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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 (2,586 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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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
698 of 737 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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529 of 587 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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274 of 306 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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31 of 35 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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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Neat practical drive 24 Dec 2012
Size Name:500GB|Verified Purchase
Needing about 500GB extra storage, this seemed a good price per GB. It came promptly and gave no problems "plug and play". It is also easy to transport. I have not done any formal comparisons of read and write speeds. but it seems not significantly slower or faster than comparable drives. It comes with additional back-up type software already on the disk, but this is not mentioned in the "quick start" guide. It would be easy to go straight to a re-format and scrub it.
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189 of 217 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Solid hardware, not so solid software. 23 Sep 2012
By Mrenshaw TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Size Name:1TB|Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?)
This drive comes in nice retail packaging, the manual and warranty details are hidden inside a black spacer box behind the drive which I didn't immediately realise. The drive looks really nice, it's a matt black checkerboard effect. It's only a little larger than the 2.5 inch drive it contains. It also comes with a USB 3 notched cable. (It will of course work with USB1 or 2).

One word of warning, as this drive is formatted with NTFS, it will not work out of the box with OSX - no matter what the manual says! It will be read only unless you erase the drive (Applications, Utilities, Disk Utility then choose the Samsung drive and erase). It's not a biggie, but worth mentioning for any Mac users.

The drive comes with the Samsung drive manager software, manuals, and secure unlock/portable secret zone software already on it. As you may expect, this software is designed for windows, and once installed requires a reboot.

The drive manager software has secret zone, auto backup, diagnostics and disk management and it's incredibly easy to use and I created a secure partition very quickly.
However, once it created the partition the software crashed! Everything was okay and I could still use the drive but it was a little disconcerting. The rest of the functions are already present in all versions of Windows, so it was just the convenience of having them in one place.

In actual use the drive is great - I did a backup of my music library over the network and it copied 8644 files totalling 55Gb in 1 hour and 12 minutes. This is quite respectable, as I was using a Windows 7 machine running in a parallels desktop from OSX via USB2. I don't have any USB3 hardware to try it on (yet!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Quality
This is the second one I have purchased such great value for so much information that can be stored. Definitely recommend this product.
Published 10 hours ago by JohnnyBGood
5.0 out of 5 stars Glad I bought it
As a Macuser I was a bit worried by some of the comments here and was tempted to buy a WD product that was almost double the price.

Glad I went ahead and bought this. Read more
Published 14 hours ago by SQ320
5.0 out of 5 stars Fab Product
Perfect size and very light in weight. Transferred all my photographs onto the hard drive with ease. Would highly recommend.
Published 17 hours ago by Melanieam79
1.0 out of 5 stars Busted
This was a complete waste of money, it broke after a few weeks of use. I would buy one from a different brand next time.
Published 18 hours ago by Jessica Parker
5.0 out of 5 stars Elegant
Beautiful,compact piece of kit, easy to install, came quickly as I expected. Also could be posted through my letterbox which is handy if you are out.
Published 20 hours ago by A.A . Wade
5.0 out of 5 stars Pretty much perfect for the job
It's quiet, fast, and cheap. Perfect for backups and moving data between computers. I'm using it for both and can happily recommend it.
Published 20 hours ago by P Coughlin
5.0 out of 5 stars Arrived on time, and does exactly what I need it to do.
Arrived on time, and does exactly what I need it to do. I don't expect any issues, as it's a Samsung.
Published 22 hours ago by Mr Michael Barry
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
Robust, nice design. Great value for money for the price. Very easy to use 'secret drive' feature where the drive can be partitioned into non-password protected and password... Read more
Published 1 day ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect
Perfect is all I can say. Does everything I need it to. I now connect it to my surface tablet an watch films from it. ;)
Published 2 days ago by Truth teller
5.0 out of 5 stars My 1tb samsung
The slim line is the best .i am very please with my 1tb.High class.is not to small or to big I call perfect for me for my picture and film .i will recommend to everyone .
Published 2 days ago by Sebi
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