Product Comparison: Seagate Expansion (STEA1000400) vs Seagate Backup Plus 4 TB


General Specifications
Brand
Seagate
Seagate
Model
Expansion (STEA1000400)
Backup Plus 4 TB
Origin
China
China
About the Product
The Seagate Expansion Portable hard drive offers an easy-to-use solution when you need to instantly add storage to your computer and take files on the go.
The Seagate® Backup Plus portable drive offers the mobility of a portable with the high capacity of a desktop drive. Under a sleek metal design lies up to 5 TB of storage — twice the capacity of comparable 2.5-inch portable drives.
Key Specs
Storage Drive Type
Portable
Portable
Capacity
1000 GB
4000 GB
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Seagate Expansion (STEA1000400) 1 TB Expansion
  • Great compact enclosures. I would suggest putting on some small rubber 'feet' on the base to lift it up and allow any heat to dissipate more freely.
  • I decided on this one purely because of the price point, the capacity, and the fact it was a Seagate!
  • This is my 4th Expansion 4 TB USB 3.0 Hard Drive but I have 7 more ranging between 1TB and 5TB capacity. The first I purchased in 2007 and have never looked back. All are going strong.
  • I bought the 2TB version. Usually, there's a tiny inaccuracy in the capacity. This version is actually 1.81 TB.
  • High-capacity HDDs are also a worry of course, because when they fail they take away a *lot* of data in one go, so these are only used for remote copies of data that is mirrored elsewhere on entirely different devices.
Seagate Backup Plus 4 TB Portable External Hard Drive
  • As the other reviews have described, this HDD is about capacity and not useful for a standard NAS.
  • I have a few external drives, WD 2.5" and WD 3.5" cloud drive, but I think for size and capacity so far I like this quite a lot.
  • My only concern in advance is with such a large capacity drive there is a lot to lose when this goes faulty, consider this if the device is to be primary storage, if this is level 2/3 then happy days people !
  • This drive is large in capacity, slim in size.
  • Needed a high capacity reliable drive to back up 3 computers, unfortunately, this had the capacity but not the reliability.
Size & Weight
Color
Black
Black
Height
0.58 in.
0.8 in.
Width
4.61 in.
4.5 in.
Depth
3.15 in.
3.1 in.
Weight
5.92 oz.
8.7 oz.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Seagate Expansion (STEA1000400) 1 TB Expansion
  • Opening the box, the unit is very compact, but functionally has done everything we’ve asked of it.
  • This device is so compact and reliable you can take it anywhere. Excellent value for money. Highly-recommended.
  • I bought it because it was compact but wish I'd gone bigger or another one now because it does feel like the manufacturers did the minimal they could.
  • I’ve never had any data crashes or losses, and the hard drive itself it small and compact for the amount of data it stores.
  • Runs smoothly and is nice and compact.
Seagate Backup Plus 4 TB Portable External Hard Drive
  • takes a while due to the size of the disk, but has worked well so far (I've had to do this twice). Generally speaking, it's fast and reliable.
  • The drive is very small, about iPod Classic size and weight.
  • Don’t be fooled to think that this is a 7.5mm drive, its not. Size is nearer to 20mm but for an external device this simply doesn’t matter.
  • But this is true for any size, style or make of HDD, external or internal. Spend an extra £7 on a decent case would be my advice.
  • The size is great no bigger than a paperback book, two front facing USB PORTS for easy access, works quietly when engaged on backing up my RAW files
Features
OS Compatibility
Windows 10/8/7/Vista
Windows 10/8/7/Vista, Mac OS X 10.9 or higher
Interfaces
USB 3.0
USB 3.0
Backup Function
No
Yes
Extras
Drag and drop file saving, right out of the box, Fast data transfer with USB 3.0 connectivity
Slim, metal design, 2 Months Free Adobe Creative Cloud Photography Plan
What customers say about "Features"
Seagate Expansion (STEA1000400) 1 TB Expansion
  • USB3.0 made loading the drive up for the boss a breeze. This feature is wasted on him, but will definitely benefit me down the line when adding new photos.
  • It could be quieter, but it has good power saving features such as shutting down when not plugged into a computer.
  • Works fine. Took a while to arrive. I can't give it 5 stars as durability and longevity are key features and I have just received it.
  • Note, this drive does not feature a Kensington slot.
  • Not too sure about the boasted feature that it doesn't need a power supply.
Seagate Backup Plus 4 TB Portable External Hard Drive
  • A nice feature is the front panel USB ports for quick connection of temporary items, my Ecig battery in particular.
  • Drive was detected straight away on Windows 10 and there are various software features loaded onto the drive should you wish to use them.
  • At the time of purchase it was one of the cheapest drives on the market for the storage and features.
  • Great product good backup features
  • Poor sealing(glue slightly comming of lid seal)
Included
Additional Accessories
USB 3.0 cable, Quick start guide
USB 3.0 cable
Software
Seagate Dashboard software, NTFS driver for Mac
Power
Power Supply
Via USB
USB 5V/0.5A
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
3 year(s)
Certifications
CE
CE
Other Information
Manufacturer


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