Seagate Expansion 1TB 2.5" 5400RPM USB 3.0 Portable External Hard Drive (STEA1000400)

  • Model #: STEA1000400
  • Web Code: 10372820
Sold and shipped by: Best Buy
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Back up your files and take them on the go with the Seagate Expansion external hard drive. This portable device, compatible with Windows 8, has 1TB of storage space for all your photos, music, movies and more. The USB 3.0 interface makes it quick and easy to transfer data, while eliminating the need for external power.

More Information

  • Compatible with Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Vista and Windows XP SP3 (32 bit and 64 bit)
  • 1TB of space for all your storage needs
  • Slim design offers easy portability
  • Powered by a USB cable so there's no need for external power
  • No software installation required
  • USB 3.0 interface for fast data transfer speeds
  • Backwards compatible with USB 2.0
  • USB 3.0 cable and quick start guide included

What's in the Box?

  • Seagate Expansion Drive
  • USB 3.0 Cable
  • Quick Start Guide

Manufacturer's Warranty:

  • Parts - 1 Year(s)

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  • Portable/ Desktop
  • Capacity
    1 TB
  • Drive Type
    External Desktop Hard Drive
  • Interface
    USB 3.0
  • Drive Size
    2.5 inches
  • Internal or External
  • PC/Mac Compatibility
  • Rotations Per Minute (RPM)
    5400 rpm
  • System Requirements
    Windows® 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista®, Windows XP SP3 (32-bit and 64-bit) operating system
  • Dimension
  • Dimensions (cm)
    8 (W) x 11.7 (H) x 1.48 (D) cm
  • Dimensions (in)
    3.15 (W) x 4.61 (H) x 0.58 (D) in
  • Product Weight
    0.17 kg
  • What's in the Box
  • Warranty Parts
    1 Year(s)



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4.7 / 5
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  • from Toronto


Fits in the palm of your hand, completely silent, does its job. 10/10

  • from Mont-laurier, QC

Awesome drive!

Good quality and price. Perfect for my use !!

  • from Cambridge, ON

Great Drive

While I haven't used the drive long, so far it is living up to expectations. The only thing that I would want different is the length of the USB cable that goes from the drive to the pc. The price was right, the size of the drive is small and slim. I just plugged it in and copied the files I wanted to back up over to the drive. It's very fast too.

  • from Montréal, QC

Seagate 1TB Portable External Hard Drive STEA1000400

I am very satisfied with this product. It's easy to use. You can either make a backup of your files or simply copy them in the Seagate. Depending on the volume, some people find it easier to retrieve copied files. It's small, light and therefore easy to carry around when travelling. I recommend it.

  • from Toronto, ON

Great affordable storage

This hard drive runs quickly and is compact and easy to use.

  • from Hamilton, ON


I haven't been using the external hard drive for very long, so I cannot attest to it's durability etc. However, I did make a back up copy from the hard drive on my laptop and it went well. I prefer to do things manually instead of automatic back ups (as was my WD drive). Just drag and drop. Fast transfer speed. The only thing I don't like about the Seagate drive is that I can't plug and play directly into my blu ray player. I can with my external Toshiba hard drive which is convenient at times. Most of the time I copy onto flash drives, but if the file is too big I want to be able to plug and play, so that is a disappointing factor in the Seagate.

  • from Sainte-thérèse, QC


I bought it to upgrade my Xbox One storage, and it works juste fine. Would recommend when on sale if you need an extra Terabyte of storage.

  • from Lynden, ON

Didn't work

I purchased this item online and it was shipped to my home. I tried it on three different computers and they would not recognise the drive. Best Buy agreed that it was a faulty drive but they were sold out. I received a WD as a replacement and it works great. I'm not against Seagate, I just got a bad one.

  • from Toronto, ON

Excellent !!

I bought this last month and I am very satisfied. It has super fast transfer speed and is extremely light weight. Cannot beat this one !!

  • from Brampton, ON

Stopped working after a year

Whether on sale or not, it still offers best bang for buck. I used it with my xbox one and it worked just as fast or faster than the internal hard drive. The only issue and A BIG ONE is that the drive lasted just under a year. It can still be plugged in and spin but no pc or xbox can recognize it as a hard drive anymore. Hopefully it was just my bad luck because I plan on buying a brand new one again.

  • from Dartmouth, NS

awesome drive/ awesome price

Needed a 1T backup in a hurry and came across this great sale.

  • from Norwood, Ont

Love It!!

I'm getting coming out of killing my laptop. My husband said I should get this drive so I can back up stuff JUST IN CASE. I got it one morning and put it on the new computer. Works great! I have had all kinds of hard drives and even have a dock. I love that I don't need a plug (like the dock) and I don't need to screw around with trying to find it, getting the drivers installed. It was plug and play and it is everything I could ever want! My husband will NEVER get this drive back!

  • from Sault Ste. Marie

Durable & Great value

Easy plug and play device. Solid and sleek design.. Durable. Great value.

  • from Mississauga, ON

File system

File system comes as NTFS, therefore cannot be played on game systems like Playstation. I did call Seagate technical support on how to convert it to Fat32 (know is possible) The only advice I got was to go back to the store and buy the game module version of Seagate, which would come with Fat32. Sounded a bit inconvenient. Other than this, the product is excellent.

  • from Sydney, NS

Great Product

This product is easy to use and has a great looking design.

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