Seagate Expansion Desktop 5TB Hard Drive

As we haven’t talked about external hard drives for a while, we thought we’d weigh back into that arena with a 5TB big boy from Seagate, the Expansion 5TB Desktop External Hard Drive USB 3.0. Currently over at Amazon these things are selling like hot cakes for a mere US$130.

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The Seagate Expansion boasts a USB 3.0 connection to allow you to potentially access your data faster than with an old 2.0 external drive. Of course, the Expansion is still compatible with 2.0 USB ports on your PC, but for best performance you should hook it up to a 3.0 port. Here are some numbers and features for you on the drive.

Seagate Expansion Desktop Specs and Features

* Capacity 5TB
* USB 3.0 connectivity
* Weight 2.1 lbs
* Size 7.07 x 4.65 x 1.48 inches
* Colour – black
* Automatically recognised by Windows
* Easy and simple to use – simply plug in the power adapter and USB cable
* Connects to your Xbox One USB port for immediate added storage capacity
* Also available in 2TB, 3TB and 4TB capacities

Seagate Expansion Desktop Reviews

Amazon – 4.4 out of 5
CNet – 4 out of 5
NewEgg – 3 out of 5

Mixed reviews around the web for the Seagate Expansion Desktop 5TB Hard Drive. So let’s take a look at some of the cons, CNet don’t like the bundled Dashboard software, while customers at NewEgg highlight a reliability issue with one unit failing instantly when it was first used. Despite an overall 4.4 review score at Amazon, there are still plenty of one star reviews stating reliability as an issue.

We’re afraid to say the Seagate Expansion Desktop 5TB Hard Drive gets a thumbs down from the team at Our Picks – “Buyer Beware”!

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