[Review] Seagate Expansion 8 TB USB external HD 3.0 (STEB8000100) – Amazon

The Seagate Expansion 8 TB USB external HD 3.0 (STEB8000100) was acquired in US Amazon, for use with my Playstation 4 For.

Motivation

I had already put a HDD Seagate Mobile 2TB ST2000LM007 as internal HDD, expanding the original capacity of 1 TB to 2 TB. But with two new PSN games every month, In addition to the games I eventually buy, the 2 TB soon no more.

As the operating system of the Playstation 4 now allows the use of external HDDs, including to install games, the solution was to install a.

Choice of Seagate Expansion 8 TB USB external HD 3.0

First I decided I would install a 8 TB HDD, the largest possible size, so you don't have to worry about space available for a long time.

The current of 8 TB HDDs 3,5 inches and require external power supply, due to the high power consumption, beyond what can be provided by USB port. Aren't exactly portable, but Playstation 4 For It is not, so I see no problem.

The Playstation 4 requires HDD with USB connection, but not just any HDD that works. The Seagate Backup Plus 8 TB External Desktop Hard Drive Hub Storage, for example, looks interesting, for bringing an integrated USB hub. But there are reports that it doesn't work on PS4, precisely because of the hub.

The requirements for a HD Playstation 4 are the following:

  • Between 250 and 8 TB capacity.
  • Support for USB 3.0 or superior.
  • Direct connection with the HDD (No hubs or other frills).

I was then between three models:

  1. Seagate Expansion Desktop 8 TB External USB Hard Drive 3.0 (STEB8000100)
  2. 8 TB WD Elements Desktop Hard Drive – USB 3.0 – WDBWLG0080HBK-NESN
  3. 8 TB WD My Book External Desktop Hard Drive – USB 3.0 – WDBBGB0080HBK-NESN

Those who know the Skooter Blog know that I've had many problems with Seagate and I have preferred Western Digital in recent times. But I know that failure rates vary according to the model, and I also had a failed external Digital Wester. In this case the Seagate Expansion Desktop 8 TB External USB Hard Drive 3.0 had better reviews and was still the cheapest, so I opted for it.

Purchase of Seagate Expansion 8 TB USB external HD 3.0

I chose to make the purchase of the Seagate Expansion Desktop 8 TB External USB Hard Drive 3.0 (STEB8000100) in US Amazon, with redirection through the Direct Shipments, because it was the cheapest way to get it.

A Direct Shipments offers similar to the Shipito, which I have already spoken a lot here in Skooter Blog. And unlike Box1, that is full of hidden fees and other problems, a Direct Shipments It's pretty honest, and everything went as planned, no surprises.

A Amazon did the order the day after the request and he arrived in Direct Shipments on the same day! And that's why I opted for slower freight (free). Later that day the envelope has also been placed in the system Direct Shipments.

A Amazon put the box of the Seagate Expansion 8 TB in an envelope, it weighed 2 pounds and 11 ounces according to the Direct Shipments. They sent only a picture of the outside of the envelope, that was the only negative point.

Opted for the shipping to Brazil in the category First Class, you're not insured, but currently it has come fast, without taxes and without shipping postal rate. Total cost $ 39,11, This includes postage and fee of $ 2,50 of Direct Shipments.

The package arrived in just 9 calendar days, without postal dispatch rate and no tax.

Unboxing

A Direct Shipments put packaged well the envelope of US Amazon and placed inside a second envelope. Arrived without damage. Check out the photos:

The box Seagate Expansion 8 TB came sealed. Inside we have the external HD, USB cable, the power supply and a quick guide:

See also the video of unboxing from the Seagate Expansion 8 TB USB external HD 3.0 (STEB8000100):

Tests

Made the connection of the Seagate Expansion 8 TB external HD on the Playstation 4 For and he was soon identified correctly. After formatting it already became available for use, with 7, 35 TB usable. He has a blue LED at the top to indicate your operation.

Tracing

These are the package tracking information according to the USPS system:

September 28, 2018, 4:38 pm
Delivered
BRAZIL
Your item was delivered in BRAZIL at 4:38 pm on September 28, 2018.


