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Seagate 3TB Expansion External Desktop USB 3.0 Hard Drive

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Seagate 3TB Expansion External Desktop USB 3.0 Hard Drive

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Product Highlights

  • 3TB Capacity
  • USB 3.0/2.0 Interface, Cable Included
  • Automatically Recognized by Windows
  • Windows 8, 7, Vista, XP SP3 (32/64 bit)

You Pay: $102.75

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Don't let your data dictate your day - give it a little breathing room with the Seagate 3TB 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 3TB 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.
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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.

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Capacity 3 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 3TB 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
    Seagate3TB Expansion External Desktop USB 3.0 Hard Drive
     
    4.7

    (based on 39 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (28)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (11)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

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      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Large capacity / good size (31)
    • Easy to set up (30)
    • Easy to use (26)
    • Compact (23)
    • Portable (22)

    Cons

    • No power switch (7)

    Best Uses

    • Additional storage (25)
    • Back-up (23)
    • Video (18)
    • Photo storage (16)
    • File transfer (15)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Power user (21), Casual user (14)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (22), Business (11)
      • Computer Platform:
      • PC (24), Mac (7), Other (3)

    Reviewed by 39 customers

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    5.0

    Great drive, great price!

    By BPolo

    from New York, NY

    About Me Power user

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Seagate 3TB Expansion External Desktop USB 3.0 Hard Drive:

          Used for a Mac for high res images. 3TB good enough for the job!

          • Primary use:
          • Business
          • Computer Platform:
          • Mac

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          5.0

          B&H - The Greatest Store For Electonics

          By Michael Seljos

          from San Diego, Ca

          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 3TB Expansion External Desktop USB 3.0 Hard Drive:

          This Seagate Expansion Drive is perfect for using with my Mac for running backups with Time Machine. It's a very sturdy and reliable external drive. I highly recommend it to anyone needing more disk space.

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

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          5.0

          seagate 3tb is the bomb.

          By last of the 400 hitters

          from west tennessee

          About Me Casual user

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Great Name Product

          Cons

          • None so far

          Best Uses

          • To Store Movies

          Comments about Seagate 3TB Expansion External Desktop USB 3.0 Hard Drive:

          I use it in to store download from my channelmaster dvr +. It has mega storage capacity at a very reasonable price range.

          • Computer Platform:
          • PC

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          5.0

          works great

          By new to DVR world

          from wethersfield, CT

          About Me Casual user

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Easy To Set Up
          • High Capacity
          • Quiet

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Video

            Comments about Seagate 3TB Expansion External Desktop USB 3.0 Hard Drive:

            I bought this to use with DVR+ by Channel Master. I just plugged it in and it basically was a self set up. Really easy. After a couple of weeks still working fine! no regrets. B&H was great with next day shipping!

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

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            5.0

            Great product from Seagate

            By Paolino

            from Los Angeles, CA

            About Me Power user

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Compact
            • Easy To Set Up
            • High Capacity
            • Price

            Cons

            • No Power Switch

            Best Uses

            • Additional Storage
            • Backup
            • Photo Storage

            Comments about Seagate 3TB Expansion External Desktop USB 3.0 Hard Drive:

            This is a great product from Seagate at an excellent price. The construction is good, sturdy.Speed (I have tested only USB 2.0) is good, no complains.Overall, a great product for the price.I just wish there was a switch to turn on/off the unit, but this seems to be the 'fashion' nowadays in low cost products.

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

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            4.0

            Hard drive works well as backup device

            By SteveW

            from Boston, MA

            About Me Power user

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Noisy

            Best Uses

            • Backup

            Comments about Seagate 3TB Expansion External Desktop USB 3.0 Hard Drive:

            Use Seagate drive as backup device for our Windows 2008 Server. Server only supports USB 2.0 so cannot take advantage of USB 3.0 on the Seagate drive. Plugged drive in and it was immediately usable. Did not use Seagate provided backup software, used FBackup instead.

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

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            4.0

            Works like advertised!

            By Theronz

            from Johnson City, TN

            Comments about Seagate 3TB Expansion External Desktop USB 3.0 Hard Drive:

            Very easy installation, simply plug in power adapter and insert the Usb cable and away it goes. Only concerning I. have is the fan is audible, not loud but you can hear it. I also record video on it and have not experienced dropped frames or any problems with video speed!

