Easy, Reliable Add-on Storage

The Seagate Expansion External hard drive offers an easy-to-use solution when you need to instantly add storage to your computer and take files on the go. Featuring drag-and-drop file saving right out of the box, USB-powered capability, and fast data transfer with USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 connectivity, it’s simple, reliable add-on storage.

Seagate Expansion External Hard Drive Installs in seconds with the included power supply and USB cable
30 Years Experience Seagate has delivered proven, reliable storage solutions for more than 30 years The Easy-To-Use Storage Solution

The Expansion external hard drive installs easily by plugging in two cords. You can start saving your digital files to this hard drive within seconds of removing it from the box.

Seagate Expansion External Hard Drive Quickly and easily free up storage space on your computer’s hard drive
Seagate Expansion External Hard Drive Featuring drag-and-drop file saving right out of the box Instantly Adds Storage Capacity

Digital photos, video and music files can tax your computer’s storage, causing performance to decline as its internal hard drive fills to capacity. The Expansion External hard drive helps remedy this situation by enabling you to free up storage space on your computer’s hard drive.

The Expansion External hard drive comes in a range of capacities, from 500GB up to the 3TB model offering enough data storage for:

Up to 3,000 hours of digital video Up to 750 2-hour DVD movies Up to 960,000 digital photos Up to 49,980 hours of digital music Installs in Seconds

Seagate Expansion External hard drive features like these make it incredibly easy to use this drive right from the box. Simply plug in the power supply, then plug in the included USB cable into your computer. The drive is automatically recognized by your Windows operating system; there’s no software to install and nothing to configure. Drag and drop to save files to the Expansion External drive. Built-in power management automatically ensures energy-efficient operation.

Trusted Seagate Quality and Support

Seagate has delivered proven, reliable storage solutions for more than 30 years. With more than one billion hard drives shipped, Seagate continues to stand behind its quality. Additionally, Seagate support is always available should you have questions or need assistance using your Expansion External hard drive.

What’s in the Box?

Seagate Expansion External hard drive, USB 3.0 cable, power adapter, quick start guide.

System Requirements

Compatible operating systems are Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP3 (32-bit and 64-bit).

Which Seagate Storage is Right for You?

Portable Storage & Backup Desktop Storage & Backup Mobile Storage Personal Cloud & Backup Model Seagate Expansion Portable Drive Seagate Backup Plus Slim Portable Drive Seagate Backup Plus Fast Portable Drive Seagate Backup Plus Desktop Drive Seagate Wireless Plus Mobile Device Storage Seagate Central Personal Cloud Storage Seagate Backup Plus Slim Portable Drive Seagate Backup Plus Slim Portable Drive Seagate Backup Plus Fast Portable Drive Seagate Backup Plus Desktop Drive Seagate Wireless Plus mobile device storage Seagate Central Personal Cloud Storage Description Add on storage for Windows PCs Portable backup for computers and mobile device content Desktop capacity and performance in a bus powered portable form factor Backup for computers and mobile device content Wireless Storage for your tablets and smartphones Back-up all your computers and access from anywhere Interface USB 3.0 USB 3.0 USB 3.0 USB 3.0 USB 3.0 Ethernet, USB 3.0 Capacities Offered 500GB – 1TB 500GB – 2TB 4TB 2TB – 4TB 1TB 2TB – 4TB Colors Black Blue, Black, Red, Silver Black Black Grey Black Seagate Dashboard X X X X Network Connection X Mobile Apps X X X X X Portable Form Factor X X X X PC + Mac Ready PC Only X X X X X

3 thoughts on “Seagate Expansion 3TB Desktop External Hard Drive USB 3.0 (STBV3000100)

  1. Douglas B. Moran "Computer+History/Politics" says:

    Similar to adding an internal drive. Worry about heat. Product info needs to be more than just “It just works” NOTE: Amazon has combined the reviews for the 1TB, 2TB and 3TB versions of this product, with the 3TB version dominating the negative reviews (as of 2012-11-24), so pay attention to which version is being reviewed.The target market of the Seagate Expansion Desktop line seems to be people who want to add a performance drive, but don’t want to, or cannot, install an additional internal drive, that is, this is a drive they won’t be moving, at least not frequently. For example, a laptop where the extra storage can happily stay behind in the office. Or a small-form-factor PC (mini-PC, HTPC, “nettop”) that doesn’t have space. There are other lines of external drives from Seagate (and others) targeting more transient/mobile uses.For a range of potential buyers of this drive, the product information provided may be too sketchy. The focus of this review is to fill in some of the missing info, and it is structured to facilitate your skipping details that don’t interest…

  2. Snap, Crackle and Pop says:

    (3.5 stars) Back-up your files, now! A good option for backup or other intermittent use THE QUICK TAKE: The Seagate Expansion 2TB USB 3.0 External Hard Drive STBV2000100 is a good option as a backup drive, or as an expansion drive that isn’t used intensively. It may also serve well as a working drive that’s used more intensively but for temporary or replaceable files – such as a scratch drive or a media server.This drive is large enough and priced low enough that you can backup multiple computers for not a lot of money.However, if you’re looking for an expansion drive – a second drive to augment a laptop or desktop – that you will use intensively, consider options with cooling and perhaps backup, especially if you will use the drive for your only copy of files.A DESKTOP DRIVE: This is a desktop drive, not a truly portable drive. You could use it to backup multiple computers around a home or office, but you’re not going to enjoy carrying the drive and the power supply.A FAST CONNECTION: USB 3.0 really is fun to use, if…

  3. RandomGibberish says:

    Nothing New But The Firmware Summary* Same internal drive as the old version* Runs just as hot as the old external drive (in my testing)* APM is now turned off by default – this might be huge, people online have blamed this feature for the grinding noises and premature death of some seagate drives* Firmware update from CC9D to CC9E (CC9H firmware is available online)* Looks a little better* Not worth more than the old version imoEdit #2: When I used the Serial Number from Crystaldiskinfo to check the warranty (google “Seagate Warranty Checker”) it showed that my drive was under warranty until the end of August 2013. That’s almost 14 months, which still isn’t long, but make sure you check online and do not just assume your warranty is dead after 12 months exact.I needed another 3tb drive and decided to go out on a limb and spend the extra $10 on this “new version” of the seagate drive.I will admit that at least the case looks different – its…

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