Seagate STBV2000200 2TB Expansion USB 3.0 3.5 inch External Hard Drive £69.99 @ Amazon - HotUKDeals
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Seagate Expansion desktop drive, add-on storage for your PC

The Seagate® Expansion desktop drive provides extra storage for your ever-growing collection of files. Instantly add space for more files, consolidate all of your files to a single location, or free up space on your computer’s internal drive to help improve performance.

Setup is straightforward; simply plug in the included power supply and USB cable, and you are ready to go. It is automatically recognized by the Windows® operating system, so there is no software to install and nothing to configure. Saving files is easy too—just drag-and-drop.

Take advantage of the fast data transfer speeds with the USB 3.0 interface by connecting to a SuperSpeed USB 3.0 port. USB 3.0 is backwards compatible with USB 2.0 for additional system compatibility.

The easy-to-use storage solution

The Expansion external hard drive can be installed easily by plugging in two cords. You can start saving your digital files to this hard drive within seconds of removing it from the box.

Adds storage capacity instantly

Digital photos, video and music files can tax your computer’s storage, causing performance to decline as its internal hard drive fills to capacity. The Expansion external hard drive helps remedy this situation by enabling you to free up storage space on your computer’s hard drive.

Trusted Seagate quality and support

Seagate has delivered proven, reliable storage solutions for more than 30 years.

With more than one billion hard drives shipped, Seagate continues to stand behind its quality by including a limited warranty with the Expansion external hard drive. Additionally, Seagate support is always available should you have questions or need assistance with using your Expansion external hard drive.

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#1
Can this be used with the new style ps3??
#2
nice
#3
Wow that's amazing. Baught one a few days ago on eBay for £60 (used). Would much rather had got a new one lol I'm sharing this though.
#5
Are these 7200rpm or 5400rpm?
1 Like #6
Same price instore at Cardiff PC World/Currys. Picked one up Boxing day. Worth noting, these come with a 2 year guarantee.
#7
Not portable.

Do you remember that time your finger smelt of fish for the first time?
#8
Good price for usb3 from a good retailer.
#9
ChampionshipManager

Do you remember that time your finger smelt of fish for the first time?

Ahhh......someone from Hull. :p
banned#10
great
#12
Do you have to format this for Mac? Not sure whether to buy this or portable one, portable usually costs at least £100 though :/
#13
Eventually hard drive prices got back to normal..
#14
Can you dismantle this and take tr drive out to install internally? Looking for an internal drive but no stock of my preferred Samsung so looking at seagate instead
#15
Zebsy
Can you dismantle this and take tr drive out to install internally? Looking for an internal drive but no stock of my preferred Samsung so looking at seagate instead

You can, but warranty voided.
#16
Zebsy
Can you dismantle this and take tr drive out to install internally? Looking for an internal drive but no stock of my preferred Samsung so looking at seagate instead
You may open up the external enclosure and find it has been soldered. You would have to melt the solder to free the SATA pins.
#17
got mine at currys on boxing day
#18
Thanks for the replies, will prob not go down that route then
#19
No good, as it requires external power, not USB powered.
#20
Qv123dfgh
No good, as it requires external power, not USB powered.
eh? if you're looking for a portable drive, agree - if you want something to go with a desktop this would suit fine! Hot.
2 Likes #21
Qv123dfgh
No good, as it requires external power, not USB powered.


Ridiculous comment, It is clearly stated in the description that it is a Desktop drive and mentions that it comes with a power supply! If you want a drive that works only from USB then it's not what you require but to say that it's no good is just plain silly, for people looking for a desktop drive it is excellent!
#22
Zebsy
Can you dismantle this and take tr drive out to install internally? Looking for an internal drive but no stock of my preferred Samsung so looking at seagate instead

You may want to read the comments in this earlier post before accepting uninformed thoughts regarding dismantling.
http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/2tb-seagate-expansion-desktop-hard-drive-for-64-99-maplin-usb-3-0-usb-2-0-1393305?page=5#post16621668




Edited By: Gez777 on Dec 29, 2012 22:36: .
1 Like #23
Isnt £69.99 normal price? I mean PC world has it at same price:
http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/seagate-expansion-sgr39211-external-hard-drive-2tb-black-16787143-pdt.html
Plus this was £65 @ Maplin last month, that was a 'Deal'..not this when its regular price

Edited By: Rudi on Dec 29, 2012 22:26
#24
My drive does me fine on USB 2.0, does the job which means storing stuff. Nice and quiet and just sits on the desk.
#25
Can anyone confirm that this drive is reliable its just that my last seagate drive gave me the click of death after 2-months but it was the older usb2 model, from what I remember there were others that had the same problem when I looked after the revires on amazon after I purchased it
#26
jakeby
Zebsy
Can you dismantle this and take tr drive out to install internally? Looking for an internal drive but no stock of my preferred Samsung so looking at seagate instead
You may open up the external enclosure and find it has been soldered. You would have to melt the solder to free the SATA pins.

