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Seagate Expansion 500 GB USB 2.0 Portable External Hard Drive Review


Review of the Seagate Expansion 500 GB USB 2.0 Portable External Hard Drive

Pros – Seagate Expansion 500 GB USB 2.0 Portable External Hard Drive:

  • Quiet portable hard drive
  • very fast
  • small and sleek
  • no power supply needed
  • only requires use of one usb port
  • Simple/Custom Backups with Seagate Manager
  • Sync Option with Seagate manager

Cons – Seagate Expansion 500 GB USB 2.0 Portable External Hard Drive: 

  • Goes into standby in 5 minutes by default. Easily changeable with Seagate Manager

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Seagate Expansion 500 GB USB 2.0 Portable External Hard Drive Bottom Line:

The Seagate Expansion 500 GB USB 2.0 Portable External Hard Drive has many great features.  The 1/2 a terabyte storage capacity will provide you with enough room to store more than 160,000 photos, or more than 12,000 hours of digital music.

It has great support for both the PC and the Macintosh. The drag and drop functionality is one of the greatest aspects of this drive. No software to mess with. Just use it.

The Seagate Expansion 500 GB USB 2.0 Portable External Hard Drive has fast file transfer, not as much junk software as in other devices. The packaging was is a little difficult to open. Overall, the drive was quiet and worked on the power of the usb with no issues. The device itself is larger than the WD passport but smaller than most devices of its capacity. The small form factor is nice, but it really should have a case to go with it, in the event that you may drop it.

One of the most noteable features is that it gets its power from USB cable. This is nice as you do not need a seperate power supply cable or even a wall-jack to use it.

In summary, this is a small, efficient, quiet, and very usable portable hard drive that should serve you well.

Seagate Expansion 500 GB USB 2.0 Portable External Hard Drive Quick Product Specs:

  • 500 Gigabyte Storage capacity
  • Plug and play with no software to install
  • Simply drag-and-drop to save files
  • 5400 RPM performance, 500GB
  • Built-in power management ensures energy-efficient operation
  • USB 2.0 Powered

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Seagate Expansion 500 GB USB 2.0 Portable External Hard Drive

Seagate Expansion 500 GB USB 2.0 Portable External Hard Drive


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