Seagate Expansion Drives provide Backup and Portability

By | December 10th, 2009



Data Backup and portability is an issue for those who like to keep their private data offline in their own hands. I’ve been searching for some decent backup solution for my data including family pics and videos. The solution should be decent, smart and cheap. Seagate provides two categories of Expansion drives, one being External Drives and other is Portable Drives. Both look almost the same, the only difference is that the portable drives are much lighter in weight and shorter in size however offer less capacity than External.

1. Expansion External Drives:

Designed for backup by compromising a little on size and weight. Suitable if you want to keep a lot of backup data at home or office. It offers a capacity of 500GB up to 2 TB and weigh about a Kilogram. The drives are suitable for desktop and doesn’t provide portability.

seagate expansion external Seagate Expansion Drives provide Backup and Portability

  • Capacity: 500 GB – 2 TB
  • Connection: USB 2.0
  • 7200 RPM
  • Weight: 1.02 Kg
  • Dimensions: 1.57 x 4.96 x 8.15 inches (HxWxL)
  • Warranty: 2 years
  • Power by Adapter (included in package)
  • Price: 2TB for $220

2. Expansion Portable Drives:

They are designed for portability, the quality and technology is same but it comes in less weight and size. You can easily move it around. The portable drives of expansion series by Seagate are extremely light weight with a maximum weight of only 160 grams. This weight and size allows you to put it in your pocket and take it wherever you want. It can also go well with your netbook.

 Seagate Expansion Drives provide Backup and Portability

  • Capacity: 250 GB – 750 GB
  • Connection: USB 2.0
  • 5400 RPM
  • Weight: 160 grams
  • Dimensions: 0.69 x 3.15 x 5.56 inches (HxWxL)
  • Warranty: 2 years
  • Takes Power from USB, no Adapter Required
  • 750 GB for $160

It’s a smart solution for me and people like me who keep their data offline. The prices is also reasonable and specs are good. I can assure these drives won’t cause any problem for at least 4 years if you purchase them. The portable versions work best you have a netbook with small disk space. You can have a 250 GB version of portable which cost only $ 75 and keep it along with netbook. Expansion Portable by Seagate completes your portability.

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