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Seagate

Expansion 2.5" Bare Enclosure

Open Box | Original Drive Removed

Mac / PC / Linux / USB 3.0
Portable hard drive
Simple and Instant Storage
The Seagate Expansion Portable hard drive offers an easy-to-use solution when you need to instantly add storage to your computer and take files on the go. The sleek diamond-patterned case design allows for a thin portable hard drive with up to 2TB of capacity (drive mechanism sold separately).
The easy-to-use storage solution
The Expansion portable hard drive installs easily by plugging in a single USB cord. The drive is powered from the USB cable, so there is no need for an external power supply. Saving files is easy—simply drag-and-drop.You can start saving your digital files to this external hard drive within seconds of removing it from the box. With drag and drop file saving and fast data transfer with USB 3.0 connectivity, this USB powered external drive is incredibly simple to use.
MacSales.com Note: Due to how this unit is originally assembled, it is normal for some of the clips to be damaged/broken during the drive removal process. Even so, these enclosures still do go back together/re-close/re-assemble with little difficulty and without impact to actual technical functionality. OWC Warranty for this item covers the functionality of cable and the bridge component within the enclosure - not the physical condition of enclosure clips.

Product Specifications:

Bus Interface

  • USB 3.0 & 2.0 Backwards compatible port

Mechanism

  • 2.5-inch SATA drive up to 9.5mm thick

System Requirements

  • Mac OS X 10.6.8 or higher, or Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP3 (32-bit and 64-bit) operating system
  • SuperSpeed USB 3.0 port (required for USB 3.0 transfer speeds or backwards compatible with USB 2.0 ports at USB 2.0 transfer speeds)

Drive Interface

  • SATA Revision 3.0 (6Gb/s)

Max Data Transfer Rate

  • USB 3.0 — 500MB/s
  • USB 2.0 — 50MB/s

Dimensions

  • 4.81" x 3.19" x 0.61" (12.2 x 8.1 x 1.5 cm)

Weight

  • 0.37lbs. (0.17kg)
Manufacturer provided specifications for Seagate p/n SEXTDEXP2.5

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Includes

  • Seagate Expansion portable hard drive enclosure
  • 18" (45.7cm) USB 3.0 cable

Customer Ratings

Write a Review 4.7 / 5 33 out of 34 (97%) reviewers would recommend this product
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Reviewer: 47adrian47 Location: Crestline, CA Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Holds old hard drive fine November 3, 2018 My old Macbook Pro HD is now found in this enclosure working as the Time Machine backup. Super low price when I purchased it.

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Reviewer: nonacj Location: pa Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 simple August 28, 2017 upgrading my mac was a snap thru MacSales. The parts i needed, the price is right and the online instruction videos made it all so easy.

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Reviewer: JacquesCouteau Location: Minneapolis, MN Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 Great for giving smaller drives new uses February 28, 2017 These are great little boxes. In just a few minutes, I can turn outdated internal notebook hard drives into portable storage. I have four in use, and all work reliably.

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Reviewer: Flashhman Location: Las Vegas Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Seagate Expansion Portable 2.5-inch SATA HDD Enclosure February 16, 2017 A useful product to add extra storage from my 2.5" bare bones hard drives laying around!

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Reviewer: Geno56 Location: Richmond, VA Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Good Enclosure January 17, 2017 Worked well with my 2.5 SSD. I had only one clip broken on the one I got and it snapped together will and has been pugged into my router and working well since.

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Reviewer: COOWC Location: Massachuesetts Age: 25-34 Experience Level: Hobbiest Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Just RIGHT! January 16, 2017 Ordering was seamless! Shipping took a bit, but that nothing out of the ordinary. Product was as described and the live chat was helpful!

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Reviewer: EeeVee Location: Cuyahoga Falls OH Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 Great enclosures. Easy set-up. December 18, 2016 After buying two 480GB OWC Neptune 6G 2.5-inch Solid-State Drives for use as expansion drives, I placed them in two of these enclsoures.

Installation was easy. After putting the drives in the enclosures, I formatted the drives using Mac OS X El Capitan. All went well. Operation of the drives and the enclosures meet my expectations. I would recommend these SSD drives and the enclosures to others.

