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Seagate Expansion 500GB 2.5 inch External Portable USB 2.0 Hard Drive

Manufacturer: Seagate

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  Avoid this.

| | See all gaffers93's reviews (1)

This product died on me about 9 months after having, there's no real reason why it stopped working, it was never dropped or liquid damage or anything it just stopped and good luck trying to get any help from Seagate, they offered to recover it for me for a ridiculous price.

  Great portable drive

| | See all Bobbles's reviews (1)

I've had mine for about 12 months or so now, and so far had no problems (hope I'm not tempting fate!) and I paid significantly more than the current price.

Its an idiot proof plug n play unit, no AC power adapter needed, just plug into your USB and off you go.

I've used mine for storing work (the best teacher's pet out there! Plus it doesn't argue back!), music and films and used it on numerous laptops and PCs (Win XP, Vista and 7) without any crashes or glitches. So far so good. A great buy for the money. I'm planning to get another for some extra portable storage.

  Perfect for Wii USB loading

| | See all weeman247's reviews (28)

I have used a few of the Seagate desktop drives for USB loading, and took a risk by buying this one to see if the portable one would work too. To my relief it works amazingly. Added bonus that the portable one does not need 240v plug attached, and boots up when the wii comes on. Fantastic buy, will def buy more.

  Not perfect...

| | See all slickloose's reviews (55)

It arrived within 3 working days, so the delivery from play was good.
It's smaller and lighter than I thought which is good but the cable that comes with it is also shorter than I thought...which is a bit naff.
Another problem was that even though it doesn't need/have a power pack, I was unable to plug it in the front of my PC as it didn't get enough power, in the end I had to plug it in the back of my PC.

Once I finally got it working, it started to install all it's software. It installs it's own dashboard, which isn't needed and just makes it more complicated to use. All I wanted was a plug and play External HDD to transfer and move data like you can with a pen stick.

In the end it's still 465GB to play with and at this current price of 41.99, it's not bad!

  Great Buy

| | See all disco83's reviews (4)

Have had this since January 2011 and have experienced no problems. HAs the the best HD i've ever had.

  Changed my mind

| | See all PlanetExpress's reviews (21)

My old review is now moot, because 4 months after buying this seemingly flawless item, and it now doesn't work.
Plug it in and it won't power up at all, it is dead. Tried different usb ports and cables, different computer, but no life.
Maybe mine was an isolated case, but I'm letting everyone know that not all units are perfect, and its happened too late to return, but too early to feel like I've had my moneys worth, and £50 is hard to ignore.....

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  Great purchase, great price

| | See all DjDawn's reviews (11)

Simple plug & play device - USB powered with impressive transfer speeds for large files. No problems with Windows 7 or general use, effortless drag & drop. Will struggle to find a disc space unit at a better price. Thumbs up to play!

  Was good...but then!

| | See all Dukes83's reviews (1)

I bought the HD and thought to myself wow under 50 pounds. Little did I know the problems that lay ahead. I bought mine in August and since then it has crashed twice...though each time I was able to recover my data, at a cost of course. All I am saying is beware of this HD...can be a potential nightmare...especially the USB port its like glass.

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| | See all Ben02500's reviews (1)

I originally hard the larger version of this hard drive that had to be plugged in to a socket. Got this one as a gift and haven't looked back, there's so much more freedom with it plugging directly into my laptop and its tiny. It works fine with windows 7.

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