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

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Samsung M3
  • 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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Data Transfer Rate 4800 Megabits Per Second 625 Megabytes Per Second 5000 Megabits Per Second 5000 Megabits Per Second
Speed 5400 RPM 5400 RPM 5400 RPM 5400 RPM
Hard Drive Size 1 TB 1 TB 2 TB 1 TB
Dimensions 2 cm x 11.2 cm x 8.1 cm 1.5 cm x 11.9 cm x 7.9 cm 8.1 cm x 12.2 cm x 1.5 cm 8.3 cm x 13 cm x 2 cm
Item Weight 150 g 231 g 200 g 218 g
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Product Information

Size: 1TB | Style Name: Samsung M3
Technical Details
BrandSamsung
Item Weight150 g
Product Dimensions11.2 x 8.1 x 2 cm
Item model numberSTSHX-M101TCB
SeriesSTSHX-M101TCB
ColorBlack
Form Factor2.5"
RAM Size1000 GB
Hard Drive Size1 TB
Hard Drive InterfaceUSB 3.0
Number of USB 3.0 Ports1
Software IncludedWindows XP Professional x64
  
Additional Information
ASINB008PABFX8
Best Sellers Rank 3 in Computers (See top 100)
Shipping Weight259 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

Size Name:1TB  |  Style Name:Samsung M3

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.

Box Contains

M3 Portable External Hard Drive
USB cable
Software preloaded on the drive
Electronic User Documentation (PDF)

Customer Reviews

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Style Name: Samsung M3Size: 1TB Verified Purchase
Personally, at first it comes across as being a great drive and it does what its meant to but mine failed for no apparent reason and wouldn't read files. Samsung we're contacted and put me in touch with a dept of Segate as that's who make the drive and the support was not very good! Basically, you pay a hefty price to have the data recovered by them or take it to a data recovery business yourself, return for a replacement under warranty (which means you loose your data anyway) or you attempt opening the drive yourself to try re-parking the heads (which is not advised) but possibly an option to try and recover some data but voiding any sort of warranty! A no win situation all round really!
I chose the later and managed to recover some data but now have a dead drive! The moral of the story, only use as a back up device and NOT single storage. * Note after checking various forums, many people have encountered issues with Samsung drives.
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Style Name: Samsung M3Size: 1TB Verified Purchase
This item arrived quickly and was well packaged (as would be expected from Amazon).

Pros:
Fast - I copied 320Gb onto this drive and then back onto a new Hard Drive in a matter of hours. It must be plugged into USB 3.0 to have this speed. If you do not have USB 3.0 then it will still work - it just won't be anywhere near as fast. You can get USB 3.0 upgrade PCI card (available separately for about £35).

No formatting required - the drive is formatted to NTFS by default (the type any modern Hard Drive should be using), this meant I was able to remove the drive from its packaging and start using it right away. You can format it when you open it or reformat to 'FAT' if you want - there is nothing to stop you, however this is not required and will suit casual users.

No power cable - all power needed to operate the drive is drawn through the USB cable (once plugged into you computer!) There is only one cable that comes with the external drive: the USB 3.0 cable.

No need for any other software - there is software on the drive - but it is not required for backups. It is just an added extra if you want to take advantage of it.

Cons:
Short cable - the cable is around 30cm in length. This is fine for me as I have a USB 3.0 at the rear of my computer and it sits within easy access, but I can see how it will be a pain for some users.

That was the only bad thing I can say about it. Fantastic bit of kit, well worth the pennies. You will not be disappointed.
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Style Name: Samsung M3Size: 2TB Verified Purchase
This is a Genuine Samsung product sold by Amazon. I have been using this Portable Drive for the past 3-4 months and haven’t faced any issues yet. Its a nicely designed compact drive and is easily portable which means it can slide into your pocket.

Pros:

Plug n Play – Didn’t have to install any drivers. I just plugged it in and it started working. I have used it with Windows 7/8, Linux and Mac OS X (Yosemite) without any issues.

No Format Needed – The drive comes Pre-Formatted to 'NTFS', this means the drive is usable straightaway after removing the packaging. You can re-format it to 'FAT' if you are an advanced user, however for most casual users NTFS is fine.

Fast Read/Write Speeds – I did a test of copying 50GB of files which included music, movies and other small files onto this drive within 20 minutes. This drive is USB 3.0 so to get the fastest speeds possible I recommend using a USB 3.0 port. If you do not have a USB 3.0 port then it still will work as its backward compatible but you just won’t get the fastest speeds.

Extras – There is some software included on the drive which can be used if you are backing up content from your PC, however I haven’t used any of it I just simply copy and paste data.

Cons:

Short Cable – This drive is shipped with a very small cable which is around 0.5 meters. I bought an extra 1.5m USB 3.0 cable so I can use this drive without it falling of the desk.

This is a minor fault and I would definitely recommend anyone to buy this portable hard drive.
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Style Name: Samsung M3Size: 500GB Verified Purchase
I have used quite a few external USB Hard Drives over the years but this is the first one that has used a micro-B USB 3.0 Cable. This has a regular USB Type A male connector at one end and a USB 3 micro-B male connector at the other which plugs into the M3. Don't confuse this with the Micro USB (2) connector used with most mobile phones as they are not the same. You can use the old style cable but it will be a lot slower.

It's not a big deal as a short(47cm/18in) USB 3 cable is supplied in the box with the drive. However, if like me, you tend to leave cables lying around and then forget where you left them, you may have a problem. They are not difficult to find and Amazon sell them just make sure you search for 'USB 3.0 Micro-B' (if you paste that into the Amazon search it will take you straight to them).

The drive itself looks fine, feels quite sturdy and mine did not make any noise or vibration. In fact, I had to look at the LED indicator on the back to be sure it was on. It is about the size of a smartphone but twice as thick. It comes with some Samsung software, the installation of which is optional for Windows users (Apple users may need to use the supplied NTFS driver).

If you are a Windows user and don't want to install the Samsung software (I didn't) then you will be up & running in seconds. All you have to do is plug one end into the drive and the other into your computer. The drive uses the computer to power it. Some computers cannot deliver enough power through the USB port to run the drive. In this situation, the manual recommends buying a 'Y' cable. Again Amazon sell these but make sure you get one with the USB 3.0 Micro Type B connector at one end.
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