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Seagate Expansion Desktop, 16 TB, External Hard Drive HDD - USB 3.0 for PC Laptop and Two-Year Rescue Services (STEB16000402)

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Dark Grey
16 TB
Desktop - HDD
Brand Seagate
Type of product 3.5-inch
Digital Storage Capacity 16 TB
Hardware Interface USB 3.0
Compatible Devices Desktop

About this item

  • Enjoy enormous desktop storage space for years to come for photos, movies, music and more
  • Designed to work with Windows computers, this external USB drive makes backup easy with a simple drag-and-drop
  • Setup is easy! Just connect the external hard drive to your Windows computer for automatic recognition — no software required
  • Includes an 18-inch USB 3.0 cable and 18W power adapter
  • Enjoy long-term peace of mind with the included two-year limited warranty and two-yr Rescue Data Recovery Services

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Colour:Dark Grey  |  Capacity:16 TB  |  Style Name:Desktop - HDD

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Colour:Dark Grey  |  Capacity:16 TB  |  Style Name:Desktop - HDD

Ideal for the home, office, or dorm, Seagate Expansion Desktop offers enormous desktop storage for photos, movies, music, and more. Backing up and transferring content is incredibly easy — just drag and drop! To get set up, connect the USB hard drive to a Windows computer for automatic recognition — no software required. For Mac computers, simply reformat. Included is an 18-inch USB 3.0 cable and 18W power adapter.


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Hart aber Fair
5.0 out of 5 stars Dicke Platte mit einem ganz großen Manko "Übertragungsgeschwindigkeit" !Lösung hier!
Reviewed in Germany on 24 December 2019
Colour: Dark GreyCapacity: 8 TBStyle Name: Desktop - HDDVerified Purchase
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5.0 out of 5 stars Dicke Platte mit einem ganz großen Manko "Übertragungsgeschwindigkeit" !Lösung hier!
Reviewed in Germany on 24 December 2019
Vom Design her sieht die Platte schlicht aus, schön das sie im Querformat liegt. Sie hat eine dezente Leuchte im hinteren Bereich die nicht stört. So weit so gut.

In vielen Rezensionen wird sich beschwert über die Geschwindigkeit. Nun vorab ich besitze ebenfalls eine Seagate Backup Plus HUB 8 TB. Die hatte genau das gleiche Problem, das die Geschwindigkeit bei 25MB/Sec hängen bleibt egal was man macht, ob die Ports umtauschen oder sonst was. Nun habe ich mir die Seagate Desktop Drive 8000 GB 8 TB "Amazon Version 2019" gekauft und siehe da, genau das gleiche Problem. Aber ich habe es gelöst.

TAUSCHT DAS USB KABEL gegen ein hochwertiges. Kling bekloppt oder? Ist aber leider so, somit erreiche ich Geschwindigkeiten (die ja bekanntlich schwankt) bis zu 116 MB/Sec.

Was mich verwundert ist nur, warum packt Seagate so ein scheiß Kabel rein?! Testen die es überhaupt, keine Ahnung warum das so ist. Ich möchte hier keine Werbung machen, sondern spreche nur aus meinen eigenen Eindrücken bzw Erfahrungen. Kauft z.b CSL - 1,8m USB 3.0 Super Speed Kabel - A Stecker zu Micro B Stecker , es mag sein das dies ein bisschen steif ist, aber die Übertragungsrate stimmt.

Zu guter letzt, diese Übertragungsgeschwindigkeitsprobleme habe ich nur bei Seagte, ansonsten habe ich bei meinen anderen Platten, WD, Transcend, Toshiba damit keine Probleme mit den mitgeliferten Kabeln.

Leider gibt es immer noch Strategen die sich darüber aufregen das die Festplatte keine 8TB hat sondern nur 7,3TB (aufgerundet). Als kleiner Tipp bevor man meckert, macht euch mal schlau über Bit und Byte.

