Skip to: |

Newegg.ca - A great place to buy computers, computer parts, electronics, software, accessories, and DVDs online. With great prices, fast shipping, and top-rated customer service - once you know, you Newegg.

If you are reading this message, Please click this link to reload this page.(Do not use your browser's "Refresh" button). Please email us if you're running the latest version of your browser and you still see this message.

Newegg.ca - Computer Parts, Laptops, Electronics, HDTVs, Digital Cameras and More!

Free shipping & returns. Sign up for Newegg Premier for Canada
Search all
Search

Seagate Expansion 2TB USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive STBV2000100

  • Drag and drop file saving right out of the box
  • Fast data transfer with USB 3.0 connectivity
  • 1 year manufacturer warranty
  • Pin It
  • Email this page
ICON Loading...

Learn more about the Seagate STBV2000100

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


Customer Reviews of the Seagate STBV2000100

Do you own this product? Write a Review

ICON Loading...

Filter Results

Go

Showing 160 of 160 reviews - Clear Filters

  • whknight
  • 11/15/2014 8:28:04 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsBe warned

This review is from: Seagate Expansion 2TB USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive STBV2000100

Pros: Does work quickly and is easily installed

Cons: This drive will NOT work with any version of windows backup prior to windows 8 as it does not support 512E it only has native 4k sector sizes. Kind of sucks that seagate touts compatibility on the box when it fails at one of the task many people buy a drive for. As another mentioned here at least WD provides a utility for making it backup compatible.

Other Thoughts: If I had been paying close attention I would have bought a WD drive instead.

Did you find this review helpful? Yes No

  • Daryl
  • 10/23/2014 8:08:20 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Drives

This review is from: Seagate Expansion 2TB USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive STBV2000100

Pros: These were a great deal!
Have been using these as USB backup drives for servers.
They have worked flawlessly for months

Cons: none

Did you find this review helpful? Yes No

  • N/A
  • 10/18/2014 9:39:14 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsI like it a lot

This review is from: Seagate Expansion 2TB USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive STBV2000100

Pros: It works great, I like not having an external case with a hard drive in it. I have many hard drives and external cases. Since it is a big 2TB hard drive and cheep. I don't see a reason to have an external case and different hard drives to go in it. If I need another hard drive, I would just buy another one of these. It feel solid, It's smaller than most cases with a hard drive in it.

Cons: Have not found any problems with it.

Did you find this review helpful? Yes No

  • Robert
  • 9/18/2014 12:07:25 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent external hard drive

This review is from: Seagate Expansion 2TB USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive STBV2000100

Pros: -Attractive looking black case
-Comes complete with USB cable and power cord
-Has a blue power/read/write LED to let you know you're plugged in and blinks during read/write sessions
-Read/Write speeds as very fast
- Very quiet running but hums a little when placed on a hard surface but I don't find that to be annoying
1.8 TB preformated disk space.

Cons: I haven't come across any yet.

Other Thoughts: I love this hard drive so much, I'm planning on purchasing the 4 TB external hard drive when it goes on sale. I need to unload 3 internal hard drives of files and this is the perfect solution for me. It's great for portable use too.

Did you find this review helpful? Yes No

  • N/A
  • 9/10/2014 2:52:13 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsSeagate Expansion 2TB USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive STBV2000100

This review is from: Seagate Expansion 2TB USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive STBV2000100

Pros: Prompt shipping by Newegg

Cons: I've been through three rounds of RMAs trying to get one of these drives that will pass Seagate's own diagnostic tests. All have failed, and after spending roughly $18 to ship them back each time, I'm done throwing good money after bad. Bad Luck? Perhaps, but I won't be buying another one of these drives.

Did you find this review helpful? Yes No

  • chunkluv
  • 9/1/2014 1:33:23 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsI love these.

This review is from: Seagate Expansion 2TB USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive STBV2000100

Pros: Fast transfer.
Form factor. Love the horizontal design.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: I have 4 of these puppies and they are awesome. I can run 3 to 4 year old games off them without a hitch. Have 3 of them hooked up to my router for cloud storage. Really like these drives. I used to always buy WD but their quality has been going down hill (The WD blacks are the only ones worth buying anymore) and the green drives are so stinking slow.

