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Seagate Expansion 500GB External USB 2.0 Desktop Hard Drive

Released on 30 April 2009

Manufacturer: Seagate

4.0 out of 5 (65 customer reviews) | Write a review

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Seagate external desktop drives provide 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 for improved performance.

Setup is straight forward, simply plug in the power supply and USB cable and you are ready to go. 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 7200 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.
  • 500GB HDD Holds:
  • Up to 142,000 digital photos
  • Up to 125,000 songs (MP3)
  • Up to 12,000 songs (uncompressed CD quality)
  • Up to 38 hours of Digital Video (DV)
  • Up to 200 hours of DVD quality video
  • Up to 60 hours of HD video
  • Main Specification:
  • Product Description: Seagate External Desktop Drive - hard drive - 500 GB - Hi-Speed USB
  • Type: Hard drive - external
  • Form Factor: 3.5"
  • Dimensions (WxDxH): 12.6 cm x 20.7 cm x 4 cm
  • Weight: 1.02 kg
  • Localisation: Middle East, Africa, Europe
  • Capacity: 500 GB
  • Interface Type: Hi-Speed USB
  • Data Transfer Rate: 480 Mbps
  • Spindle Speed: 7200 rpm
  • OS Required: Apple MacOS X 10.4.8 or later, Microsoft Windows Vista / XP
  • Power Source: Included AC adapter
  • Vista Certification: Works with Windows Vista
  • Manufacturer Warranty: 2 years warranty

customer Reviews

 Average rating (65 reviews)

 Damn fine...

| | See all marvelman90's reviews (1)

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Great hard drive and already NTFS formatted saving me some time (OS windows XP). Slight draw back (if there was a four and a half star I would choose it) as there is some fan noise but the unit looks pretty sexy and is also pretty quick too. I was worried that as it was sat on it's belly it may overheat but I've had it backing up files since it arrived (six hours now) and it's still as cool as a fridge.
Jolly good buy and a damn fine price too!


| | See all Molloy35's reviews (5)

The description states that this works for Mac. IT DOES NOT. I bought this a few months ago in preparation for University and now I'm here I discover it doesn't work on my MacBook Pro. I'm sure if you're buying for Windows it works fine


| | See all markk86's reviews (1)

Despite the details showing this can work with Mac's, it cannot. I brought this based on the advert and good reviews, however it has been misadvertised and is not compatible with Mac's. Even on the packaging it says suitable for Window PC's. Very Disappointed.

 great bit of kit

| | See all zedstorm's reviews (23)

got this working with my ps3 to store all my music and game trailer's work's a treat the glossy finish nigh on matches the ps3 piano black which was a bonus it's whisper quiet and just work's.

 what would you pay for peace of mind,

| | See all Mobius's reviews (173)

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Im using my 500GB drive for of site backup of all my photos, music and apps. its just peace of mind knowing that if my PC loses everything it can be recovered, Transfer speed are normal so dont expect anything fast. but its quiet and looks ok, £49.99 i feel is an excelent price for a external USB harddrive.

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