Wenn ich euch weiterhelfen konnte oder kann, bedankt euch bitte mit einem Hilfreich, das wäre sehr nett. Vielen Dank

Update: Bild nachgereicht, Datenübertragung von Festplatte zur Festplatte USB 3.0. Hatte auch teilweise Einbrüche bei der Geschwindigkeit , es kann aber sein, dass die Dateien nicht gerade gut gelegen haben auf der Platte. Ggf auch zu stark fragmentiert.

Update 2: Nachdem ich mich mal mit einem Freund von mir unterhalten habe, kann man ggf auch in Betracht ziehen dass das mitgeliferte Kabel nicht als USB 3.0 Kabel erkannt wird. Sondern lediglich als ein 2.0 Kabel und das deshalb nur 25 MB/Sec erreicht werden. Weil man sieht ja das die Platte schneller übertragen will aber es nicht klappt.

Update 3: Kleine Veränderungen an der Rezension vorgenommen.
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Tilo
1.0 out of 5 stars Für eine HDD von Ende 2018 einfach viel zu langsam: 25MB/sec MAX!
Reviewed in Germany on 5 December 2018
Colour: Dark GreyCapacity: 8 TBStyle Name: Desktop - HDDVerified Purchase
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AJMB
4.0 out of 5 stars Great for backups and excellent USB 3.0 speeds
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 1 August 2019
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great for backups and excellent USB 3.0 speeds
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 1 August 2019
** UPDATE NOV 2020 **

After 15 months of ownership and fewer than 30 power-on cycles, the drive began producing errors:

05 000000000008 Reallocated Sectors Count
BB 000000000033 Reported Uncorrectable Errors
C5 000000000010 Current Pending Sector Count
C6 000000000010 Uncorrectable Sector Count

I immediately ran SeaTools (several times, with computer reboots in between) but it failed on all occasions:

SeaTools Test Code: E1D36CEE
SMART - Started 14/10/2020 20:53:35
SMART - Pass 14/10/2020 20:53:41
Short DST - Started 14/10/2020 21:29:56
Short DST - FAIL 14/10/2020 21:30:09
Fix All Long - Started 14/10/2020 21:31:04
Fix All Long - Started 14/10/2020 22:11:36
Fix All Long - FAIL 15/10/2020 13:36:47
FAIL

So I initiated an Amazon return as the drive is still under warranty. Whilst moving its contents to a different drive, only one file failed to copy. Again, hugely long process. When the drive was finally erased (files deleted - not formatted, as I understand this might clear SMART errors) it was still showing errors. A few days later, before shipping, thought I should copy the drive serial number to see whether the repair process would result in a replacement or repair. Opened up Crystal Disk Info, and to my amazement, no more errors, the drive showing as good:

05 100 100 _10 000000000000 Reallocated Sectors Count
BB _49 _49 __0 000000000033 Reported Uncorrectable Errors
C5 100 100 __0 000000000000 Current Pending Sector Count
C6 100 100 __0 000000000000 Uncorrectable Sector Count

Concerned, I contacted Seagate by phone. They told me this wasn't normal and they would replace the drive immediately provided SeaTools failed the Long Generic test. So I ran both short DST and long generic, and both passed!

SeaTools Test Code: E1D36CEE
SMART - Started 28/10/2020 11:07:46
SMART - Pass 28/10/2020 11:07:52
Short DST - Started 28/10/2020 11:27:46
Short DST - Pass 28/10/2020 11:28:55
Long Generic - Started 28/10/2020 11:29:06
Long Generic - Pass 29/10/2020 07:31:07

I concluded there was no point in returning the drive if it is no longer reporting errors: I'll just be sending it to a repair shop only for it to be sent back with a clean bill of health. It hasn't given me any problems for the last month. I've copied the 5TB of files back onto it, without any issues. As I paid for the 3 year recovery plan when purchasing the drive, I'm now just crossing my fingers. This does not inspire huge amounts of confidence, but I also understand some errors can occur when dealing with such large amounts of data.

I will keep you posted if things change. Rating it down from 5 star to 4 stars.