September 25, 2018, 12:10 pm
Processed through Facility
CURITIBA, BRAZIL


September 25, 2018, 11:12 at the
Processed Through Facility
BRAZIL


September 23, 2018, 8:23 at the
Departed
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL


September 22, 2018, 9:43 pm
Departed
ATLANTA, UNITED STATES


September 21, 2018, 10:57 pm
Departed
LOS ANGELES, UNITED STATES


September 21, 2018, 7:10 pm
Arrived
LOS ANGELES, UNITED STATES


September 21, 2018, 11:22 at the
Processed Through Regional Facility
LOS ANGELES CA INTERNATIONAL DISTRIBUTION CENTER


September 21, 2018, 7:59 at the
Arrived at Regional USPS Facility
LOS ANGELES CA INTERNATIONAL DISTRIBUTION CENTER


September 21, 2018, 7:59 at the
Arrived at Regional Facility
LOS ANGELES CA INTERNATIONAL DISTRIBUTION CENTER


September 21, 2018, 6:44 at the
Accepted at USPS Origin Facility
RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, SUCH AS 92688


September 19, 2018, 12:30 pm
Shipment Received, Package Acceptance Pending
RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, SUCH AS 92688


September 19, 2018, 3:44 at the
Shipping Label Created, USPS Awaiting Item
RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, SUCH AS 92688

And these are the trace information according to the post office:

28/09/2018
16:37
Delivered to the addressee object
28/09/2018
11:11
Object out for delivery to the recipient
26/09/2018
14:08
INDAIATUBA / SP
Object forwarded
Treatment Unit in INDAIATUBA / SP for distribution in Unit REMOVED / SP
26/09/2018
10:58
CAJAMAR / SP
Object forwarded
Treatment Unit in CAJAMAR / SP for Treatment Unit in INDAIATUBA / SP
25/09/2018
12:11
CURITIBA / PR
Object forwarded
Distribution Unit in CURITIBA / PR for treatment plant in CAJAMAR / SP
25/09/2018
12:09
Customs supervision terminated
Visit My environment Imports
25/09/2018
11:12
Object received by the post Office of Brazil
21/09/2018
11:22
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA /
Object forwarded
from country to UNITED STATES of AMERICA / countries in International treatment unit / BR
19/09/2018
12:30
Object posted

Table-Summary

This is the table-summary of purchase:

Product Name: Seagate Expansion 8 TB USB external HD 3.0 (STEB8000100)
Name Original: Seagate Expansion Desktop 8 TB External USB Hard Drive 3.0 (STEB8000100)
Store: Amazon
Value: US$ 139,99 + US$ 10,85 (California tax) = R$ 559,68
Current value: US$ 139,99
Payment Method: Credit Card Visa International
Shipping Type:
  • Free Shipping (Amazon -> Direct Shipments)
  • USPS First Class (Direct Submissions-> Brazil)
Shipping Fee:
  • Free (Amazon -> Direct Shipments)
  • US$ 39,11 (Direct Submissions-> Brazil) (rate of Direct Shipments included)
Package Home Country: USA
Purchase Data: 17/09/2018 (Amazon)
Submission Date:
  • 18/09/2018 (Amazon -> Direct Shipments)
  • 19/09/2018 (Direct Submissions-> Brazil)
Data Delivery:
  • 18/09/2018 (Amazon -> Direct Shipments)
  • 28/09/2018 (Direct Submissions-> Brazil)
Time in Transit:
  • 0 days (Amazon -> Direct Shipments)
  • 9 days (Direct Submissions-> Brazil)
Declared content: External Hard Disk
Type Marked Content: Gift
Declared Value: -
Taxed: Not
Taxable Value: -
Tax Value: -

Final Considerations

So far I am quite satisfied with the Seagate Expansion 8 TB USB external HD 3.0 (STEB8000100). In little more than three months of use he presented no problems. The new games are installed and run directly from it. I didn't notice any performance difference with respect to the internal HDD.

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Fabio Scaravelli
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In this case there is the infamous R$ rate 15,00?

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Daniel Oliveski

I was thinking of buying in ML but ta expensive….. q'll have to buy that way ….. Sera that always escapes the tax?

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