Seagate Expansion 1 TB USB 3.0 Portable External Hard Drive (STBX1000101) Reviews

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Seagate Expansion 1 TB USB 3.0 Portable External Hard Drive (STBX1000101)

Seagate Expansion 1 TB USB 3.0 Portable External Hard Drive (STBX1000101)

  • Instantly add 1 TB of storage space to your computer
  • Simple plug-and-play connectivity via USB cable
  • USB powered, no AC adapter required
  • USB 3.0 interface for extremely fast data transfer speeds (USB 2.0 compatible)
  • Drive is automatically recognized by Windows; no software instillation required

The Seagate Expansion portable drive is compact and perfect for on-the-go. Instantly addmore storage space to your computer and take large files with you when you travel.Setup is simple and straightforward; simply connect a single USB cable and you are readyto go. The drive is powered from the USB cable, so there is no need for an external powersupply. Plus, it is automatically recognized by the Windows operating system, so there is nosoftware to install and nothing to configure. Saving files is easy—simply drag-and-drop.Take advantage of the fast data transfer speeds with the USB 3.0 interface by connecting toa SuperSpeed USB 3.0 port. USB 3.0 is backwards compatible with USB 2.0 for additionalsystem compatibility. Works with Windows® 8, Windows® 7, Windows Vista®, Windows® XP.

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Link Depot HDMI to HDMI Cable 25 feet

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  • HDMI male to HDMI male cable with transfer rate of up to 5Gbps
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  • Shielded for protection against RFI and EMI interference

This Link Depot HDMI Cable connects easily to your HDMI TV, LCD projector, DVD player, or set-top box. This cable features gold-plated connectors for a long, corrosion-free life. Its generous 25-foot length gives you the freedom to place components right where you need them. This Link Depot HDMI Cable connects easily to your HDMI TV, LCD projector, DVD player, or set-top box. This cable features gold-plated connectors for a long, corrosion-free life. Its generous length gives you the freedom to place components right where you need them. Connects easily to your HDMI TV, LCD projector, DVD player, or set-top box. Gold-plated connectors, which resist corrosion for a longer life. Place Components Where You Need Them This HDMI male to HDMI male cable gives you a 25-foot connection, plenty of lenth to place your components exactly where they need to be, and still get a solid connection. 5 Gbps Transfer Rate This cable provides the necessary bandwidth for broadcast-qu

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  1. 285 of 299 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Great drive, but short warranty, June 29, 2012
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    Ed (San Francisco Bay Area) –
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    I’ve purchased a lot of different hard drives over the years and used to build my own external drives using internal drives and external enclosures. It used to be cheaper to build your own external drives. These days, external hard drives are very competitively priced, like the Seagate Expansion drive.

    PROS:
    – Quiet
    – Stays cool
    – Fast USB 3.0 performance
    – Backwards compatible with USB 2.0
    – Works with Mac OS X 10.4.8 and up

    CONS:
    – Measly 1 year warranty

    DESIGN & BUILD
    The Seagate Expansion portable hard drive’s enclosure is made out of matte plastic that feels pretty well made, though I’d prefer aluminum for durability and better heat dissipation. Glossy plastic enclosures are hard to keep looking good, so kudos to Seagate for using the matte plastic instead. The back of the drive has the USB 3.0 port and there’s an itty bitty blue power/activity light on top of the drive, towards the back. Also, there are small rubber feet on the bottom, to keep the drive from sliding around on your desk. The USB 3.0 cable is short, so it’s best suited for use with laptops.

    PERFORMANCE
    CrystalDiskInfo identified the internal drive as a Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012, which is a SATA II (3Gb/s) drive with a 16MB cache. It has a height of 7mm and runs at 5400RPM. 5400 RPM drives are the standard for portable external hard drives because they don’t run as hot as 7200 RPM drives. 5400 RPM drives are perfectly suitable as storage drives.

    I tested the Seagate Expansion drive over USB 3.0 with CrystalDiskMark and got sequential read/write rates of 107MB/s read and 105MB/s write. That’s likely about 3 times the rate of what you’d get over USB 2.0. So yes, the Seagate Expansion USB 3.0 drive is great for transferring large multimedia files, like photos, movies, and music. Of course, there are plenty of other USB 3.0 drives with similar performance.

