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Seagate Portable Hard Drive 5TB HDD - External Expansion for PC Windows PS4 & Xbox - USB 2.0 & 3.0 Black (STEA5000402)

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  • Safely store photos, movies, designs, files, games and more with 16TB of storage space
  • Engineered for compatibility with Windows computers and laptops, Playstations, and Xbox
  • Functionality is simplified by allowing easy drag and drop for seamless usage
  • Quick and easy setup, simply connect the usb into your Windows computer for automatic recognition, no installation required!
  • Have peace in mind with a free 1 year limited warranty

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  • Warranty
  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
A lot of storage for a low price. 9/9/2020 12:24:20 PM

Pros: 1. 4Tb storage in small form factor
2. Requires no power adapter
3. Fast transfer speeds

Cons: Provided USB 3.1 cable a little short

Overall Review: I have 4 of these 4TB USB 3.1 drives, 3 of which are Western Digital. They all work fine, probably because they've never been moved from the same spot on my desk. When packed up for a trip, all the banging around can cause problems, since they are mechanical drives. If you were to remove your mechanical system drive from your desktop for use in a dock, all that handling could cause you a lot of grief; that's the nature of the beast when those heads come crashing down on the platter(s), no matter how well they're "parked".
Anyway, this particular drive has performed without a flaw. After buying longer USB 3.1 cables, all my portables haven't moved from their original placement. If you need something portable, think about shelling out the extra bucks for an SSD.
That aside, my favorite things about this drive are 1) no power supply needed, and 2) transfer speed, read or write, which averages around 100MB a second. I would strongly suggest this drive, provided you're not going to be throwing it around in suitcases or laptop bags. :)

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Speedy 9/3/2020 3:11:08 PM

Pros: Worked as it should

Overall Review: Recommended -- fast and worked as it should.

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
1/ 5
Failed after 20 hours 9/1/2020 9:14:26 AM

Pros: Vast capacity.

Cons: Failed after 20 hours.

Overall Review: The hard drive failed after 20 hours of use: the infamous "click of death" with Windows Explorer freezing up until the drive is unplugged. I have shipped it back to the Seagate warranty center in California at my own expense. Their accelerated replacement option was not available, and they are not saying how quickly they are getting a replacement back to me. Getting a cutting-edge product can have its risks. We'll see.

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Manufacturer Response:
Hello Eric,

We regret to hear about your experience with the Seagate 5TB Expansion Portable External Hard Drive. We’re certainly sorry you’ve encountered this circumstance. However, we’re hoping to lend a helping hand and offer some assistance.

We strive to manufacture our products in the best possible quality. It cannot be avoided, however, that despite extensive tests and quality checks, a product may experience an issue in operation and we apologize to you for having had this experience.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any other query regarding Seagate hard drive via the following link:

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

Kind regards,
Dev
Seagate Support.
Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
4/ 5
Faster than expected performance 9/1/2020 9:02:01 AM

Pros: Small, portable
Fast
Doesn't require external power supply

Cons: Seems to automatically disconnect and reconnect after many hours of being plugged in. Not sure if this is related to something else on my system (though no other devices have exhibited the same behavior) or if this is unique to this product.

Overall Review: I'm very impressed with the speed of this device. For spinning rust, attaining 130 MB/s transfer speeds is more than I would have expected. This is a pleasant surprise considering I'm using this drive to transfer large files between two houses that can't be easily transferred through the cloud. I would definitely recommend buying this again if the need arose.

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Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Very nice 8/28/2020 7:03:21 AM

Overall Review: Fast delivery and they included a hello fresh cupon def would use again

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
4/ 5
Quality backup 8/22/2020 9:42:25 PM

Pros: Speed, capacity

Cons: Cables are iffy

Overall Review: I only give this 4 stars because of the cable issues I’ve encountered. The included cable is the only one that works well. I have some 3ft and 6ft cables. Used on a powered usb 3.0 hub, and tested with numerous brands of cables at 3 and 6ft lengths, connection problems pop up every time I use a cable that is NOT the factory cable. I have MANY 2.5” externals of various sizes and brands and none of them give me the connection problems like this one does. It performs great, just only with the included cable.

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
4/ 5
Portable 2TB HDD...pretty much says it all. 8/19/2020 7:19:53 AM

Overall Review: I have so many of these types of drives because I buy them in pairs and use them as clones for data security. I am in video production, so I am often filling them, emptying them into a larger system, and filling them again. I travel and my drives often spend a lot of time in carry cases and are connected/disconnected frequently. I have typically stuck with Seagate with relatively few disappointments considering I probably have accumulated 50+ units over the last 20 odd years and only had a couple eventually stop working after extended use.

One advantage to having so many drives is that I have enough cables to cover for the short connector cables included with the drives that have failed after repeated plugging/unplugging and being coiled-stowed-uncoiled-in use-and coiled again repeatedly. These little cables aren't expensive and I would recommend having a few extra around if your drives travel a lot.

Be smart and backup your data as none of these hard drives are indestructible or infallible. However, these days, they are cheaper than ever...so always buy 2.

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Anonymous
Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
5/ 5
seagate potable external hard drive 8/18/2020 6:01:13 PM

Pros: does whats its supposed to do so far so good anyway thanks newegg

Overall Review: yes I would recommend seagate hard drives

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