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Seagate Expansion 8TB USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive STEB8000100 Black

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  • 8TB. SuperSpeed USB 3.0 and backwards compatible with USB 2.0
  • Easy and simple to use - simply plug in the power adapter and USB cable
  • Drag and drop file saving right out of the box

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5/ 5
Cheapest storage per TB

Pros: Owned 2 over 2yrs, no failures! Shucked them and configured them into a RAID 1 array. Running smoothly since day 1 no issues. Great for mass data storage, archiving, media server, etc.

Cons: Enclosure runs a tad on the hot side, could use better ventilation. Shucked them anyways so I just threw the enclosures out and kept that SATA board and power/data cables.

Overall Review: External enclosure is SATAII not SATAIII but it’s whatever since only an SSD can take advantage of SATAIII speeds anyways.

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Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
Verified Owner
4/ 5
It just works!

Pros: Good size even after 2048KB chunk size when you format, getting 7.27TB of storage space.

Decent read/write speeds, so far 650GB of data in a little under an hour or so from a slow internal 5400rpm drive.

USB 3.1 write to drive speed of 170~175MB/sec
USB 3.0 write to drive speed of 125~130MB/sec

USB 3.1 read from drive speed of 175~230MB/sec (depends on file size)
USB 3.0 read from drive speed of 150~200MB/sec (depends on file size)

So far three test writes have netted the following:

1st test - 650GB backup write (mainly photos 30.4MB/each) in 57 minutes.
2nd test - 1.2TB backup (steam library, various file sizes) in just shy of 1 1/2 hours.
3rd test - 3.5GB backup (my documents, localized data) in just under 5 minutes.

Cons: Micro USB 3.0 cable feels like cheap plastic wrap, the drive does not come with placable feet tabs to install on the side you wish to be the bottom. The LED light is on constantly when idle, I'd rather have it completely off til activity so I can tell when activity is happening.

Overall Review: I would recommend this for long term storage where you only backup once in a while and only access the data once in a blue moon. Product is solid and does the job and as the Nvidia CEO says "It Just Works!" It's definitely going to be a new staple for photo backups in the future.

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
1/ 5
Hard Drive failed. I lost everything. Still has warranty but what's the point?

Pros: no pros, read below.

Cons: A few nights ago when I got on the bed while leaving the computer on, random beeps and ticks started to come from near the PC. I thought it was coming from my headphones since I had them plugged in and was watching a stream, but as I got closer I noticed it was coming from this external hard drive and immediately unplugged it. Did some research and the only way to recover the files is to send is to spend close to $1k to have it professionally recovered and that's IF it's recoverable. I advice anyone to stay away from this product since google search brought up many results, which looks like it's common issue. I'm out of an External Hard Drive, lost all of my stuff, and probably gonna be out money from this. Thanks for nothing.

Overall Review: Avoid at all cost even the price is too good to pass up. NOT WORTH IT.

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Manufacturer Response:
Hello CRUZ J.,

We regret to hear about your experience with the Expansion Desktop drive. We’re certainly sorry you’ve encountered this circumstance. However, we’re hoping to lend a helping hand and offer some assistance which may resolve the issue. From what we understand, the drive is making beeping and ticking noises.

A beeping noise may occur due to a few different factors and it doesn’t always mean a fault with the drive. For example, it may indicate lack of power to the drive. In your situation, we would suggest:
- Try connecting the drive to another port on the computer (ensure it’s connected to a port directly).
- You may also try using a different cable.
- Plug the adapter directly into the wall if in a power strip (Desktop Drives).
- Check the LED lights for activity (lack of LED light may indicate insufficient power).
- Try connecting the drive to another computer to see how it reacts.

