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Seagate Expansion 250GB 2.5 inch External USB Portable Hard Drive

Released on 11 May 2009

Manufacturer: Seagate

4.0 out of 5 (14 customer reviews) | Write a review

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Seagate external portable drives are compact and perfect for on the go. Instantly add more storage space to your computer or take large files with you when you travel.

Setup is straight forward, simply connect a single USB cable and you are ready to go. The drive is powered from the USB cable, so there is no need for an external power supply. Plus, it is automatically recognized by Windows, so there is no software to install and nothing to configure. Saving files is easy too, just drag-and-drop.

It's not just easy to use - it's fast and energy efficient too. Enjoy fast data transfer speed with USB 2.0 connectivity and 5400 RPM drive performance. Built-in power management ensures energy efficient operation.
Quality and Reliability

Seagate has delivered proven, reliable storage solutions for over 30 years. As of 2008, Seagate has shipped over one billion hard drives. Seagate continues to stand behind its quality by including a 2-year limited warranty.
  • 250GB HDD Holds:
  • Up to 71,000 digital photos
  • Up to 62,000 songs (MP3)
  • Up to 6,200 songs (uncompressed CD quality)
  • Up to 19 hours of Digital Video (DV)
  • Up to 100 hours of DVD quality video
  • Up to 30 hours of HD video
  • Main Specification:
  • Product Description: Seagate External Portable Drive - hard drive - 250 GB - Hi-Speed USB
  • Type: Hard drive - external
  • Form Factor: 2.5"
  • Dimensions (WxDxH): 8 cm x 14.1 cm x 1.8 cm
  • Weight: 160g
  • Localisation: Middle East, Africa, Europe
  • Capacity: 250 GB
  • Interface Type: Hi-Speed USB
  • Data Transfer Rate: 480 Mbps
  • Spindle Speed: 5400 rpm
  • OS Required: Apple MacOS X 10.4.8 or later, Microsoft Windows Vista / XP
  • Power Source: USB bus
  • Vista Certification: Works with Windows Vista
  • Manufacturer Warranty: 2 years warranty

customer Reviews

 Average rating (14 reviews)

 Small +Useful

| | See all mfbutt's reviews (1)

Really compact little external hard-drive.
It works on a Mac, despite the box only showing windows logos.....all you have to do is format it by going into Disc Utility on your mac.
I hadn't quite judged how small this hard-drive is, almost similar to iphone in size ! Plug it into a USB port and it appears just like a memory stick, no external power needed.

 Great Product - Drive speed could be better

| | See all Graffin's reviews (3)

Overall this item is great for the price but if you are planning on running ,say, games from this (including wii games and xbox 360 games) there may some noticeable slow-down or even crashing. Perfect for storage and for the price you can't beat it.

Answer to why the storage space is different to that advertised:

Manufacturers use a decimalised value for the term Gigabyte, so 1GB is 1'000'000'000 bytes. Windows OS reads the storage space as a binary value where 1GB is 1'073'741'824 bytes. You will get this with all storage that you purchase for your PC, not just this product

 PS3 & Windows7

| | See all supaluke's reviews (1)

I have the exact same HDD only in 500GB size.

I have 480GB partition in NTFS format working with W7 and a 20GB FAT32 partition that works with PS3 and W7

Great size easy to carry around and powers straight from USB

 boggot 2

| | See all yamfs1e's reviews (2)

yes the external hard drive works on the ps3 go to system settings and back up system then when you want it back on your ps3 press restore.

 Good first impressions

| | See all HDDreview's reviews (1)

This does say ''250GB'' but is infact ''232GB'' It 'is' Windows 7 Compatible' very compact, very clean design, little LED light on the top of theHDD to show it's on.

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