Store Locator
Track Order
Close X

New Customer ? Start Here.

SEARCH
MAKE more HAPPEN
MAKE more HAPPEN
MAKE more HAPPEN
 

 New day. New Daily Deals. Get them before they are gone!

WEEKLY AD
Seagate Expansion 3TB Desktop USB 3.0 External Hard Drive (Black)

Seagate Expansion 3TB Desktop USB 3.0 External Hard Drive (Black)

Item: 895616    Model: STBV3000100

Seagate Expansion 3TB Desktop USB 3.0 External Hard Drive (Black)
3.0stars
( 17 reviews)
SHARE:
  • 3TB
  • USB 3.0
  • Desktop / PC compatible
See more details
  • FREE SHIPPING, Plus up to 5% back for Rewards Members
  • Special Financing Available  Learn More
  • In Stock Online
  • Expected Delivery:1 Business Day
  • FREE Shipping to store ( Learn More )
  • Online Only
Available in 1TB, 2TB and 3TB capacitiesUSB 3.0Desktop / PC compatibleSelect an ItemAvailable in 1TB, 2TB and 3TB capacitiesUSB 3.0Desktop / PC compatibleSeagate Expansion Desktop USB 3.0 External Hard Drives (Black)79.99USDhttp://www.staples-3p.com/s7/is/image/Staples/s0502128_sc7?$std$http://www.staples-3p.com/s7/is/image/Staples/s0502127_sc7?$std$http://www.staples-3p.com/s7/is/image/Staples/s0502128_sc7?$thb$http://www.staples-3p.com/s7/is/image/Staples/s0502127_sc7?$thb$http://www.staples-3p.com/s7/is/image/Staples/s0502128http://www.staples-3p.com/s7/is/image/Staples/s0502129_sc7?$std$http://www.staples-3p.com/s7/is/image/Staples/s0502129_sc7?$thb$http://www.staples-3p.com/s7/is/image/Staples/s0502129http://www.staples-3p.com/s7/is/image/Staples/s0502127http://www.staples-3p.com/s7/is/image/Staples/s0502131_sc7?$std$http://www.staples-3p.com/s7/is/image/Staples/s0502131_sc7?$thb$http://www.staples-3p.com/s7/is/image/Staples/s0502131http://www.staples-3p.com/s7/is/image/Staples/s0502132_sc7?$std$http://www.staples-3p.com/s7/is/image/Staples/s0502132_sc7?$thb$http://www.staples-3p.com/s7/is/image/Staples/s0502132http://www.staples-3p.com/s7/is/image/Staples/s0502126_sc7?$std$http://www.staples-3p.com/s7/is/image/Staples/s0502126_sc7?$thb$http://www.staples-3p.com/s7/is/image/Staples/s0502126/Seagate-Expansion-Desktop-USB-30-External-Hard-Drives-Black/product_SS1077463 3TBUSB 3.0Desktop / PC compatibleEach3TB3TBUSB 3.0Desktop / PC compatibleSeagate Expansion 3TB Desktop USB 3.0 External Hard Drive (Black)119.99USDhttp://www.staples-3p.com/s7/is/image/Staples/s0502128_sc7?$std$http://www.staples-3p.com/s7/is/image/Staples/http://www.staples-3p.com/s7/is/image/Staples/s0502128_sc7?$thb$http://www.staples-3p.com/s7/is/image/Staples/s0502127_sc7?$thb$http://www.staples-3p.com/s7/is/image/Staples/s0502128http://www.staples-3p.com/s7/is/image/Staples/s0502129_sc7?$std$http://www.staples-3p.com/s7/is/image/Staples/s0502129_sc7?$thb$http://www.staples-3p.com/s7/is/image/Staples/s0502129http://www.staples-3p.com/s7/is/image/Staples/s0502127http://www.staples-3p.com/s7/is/image/Staples/s0502131_sc7?$std$http://www.staples-3p.com/s7/is/image/Staples/s0502131_sc7?$thb$http://www.staples-3p.com/s7/is/image/Staples/s0502131http://www.staples-3p.com/s7/is/image/Staples/s0502132_sc7?$std$http://www.staples-3p.com/s7/is/image/Staples/s0502132_sc7?$thb$http://www.staples-3p.com/s7/is/image/Staples/s0502132http://www.staples-3p.com/s7/is/image/Staples/s0502126_sc7?$std$http://www.staples-3p.com/s7/is/image/Staples/s0502126_sc7?$thb$http://www.staples-3p.com/s7/is/image/Staples/s0502126/Seagate-Expansion-3TB-Desktop-USB-30-External-Hard-Drive-Black/product_895616 2TBUSB 3.0Desktop / PC compatibleEach2TB2TBUSB 3.0Desktop / PC compatibleSeagate Expansion 2TB Desktop USB 3.0 External Hard Drive (Black)89.99USDhttp://www.staples-3p.com/s7/is/image/Staples/s0502129_sc7?$std$http://www.staples-3p.com/s7/is/image/Staples/s0502126_sc7?$std$http://www.staples-3p.com/s7/is/image/Staples/s0502129_sc7?$thb$http://www.staples-3p.com/s7/is/image/Staples/s0502126_sc7?$thb$http://www.staples-3p.com/s7/is/image/Staples/s0502129http://www.staples-3p.com/s7/is/image/Staples/s0502131_sc7?$std$http://www.staples-3p.com/s7/is/image/Staples/s0502131_sc7?$thb$http://www.staples-3p.com/s7/is/image/Staples/s0502131http://www.staples-3p.com/s7/is/image/Staples/s0502126http://www.staples-3p.com/s7/is/image/Staples/s0502132_sc7?$std$http://www.staples-3p.com/s7/is/image/Staples/s0502132_sc7?$thb$http://www.staples-3p.com/s7/is/image/Staples/s0502132http://www.staples-3p.com/s7/is/image/Staples/s0502128_sc7?$std$http://www.staples-3p.com/s7/is/image/Staples/s0502128_sc7?$thb$http://www.staples-3p.com/s7/is/image/Staples/s0502128/Seagate-Expansion-2TB-Desktop-USB-30-External-Hard-Drive-Black/product_895703 1TBUSB 3.0Desktop / PC compatibleEach1TB1TBUSB 3.0Desktop / PC compatibleSeagate Expansion 1TB Desktop USB 3.0 External Hard Drive (Black)79.99USDhttp://www.staples-3p.com/s7/is/image/Staples/s0502128_sc7?$std$http://www.staples-3p.com/s7/is/image/Staples/http://www.staples-3p.com/s7/is/image/Staples/s0502128_sc7?$thb$http://www.staples-3p.com/s7/is/image/Staples/s0502127_sc7?$thb$http://www.staples-3p.com/s7/is/image/Staples/s0502128http://www.staples-3p.com/s7/is/image/Staples/s0502129_sc7?$std$http://www.staples-3p.com/s7/is/image/Staples/s0502129_sc7?$thb$http://www.staples-3p.com/s7/is/image/Staples/s0502129http://www.staples-3p.com/s7/is/image/Staples/s0502127http://www.staples-3p.com/s7/is/image/Staples/s0502131_sc7?$std$http://www.staples-3p.com/s7/is/image/Staples/s0502131_sc7?$thb$http://www.staples-3p.com/s7/is/image/Staples/s0502131http://www.staples-3p.com/s7/is/image/Staples/s0502132_sc7?$std$http://www.staples-3p.com/s7/is/image/Staples/s0502132_sc7?$thb$http://www.staples-3p.com/s7/is/image/Staples/s0502132http://www.staples-3p.com/s7/is/image/Staples/s0502126_sc7?$std$http://www.staples-3p.com/s7/is/image/Staples/s0502126_sc7?$thb$http://www.staples-3p.com/s7/is/image/Staples/s0502126/Seagate-Expansion-1TB-Desktop-USB-30-External-Hard-Drive-Black/product_895704
Price:
$119.99
Each

