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For external backup, storage, or data transfer, this is perfect...

  • Oct 18, 2012
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Via the Amazon Vine review program, I received the Seagate Expansion 1 TB USB 3.0 Portable External Hard Drive for use and review. In short, this is perfect and I love everything about it!

I don't have a USB 3.0 connector on my current desktop machine, but the Seagate works fine with USB 2.0. My thought was that I'd use this to *finally* get around to having a decent local backup of my hard drive. I loaded up CrashPlan, pointed it at my new K: drive (the USB unit), and let it go. It probably helps that the Seagate is twice as large as my hard drive, and four times the amount of data I need to back up. Still, the backups have been running on schedule for over a week now, and the Seagate is working flawlessly. It's truly been a "plug-and-play" setup with no problems whatsoever.

If I had to come up with any downside, it might be the one year warantee. I would *hope* that something like this would last longer than one year, and it's been noted that many other Seagate drives come with a two year warantee. I'd probably be a bit more concerned had I plunked down $90 for it rather than getting it as a review unit. But given my use case (local backup coupled with a complete cloud-based backup), I wouldn't be completely distraught over a failure. And if I decide to use it to transfer large amounts of data from one machine to another (or to stream video files on my HD TV via USB cable), I definitely would get my money's worth of value out of the unit before a year was out.

If you are in the market for a large external storage unit that isn't a hassle to use, this is it.

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Thomas Duff, aka "Duffbert", is a long-time member of the Lotus community. He's primarily focused on the development side of the Notes/Domino environment, currently working for a large insurance … more
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Easy, Reliable Add-on Storage

The Seagate Expansion Portable hard drive offers an easy-to-use solution when you need to instantly add storage to your computer and take files on the go. Featuring drag-and-drop file saving right out of the box, USB-powered capability, and fast data transfer with USB 2.0 connectivity, it's simple add-on storage that goes with you.

Seagate Expansion Portable Drive
Simply plug the included USB cable into your computer--no external power supply needed

30 Years Experience
Seagate has delivered proven, reliable storage solutions for more than 30 years
The Easy-To-Use Storage Solution

The Expansion portable hard drive installs easily by plugging in a single USB cord. You can start saving your digital files to this external hard drive within seconds of removing it from the box.

Seagate Expansion Portable Drive
Easily expand your computer's storage capacity

Seagate Expansion Portable Drive
Start saving your digital files within seconds of removing the Expansion Portable from the box
Instantly Adds Storage Capacity

Digital photos, video and music files can tax your computer's storage, causing performance to decline as its internal hard drive fills to capacity. The Expansion portable hard drive helps remedy this situation by enabling you to free up storage space on your computer's hard drive.

The Expansion portable hard drive comes in a range of capacities, from 320GB up to the 1.5TB model offering enough data storage for:

  • Up to 1,500 hours of digital video
  • Up to 362 2-hour DVD movies
  • Up to 480,000 digital photos
  • Up to 24,990 hours of digital music
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