I don't think so..
#27
ExplicitG
Do you have to format this for Mac? Not sure whether to buy this or portable one, portable usually costs at least £100 though :/

Just bought one a couple of days ago from Currys for the same price. Yes, you need to format for the MAC using Disk Utility, simply delete the partition then format for Mac OSX and it works a treat as both additional storage for general file usage and for Time Machine backups
#28
Do NOT buy an external drive in the hopes of using it in your pc, seagate have been picked up for this before, sometimes soldered in as pointed out, but also most of the time, the fitted drives can't have their firmware updated like retail drives can.
#29
Gunslinger
Do NOT buy an external drive in the hopes of using it in your pc, seagate have been picked up for this before, sometimes soldered in as pointed out, but also most of the time, the fitted drives can't have their firmware updated like retail drives can.


Most of the externals that I have opened had normal connections and worked fine out of the enclosure, AFAIIA portables are the ones more likely to have soldered connections rathher than desktop drives.

How often does one update hard drive firmware? I have never done so.
#30
Has anyone actually seen a soldered on hdd in a portable? I certainly haven't, and it would defeat the object of being able to replace a faulty drive. The only thing I have seen close is that te plastic clips that close the enclosure are like one way clips so they can break when you try to open the case. I bought this drive from amazon and it is by far the easiest drive I have ever opened. Inside there are a couple of screws holding the drive inside and you just pull it away from the SATA connectors.
#31
cxxr
Has anyone actually seen a soldered on hdd in a portable? I certainly haven't, and it would defeat the object of being able to replace a faulty drive. The only thing I have seen close is that te plastic clips that close the enclosure are like one way clips so they can break when you try to open the case. I bought this drive from amazon and it is by far the easiest drive I have ever opened. Inside there are a couple of screws holding the drive inside and you just pull it away from the SATA connectors.

Ditto, I wish the scaremongers would at least attempt to do what they profess to know all about before commenting on the process!

Edited By: Gez777 on Dec 30, 2012 18:29
#32
But what is the point anyway? I would only ever consider doing it if the savings were considerable (which they have been in the past), but you can get a 2TB barracuda for the same money (including a 2 year warranty).

The fact remains, the risk of a void warranty is a real one. Yes you may be able to get away with them not knowing / damaging the case etc but i think its worth a mention. I see no harm in alerting a potential buyer to that.
#33
cxxr
Has anyone actually seen a soldered on hdd in a portable? I certainly haven't, and it would defeat the object of being able to replace a faulty drive. The only thing I have seen close is that te plastic clips that close the enclosure are like one way clips so they can break when you try to open the case. I bought this drive from amazon and it is by far the easiest drive I have ever opened. Inside there are a couple of screws holding the drive inside and you just pull it away from the SATA connectors.


I have not actually seen a soldered lead drive in person so to speak, but someone did post a picture of a soldered in portable here in hot deals in a similar thread a month or so ago.

All the desktop drives I have opened (most when the drive packed in) were conventional connections.
#34
great deal
#35
Sparkster
But what is the point anyway? I would only ever consider doing it if the savings were considerable (which they have been in the past), but you can get a 2TB barracuda for the same money (including a 2 year warranty).

The fact remains, the risk of a void warranty is a real one. Yes you may be able to get away with them not knowing / damaging the case etc but i think its worth a mention. I see no harm in alerting a potential buyer to that.


Yes, agreed, if the owner is not confident of the dismantle process it would be sensible to leave well alone, however...

Point 1. Cost: External drives are often much cheaper than internal ones? - I saved £10 against a 2TB OEM Seagate recently.
Point 2. Warranty: External Seagate drives definitely have 2 Years, the jury is out on whether internal OEM drives do too - Google it!
Point 3. You get a free USB3 enclosure for the 1TB drive you just replaced :-)
#36
Gez777
Sparkster
But what is the point anyway? I would only ever consider doing it if the savings were considerable (which they have been in the past), but you can get a 2TB barracuda for the same money (including a 2 year warranty).

The fact remains, the risk of a void warranty is a real one. Yes you may be able to get away with them not knowing / damaging the case etc but i think its worth a mention. I see no harm in alerting a potential buyer to that.


Yes, agreed, if the owner is not confident of the dismantle process it would be sensible to leave well alone, however...

Point 1. Cost: External drives are often much cheaper than internal ones? - I saved £10 against a 2TB OEM Seagate recently.
Point 2. Warranty: External Seagate drives definitely have 2 Years, the jury is out on whether internal OEM drives do too - Google it!
Point 3. You get a free USB3 enclosure for the 1TB drive you just replaced :-)

Sorry buddy but I can only agree on the 3rd point. I can find at least 2 places selling the barracuda for the same moneu (give or take a quid) where a 2 year warranty is clearly stated.

The barracuda is a faster drive too. With single 1tb platters and 7200rpm. Doubt the expansion will be up to that spec.

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