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Samsung M3 1TB USB 3.0 Slimline Portable Hard Drive - Black

by Samsung
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2,561 customer reviews)

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  • Hot Swap Function
  • BUS powered
  • Handy portable storage - Massive 1TB
  • Future your conectivity with USB 2.0 and USB 3.0
  • SafetyKeyTM protection for your data
  • Enjoy stable HD videos and gaming
  • Durable black design
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Product Information

Technical Details
Item Weight150 g
Product Dimensions11.2 x 8.1 x 2 cm
Item model numberSTSHX-M101TCB
SeriesSTSHX-M101TCB M3 Portable
Hard Drive Size1 TB
Hardware PlatformPC
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank 2 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight281 g
Date First Available1 July 2012
Warranty & Support
Warranty, Parts: Replacement parts covered under manufacturer's warranty terms for 12 months from date of purchase

Warranty, Labor: Labour cost covered under manufacturer's warranty terms for 12 months from date of purchase
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Product Description

The Samsung M3 Portable External Hard Drive delivers handy portable storage. It is easy to take wherever you go, and has ample capacity up to 1TB. The durable black design stands up to the rigors of daily use.

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695 of 734 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Really nice quality hard drive - Very impressed! 21 Aug 2012
Size Name:1TB
Had the 1TB for a few weeks now and I'm very impressed , the image doesn't do the drive justice - it's a BLACK chequered and textured finish to the top, piano black around the sides and a Matt Black Durable underside with 4 rubber feet (These little rubber feet/touch pads are a great idea as its stops the drive clattering on the desk and sliding around ). In the box is a USB 3.0 micro cable (The drive and cable are fully backwards compatible with USB 2.0 which I'm currently using )a quick start guide and the warranty document (3 Years ) - on the drive there is security and back up software which i have yet to use but helpful if you don't have any.

So far it's done its job perfectly and I'm very impressed - recommended purchase 100%
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27 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent product! 17 Sep 2013
Size Name:1TB|Verified Purchase
Samsung M3 1TB USB 3.0 Slimline Portable Hard Drive - Black

This is my 3rd or 4th purchase of this product. I use it as a hard drive to store TV programs/films I want to watch at a later date, and as backups for my PCs...totally reliable product! Very quiet, and the USB 3.0 is very fast...very pleased, and highly recommend!
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526 of 583 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good after a little tinkering 10 Nov 2012
Size Name:1TB|Verified Purchase
I bought this to connect to my home network and allow me to backup both a Mountain Lion Mac and a Windows 7 PC. Although this drive is advertised as working with both operating systems I was a little disappointed to find that the drive only comes with the Windows compatible software installed. Even worse, when I followed the official links to download the Mac software I found it relied on a piece of software made by google that was no longer available. As such this drive will not work straight out of the box with a Mac operating system.
In the end I reformatted the drive using Disk Utility on the Mac, wiping all of the Samsung software off the drive. This means I have lost some of their security options, which some people may want if they are using this as a portable hard drive and are worried about loosing the disk at some point. For me though I was happy that the security of my network hub would suffice and was easily able to plug the drive into the USB and have both Mac and Windows machines read and write to the drive.
The product is otherwise great. It is tiny, it doesn't seem to get too hot and doesn't whirr or click in any noticeable way. For the money I would definitely recommend it, and I particularly like that it draws its power through the USB cable so there is only one thing to plug in.
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273 of 305 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Samsung M3 500 GB USB 3.0 Protable Hard Drive 8 Feb 2013
By Sid
Size Name:500GB|Verified Purchase
This is an excellent product about the size of a packet of 20 cigarettes but about 1/2 the thickness -say about 1 cm thick.
It comes complete with a short usb cable approx 400 mm long wich is just ideal to place the product flat down on its 4 small rubber feet on a hard surface when it is operating. (since it is effectively a small disc drive running - which is extremely quite & you can feel it spinning if you place your finger on the top of the unit when it is operating. It also has a small blue LED to let you know it is recieving power and this flashes when transferring data. It seems to operate very efficiently from my Dell desktop with a usb 2 port and operating windows 7.Because I just wanted to back up all the files on my computer ie: My docs, My picture, My videos & My music I did not bother to use the supplied software, just simply attached the usb supplied (to itself)then plugged it in to my computers usb port. It then went through the intalling software and the message 'ready to use' popped up after 30 secs or so.
I then simply copied and pasted all the above folders by simply right clicking on each folder in 'C' drive then right clicking on the Samsung 'E' drive and pasting using windows explorer tool. Very, very easy - as per the pdf instruction files which are available to view if you open the drive and simply double click on the pdf instruction manual (**WHICH YOU SHOULD DO** before using it!!)The quick start paper guide simply tells you how to plug it in as above to get going with it.
It copied all the files very rapidly indeed, at approx 1 GB per minute I would say when I timed it as a rough guide.
All in all an excellent piece of kit, with my Dell computer backed up in about an hour (50 GB)!!
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47 of 53 people found the following review helpful
By Aralyne
Size Name:1TB|Verified Purchase
Like some of the other people who bought this HD only to have it suddenly stop working on them, mines has done just that today. I was using it fine up until a few hours ago until I noticed it was producing a soft clicking sound that I had never heard before. Thinking it best to restart the hard drive and my PC as well, I powered my machine down and turned it back on, only to be greeted by a soft beeping noise from the external hard drive.

