Seagate Expansion 2TB USB 3.0 Black Desktop Hard Drive STBV2000100

#190sRetroGamingPosted 10/5/2013 2:59:23 PM(edited)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822178116&nm_mc=EMC-EXPRESS100513&cm_mmc=EMC-EXPRESS100513-_-EMC-100513-Index-_-ExternalHardDrives-_-22178116-L01A

I can get this for $70 w/no tax and free shipping. Will this work with the Wii U Deluxe?. It says "Desktop" Hard Drive so i'm not sure. Also, good deal for $70?. I know i'm gonna need a bunch of space.. and 2TB's seems like it should last me for years and years.. so now seems like a good time to make the plunge. Is Seagate trustworthty with their quality?. Built to last?. Should i be concered?. Thanks.
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#2aiyobroPosted 10/5/2013 3:02:21 PM
last time I checked the Wii U is 2.0 it might be backwards compatable, but you wont be getting any good speeds on the Wii U's part
#3SyCo_VeNoMPosted 10/5/2013 3:08:09 PM
I've never had an issue with seagate, I have owned quite a few of their hard drives, and currently have 3 in my PC (2 are 3-5 years old, and the other is a year). Then I know someone that has gotten 3 DOA's in a row from them, but claim they never had a bad Hitachi where I had 5 hitachi drives die within months of owning

and according to Nintendo it will work
http://www.nintendo.com/consumer/systems/wiiu/en_na/external_usb_devices.jsp

Just note it has an external power brick which means you will have to make sure its on when you want to access it, but in a way this might be good as it only uses 1 USB port
#4darkjedilinkPosted 10/5/2013 3:10:43 PM
Yes, the drive will work just fine.

And for poster number 2, USB3.0 is FULLY backwards-compatible to USB2.0. Lrn2technology.
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#590sRetroGaming(Topic Creator)Posted 10/5/2013 3:14:06 PM
SyCo_VeNoM posted...
I've never had an issue with seagate, I have owned quite a few of their hard drives, and currently have 3 in my PC (2 are 3-5 years old, and the other is a year). Then I know someone that has gotten 3 DOA's in a row from them, but claim they never had a bad Hitachi where I had 5 hitachi drives die within months of owning

and according to Nintendo it will work
http://www.nintendo.com/consumer/systems/wiiu/en_na/external_usb_devices.jsp

Just note it has an external power brick which means you will have to make sure its on when you want to access it, but in a way this might be good as it only uses 1 USB port


Ohh, nice. One more question, if you don't mind. How much power does it consume when plugged in?. Like how much added to your electric bill a month?. Is this one energy efficient?. I'd rather use a non-dedicated power source HDD but at $70 for 2TB it's seems too good to pass up.
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#6darkjedilinkPosted 10/5/2013 3:27:49 PM
Drives use very little power - it's unlikely you'd notice what it does to your electric bill.

Also, "non-dedicated power supply" drives still use the same amount of power (and thus, the same hit to your electric bill). They just plug into two USB ports on the Wii U instead of the outlet.
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#7SyCo_VeNoMPosted 10/5/2013 3:33:23 PM
90sRetroGaming posted...
SyCo_VeNoM posted...
I've never had an issue with seagate, I have owned quite a few of their hard drives, and currently have 3 in my PC (2 are 3-5 years old, and the other is a year). Then I know someone that has gotten 3 DOA's in a row from them, but claim they never had a bad Hitachi where I had 5 hitachi drives die within months of owning

and according to Nintendo it will work
http://www.nintendo.com/consumer/systems/wiiu/en_na/external_usb_devices.jsp

Just note it has an external power brick which means you will have to make sure its on when you want to access it, but in a way this might be good as it only uses 1 USB port


Ohh, nice. One more question, if you don't mind. How much power does it consume when plugged in?. Like how much added to your electric bill a month?. Is this one energy efficient?. I'd rather use a non-dedicated power source HDD but at $70 for 2TB it's seems too good to pass up.


honestly its probably negligible lol
I'd guess a LCD TV probably uses more when its "off" then the hard drive when on ;)

But for a number probably 20 cents at most if I had to guess that is assuming you leave it turned on 24/7, and full access. As most drives have power conservation probably less then that.


Also according to amazon you supposedly can power it from the USB port, but I have no idea how accurate that is as newegg don't mention it.
#8DiscostewSMPosted 10/5/2013 3:41:34 PM
I assume a drive like this will always be running, or am I wrong and that it'll power down when the system powers down? If the latter happened, and it only powered up when the system was on or doing standby features like downloading, then I'd be happy.
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#9Darth GeckoPosted 10/5/2013 3:48:19 PM
I have the 1TB model working with my basic Wii U.
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#10ArchsazePosted 10/5/2013 4:03:47 PM
DiscostewSM posted...
I assume a drive like this will always be running, or am I wrong and that it'll power down when the system powers down? If the latter happened, and it only powered up when the system was on or doing standby features like downloading, then I'd be happy.


I have a seagate for my laptop and it is only powered on when it's plugged in (both the outlet and the USB) and the laptop is on. When it's not being accessed, it conserves energy. So, I would assume that it would only power up when the wii u is on but conserve energy when not being used (i.e. you're on miiverse or something not accessing storage content).