** ORIGINAL REVIEW **

Received this drive today, thought I would provide some speed test results whilst I'm running SeaTools in the background, a long test which will take just under 20 hours for this 8TB drive!

Background

I was looking to backup almost 4TB of photos from my NAS which is running out of space and needs an upgrade soon. I'm a hobbyist photographer fed up burning archival blurays in chunks of 25Gb and then having to use an outdated tool (Octopus DVD indexer) to catalogue which files are on which disks. I have a spindle stacked with almost 100 blu-ray disks; retrieving a RAW file from an older disk is a real pain in the bum!

So it was time to invest in a 8TB drive to backup all my data, which I could then place in a fireproof safe. I was very hesitant to get a SMR type drive as I've heard so much about their slow writing speeds. I was debating for several weeks whether or not to go for this drive given the price, or a bare Barracuda Pro drive which I could hot-plug into my computer. Yesterday, as I was browsing amazon, the price of this external drive dropped 25%. So without hesitation, I bought it. This is the cheapest 8TB you can get today!

--- Out of the box ---

The first thing I checked were seek errors and rewritten sectors using Crystal Disk Info. Then ran some DST tests using SeaTools. The drive passed with flying colours (please note that with Seagate drives, Crystal Disk Info appears to report errors, in fact you only need to be concerned with the first 4 digits (on the left) of the RAW results and not the last 8 (on the right) which are hexadecimal values of how many times a drive was accessed. You can read this up online.

--- Speed tests ---

I initially plugged the drive into a USB 2.0 port and realised this as soon as I ran Crystal Disk Mark which was reporting transfer speeds of 42 MB/s. My ASUS A87-A motherboard has dedicated USB 3.0 ports so I immediately relocated the connection.

First test, straight out of the box, gave me sequential 184.5 MB/s read and 142.5 MB/s write.

I then read this thing about my motherboard having USB 3.0 boost, so tried it out (after installing older win 8.1 drivers) and sure enough, performance jumped to 210.8 read and 204.8 write. But, any queued and threaded tests were halved - which are more realistic tests given that I will be transferring hundreds of thousands of smaller files. So I uninstalled all the turbo boost (also probably one of the reasons they never produced drivers for windows 10).

I then tested standard windows file transfers from my SSD to the Seagate. Writing a large 3Gb file from SSD to Seagate gave me 176 MB/s. Reading the large file produced 184 MB/s.

I then transferred 10Gb of smaller files (realistic example) and this gave me 108 MB/s SSD to Seagate, and 176 MB/s back from Seagate to SSD (note that with USB 3.0 Boost (a feature of my Asus mobo) these file transfers dropped to around 70 MB/s).

Now that might not be super speedy, but given that I need to backup files from my 2 bay NAS which has no space for a third drive, and only has USB 2.0, the max speed I will ever get is over 1Gbe network from NAS > PC > Seagate and that will be 105MB/s max. So the Seagate write speed of 108 MB/s is sufficient for the task. And given that it performed so well reading files at 184 MB/s, this drive is as ideal for my purpose!

--- 3 year recovery option ---

To top this off, I followed the link to the registration page (link is on the Seagate drive) and I was taken to a page offering me a 3 year data recovery plan - should the drive stop working - for 14.99 USD (or £12.31) ! That's peanuts compared to what prices I've seen quoted in the past. This was a real cherry on the top and without hesitation I purchased the 3 year plan.

--- Summary ---

All in all, this is a fantastic piece of kit (for the price) and would highly recommend as a secondary backup option (to a NAS) for photographers and videographers. I've attached screenshots of all the relevant speed tests.
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Anon
1.0 out of 5 stars Do not buy
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 29 April 2019
Colour: Dark GreyCapacity: 4 TBStyle Name: Portable - HDDVerified Purchase
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Client d'Amazon
3.0 out of 5 stars Bon rapport qualité / prix, mais pas aussi rapide que ce que l'on imagine (USB 3.0)
Reviewed in France on 13 May 2019
Colour: Dark GreyCapacity: 8 TBStyle Name: Desktop - HDDVerified Purchase
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