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Reviewer: acustomer Location: Colombia Age: 35-44 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Great buy! December 17, 2016 Much better condition than expected. Cases came in original box and new USD 3.0 cable. Its everything you would receive if you bought a new Seagate hard drive, without the hard drive. Very happy with the boxes and all worked fine.

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Reviewer: stdio Location: Waxhaw, NC Age: 45-54 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 4/5 Seagate Drive Cages Work - But there are issues December 14, 2016 OWC did an excellent job repackaging the Seagate 2TB drive cases that they took the internal drives out of. The issues with these cases are two fold: 1. The LED quickly burns out after being powered up, and 2. The tabs that hold the cover on break very easily when you pry open the cover up. With those two things out of the way, the drives work well. I've noticed different drives do have different performance figures. The smaller drives seem to go slower. I believe this is just due to the drive being older.

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Reviewer: wallymac Location: San Bernardino, CA Age: 55-65 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 4/5 Complete solution December 14, 2016 These enclosures come with everything you need to put that old hard drive to use. I upgraded to Apple laptops with SSDs and was wondering what I would do with the original drives. I received an email showing this product at a VERY attractive price so I purchased two enclosures.

The installation of the drive in the enclosure is very easy and straightforward. Instructions are included as well as the drive mounting screws rubber shock absorbers and USB3 cable. Took me longer to review the instructions than it did to do the install.

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Reviewer: MountainMan Location: Woodland Park, CO Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 4/5 Unbelievable bargain, with caveat December 11, 2016 In my experience, the small, convenient external USB-powered drives so prevalent these days fail with much greater frequency than larger drives in more robust enclosures. Often, the problem is not with the drive itself, but with the tiny SATA connection itself. These empty enclosures allow you to inexpensively add a 2.5 inch drive you might have had laying around, or with luck, revive a dead USB portable drive that has given up the ghost. The only caveat? I had hoped to revive a Toshiba 2TB pocket-size drive that was refusing to copy files properly, but upon tearing it apart, I found that the Toshiba drive would not accept the plug-in SATA cards that comes with the Seagate enclosures. If you're sure the drive you want to use will take a plug-in connection, all is good. So, my Toshiba remains dead. But, at the low price of these Seagate enclosures, I've lost close to nothing, and I hopefully will be able to resurrect other more compatible 2.5 inch drives in the future.

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Reviewer: OooEXCELooO
Rating: 5/5 As advertised November 9, 2016 Replaced a 500GB HD with a 1TB HD in my 2011 MacBook Pro. Used this shell to house the 500GB HD and now use it as a portable hard drive. All parts were in the package, including screws.

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Reviewer: UsedMac Location: Akron, OH Age: 45-54 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Inexpensive way to expand Mac/PC October 7, 2016 Who cares about clips, it does the job! Great deal.

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Reviewer: Hugo Location: Tulalip, WA Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Inexpensive solution to use a replaced HD August 5, 2016 Delivery was on time. The instructions for the installation of my unused SATA drive were simple and took only a few minutes to accomplish. I formatted the drive with disc utility, which is also fast and simple.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Oakland Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Keep an extra case on hand July 16, 2016 Whenever I get a new hard drive, I always grab a Seagate case, as it also comes with a USB cord. Then I can clone my existing drive onto the new hard drive (in the Seagate case), and then swap drives. By far, the easiest, and fastest way to upgrade your hard drive.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: East Tennessee Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Worked as Expected June 27, 2016 Biggest Pro was the price paid

No cons to speak of

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Some broken tabs but absolutely usable June 16, 2016 Purchased 5 and with shipping came out to ~$3 each. For that price, the enclosures are perfect. I had spare SSDs (60-120 GB) that all work fine in these enclosures. Only "issue was that some of the tabs that hold the two halves of the enclosure together were broken but there were enough tabs that were intact that the halves still held in place. With an SSD, the enclosure never gets hot so even if the tabs were all gone, a rubber band/zip tie/velcro strap will do the job.

Buy it as long as you understand that you are basically getting a used product that *ONLY* affects aesthetics.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: State College, PA Age: 45-54 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 4/5 Great price, but cases are scratched June 2, 2016 For the price, you can't beat these, but be aware that almost all of them have big scratches on them from where somebody opened them with the wrong tool.

