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Seagate Expansion 3TB USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive STBV3000100

  • Drag and drop file saving right out of the box
  • Fast data transfer with USB 3.0 connectivity
  • 1 year manufacturer warranty
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Simple, reliable add-on storage

The Seagate® Expansion™ External hard drive by Seagate offers an easy-to-use solution when you need to add data storage to your computer instantly.

  • Drag and drop file saving, right out of the box
  • USB powered
  • Fast data transfer with USB 3.0 or USB 2.0 connectivity

Founded in 1979, Seagate is the leading provider of hard drives and storage solutions.

From the videos, music and documents that we share with friends and family on social networks, to servers that form the backbone of enterprise data centres and cloud-based computing, to desktop and notebook computers that fuel our personal productivity, Seagate products help more people to store, share and protect their valuable digital content.

Seagate offers the industry's broadest portfolio of hard disc drives, solid state drives and solid state hybrid drives. In addition, the Company offers an extensive line of retail storage products for consumers and small businesses, along with data recovery services for any brand of hard drive and digital media type.


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


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  • Matthew Kurowski
  • 12/15/2014 6:20:13 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsBeen reliable, quick and steady

This review is from: Seagate Expansion 3TB USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive STBV3000100

Pros: USB 3, the capacity and price was what drew me to it despite some trepidation due to warranty. It feels very solid in its case and is not meant to be portable but an "expansion" drive. In over a year I may have moved it 4 or 5 times.

I use the drive to keep replicated data on and keep the drive on most of the time. I occasionally unplug the drive for certain periods like system maintenance.

Cons: The warranty is the only issue I have with the drive.

Not really a con, but I wish they made it easy to replace the drive in it. Once one of these Expansion drives dies, I'd like to snap in a replacement quickly.

Other Thoughts: I had such a good experience with it that I even bought the 5TB version today. I am not a Seagate lover yet but this and the MomentusXL hybrids have been doing me very well over two years.

I've been very happy with it - not a single problem (knock on wood).

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  • TH
  • 12/11/2014 2:27:41 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsA Seagate Dud

This review is from: Seagate Expansion 3TB USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive STBV3000100

Pros: Cheap, 3 TB capacity, USB 3. I like Seagate HD, Hybrid Drive, and SSD as I never have one failed till now.

Cons: Bought on 7/2013, died on 12/2014. Lost all the data on it. This drive costs $129 on sale.

Other Thoughts: I bought one 2TB GoFlex; two 3 TB, one 4 TB, and recently one 5TB Seagate Expansion drives, connect them to the GoFlex Network Drive for home network storage. I store the same backup data on one 3 TB and one 4 TB. All are in the basement, dry and cool, and are on all the time 24 hours a day. About 3 months before the 3TB dies, I have trouble access the network drives. I have to reboot the whole GoFlex Home NAS system with all the attached drives at least once a week. I guess now I know that if one drive in the system have trouble, I cannot access to the GoFlex NAS untill I reboot the whole system. Next time, if I have that issue, I will bring all the drives up and do a scan and repair on each of them. I think this particular 3TB overheats and dies even though I rarely upload or download data from it. So strange, of the 5 Seagate drives, no problem with the 2 TB and 3 TB drives that are being accessed regularly, at least once a dayt. I think these Seagate drives are not designed to be on 24 hours a day. There is hardly any ventilation on the plastic case and it gets warm very fast even under idle. Now I install a small Vornado fan to circulate and blow cool air to all my Home Network drives. Hopefully I won't have this happen again.

I checked. It is the drive, not the SATA to USB3 converter. So disappointed.

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  • Sucker
  • 11/27/2014 5:20:07 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsStay Away!!!!

This review is from: Seagate Expansion 3TB USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive STBV3000100

Pros: 3GBS! That's it!

Cons: Both died 1 day apart! Today and yesterday.

Other Thoughts: I bought 2 of these 2 months apart less than 2 years ago and they have both died this week 2 days apart. Never again!

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  • JimNim
  • 11/26/2014 10:46:17 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsProne to Failure

This review is from: Seagate Expansion 3TB USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive STBV3000100

Pros: Good price.

Cons: Original purchase - disk failed within 9 months of purchase. Replaced by RMA.
RMA refurb - enclosure failed to function less than a year after replacement, requiring that the drive be removed and placed in another enclosure purchased separately.

