wonder what the minimal guarantee portends.

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

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                    4.0

                    Good for large files

                    By Hilary

                    from Nyc

                    Comments about Seagate 2TB Expansion External Desktop USB 3.0 Hard Drive:

                    Good product for story lots of video

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                    5.0

                    Great product for price

                    By GWAdair

                    from Stockton, ca

                    Comments about Seagate 2TB Expansion External Desktop USB 3.0 Hard Drive:

                    Works flawlessly...Don't do movies so 2TB should be enough

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                    (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Ease of locating Produce & Ordering

                    By Don

                    from Los Angeles. CA

                    About Me Power user

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Additional Storage
                        • File Transfer
                        • Photo Storage
                        • Video

                        Comments about Seagate 2TB Expansion External Desktop USB 3.0 Hard Drive:

                        Great product menu to aid the shopper in locating their specific products. Great "user review" page to learn of other's experience and great service in ordering and shipping the end item.

                        Exceptional shopping experience. B&H is extremely professional and cares about it's consumers.

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

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                        4.0

                        Does what is should

                        By Thomas Wolf

                        from Brentwood, TN

                        About Me Power user

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Set Up
                        • Easy to use
                        • Fast
                        • High Capacity
                        • Quiet

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Seagate 2TB Expansion External Desktop USB 3.0 Hard Drive:

                            It's fast, easy to set up, and has a lot of space. I'm not exactly amazed by the design, but nonetheless, this drive is really helpful in terms of storage. I would definitely recommend this device to anyone, as it is at a very reasonable price for 2 TB.

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

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                            4.0

                            Working great...

                            By Newberry

                            from Scottsdale Az.

                            About Me Power user

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

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

                              Comments about Seagate 2TB Expansion External Desktop USB 3.0 Hard Drive:

                              Nice-n-fast... I can actually edit raw video on the drive. I only wish it didn't have an external power supply. Bring your battery backup on show site.

                              • Computer Platform:
                              • PC

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                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              4.0

                              Gots to have storage!

                              By JAM Pro

                              from Memphis, TN

                              About Me Power user

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                              • No Power Switch

                              Best Uses

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

                              Comments about Seagate 2TB Expansion External Desktop USB 3.0 Hard Drive:

                              I don't shoot Nikon D800s or anything, but I shoot a LOT of photos in a month, and even though none of us REALLY KNOW how long our storage media will last, there is no sense in skimping on insurance. A couple of these will take care of you for many years. As good a product as any other. I shopped price, though. What I do know is that Seagate has been building drives for my use since the 80s, and ALL OF THEM still work even thought the computers they once went in might be defunct. I can't say that for ANY other manufacturer.

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

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                              5.0

                              Great external harddrive

                              By ML

                              from Murphy, TX

                              About Me Casual user

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy to use
                              • Quiet

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

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

                                Comments about Seagate 2TB Expansion External Desktop USB 3.0 Hard Drive:

                                Working at first plug in. Copy back up files very fast with USB 3.0. So far happy with the product!

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

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                                5.0

                                High quality product

                                By bikinchris

                                from Broussard, LA

                                About Me Casual user

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Set Up
                                • Easy to use
                                • Quiet

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Seagate 2TB Expansion External Desktop USB 3.0 Hard Drive:

                                    This is not necessarily a portable drive like many others. You have to plug the converter into a power adapter, since the USB plug does not power it. Works fine. It comes with a USB cable in the box.
                                    I needed to make another backup of my files. Always backup before it is too late.

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

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                                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    Convenient Storage with AC Adapter

                                    By Marilyn Fan

                                    from Gold Country, CA

                                    About Me Casual user

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Ac Adapter
                                    • Easy To Set Up
                                    • High Capacity
                                    • Portable

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Photo Storage

                                      Comments about Seagate 2TB Expansion External Desktop USB 3.0 Hard Drive:

                                      Use for digital photograph storage and organization, for both large RAW files and JPG files. 2TB is a reasonable size for my use. I purchased this specifically because it uses an AC adapter for power. Hard drives and Solid State drives consume power on the order of the limits specified that host computers provide over USB 2.0 (500mA) and 3.0 (900mA). Thus, initial spin up or power up could exceed these supplies resulting in unpredictable behavior. With and AC adapter, the limitations of a host system are not an issue.

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

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                                      5.0

                                      I like it

                                      By JG

                                      from Fresno CA

                                      About Me Casual user

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

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

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about Seagate 2TB Expansion External Desktop USB 3.0 Hard Drive:

                                          It's easy to use, and I started dragging and dropping new folders of photos on to it. I have found no criticisms.

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

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                                          5.0

                                          another great purchase from B&H

                                          By jd

                                          from houston, tx

                                          About Me Power user

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

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

                                          Cons

                                          • Heats Up
                                          • No Power Switch

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Additional Storage
                                          • Video

                                          Comments about Seagate 2TB Expansion External Desktop USB 3.0 Hard Drive:

                                          fast 3.0 usb storage. large volume in small size. runs hot. be careful to ventilate.

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

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