It no longer shows up on my computer, despite the fact it's there in my Device Manager (but not Disk Manager, so I can't even reformat it). It makes no difference if I plug it into a different USB port on my PC, or even a completely different computer altogether. The same thing happens - it shows up in the Device Manager, which states that the storage device is working properly, but is not found under the Disk Manager and doesn't show up under "My Computer" either.

I'm quite upset with this, as it's been working perfectly fine since I first bought it back in January. Now I'm not even sure how I'm going to get around to recovering the data I have saved on it. Some is backed up on another HD, but not everything is backed up and I didn't expect it to suddenly die on me so suddenly without any kind of warning.

So I would say, stay clear of this product. If you're very lucky, you might get one that doesn't mysteriously die on you, but you might end up being really unlucky like a few of us here who got ones that died and ended up losing a lot of important data.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
Bought a few months back, haven't used it yet, as I haven't needed it yet. But its just as shown.
Published 7 hours ago by Amy
5.0 out of 5 stars Get this while you can
Fast, large storage capacity, highly portable and exceptionally easy to use.
A sleek product that is aesthetically appealing and performs (to-date) perfectly. Read more
Published 8 hours ago by Afzal Mahammad
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic!
Really good little hard drive. Can drag and drop items across, it is simple and transmits across to the hard drive speedily! I would definitely recommend this product.
Published 12 hours ago by Isobel Owen
1.0 out of 5 stars Absolute Rubbish
I have a number of portable drives, of different ages and capacities. All have performed well over the years and still work, although their size makes them redundant. Read more
Published 18 hours ago by speedtouch
5.0 out of 5 stars Does the job
It's just what I wanted to backup my old PC to my new PC.
It does the job very well.
Published 21 hours ago by Martin Brocklebank
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Little Hard Drive
This is a great little hard drive, very well made and nice size for portability. No problems encountered and it worked straight away. Transfer speed is fast being USB 3.0. Read more
Published 21 hours ago by Archavist
5.0 out of 5 stars Small and quiet
I brought this to replace a much older external hard drive. There is no comparison. This is compact, stylish and quiet. Read more
Published 22 hours ago by N R Beresford
5.0 out of 5 stars Is exactly what I hoped it would be
a fast, straightforward and effective drive for backing up data. even on my old USB2 machine, backup only takes 30 minutes for 0.5 TB
Published 1 day ago by R. J. Markham
3.0 out of 5 stars Samsung Hard Drive
works fine, small enough to tuck away in a bag, looks decent textured surface to, only minus I would give it at the moment is that the connection is not general it uses a split... Read more
Published 1 day ago by David Murphy
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Product
As expected the hard drive is sturdy and small enough to carry around. Ideal for students who need that extra storage.
Published 1 day ago by B E Baines
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