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            5.0

            Nice and affordable

            By Iwn

            from Little rock

            Comments about Seagate 3TB Expansion External Desktop USB 3.0 Hard Drive:

            I got this external hard drive and i been using it for couple weeks now so far it working good for me , the speed a little bit slow but i donno't need high speed for my work and the price fit me better

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            5.0

            3TB Seagate External Hard Drive

            By Nubber

            from Virginia

            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 3TB Expansion External Desktop USB 3.0 Hard Drive:

              What can I say, easy to install and easy to use. I have moved all my files, pictures, videos, and any important things over. Safer than the "Cloud". Yes I would recommend this to a friend. (already did)

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

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              4.0

              WOrks

              By Bud Hall

              from Portland, OR

              About Me Power user

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Easy to use

              Cons

              • No Power Switch

              Best Uses

              • Backup

              Comments about Seagate 3TB Expansion External Desktop USB 3.0 Hard Drive:

              No issues, but the thing is brand new. Still, easy to setup and load data onto.

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

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              5.0

              excellent choice

              By jk

              from Tennessee

              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 3TB Expansion External Desktop USB 3.0 Hard Drive:

                This is a great storage device. It is relatively small for easy placement or storage. The price is right!

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

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                5.0

                Great hard drive, great price!

                By JScar

                from Austin, TX

                About Me Power user

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Additional Storage
                  • Backup

                  Comments about Seagate 3TB Expansion External Desktop USB 3.0 Hard Drive:

                  This is exactly what I was looking for. Plugged it in, reformatted it, and was able to use it within minutes. Good price too.

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

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                  4.0

                  Ya, I would buy this product again

                  By 5Long

                  from Boston, MA

                  About Me Casual user

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • 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 3TB Expansion External Desktop USB 3.0 Hard Drive:

                    It's easy to use and fast.

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

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                    4.0

                    Your average external hard drive

                    By Luke

                    from Fountain Valley, CA

                    About Me Power user

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attractive Design
                    • Easy To Set Up
                    • Easy to use
                    • NO BLOATWARE

                    Cons

                    • HOT

                    Best Uses

                    • Backup

                    Comments about Seagate 3TB Expansion External Desktop USB 3.0 Hard Drive:

                    Nothing special about it. It runs cool, has moderate speed and still works after three months of heavy use.

                    • Computer Platform:
                    • PC

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                    5.0

                    Easy add on

                    By wildsplurge

                    from Beachwood, NJ

                    About Me Casual user

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Additional Storage
                      • Photo Storage

                      Comments about Seagate 3TB Expansion External Desktop USB 3.0 Hard Drive:

                      Very easy to set up and use this drive. It's definitely a no-brainer.

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

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                      5.0

                      Great Value

                      By Leonidasg

                      from Orlando, FL

                      About Me Power user

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                      • No Power Switch

                      Best Uses

                      • Additional Storage
                      • Video

                      Comments about Seagate 3TB Expansion External Desktop USB 3.0 Hard Drive:

                      Great value on a high capacity drive, and nice USB performance. We're very pleased. We bought 3!

                      • Primary use:
                      • Business
                      • Computer Platform:
                      • Mac

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                      5.0

                      Cheap with big storage

                      By Jinsoo Kim

                      from Bayside, NY

                      About Me Power user

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Video

                        Comments about Seagate 3TB Expansion External Desktop USB 3.0 Hard Drive:

                        Video storage

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

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                        5.0

                        Great Price

                        By kimww

                        from Evansville, IN

                        About Me Power user

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                        • Awkward shape

                        Best Uses

                        • Backup

                        Comments about Seagate 3TB Expansion External Desktop USB 3.0 Hard Drive:

                        This drive is strictly for back up. Plug in-back up-unplug-store away, until next month. No power switch doesn't bother me. WHAT I DON'T LIKE is the housing shape. It's a sort of parallelogram, with the short side opposite the plugs being at a slant.I have two other Seagate external drives. One for video storage, the other backs up that drive They're 4T. They sit on my desk just fine. This new design must lay flat, and uses more desk space. I'm happy the other drives are a rectangle and sit upright, as this new drive would use valuable desk space. But for the money, this drive is an excellent buy. Also, I use the Seagate Manager for back up, and like how it works.

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

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                        5.0

                        I love this hard drive

                        By Director of Photography

                        from Glendale, CA

                        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
                          • Video

                          Comments about Seagate 3TB Expansion External Desktop USB 3.0 Hard Drive:

                          I'm a big fan of Seagate products. I own several of their drives for myself, and I've bought 6 of these drives for my company (Disney)so far. They are fast and reliable.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Business
                          • Computer Platform:
                          • Mac

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                          5.0

                          A lot of memory for the buck

                          By Eddie Clark

                          from Boulder, CO

                          About Me Power user

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

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

                            Comments about Seagate 3TB Expansion External Desktop USB 3.0 Hard Drive:

                            Back up files.

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

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