Other Thoughts: Warranty on external drives is lousy - only 1 year. This might just be the industry standard, but it's still lousy.

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  • Matt
  • 11/20/2014 7:50:08 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsAbout a Year

This review is from: Seagate Expansion 3TB USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive STBV3000100

Pros: It was cheap

Cons: Only lasted a year

Other Thoughts: I've been building my own computers for the last 15yrs. I've probably been through 20 or 30 drives in that time with different setups and RAIDs and all that.

This was the first drive I've ever had actually crash on me.

It never moved, it just sat in a closet connected to a home server serving up some videos every now and again.

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  • Once Bitten
  • 11/2/2014 6:53:25 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsMostly OK for a year.

This review is from: Seagate Expansion 3TB USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive STBV3000100

Pros: Worked for a year.

Cons: Would sometimes have a momentary stutter during file transfers. I thought this might be normal until after a year of ownership, the drive started disconnecting entirely.
I managed to retrieve most of the files by powering it down and back up again each time it disconnected.

Other Thoughts: There is a reason this drive has only a year's warranty. It may have been cheaper than other drives available, but if I have to buy another in a year's time, I might as well just get a drive from a more reliable manufacturer.

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  • sfpct
  • 10/29/2014 9:39:21 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsVery unreliable drives, one already crashed, the other one is unstable with bad sectors

This review is from: Seagate Expansion 3TB USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive STBV3000100

Pros: read cons

Cons: These drives are very reliable, don't store important stuff on these junk unless you have a backup.

I bought two if these on Nov 17th 2012, they are both sat on a desk on top of a notebook cooler, I never move them around.

2 days ago, one of the drive has crashed completely and I can't even read the drive anymore, so my datas are all gone, the other drive is about to die too as the SMART on diskinfo showing caution, so I'm in the process of transferring the data on that drive to a new samsung 4TB. I have 3 other internal hard drives 3TB/3TB/4TB that I bought way before these external drives and they are still running fine without problems.

These drives can't even last for 2 years, you are basically paying seagate $100 every 2 years per drive, some people can't even get these junk to last for 1 year, I only got 2 years outta them and I lost over 2tb of data.

Luckily, I paid with a visa card, I think my visa card has extended warranty that extend the manufacturer's warranty by an extra year, shame on you seagate, you did this on purpose, making your drive last such short time. I can tell you are doing this on purpose just by seeing how your stock has performed, you screw with your customers to benefit your share holders.

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  • raydur
  • 10/20/2014 8:36:51 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsAdd me to the list of failures...

This review is from: Seagate Expansion 3TB USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive STBV3000100

Pros: Price was OK at the time (assuming it doesn't die).

Cons: It dies after the 1 year warranty.

Other Thoughts: The wife told me the computer was a bomb and was about to blow up (it was "ticking"). Determined it was the Seagate backup drive and noticed it wasn't being recognized. Unplugged power and USB, re-plugged, same thing... click click click click and not recognized. If anything is going to fail in computers it's the mechanical hard drive, so while not great it's also not the first hard drive I've had to get replaced under warranty (from many manufacturers). To my surprise, I found it was already out of it's measly 1 year warranty. I should have known better than to buy a drive with only a 1 year warranty, but that still doesn't make any excuse for a drive that hasn't seen that much use to fail in that amount of time.

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  • timothyp
  • 9/29/2014 3:48:29 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDidn't last a month

This review is from: Seagate Expansion 3TB USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive STBV3000100

Pros: Cheap

Cons: Failed within a month. Lost all data. Have to deal with Seagate's warranty process.

Other Thoughts: I've had the internal version of this model (3TB) fail too. It's an okay drive if you have it backed up, but don't expect it to last very long.

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  • Teemo
  • 9/26/2014 2:14:52 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

1 out of 5 eggs3 Tb version prone to failure

This review is from: Seagate Expansion 3TB USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive STBV3000100

Pros: decent amount of space

Cons: very short life span and premature failure
overheating

Other Thoughts: The 3 Tb version of this drive dies prematurely or just after the 1yr warranty period. If you're lucky enough to have it die within the warranty period you'll have to deal with Seagate's convoluted and confusing warranty process. You will then receive your not-trustworthy refurbished drive. Horrible drive, horrible company. Steer clear of this one.

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