You can also follow the steps outlined here to see if the issue can be resolved:
http://knowledge.seagate.com/articles/en_US/FAQ/003581en?utm_source=FBPAGE&utm_medium=social&utm_content=100024795

Otherwise, this article also outlines why a drive may produce noise:
http://knowledge.seagate.com/articles/en_US/FAQ/193731en?language=en-us


If the issue persists, please create a case with our technical support team so we can further investigate and explore available options:

https://support2.seagate.com/?language=en-us

Kind regards,
Seagate Support
Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
Verified Owner
4/ 5
Everything you'd expect from an 8TB Drive

Pros: - It runs APFS and ZFS like a dream, super stable though I've only had it for a couple days the performance is REALLY good for write speed.
- I've been able to play games from the thing while backing up about 1TB of content from another external 4TB drive. The USB 3.0 speed is very good unlike other external drives I've tried which barely support large capacity drives.
- It arrive in about a day and a half after ordering (I live on Vancouver Island, Canada).
- Packaging was easy to open and yet perfectly secure. NewEgg's inflated bags are eco-friendly which is rad.

Cons: - A bit of plastic packaging in Seagate's box that wasn't truly recyclable or necessary, which means even if you recycle it, it'll end up in a landfill.
- The box claims it's only compatible with Microsoft's Windows. Untrue, ExFat has been supported by Mac OS for over a decade.
- Incorrect information about Linux compatibility- Linux can format the device and interact using ExFat if necessary (would recommend EXT, BTRFS, ZFS instead).
- Smartmontools does not work with this USB External HDD. Seagate uses a specific driver set for their USB device unlike generic enclosures and most compatible HDDs.

Overall Review: - Would totally recommend, got it on sale for a great price and it shipped super fast.
- Performs really well compared with other external drives.
- Supports more than they claim, don't be shy as a UNIX / Linux user.
- Somewhat concerned that there's no SMART Support, however APFS or a similar File System are aware of hardware changes and have built in features for reliability.
Note: I haven't had it for long but it wasn't DOA.

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Lots of room

Pros: Lots of space for storage
Runs cool & quiet*** See Other Comments below

Cons: Non so far

Overall Review: I bought this drive in 08/2018, so it's been 9 months now. I took the drive out of it's stock case and put it into a Mediasonic Probox running with the USB 3.0 connection and it has not failed. It is not the fastest drive on the market but has a good enough transfer (write) rate between 80 and 120 MB per second, depending what else I'm doing on my PC. Speed was not the concern when I purchased this drive as this is a storage/backup drive only, my main selling point was the Seagate name which I exclusively use for all my spinning HDD's which I've had some of them for 15+ years, and the sale price of $139. The drive runs cool and is not noisy at all. I cannot comment on how the drive runs or performs in it's original case as all I did in the original case was spin it up and format the drive to make sure I didn't have a DOA drive. Very satisfied and would purchase again.

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Works well for a IMac too!

Pros: Just plug it in and erase it once, and it's ready for Time Machine!

Cons: Nothing yet to complain about.

Overall Review: Its a great option for backing up 2 Terabyte and larger hard drives!

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
It's an 8TB Expansion Drive

Pros: It can contain 8TB worth of data.

Cons: It isn't powered by nuclear power, it refuses to wash my dishes, and doesn't like the same TV shows I do.

Overall Review: I'm writing this review because I keep getting hounded to leave a comment. Honestly, this is the most boring piece of computer equipment anyone will ever purchase - not because they want to step up their game, but because they need this thing.

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
3/ 5
massive stoarge

Pros: lots of room
quiet...

Cons: died all of a sudden.

Overall Review: lots years of data on a dead drive that hasn't been turned off in 4 months.

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Manufacturer Response:
Hello Anonymous,

We regret to hear about your experience with the Expansion drive. We’re certainly sorry you’ve encountered this circumstance. However, we’re hoping to lend a helping hand and offer some assistance which may resolve the issue. From what we understand, the drive died and you lost data.

In your situation, we would suggest the following:
Try connecting the drive to another port on the computer (ensure it’s connected to a port directly).
You may also try using a different cable.
Verify if the drive detects within Disk Management (on PC) or Disk Utility (on Mac).
Try connecting the drive to another computer to see how it reacts.

Performing these steps can rule out a problem with the drive itself. There can be situations where the problem is related to other things which can affect the drive. Please follow the troubleshooting steps in the link below:

https://www.seagate.com/as/en/support/kb/usb-external-troubleshooter-003581en/

If the issue persists, please create a case with our technical support team so we can further investigate and explore available options. OUr technicians will do heir best to help retrieving the data:

https://support2.seagate.com/?language=en-us

Kind regards,
Seagate Support
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