Did you find this review helpful? Yes No

  • Ken P.
  • 8/28/2014 9:23:41 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsBreaks VSS

This review is from: Seagate Expansion 2TB USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive STBV2000100

Pros: It's an external hard drive

Cons: It causes the Volume Shadow Service to crash in Windows Server 2008 R2 whenever this drive is plugged into the system, even if it is not the drive you are backing up to.

0 out of 3 people found this review helpful. Did you? Yes No

  • N/A
  • 8/21/2014 11:04:18 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNot compatible with Windows 7 Backup

This review is from: Seagate Expansion 2TB USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive STBV2000100

Pros: Never installed the drive, so no pros.

Cons: Found out after I ordered the drive that it is not compatible with Windows 7 (backup) as advertised. Returned the drive unopened. Used to only buy Seagate, guess no more. Also don't like the newegg.com restocking fee for an unopened product.

Other Thoughts: Seagate could at least mention their LIMITED Windows 7 compatibility somewhere! Returned the drive and ordered a WD 2TB drive. At least WD has a tool to reformat the drive for Windows 7 backup compatibility.

1 out of 4 people found this review helpful. Did you? Yes No

  • Geoff Brown
  • 7/22/2014 1:17:30 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsOff to a terrible start

This review is from: Seagate Expansion 2TB USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive STBV2000100

Pros: Very speedy delivery by NewEgg

Cons: Bought the drive to backup my HD using Windows Backup (no need for the bells and whistles in other backup packages in my world so I stick to the standard here). Set it up on arrival and started complete backup at about 7 PM. By 3:19 AM it had failed to complete (error code 0x8078002A) "one of the backup files could not be created". Spent several hours off and on the Seagate site trying to find solutions and started running their SeaTools diagnostic about 8:30 AM. Now it is 4 PM and it's still running with no progress meter, no diagnostics, just sitting there eating CPU cycles. Started case with Seagate via e-mail this AM, and no acknowledgement from them yet that I exist. Bottom line is that this turkey is going back, probably tomorrow or as soon as I can get an RMA.

Other Thoughts: If, as another responder indicated, for some reason this device is incompatible with Windows Backup, the fact belongs in the product specs. Otherwise all you are doing is setting yourself up for the administrative overhead of an RMA and annoying a faithful customer.

1 out of 3 people found this review helpful. Did you? Yes No

  • Chris
  • 7/14/2014 7:04:19 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsMostly great!

This review is from: Seagate Expansion 2TB USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive STBV2000100

Pros: These drives are fast. I bought two and mirrored them with Storage Spaces in Windows 8. I use them for photographs and DSLR video and find great utility in their speed. I also keep my Steam library on them, and load times are very reasonable. I've had them for about seven months now, and the particular pair I have has been good.

Cons: The first pair I ordered were both DOA. I can only assume they were from a bad batch for this reason. Newegg was very reasonable about the exchange, and the two replacement drives have worked great.

My greatest concern is that they never turn off. Even if they're unplugged from USB, the drives keep spinning. This gives me concern over their longevity, and I usually end up unplugging them when not in use.

In addition, the power blocks make a fizzing sound.

Other Thoughts: I got these on sale, and despite the cons, they do everything I expect. If you can get them at a good price, they might treat you well!

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful. Did you? Yes No

ICON Loading...
  • $99.99
  • $5.99 Shipping
 
Are you an E-Blast Insider?
Enter your email address to agree to receive promo codes from Newegg. You can unsubscribe at any time.
Subscribe Newegg e-Blast
Shop by Region: United States | Canada | China
VeriSign Click for the BBB Business Review of this Computers - Supplies & Parts in Whittier CA MasterPass PaypalVerify GoldenSealThis site protected by Trustwave's Trusted Commerce program Inc500

Policy & Agreement | Privacy Policy

 © 2000-2014 Newegg Inc.  As used herein, “Newegg.ca” means Newegg Canada Inc. unless the context specifically refers to the www.newegg.ca web address.
If the Adobe Reader does not appear when you click on a link for a PDF file, you can download Adobe Reader from the Adobe web site.