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Product Features

* Seagate's Expansion 2 TB external hard drive is entirely Plug and Play-ready and the ideal way to boost your computer's storage capacity. It connects to any USB 2.0 port, allowing you to store all your photos, music files, films and video games with ease.
* SEAGATE Expansion 2 TB USB 2.0 External Hard Drive External hard drive Storage
* External hard drive

* Plug-and-play no software to install
* Simply drag-and-drop to save files
* 7,200-RPM performance, USB 2.0
* Built-in power management ensures energy efficient operation
* 2-year limited warranty

Technical Details

Compatibility: Works with Windows Vista, Windows XP, or Mac OSX 10.4.8 or higher
Model Number: ST320005EXD101-RK
Interface: USB 2.0
Capacity: 2 TB
Spindle Speed: 7200 rpm
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#1
Link for Amazon
#2
If 2 x 1TB drives are of a similar price(which I suspect they are), most people would be better off going down that route.
#3
2 hard drives use more power than one, take up twice the space, 2 sockets and mean looking in 2 places for your files.
I'd be happier going for the single 2TB drive, data loss, i've already that sorted.
#4
I doubt many home users would be able to "sort out" the backing up of a 2TB drives' worth of data. Regardless of extra power usage, you're probably pretty serious about your data if you're getting 2TB of storage and sparing an extra plug socket is hardly a massive sacrifice.

I remember when my 500GB drive died on me months after the purchase a few years back. I lost so much good data. Not many people need more than 1TB, so if you buy two 1TB hard drives, there is software that can synchronise the data between the two drives. One dies? No problemo. Get it replaced and you're off again. The 2TB dies? Bye-bye data. :whistling:
#5
but if one 2tb hard disc goes bananas, you lose ALL your data...
#6
I am tempted but I have spent enough this xmas. I would buy one to back up to and to create drive images of all my PC's to rather than it contain data that I dont have elsewhere.

Same price on Ebuyer too if thats your preference.

You guys complaining about it being too big can stay in the dark ages with your puny drives if it makes you sleep at night. Move with the times but use the storage sensibly.
#7
I was never complaining about it being too big. I'm a major data hog. But instead of just being hungry for more data, pull your head out of the sand and use it. That's all I'm saying. It will cost more to create an effective backup solution, but you will be thanking me later if you take this advice.
#8
Mantis
I doubt many home users would be able to "sort out" the backing up of a 2TB drives' worth of data. Regardless of extra power usage, you're probably pretty serious about your data if you're getting 2TB of storage and sparing an extra plug socket is hardly a massive sacrifice.

I remember when my 500GB drive died on me months after the purchase a few years back. I lost so much good data. Not many people need more than 1TB, so if you buy two 1TB hard drives, there is software that can synchronise the data between the two drives. One dies? No problemo. Get it replaced and you're off again. The 2TB dies? Bye-bye data. :whistling:


Can you give me more info about that?

I have a 1tb Western Digital drive, the one that gets posted on here all the time circa £65, might buy another one, i like the sound of what you are saying, is that RAID 1 or something?
1 Like #9
Hmm £45 for an extra 500gb.....doesn't really seem worth it IMO.

Would rather go for this, plus it comes with a 3 year warranty
http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/547499/samsung-story-station-1-5tb-usb-2-0

sancho1983
Can you give me more info about that?


I like to use SyncToy
#11
I like to use SyncToy[/QUOTE]

Been looking for something like this for ages! Thanks. Rep added.
#12
Not voting on this simply because it's a premium price you're paying right now and that price will drop to more sensible levels before long. The time for hot deals on 2gb (edit err I meant TB) drives isn't quite here.

With USB you have something like up to 127 devices you can connect, then there's esata for external speed and your onboard sata / ide or both. Plenty of possibilities for connecting a lot of drives to a PC nowadays, so the idea of cramming a lot into a super huge premium priced one only seems to make sense to a very small market of power users.

