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Seagate 3TB Expansion External Desktop USB 3.0 Hard Drive

B&H # SEEDT3TBV Mfr # STBV3000100
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You Pay: $105.36
Product Highlights
  • 3TB Capacity
  • USB 3.0/2.0 Interface, Cable Included
  • Automatically Recognized by Windows
  • Windows 7, Vista, XP SP3 (32/64 bit) OS

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.
Performance
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 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 28 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (20)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Large capacity / good size (25)
    • Easy to set up (24)
    • Easy to use (21)
    • Portable (18)
    • Compact (17)

    Cons

    • No power switch (4)

    Best Uses

    • Additional storage (21)
    • Back-up (17)
    • Video (14)
    • File transfer (12)
    • Photo storage (12)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Power user (16), Casual user (10)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (16), Business (9)
      • Computer Platform:
      • PC (19), Mac (5)

    Reviewed by 28 customers

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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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                4.0

                Lots of space

                By Photo guy

                from PA

                Verified Buyer

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

                Lots of space for a great price.

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                4.0

                Great for backing up files

                By Brian Video Editor

                from nyc

                About Me Power user

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • Slow

                Best Uses

                • Additional Storage
                • Backup

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

                I use this hard drive for backing up footage. Although it's not ideal for editing, it's a great and affordable 3tb vault for storage.

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

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                5.0

                Very Great for backup files!

                By Joe

                from IN

                About Me Casual 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 3TB Expansion External Desktop USB 3.0 Hard Drive:

                  the best one i have!

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

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                  5.0

                  Simple and effective

                  By Oranjello

                  from La Jolla, CA

                  About Me Casual user

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Simple

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Additional Storage

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

                    No complaints really, it does the job it advertises it will do, the price point was really the reason I purchased it. USB 3.0 is fast, but I guess the bottleneck is now in the spinning HDD I/O. Quiet and easy to use too.

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

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                    4.0

                    First Time user easy install

                    By Suzanne

                    from West Covina,California

                    About Me Power user

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Additional Storage
                      • File Transfer
                      • Photo Storage
                      • Video

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

                      using for file storage. 3T is great should last a while. I have not used it long enough therefore I have no complaint about it. :)

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

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                      5.0

                      Excellent Drive to Store Photo Files

                      By Len Holland

                      from Birmingham, AL

                      About Me Power user

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                      • None

                      Best Uses

                      • Additional Storage
                      • Backup
                      • Photo Storage

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

                      This is the third 3TB Expansion Drive
                      I have purchased and they all work
                      flawlessly. No Frills. A drive.
                      That's all I need.

                      You should not have to be on Facebook to
                      be a qualified reviewer. That's stupid
                      and short sighted. The whole world is not
                      on Facebook. LH

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

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                      5.0

                      Perceft

                      By Adriana Correa

                      from Miami

                      About Me Casual user

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Additional Storage
                        • Backup

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

                        Great product, great price

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

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                        4.0

                        Great price

                        By Dave

                        from Phoenixville, PA

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Attractive Design
                        • Easy To Set Up
                        • High Capacity
                        • Portable

                        Cons

                        • No Power Switch
                        • Slow

                        Best Uses

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

                          Great price, decent performance

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                          5.0

                          Works great

                          By Champson

                          from Missouri

                          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 external hard drive works great and the USB 3 makes moving alot of data in a short amout of time easy.

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

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                            5.0

                            Perfect

                            By Juneight

                            from Cupertino, CA

                            About Me Power user

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Additional Storage
                              • File Transfer
                              • Photo Storage
                              • Video

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

                              Just as I expected from an External Hard Drive

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

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                              5.0

                              Awesome! Fast and simple to use.

                              By CoyoteQ

                              from Hamilton, Bermuda

                              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

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

                                looks great. works perfectly.

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

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