    MISCELLANEOUS
    The formatted capacity of the 500 GB drive is 465 GB. On the drive, there’s a small registration utility for Windows that’s safe to delete after you register. I deleted the utility, but kept the autorun.inf and SeagateExpansion.ico files so the drive would show up with a Seagate icon in Windows Explorer.

    Online, the bare 500GB drive can be bought for around $65-$75, so the external version is a decent value if you like the enclosure and internal drive.

    Though the Amazon product description doesn’t mention compatibility with Mac OS X, Seagate’s website shows compatibility with OS 10.4.8 and higher. It comes pre-formatted in NTFS, however, so you’ll need to reformat it if you intend to use it with a Mac.

    The Seagate Expansion portable hard drive comes with a measly one year warranty. The Western Digital My Passport 500 GB USB 3.0 portable hard drive costs nearly the same as the Seagate Expansion drive, but comes with backup software, has hardware encryption, and a two year warranty. For a little bit more, you can even get Seagate’s own Backup Plus 500 GB USB 3.0 Portable External Hard Drive , with a two year warranty. As far which company makes better hard drives, well, that’s hard to say. I’ve used drives from both companies for many years and I’ve had drives from both companies fail. In fact, it’s not unusual for hard drives to fail over time, which is why the length of the warranty can be a significant factor in deciding which drive to buy.

    CONCLUSION
    The Seagate Expansion portable hard drive is a very nice drive. It performs very well and is a pretty good value overall, however, the short warranty is a concern. I like the drive a lot, but I’d personally look for a portable hard drive with a longer warranty.

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  2. 304 of 329 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Good drive, needs better instructions for the tech impaired, July 5, 2012
    By 
    Gracie
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    I am not terribly computer savvy. I use a computer for my work all day every day. But I do not understand how many things work. I don’t understand most technical talk/gibberish. But I do know that I need to back up my files as my desktop is limping towards a slow and painful death.

    I was surprised at how tiny and light the drive was. I plugged it into the USB drive. It was silent. But here is where I ran aground. The interface is not in the least bit intuitive. The only thing that readily pops up to be done is registering the unit. I did that but since I actually wanted to save things to the drive rather than just registering it, I was a little frustrated. While there are a great many tech lovers in the world they are by no means the only people using these products. I was frustrated that there were no useful instructions or a program to help me use the drive.

    Eventually, I was able to figure out how to go through the control panel, back up my files, and set future back ups. It just isn’t obvious up front.

    And yes, I know that people are laughing at my limited technical capabilities. But idiots use products too.

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  3. 59 of 61 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Perfect for media files for tv usage, September 18, 2012
    By 
    Jayhan (CA) –

    This review is from: Seagate Expansion 1 TB USB 3.0 Portable External Hard Drive (STBX1000101) (Personal Computers)

    I also have the big brother version of this drive (3TB external hdd, AC powered), and both were very easy to use, plug to the USB port, and then start transferring files.

    This is the portable version, which means no addition AC power supply needed, everything is powered by USB. Portable also means smaller compared to the AC powered external HDDs. Maximum capacity for portable HDDs right now is 1TB compared to 3TB for AC powered external HDDs.

    Besides media files, this is also perfect for backups, documents, etc., and if you have a laptop equipped with SSD, you’ll gonna need more space and this is perfect.

    So far so good, no problems at all. Used it on my old HP laptop with usb 2.0 port, works good (slower transfer speed of course). Used it on an alienware m14x with usb 3.0 port, works good again and now with fast transfer speed. Used it on my LG 3dtv to watch full hd movies saved on the drive and it works great! I hope it stays like that, can’t comment on the reliability yet..

