Product Comparison: Seagate Expansion (STEA2000400) vs Western Digital My Passport


General Specifications
Brand
Seagate
Western Digital
Model
Expansion (STEA2000400)
My Passport (WDBYFT0040BBK-WESN)
Origin
China
China
About the Product
The Seagate Expansion portable drive provides extra storage for your ever-growing collection of files. Instantly add space for more files, consolidate all of your files to a single location, or free up space on your computer's internal drive to help improve performance. Setup is straightforward; simply plug in the included USB cable, and you are ready to go.
The My Passport portable hard drive is trusted to store the massive amounts of photos, videos and music you love. Available in an array of vibrant, fun colors, the sleek style fits comfortably in the palm of your hand, so you can easily take your treasured content everywhere you go.
What customers say about "General Specifications"
 
Key Specs
Storage Drive Type
HDD 2.5"
HDD 2.5"
Capacity
2000 GB
4000 GB
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Seagate Expansion (STEA2000400) External Hard Drive
  • Enormous amount of space for data storage (different options available for how much storage you will need).
  • Perfect and just what I wanted. I ordered the 4 tb size for my PS4 and it came undamaged and worked like a charm. Plugged it right up and formatted on PS4 without any hassles.
  • 4 TB Expansion - Can say that it has worked like a charm,has faster transfer speed than get from my WD hard drives. My first Seagate drive, I will use them again.
  • It takes a few minutes for the hardrive to warm up to the Xbox meaning. When you turn your xbox on, don't launch a game right away.
  • Immediately defective after opening, made a chirping / clicking noise every 2-3 seconds with the blue "activity light" off. Never got it to connect to either of my 3 computers.
  • This is a 5400 RPM Drive. Its not listed anywhere in the product description, so avoid this if you need something fast. If you need bulk storage and don't mind leaving it for large transfers, this is your drive.
Western Digital My Passport 4 TB Portable Hard Drive
  • This generation has 4TB, 3TB, 2TB, and 1TB models. The 500GB sizes in previous versions has been dropped.
  • High Capacity Available - Up to 4TB (The older model when released had up to 3TB capacity, up until a 6/28/16 release of a short lived 4TB model)
  • It's cute! Lol I love the color and size (definitely portable), and overall design - clean and neat. It's easy to format and use (thanks, Google) and can be password protected if desired.
  • 1TB weight went a bit up from 0.34 lbs to 0.37 lbs, 2TB ,3TB & 4 TB weight went a bit up too from 0.50 lbs to 0.54 lbs
  • Drive is not upgradeable nor swappable due to internal circuit board
Size & Weight
Color
Black
Black
Height
0.2 in.
3.21 in.
Width
4.8 in.
4.33 in.
Depth
3.2 in.
0.85 in.
Weight
6.4 oz.
8.6 oz.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Seagate Expansion (STEA2000400) External Hard Drive
  • I bought it as a portable drive to use for taking my work home with me as the projects I work on are large in size, several GB in size at least per project which makes it inconvenient to use cloud storage like google drive etc.
  • I'm also not too sure about how well it will stand up to portability, drives are delicate things and easily damaged and it just doesn't feel sufficiently sturdy.
  • Really recommend for its ease of use and portability.
  • I bought two drives for two basic reasons; a) portability/travel, b) backing up.
  • I do with these portable drives would come with the USB lead built in, it does include a lead in the box but I always prefer it if these leads are moulded/tethered to the drives themselves so you can't ever lose them.
Western Digital My Passport 4 TB Portable Hard Drive
  • Great little portable external hard drive.
  • This WD 4 TB external portable drive is not the first I have purchased, which should speak for itself. I like the WD portable drives, being reliable, and not excessively priced.
  • It's very portable, and just a case of simply plugging it in and it's available for use with Windows 10 - no external power supply needed of course, so ideal for transporting around in my laptop bag.
  • This hard drive is perfect for using with my Raspberry PI as a portable video library.
  • I loved the blue of it, and I loved the portability it offered.
Features
OS Compatibility
Windows
Windows, Mac OS
Interfaces
USB 3.0
USB 3.0
Backup Function
No
Yes
Extras
Ready to Use, Storage to Go, Plug and Play
Password protection with hardware encryption, Bold, vibrant design in wide range of beautiful colors
Data Protection
WD Backup
What customers say about "Features"
Seagate Expansion (STEA2000400) External Hard Drive
  • Durability - Oh my Lord, I cannot stress ENOUGH how durable this hard drive is. If you're like me and like to drop expensive things, you will not be disappointed.
  • It comes with Seagate's storage software, which has some security/ease of use features but required me to mess around with finding a file system compatible with Windows, OS X, and Linux (yuck!) so haven't even bothered to set it up. So far no problems.
  • I purchased this just to store a clone of the HDD in my laptop. I have several others in varying capacities and speeds. With its USB 3 speed, I was able to clone my HDD in 15 minutes versus the 45 minutes it used to take with older USB 2 versions.
  • The included cord is very short.
  • Would have given it 5 stars but this has a cheap plastic appearance and feel. Other models by Seagate are much nicer in appearance.
Western Digital My Passport 4 TB Portable Hard Drive
  • This drive works fine with Windows, Linux or Mac out of the box. With Linux or Mac it performs best when reformatted with a native file system for the respective operating system.
  • This drive is faster than the last generation. Up to 10% faster in benchmarks, but just noticeable in practical use.
  • The early drives came with 2yr warranties, but NOW come with 3 years. Yeah!
  • Rubber "feet" on underside keep it in place
  • USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 compatible
  • It comes with the same very short USB 3.0 cable as previous versions.
  • The redesign of the drive case is not a plus for me. Not much of a minus either as it's not why I selected this drive. The worst thing is going with pointy corners. From a handling perspective rounded corners are nicer.
Included
Additional Accessories
Quick start guide, 18-inch (45.72cm) USB 3.0 cable, plug-and-play
USB 3.0 cable, Quick start guide, WD Backup, WD Security and WD Drive Utilities software
Number Of Drives
1
Software
WD Backup and WD Security software
Power
Power Supply
USB 5V/0.5A
USB 5V/0.5A
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
3 year(s)
3 year(s)
Certifications
CE
CE
Other Information
Manufacturer


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