I had hoped to use these for fulfillment of digital files for my clients, but the scratches make this a no-go. Still, for a couple of bucks, who can complain?!

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Minneapolis mn Age: Over 65 Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Fantastic!! May 7, 2016 Product works perfectly, as advertised, and at the price, is ridiculously good! Simple to install, took less than a minute to plug in.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Cabugao, Ilocos Sur, Philippines Age: 25-34 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Honest Description. Great Deal! I wish should have bought more! May 1, 2016 What else can I ask for? Great Product yet very affordable. Good reliability Enclosure.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: MrOAK Location: Southern NH Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 4/5 Great to recycle your old laptop drive April 26, 2016 I have purchased a couple of these to put my old hard drives from laptops that I have upgraded with bigger and/or faster new drives. The drive enclosure is simple to mount the drive into and then it is available to use as a plug in USB drive. It is simple and just works.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Baton Rouge, LA Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 4/5 Bargain HD Case April 25, 2016 This Seagate HD enclosure was Garage Sale priced, and worked great with my SATA hard drive. It allows me to use my older drive at USB 3.0 speeds with my newer Mac.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Ca SF Bay Area
Rating: 5/5 Quality April 18, 2016 Bought 4 all working, easy install.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Kingston, MA Age: 55-65 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Nice, clean product April 7, 2016 These SATA drive cases are in beautiful condition. All I need is to slap a 2 1/2" SSD drive in there and I have a great back up drive.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Rancho Santa Margarita, CA Age: Over 65 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Flawless April 7, 2016 Price....absolutely reasonable Description....spot on, the items were perfect Delivery....quick, totally pleased Satisfaction....Top site for me now to look at items sold here...superb follow up

Applause....nice to see business still conducted in such a professional way!

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Loveland, CO Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Outstanding value for the price. March 31, 2016 I bought one of these a while ago when it was $2. I used it to put my old SSD in when I upgraded to a newer/larger SSD. The enclosure is very easy to use and putting the drive in it was a "snap" (literally, it snaps together). The speeds over USB-3 were very reasonable.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Colorado Springs, CO Age: 55-65 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Works perfectly. Timely Shipped March 1, 2016 I ordered 3, they all work fine.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: WV Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 very pleased with the product and the price was great February 18, 2016 This was my first time ordering from MacSales.com the price is what got me to order as I needed some of these cases. But it was all nicer than I had expected very easy to install some spare drives in.

I would definitely order from than again.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous
Rating: 5/5 Love this enclosure February 14, 2016 Good, cheap, fast. What more could you ask for? I loved the first one I bought that I bought another. Mistakenly installed the wrong drive, but with a fingernail (or something thin and plastic), I was able to swap drives.

I haven't run any speed tests, but both read and write speeds are good enough for me.

If I have the need for another enclosure I'll buy another without hesitation.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous
Rating: 5/5 Works great. February 13, 2016 Store e xternal drive and can hook to computer and use as star g up. Cool

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: New York Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 4/5 Good Buy February 6, 2016 I saw these on sale and bought 2 of these for a couple of spare 2.5 Hard Drives

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Indianapolis, IN Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Best Buy Yet! February 4, 2016 I mean, really - how can you go wrong for $1.99? I gifted this drive enclosure and an older "pull-out" drive from a MBP to my nephew who had no protection. That's right, do you believe it? A 21 year old college student who takes his MBP everywhere and never has done a Time Machine backup? What was he thinking. I did the right thing by buying this enclosure (everything snaps together, cable included.), took a spare drive and set everything up for him. This was the best $1.99 I think I've ever spent. If you have an extra drive or two, buy these enclosures for your favorite mac user who doesn't have back-up protection. They'll love you for it!

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: New Jersey Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 4/5 Very nice, works well December 17, 2015 A very nice enclosure, comes with all screws and a USB3 cable. Works well. Drive may get overheated in it. Still a very good value.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Burnaby, BC Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 4/5 Fast October 19, 2015 USB 3 is fast, light and inexpensive.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Seagate Expansion Bare Enclosure Mfr P/N: SEXTDEXP2.5 OWC SKU: SEASEXTDEXP2.5 Easy-to-use portable external USB 3.0 bus powered storage enclosure 90 Day OWC Fulfilled Limited Warranty
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