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Seagate Expansion Desktop
An Easy-To-Use Storage Solution

Seagate Expansion Desktop

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Seagate® Expansion Desktop Drive - 3 TB
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Seagate® Expansion Desktop Drive - 4 TB
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Seagate® Expansion Desktop Drive - 6 TB
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Seagate® Expansion Desktop Drive - 8 TB
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Seagate Expansion desktop drive, add-on storage for your PC

The Seagate® Expansion desktop 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 power supply and USB cable, and you are ready to go. It is automatically recognized by the Windows® operating system, so there is no software to install and nothing to 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

What's Included

  • Seagate® Expansion drive
  • 4-foot (120cm) USB 3.0 cable
  • Power supply
  • Quick start guide
Expansion drive BoxShot


Simple add-on storage

The Seagate® Expansion™ External hard drive by Seagate offers an easy-to-use solution when you need to instantly add data storage to your computer.

  • Drag and drop file saving right out of the box
  • Fast data transfer with USB 3.0 connectivity

The easy-to-use storage solution.

The Expansion external hard drive installs easily by plugging in two cords. You can start saving your digital files to this hard drive within seconds of removing it from the box.

Instantly adds storage capacity.

Digital photos, video and music files can tax your computer's storage, causing performance to decline as its internal hard drive fills to capacity.

Installs in seconds.

Seagate® Expansion® external hard drive can be used within seconds of removing it from the box:

  • Simply plug in the included power supply and USB cable The hard drive is automatically recognized by Windows operating system-no software to install and nothing to configure
  • Drag and drop to save files to the Expansion external hard drive
  • Built-in power management automatically ensures energy-efficient operation

1 Photos based on a 10 megapixel camera producing images 5MB in size
2 Songs based on average length of 4 minutes, 4MB size
3 HD video based on 720p or 1080i video
4 Blu-ray HD movie calculated at 16.2GB per hour recording rate


Retail Packaging Product Dimensions Box Dimensions Master Carton Dimensions Pallet Dimensions
Length (in/mm) 6.929in/176mm 8.583in/218mm 11.2992in/285mm 47.992in/1219mm
Width (in/mm) 4.748in/120.6mm 8.346in/212mm 9.409in/239mm 40in/1016mm
Depth (in/mm) 1.441in/36.6mm 2.677in/68mm 8.78in/223mm 44.764in/1137mm
Weight (lb/kg) 2.094lb/0.95kg 2.998lb/1.36kg 12.61lb/5.72kg 855.129lb/387.88kg
Boxes per Master Carton 4
Master Cartons per Pallet 64
Pallet Layers 4
System Requirements
System Requirements
  • Windows® 7 or higher operating system
  • 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)1

1 Compatibility may vary depending on user's hardware configuration and operating system.

Product Comparison

  Backup Plus Hub Expansion Desktop
Capacity 4TB, 6TB, 8TB, 10TB 3TB, 4TB, 6TB, 8TB, 10TB
Interface USB 3.0 USB 3.0
Color Black Black
Max. Data Transfer 160MB/s 160MB/s
Integrated USB Hub
Includes Required Power Adapter
Seagate Backup Software
Formatting1 PC PC
Dimensions (L x W x H) 98.1 x 41 x 118 mm 176 x 120.6 x 36.6mm

1 Downloadable driver available for use with MacOS. Reformatting required for use with Time Machine.


Download the Seagate® Expansion Desktop Drive Datasheet (.PDF)

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