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You'll want to get two of these Seagate Expansion portable drivesCNET editor Dong Ngo likes these Seagate Expansion portable drives so much, he advises us to get a pair of them.
[MUSIC] Hi, guys. **** Ngo here, and this is the new Seagate Expansion portable drive. I would say, this one ain't your typical portable drive. Because it looks like just what you would imagine what a box that holds a laptop internal drive like this one right here, on the inside. It's kind of compact, kind of squarish, and it's kind of boring. Yeah, like a typical turbo drive. On this side over here you can see there's a standard micro USB 2.0 port. And the drive includes this foot long standard cable. And that's it. There's nothing else. No software and the drive does not even support an encryption. And that means you don't want to lose it because then anybody can access all that sensitive information you have stored on it. Or just don't store that kind of information on this kind of drive, okay? Now before we get disappointed though, that lack of security feature actually is a good thing because that simple and straightforward design allows the drive here to work really well with both computers. Windows, Macs, and also non-computer hosts such as game console and media player. In fact, in my trial, it worked really well with my XBox One. On top of that, it's also very fast, registering some 125 megabyte per second for writing and close to 130 megabyte per second for reading via USB 3.0. Now that is as fast as a typical USB 3.0 drive it. So no surprises there. But what's incredible is this drive here on the inside, the internal drive, it's a low power one, spinning at just 5400 rpm, and not the high-end spinning at 7200 rpm. So this drive here. Is a fast drive for low spec. And it was best value, also the low price. This top capacity of two terabyte here cost just 90 dollars. It also available in small capacity that cost less accordingly. And, if you want to save another five dollars, you can opt for the older version of the drive which I also have right here. Of course. The legacy Expansion drive. Now this one here, two terabytes only $85. Apart from the fact that they look a little bit different, they're essentially exactly the same. So for more on this drive here, check out my full review at cnet.com. Basically it's a very fast, very simple drive that's great for computers. And also game consoles so go get yourself one and when you're at it, get another just so that you can say you got a pair. I did, and I really do. And that's because, well you guessed it, I'm **** Ngo and this has been the first look at the Seagate Expansion Portable Drive.