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Seagate Seagate Desktop Expansion 500GB External Hard Drive

 
Average Customer Rating:
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5 out of 6(83%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for Seagate Desktop Expansion 500GB External Hard Drive
Review 1 for Seagate Desktop Expansion 500GB External Hard Drive
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4 out of 5
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flashforward
Location: Glenfield, NZ
Gender: Male
Age: 30-39
Perfect Purchase
Date:14 March 2010
Pros: easy setup and install., looks good.
After looking around for an external hard drive, I came across this.
For it's size and price it was too easy not to pass.
Easy setup and installation, and transferring files was a breeze. Highly recommended.
34 of 35 found this review helpful.
Review 2 for Seagate Desktop Expansion 500GB External Hard Drive
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Bennay
User Freindly
Date:20 January 2010
this harddrive is very modern and sleek and blends in with the background therefore is very un intrusive. file transfer between thecomputer and the hardrive is very quick. comes with a selection of plugs for overseas so great if your a bussiness person doing a lot of travel. very light also so just hides away. great product with very few or no downsides i recomend this to all people and not to mention the amazing value at such a low price =)
10 of 12 found this review helpful.
Review 3 for Seagate Desktop Expansion 500GB External Hard Drive
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Luke
Date:19 January 2010
I am not very good with Technical stuff and even I can work this no problem
9 of 11 found this review helpful.
Review 4 for Seagate Desktop Expansion 500GB External Hard Drive
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kmatt
Location: Cambridge, NZ
Gender: Male
Age: 40-49
Good looks, nominal speed
Date:15 January 2010
Pros: looks great, energy efficient, fast speeda
As the digital contents such as music, video, photos and games have become more integrated to our everyday lives, the idea of static data storage is becoming totally obsolete. And with today’s on-demand work, you would want to access, share and secure most of your digital content using the dynamic storage solutions that gives us freedom to do our day to day businesses, create and interact anytime and anywhere. In short, storage today is not just about keeping your valuable data secure, it is also about making your information and media accessible wherever you are and the best solution for this statement are the external desktop hard drives.
The setup and installation of the Seagate Expansion 500GB Desktop Hard drive is very easy and you will be ready to use the drive in just minutes. Connect one end of the power cord to the power supply socket on the back of the external drive and the other end to an electrical outlet. Then, attach one end of the USB cable to the port on the back of the drive and the other end to an available USB port on the back of your desktop or notebook computer. Please note that you must not connect the USB cable to any of the USB ports on the front of your desktop computer or monitor as it might cause the external hard drive to malfunction. Then just press the power button on the back of your external drive and that is it. You will find the green LED on top of the drive glowing which indicates the activity of the drive.
A notable feature of the drive is that, it is energy efficient too. Seagate has employed a built-in power management feature for giving you an energy efficient operation. Additionally, the drive is a very silent operator, even while transferring large number of files, we were not able to hear anything. It was simply amazing.
Seagate Expansion 500GB External Desktop USB 2.0 Hard Drive is very cost effective. The price tag is stunning as for the capacity of 500GB, you will only find the drives at double the cost that is quoted for this drive.
Seagate Expansion 500GB External Desktop USB 2.0 Hard Drive is a very economical solution for those who are looking for a budget drive with large capacity. The good looks, nominal speed and energy efficiency features of the drive, make this a recommended solution for anyone looking to buy large External Hard Drives.
33 of 46 found this review helpful.
Review 5 for Seagate Desktop Expansion 500GB External Hard Drive
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jinxter
Location: Auckland, NZ
Gender: Male
Age: 30-39
Portable, great capacity and plug & play!
Date:14 January 2010
Pros: almost pocketable, hefty 500gb, cheap!
At 500GB and pretty much "pocketable", this is a useful drive for carrying important work files as backup or even your personal photos, video, music and data backup.
Doesn't require a power cable, so it's convenient and not bulky. Simply plug and play - Windows discover it automatically as a drive. Reasonable speeds. And importantly, 2 year warranty.
If you do remove and re-insert a lot, sometimes the drive assignment may change so you may want to find out how to permanently assign the drive letter for this.
21 of 27 found this review helpful.
Review 6 for Seagate Desktop Expansion 500GB External Hard Drive
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Dave
Location: Auckland
Gender: Male
Age: 19-29
Good Unit, Vaule for money
Date:12 January 2010
No the fastest or best looking drive but works very well and is good and reliable.
Not a bad buy, I'd get one again and get another one if I need more storage.
Good Price/Quality Ratio
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17 of 19 found this review helpful.