Not that I'd turn it down if someone gave me one for xmas :)
#13
skidu

I like to use SyncToy


What happens when you realise that the word document you deleted 3 weeks was the one you made the changes to? Synctoy only covers against hardware failure, it won't help you if you accidentally delete files, format drives, realise you wanted something from a few weeks ago. Decent incremental backups are a much better idea.
#14
Should not be so hot when 1.5TB Samsung USB external ones <£80.

Samsungs are easily replacable with no breaching warranty (two pathetic stickers) but house a much better drive.

This is for those who think it is 7200RPM drive following some plonker's review on amazon: http://www.seagate.com/docs/pdf/datasheet/disc/ds_ext_desktop.pdf
#15
olmer
Should not be so hot when 1.5TB Samsung USB external ones <£80.

Samsungs are easily replacable with no breaching warranty (two pathetic stickers) but house a much better drive.

This is for those who think it is 7200RPM drive following some plonker's review on amazon: http://www.seagate.com/docs/pdf/datasheet/disc/ds_ext_desktop.pdf


So where can u get samsung 1.5TB ext for less than £80? :roll: Cheapest i could find, seems to be around £85.
Even so, samung 1.5TB internal HDD cost ~£70, if you go with "interal HDD + enclosure" might be a cheaper option.

For this Seagate deal, seems Seagate internal 2TB HDD cost ~£129, same price as the External version, imho this workout to be better value buy.
#16
synctoy is crap and cant be compared to raid by any means. synctoy is useful for backing up on more than one computer -but on the same computer its a waste of time as already pointed out. get 2 drives the same and backup using RAID.

Data loss is no option for me (see my main pc below), so I back everything up on a seperate PC with identical drives.

http://img34.imageshack.us/img34/9334/hddh.png
#17
cybergibbons
What happens when you realise that the word document you deleted 3 weeks was the one you made the changes to? Synctoy only covers against hardware failure, it won't help you if you accidentally delete files, format drives, realise you wanted something from a few weeks ago. Decent incremental backups are a much better idea.


Any recommendations for better software? SyncToy is perfect for my needs, but it wasn't claming it was the best backup solution out there by any means.
#18
cybergibbons
What happens when you realise that the word document you deleted 3 weeks was the one you made the changes to? Synctoy only covers against hardware failure, it won't help you if you accidentally delete files, format drives, realise you wanted something from a few weeks ago. Decent incremental backups are a much better idea.


Simple. Just set the data you could survive without (like *cough* your legal downloads *cough) to synchronise, and then backup the highly important data (in most cases won't be a very large filesize) to a web server. It's what I do with my university work. I wrote a script that automatically zips the files and then transfers them via FTP, without needing a single keypress. Sometimes you just need to think outside the box a bit. ;-) This is what I recommend, Skidu. As for other software, I've only used a simple program called SynchronX (I think) by Clickteam, which is free, but probably not as good as SyncToy.

RAID isn't a bad idea, but what I've suggested is perfectly fine too. Wow Nellster... I thought my collection was big.
#19
Yeah i was wandering about some good software to automatically backup my data on an external drive any ideas?
#20
skidu;7252921
Any recommendations for better software? SyncToy is perfect for my needs, but it wasn't claming it was the best backup solution out there by any means.


Ignore anyone that says synctoy is crap. It's a great piece of software. Highly recommended by industry veterans like Leo Laporte, Paul Therrott and rated highly on tech sites.

I love it too. The new version is even better.

As for alternatives. I haven't needed any, but that's just for me. Other people have other needs and they can go look for themselves :p

Also I think raid is a bad solution for the home. It's used mostly in business and that's where it belongs unless you're a real techy enthusiast or get excited when someone says raid 5. :whistling:
#21
Prefer to get a Firewire external HDD.

USB 2.0 is too slow
#22
bladerunner23
Prefer to get a Firewire external HDD.

USB 2.0 is too slow


No mechanical hard drive can take advantage of the full bandwidth of USB 2.0 nevermind Firewire.
#23
popoyaya;7321314
No mechanical hard drive can take advantage of the full bandwidth of USB 2.0 nevermind Firewire.