Currently Out of Stock.

Add to Favorites


REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
Seagate Expansion 3TB Desktop USB 3.0 External Hard Drive (Black)
 
3.2

(based on 17 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

53%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Quiet (7)
  • Easy to set up (6)
  • Large capacity / good size (6)
  • Easy to use (5)

Cons

  • Unreliable (5)

Best Uses

  • Additional storage (7)
  • Back-up (4)
  • Photo storage (3)
  • Video (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual user (7), Power user (4)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (10)
    • Computer Platform:
    • PC (10)

Most Helpful Positive Review

 

Pretty fast 3tb but it does get hot

Dislcaimer: I purchased this knowing that I would remove the drive and place this into my desktop computer.

That being said, I did plug it in with the supplied...Read complete review

Dislcaimer: I purchased this knowing that I would remove the drive and place this into my desktop computer.

That being said, I did plug it in with the supplied cord/cable to make sure that windows 8 saw the drive and ran chkdsk to make sure the drive did not have any errors. After confirming that there were none, I gleefully opened up the case and extracted the 3tb drive: ST3000DM001. 7200rpm.

Enclosure was easy to open with a box cutter and a credit card to shimmy the clips. Start at the top middle of the case (the bottom would be where the seagate logo is) and work your way around the edges. If you use a credit card, you shouldn't break any plastic clips, thereby allowing you to reuse the enclosure for an older 1tb drive while still being able to use the USB 3.0 transfer speed. (roughly 80 mb/sec) USB 2.0 is around 30-40 mb/sec)

I tested the drive using crystal disk mark in my desktop PC using the sata cable and here are my results

Read: 167.1 Write: 166.3
512k: 55.63 Write: 89.50
4k: .461 Write: 7.430
4kQD32 0.574 Write: 0.767

There are always chances of failures with mechanical hard disk drives but I've had a seagate 1.5tb external hard drive from 4 years ago that is still going strong.

