Seagate Expansion Portable External Hard Drives connect with fast USB 3.0
Ideal data storage for starting a small Bursting Mining setup – or a full scale data storage center for StorjX, SIACoin or Farming Maidsafe.
- System requirements : Windows 8, Windows 7 Operating System
- SuperSpeed USB 3.0 port (USB 2.0 compatible)
- No software to install and nothing to configure
From the Manufacturer
The Seagate Expansion portable drive provides extra storage for your ever-growing collection of files. Instantly add space for more files, consolidate all of your files to a single location, or free up space on your computer’s internal drive to help improve performance.
Setup is straightforward; simply plug in the included USB cable, and you are ready to go. The drive is automatically recognized by the Windows operating system, so there is no software to install or configure. Saving files is easy too–just drag-and-drop.
Take advantage of the fast data transfer speeds with the USB 3.0 interface by connecting to a SuperSpeed USB 3.0 port. USB 3.0 is backwards compatible with USB 2.0 for additional system compatibility. System Requirements: Windows 7 or higher, SuperSpeed USB 3.0 port (required for USB 3.0 transfer speeds or backwards compatible with USB 2.0 ports at USB 2.0 transfer speeds, compatibility may vary depending on the user’s hardware configuration and operating system).
Box Contents: Seagate Expansion Drive, 18-inch USB 3.0 Cable, and Quick Start Guide.
I have used a number of Seagate and Western Digital external USB 3.0 hard drives. Over time the newer drives tends to operate a bit faster than my older ones. That is my sense with this Seagate 2TB USB 3.0 drive when used with USB 3.0.
So far so good. I am always skeptical with hard drives though. With USB 3.0 I was able to hit 122-MB/s max transfer speeds with an average of 70-MB/s. The device does get warm as expected.