Before we get flooded with bad information. http://www.extremetech.com/article2/0,1697,2027098,00.asp
#24
bladerunner23;7271662
Prefer to get a Firewire external HDD.

USB 2.0 is too slow


If i couldn't have esata I'd definetly go with firewire for hard drives. Faster, less cpu usage and I just like saying firewire becuase its a cooler word than stuffy old yousbee
#25
2TB ... lot of data, seagates resent history with duff firmware, and external drives ....... not sure if i'd risk it on stuffi would be worried about, i can see the use for the space, however as they say, the more space you have the more careless you are with what you keep is very true.

Personally, i'd consider it, but only after it's had some time in the market place and some soak testing, then i'd look for problem threads using google. But i would probably only put downloaded multi-media on it, that if it dies i can re-download.

I'd really like to see drive manufacturers put their necks out on the warranty thing and give these larger drives a longer more comprehensive cover (i personally hate seagates "will replace with refurbished" garbage policy) ..... if nothing else it might sway buyers to their proucts, but, as they are not, then the bean counters have worked out it wont be cost affective, which is mildly worrying

EDIT:
that extremetech link is very good, and it goes to show what many have known for a long time, USB is and always will be, in EVERY department, the poor man's firewire, it was force fed to us by MS and a number of hardware suppliers as the next best thing since sliced bread, when in reality, Firewire walks all over it, but as firewire is considered by many as a MAC thing, and MS dont like those (i also seem to remember some stuff a while back regarding MS deliberatly crippling FW800 drivers in XP so that it performed more like USB) we know where their marketing resources went !
Firewire is daisy-chainable, with ease, and many devices can do this, USB requires some form of hub in the device to do this ..... so there is a new market place for them, USB hubs !... i wonder why they pushed USB so hard !!! (insert synical smiley here)
#26
Gunslinger;7323398
2TB ... lot of data, seagates resent history with duff firmware, and external drives ....... not sure if i'd risk it on stuffi would be worried about, i can see the use for the space, however as they say, the more space you have the more careless you are with what you keep is very true.

Personally, i'd consider it, but only after it's had some time in the market place and some soak testing, then i'd look for problem threads using google. But i would probably only put downloaded multi-media on it, that if it dies i can re-download.

I'd really like to see drive manufacturers put their necks out on the warranty thing and give these larger drives a longer more comprehensive cover (i personally hate seagates "will replace with refurbished" garbage policy) ..... if nothing else it might sway buyers to their proucts, but, as they are not, then the bean counters have worked out it wont be cost affective, which is mildly worrying

EDIT:
that extremetech link is very good, and it goes to show what many have known for a long time, USB is and always will be, in EVERY department, the poor man's firewire, it was force fed to us by MS and a number of hardware suppliers as the next best thing since sliced bread, when in reality, Firewire walks all over it, but as firewire is considered by many as a MAC thing, and MS dont like those (i also seem to remember some stuff a while back regarding MS deliberatly crippling FW800 drivers in XP so that it performed more like USB) we know where their marketing resources went !
Firewire is daisy-chainable, with ease, and many devices can do this, USB requires some form of hub in the device to do this ..... so there is a new market place for them, USB hubs !... i wonder why they pushed USB so hard !!! (insert synical smiley here)


I feel a carol coming on...

Silent drive, hole in my drive
All is calm, all was write
Round yon Virgin non backed up drive
Holy backup to render and file
Sleep in heavenly peace
Sleep in heavenly peace

Remember kids, a hard drive isn't just for xmas, you have to take care of it and back it up every day, give it fresh water and take it for walks.

Have a safe backed up xmas and a happily secured new year :santa:
#27
techpops
I feel a carol coming on...

Silent drive, hole in my drive
All is calm, all was write
Round yon Virgin non backed up drive
Holy backup to render and file
Sleep in heavenly peace
Sleep in heavenly peace

Remember kids, a hard drive isn't just for xmas, you have to take care of it and back it up every day, give it fresh water and take it for walks.

Have a safe backed up xmas and a happily secured new year :santa:




hahahaha, thats was good :thumbsup:

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