I didn't test the drive using the USB 3.0 with crystaldiskmark so the 80mb/sec is what I've read elsewhere.

Heat will shorten the lifespan of a hard disk drive and this drive does get pretty warm if it is being used to transfer large amounts of files. This is where most drives tend to fail.

Summary: using the drive internally with a sata cable is twice as fast than using USB 3.0. Convenience plays a large factor though as you can't move your internal drive and connect it to another computer for shared usage.

Also: if you pull this drive out, you will need to reformat it as windows will only see 349gb.

search "Change a Master Boot Record Disk into a GUID Partition Table Disk" to allow windows to see the full 2.789tb.

Awesome buy!

VS

Most Helpful Negative Review

 

Does not work with Windows 7 backup

Windows 7 built-in Backup And Restore does not function with external drives larger than 2.2 TB. If you try to run Windows 7 backup with this 3 TB drive, it will run for an...Read complete review

Windows 7 built-in Backup And Restore does not function with external drives larger than 2.2 TB. If you try to run Windows 7 backup with this 3 TB drive, it will run for an hour or more before returning error code 0x8078002A. Google this error code, and you will find:
A) 2.2 TB is a hard limit for external drives when used with Windows 7 Backup and Restore.
B) Microsoft knows this to be true, and offers no solution.
C) Seagate knows this to be true, and offers no solution.
D) Western Digital knows this to be true, and supplies a software patch, but it only works with Western Digital 3 TB drives.

This product is advertised as being compatible with Windows 7, but it is not. You can drag and drop files to it, but it will not function as a backup device.

Yes, I tried partitioning, reformatting with different sector sizes, and wasted a day running chkdsk to make sure the problem wasn't my internal drive. This drive works fine as external storage, but if you want external backup, get a drive no larger than 2.2 TB.

Reviewed by 17 customers

Sort by

Displaying reviews 1-5

Back to top

Previous | Next »

 
5.0

Love Seagate

By Seagate Expansion 3TB

from Atlanta, GA

Verified Buyer

Comments about Seagate Expansion 3TB Desktop USB 3.0 External Hard Drive (Black):

I just use it for extra storage space. Works perfectly.

Comment on this review(earn points)

 
5.0

Seagate Expansion model SRD00F2 - USB3.0

By sungsam

from Ocoee, FL

Verified Buyer
This customer has reached Intern level on the Staples.com Leaderboard

Comments about Seagate Expansion 3TB Desktop USB 3.0 External Hard Drive (Black):

The Seagate Expansion Desktop external hard drive Model SRD00F2 with USB 3.0 is a great choice for those looking to store digital media. It has an impressive 3 TB (Terabyte) storage capacity and comes in a sleek casing. The Seagate brand is well know for its reliability, durability and simplicity of use in the marketplace. I bought this at an exceptional price form Staples recently and I am very happy with the purchase. I have tons of family Pictures and Home movies which I will be storing ont his device. I just cannot wait to start playing with my new toy. Merry Christmas to me!

Comment on this review(earn points)

 
5.0

Good Drive for the Price

By Bulletin Newspapers

from Hyde Park, MA

Verified Buyer
This customer has reached Intern level on the Staples.com Leaderboard

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Seagate Expansion 3TB Desktop USB 3.0 External Hard Drive (Black):

        So our company ended up buying two of these drives within 3 days we liked them so much. Good value and Segate has the software available to back up drives. If your computer has a Segate internal hard drive, the 3 Terabyte works great to backup the complete system or just files.

        • Are you connected to this product in any way?:
        • I received a free sample.

        Comment on this review(earn points)

         
        5.0

        Working well

        By PPersch

        from Cheshire

        Verified Buyer
        This customer has reached Intern level on the Staples.com Leaderboard

        Comments about Seagate Expansion 3TB Desktop USB 3.0 External Hard Drive (Black):

        true 3.0 speeds. Works well and has continued to work well. I will never buy another WD hard disk. Had too many fail after a year or two.

        Comment on this review(earn points)

         
        5.0

        Ext HD

        By Videoboy Johnny

        from Yuma, AZ

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Seagate Expansion 3TB Desktop USB 3.0 External Hard Drive (Black):

        I am converting all of my DV Digital Video Tapes, Digital 8, Hi 8 and 8mm Video tapes to my computer. After I get them copied I save them on my Seagate 3TB USB3 Ext HArd Drive. It is presently 2/3 full, I may need to order another if I run out of room. I may also order another one to keep a backup copy of all of them. It has worked very well and being USB 3.0 it is really fast. I am pleased with the speed, otions, and quality of the unit and would have no problem getting another. It was easy to order and was shipped quickly and on time to me. Thank you very much.

        Comment on this review(earn points)

        Displaying reviews 1-5

        Back to top

        Previous | Next »

        Deals! Get them now
        SUBMIT
        Join us on: