Seagate Desktop Expansion Drive 5TB USB 3.0

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  • APM turned off which could save the device from premature death and grinding noises; CC9D to CC9E firmware update done; Great looks
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  • Not many improvements from older version; Generates appreciable amount of heat when running
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Seagate Desktop Expansion Drive 5TB USB 3.0 Review

Seagate Desktop Expansion Drive 5TB USB 3.0 is an external hard drive which provides easy-to-use solution for adding storage instantly onto computer, taking files on the go. It features drag-and-drop saving of file straight from the box, fast data transfer via USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 connectivity leading to reliable USB-powered capability. This gadget is a reliable and user-friendly add-on storage accessory. The expansion external hard drive easily installs via two plug-in cords. You can begin saving digital files to the drive in just seconds after removing it from box.

 

 

Digital videos, photos plus music files could end up taxing the storage capacity of your computer, causing it to decline. The expansion drive aids in remedying the situation as it enables freeing up of storage space within hard drive of the computer. Such features of Seagate Desktop Expansion Drive 5TB USB 3.0 are what make it incredibly user-friendly once unpacked for use. All you require is plugging in power supply along with USB cable included into the computer. The drive then gets recognized automatically by Windows operating system and you need not configure anything or undertake software installation. Simply drag and drop in order to save different files onto the hard drive. The power management built into this device ensures all operations end up conserving energy.

 

 

Seagate support is available at all times, in case you require some kind of assistance when using the External Expansion hard drive. The package containing this product includes power adapter, USB 3.0 cable and quick start guide too. It is compatible with various operating systems, including Windows 7, 8, Vista and XP SP3 (both 32- and 64-bit). Seagate Desktop Expansion Drive 5TB USB 3.0 measures 7.1 x 4.6 x 1.5 inches and weighs 2.1 pounds. It appears that these drives targets individuals keen on adding a performance drive, but may not wish to or are unable to an extra internal drive. Good examples are of a laptop in which extra storage capacity remains for office usage or PC (HTPC, mini-PC, “nettop”) with small form factor, which lacks some space. Seagate as well produces other external hard drive lines targeting mobile applications.

 

 

The Expansion Drive may provide fairly sketchy information for some potential buyers and it is vital knowing further specific details prior to acquisition. This device is of the same model present in internal drives within performance desktops. Transfers of USB 3.0 to this drive are faster slightly compared to same transfers done between internal SATA drives of certain computers. Seagate Desktop Expansion Drive has storage capacity of 5TB and exhibits the kind of dependable performance required for you to experience exquisite benefits of using USB 3.0. In summary this hard drive is not too different from the old version. It boasts exhibiting easy operations and simple plug-in power adapter plus USB cable. Expect to experience expedited file transfers using USB 3.0 from this storage device works well with both USB 2.0 and USB 3.0.

  • The Good :
    APM turned off which could save the device from premature death and grinding noises; CC9D to CC9E firmware update done; Great looks
  • The Bad :
    Not many improvements from older version; Generates appreciable amount of heat when running
Our score:
4.5 / 5

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Product Description

  • The Seagate Desktop Expansion Drive 5TB USB 3.0 is manufactured by Seagate and was added in December 2014 in the External Hard Disk Drives section
  • This product has a rating of 4.3 out of 5

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