Seagate Expansion 5TB Desktop External Hard Drive USB 3.0/2.0 (STEB 5000100) Unboxing And Review

Seagate Expansion 5TB Desktop External Hard Drive USB 3.0 (STEB5000100) At Amazon:


Satya Nemana says:

My 5TB drive was not recognized automatically. So, I called SeaGate customer support and they helped to fix it, as follows. I typed ‘diskpart’ on dos command and formatted. It works.

DISKPART> list disk

Disk ### Status Size Free Dyn Gpt
——– ————- ——- ——- — —
Disk 0 Online 698 GB 0 B
Disk 1 Online 4657 GB 0 B *

DISKPART> select disk 1 < == be careful when you select disk number. Re-confirm its size. Disk 1 is now the selected disk. DISKPART> clean

DiskPart succeeded in cleaning the disk.


After doing this, right click on its partition on under Computer Management –> Storage –> Disk Management and then right click on Disk1 (or whatever this 5TB drive is mapped) and navigate to format and assign a drive letter. Safely remove or eject it. Any PC can mount it.

Media Ad Group | MAG Marketing Network says:

Thanks for sharing this info Richard

Anton Iliev says:

Hi Richard,
can I wipe out all partitions and create a single one for my convenience? I don’t like such a bloatware and pieces 🙂

Amaterasu Wolf says:

Can u use it for the Xbox one for downloading games

ChaseMMD says:

I’m getting one because. I’m at that point where i feel like my HDD’s might crash or do something. So a backup would be helpful. Not only that but i live in tornado alley and right in the middle of all that jazz.

SeaBrookChung says:

Great review, I have the same model, but I was wondering if you recommend unplugging it when it’s not in use because the noise keeps irritating me.

samljer says:

never did put that note up about how long that wire was.

Dane Ling says:

Thanks Richard for the review. Took me a while to find a review on this harddrive.
Do you know whether the internal harddrive speed is 5400rpm or 7200rpm?

Yoru says:

What in the high hell?

I couldn’t get it above about half what you’re getting on USB 3.0, but clearly was getting USB 3 speeds. . .So I tried it internally and it went DOWN to about a third >.>

wtf man >.>

Warren McClure says:

Thanks for the video! I just got my 3TB hard drive so far I am very happy with it:) Please make a video a year or so from now to let us know how it is holding up, I hear some people say Seagate drives dont last to long. I am not sure if that is true but hopefully it isnt

Caprice Rich says:

Does this only run good on desktops only or can you also use it on a laptop and MacBook?

Travis says:

is this Macbook compatible ?

Marco Paulo says:

Great video – thank you

Hoang-An Nguyen says:

For some reason my write speed is only aroung 30MB/s, but my read speed is 170MB/s. Any one know what is wrong? I see on yours you have the same write and same read speed.

Eliazz says:

Has anyone tried using this drive internally? If so, how did it go?

EdwardERS says:

How is the external Seagate drive holding up today?

TonkaToyXL says:

0:47 – Shout out to STD’s

subwayclub27 says:

Thanks for review planning on getting this for my xbox one

KeyxDiva says:

Thanks for this review! Just bought one today from Amazon. 🙂

Mike Farrell says:

not sure if you’re aware, but some other channel has taken and reuploaded your video.

ontario39212 says:

Did you have any trouble with the USB 3.0 cable? I can’t plug it in to any ports on my computer. I took the cable to a computer shop, they could not plug it in either. Thanks for your time.

S_Loxe says:

Hello there, I bought that exact same model on amazon too (awesome deal!!), I would like to ask you if your external HD make a regular fan/cooler noise? Nothing outrageous, but still pretty hearable in a silence room, and when you initiate it or during drive access (Or even after being inactive for a while too) does it make a tapping/clicking sound?

Seagate pages tell it’s “normal sounds” depending on the drive, but still not sure if it’s common for this model or maybe I should start to worry about… Thanks!! =)
(link to seagte page:

jesus jimenez says:

good” i get my for $110

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