    Warranty: Only 1 YEAR. Why did Seagate shorten the warranty? I have no idea.. If you want other drives with longer warranty, here’s some options:
    Seagate Backup Plus 1 TB USB 3.0 Portable External Hard Drive STBU1000101 (Silver)
    Western Digital My Passport 1 TB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive – WDBBEP0010BBK-NESN (Black)

    PROS:
    – Portable, no external power supply needed
    – Maximum capacity of 1Tb for portable drives (as of now..)
    – Matte casing, so its not prone to scratching and fingerprints
    – Fast usb 3.0 transfer rate and compatible to usb 2.0 (all usb 3.0 devices should be compatible to usb 2.0 port)
    – Plug and play, works after removing out of the box. No need to reformat

    CONS:
    – Only 1 year warranty. Another year or two could provide more peace of mind..

    What’s included?
    – Seagate Expansion portable hard drive
    – “USB 3.0 cable”, Amazon’s product page says it’s a usb “2.0” cable. The included cable is 3.0. One side of the cable is USB 3.0 and the other side is micro USB 3.0.
    – Quick start guide
    – 1-year limited warranty

    Two thumbs up for this external hard drive, highly recommended!

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  4. 88 of 92 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Injected “awesomeness” into my HD projector, December 31, 2008
    By 
    Pawan Kumar
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    This review is from: Link Depot HDMI to HDMI Cable 25 feet (Electronics)

    This cable works great between my Panasonic DMP-BD35-K Panasonic Blu-ray player and Panasonic HD projector.

    In my research I had read that there may be problems when running long HDMI cables. I had also read that the issues depended on the devices connected at the two ends. Previously I was using a component-video cable between the two.

    The end result of switching to the HDMI connection is just eye-popping. Upconverted DVD’s look almost as good as Blu-ray disks.

    The connectors hook up comfortably and snug in the HDMI sockets. The cable also survived some harsh tugging as I pulled it through the wall and ceiling on its way to the projector which is mounted on the ceiling.

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  5. 79 of 84 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Perfect – Working Like A Champ!, March 10, 2010
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    R. Sells “Retiree-at-large” (Deep South, USA) –
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    This review is from: Link Depot HDMI to HDMI Cable 25 feet (Electronics)

    A perfect solution to a small challenge!

    We needed a cable to connect a laptop to a living-room flat-screen television. Hmm.

    A nationwide office supply chain wanted $29.99 for a 6-foot HDMI-to-HDMI cable and $39.99 for a 12-foot version. Ha!

    This is a 25-foot cable, and I could have bought two of them with money left over for what the 12-foot “O.D.” version would have cost!

    This cable is extremely flexible, which makes it easy to fit around various obstacles. The length doesn’t seem to degrade the signal from the laptop to the television. And any of us can sit virtually anywhere in the living room and use the computer while the output displays on the flat-screen.

    A spiffy solution to what could have been an expensive alternative.

    Recommended without reservation! Buy two or more and stock up!

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  6. 49 of 51 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Its a digital cable-it either works of it doesn’t, May 28, 2011
    By 
    Andy in Washington “Andy” (The Evergreen State) –
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    This review is from: Link Depot HDMI to HDMI Cable 25 feet (Electronics)

    While I am occasionally willing to spend a little more (not Monster Prices) on analog cables to assure signal integrity, my spending habits on digital are much different. HDMI cables are pure digital signals, meaning that in the vast majority of cases, they either function 100% correctly, or no at all. Yes, you can construct a scenario where this is not strictly true, and if a $100 cable will give you additional piece-of-mind about the quality of your $50,000 entertainment system, go for it.

    The only difference in HDMI cables for most of us mere audio/video mortals is the construction. And like most low-priced cables, these are not the most robustly constructed items you will ever find. If I had to guess, I’d say that they probably have an estimated lifetime of less than 100 plug insertions and removals.

    So it really comes down to what you are going to use them for. If you have an application where you will be plugging in and removing the cable constantly (perhaps hooking a laptop to your television), by all means buy some more expensive and better constructed cables. If you application is more like mine, where you plug the things in and forget about them until that once-a-year when your wife makes you move everything to “clean”, these will be fine.

    One thing I wish that HDMI (and other cable manufacturers) would do is to put a random number on cables-sort of like golf and tennis balls. It would give you a better chance of identifying cables in the inevitable rat’s nest of wires in a typical entertainment center.

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