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Samsung 3TB D3 Station External Desktop Hard Drive - Black

by Samsung
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (433 customer reviews)


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  • Hot Swap Function
  • Future proof your conectivity with USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 connection
  • Compact size and streamlined shape
  • SafetyKey protection for your data
  • Enjoy stable HD videos and gaming
  • Massive 3TB Capacity
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Technical Details
BrandSamsung
Item Weight812 g
Product Dimensions18.1 x 12.9 x 4.7 cm
Item model numberSTSHX-D301TDB
SeriesSTSHX-D301TDB D3 Station
Colorblack
Screen Size3.5 inches
Hard Drive Size3 TB
  
Additional Information
ASINB00C9TEOCA
Best Sellers Rank 631 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight1.3 Kg
Date First Available10 April 2013
  
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Product Description

The Samsung D3 Station External Hard Drive provides up to 3TB of desktop storage for all of your music, videos and photos. The durable black design stands up to the rigors of daily use and looks great next to your computer

Box Contains

D3 Station External Hard Drive
USB cable
Power adapter
Quick Install Guide
Software preloaded on the drive
Electronic User Documentation


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105 of 107 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fast, quiet and cool 8 Aug 2013
Size Name:3TB|Verified Purchase
A large drive at a good price which is actually very fast, with sustained large file writes peaking at around 160 MB/sec - blazingly fast for an external drive. Some other 3TB drives I've seen at a similar price (less than £10 cheaper) could barely reach 40MB/sec on similar transfers, which is pathetic.

Even after an extended write session of many hours, the case was warm rather than getting hot, and remained quiet throughout.

Only owned this drive for a couple of weeks, but so far operation has been flawless.
Highly recommended.
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Easily setup and operating 9 Dec 2013
Size Name:2TB|Verified Purchase
Working in electronic retail, I was never a huge Samsung fan until their LED tv's came out, and then their computer optical drives/storage media. Ever since then, I have tried my best to use Samsung as often as possible. This device is very simple to use, easily setup and does what it is promised. The formatting is quite simple with the software, which initially had some glitches starting up, I blame my computer or my eagerness to get it working.

The best part of this though, is the option to set up a lockable partition. Easily done, very much so. Nothing complicated, and to be honest, very user friendly. Thanks Samsung for another great product.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Formatted MBR 4 May 2014
Size Name:3TB|Verified Purchase
Arrived yesterday sooner than expected and is now being used as backup drive. It arrived set up with two MBR partitions formatted as a single spanned volume. This enables it to be used with Windows XP 32 bit and other operating systems that do not recognise GPT partitions. First thing I did was copy the drivers and manuals off it so that I did not lose them and then repartitioned it as a single GPT partition and reformatted. Looks just the same to Windows Explorer, but I think this is a better arrangement for supported versions of Windows.
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56 of 61 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Works perfectly with a Mac, but a little noisy 6 Sep 2013
By Hawfinch TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Size Name:3TB|Verified Purchase
I've had the 3TB Samsung for a month, and I'm finding it a very speedy & reliable drive for use with my MacBook. I use it primarily for Time Machine and for storage of large media files, including HD video, which I can play back from the drive without lag or stutter - even while a Time Machine backup is going on in a separate partition on the same drive.

The only negative point is that it does have a slightly annoying spinup whine compared to other drives I've used, as well as an audible tapping noise when accessing. I don't believe it's faulty. These sound like the typical noises that a hard drive makes, just a bit louder than I've previously encountered. It's virtually silent when running without accessing.

I scanned it for bad blocks as soon as I received it (none found).

If you're planning to use it with an Intel Mac for Time Machine backups or as a startup disc, remember to change the partition scheme to GUID, as recommended by Apple, before you do anything else. You can do this in Disk Utility.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Size Name:3TB|Verified Purchase
...then gave up the ghost. Simply won't mount. For a few months, it would drop a connection (despite being plugged in!) So I bought a new USB3.0 cable, which seemed to solve the problem for a few weeks. Then one day it suddenly would not mount at all. Tried it a few times each day, then it mounted!!! Then it unmounted, just as I was trying to salvage stuff from it.

Really, really annoying. I have about 8 of the 1TB versions and they're REALLY GOOD. I wish I'd bought 3 of those instead of this. Amazon are sending me a replacement, but based on the rest of the customer complaints on here (my problem was with the 3TB model, which is mains powered) I have no confidence in the unit and shan't be trusting it for anything.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Small, fast and quiet 6 Oct 2013
By Wicks
Size Name:2TB|Verified Purchase
As usual came well packed amazon stile.

firstly the looks, I have six externals hooked buy far the samsung is the best looking. It is very quiet which is important as I hook these up to my smart tv to watch movies and record TV programs. As standard these days there is no lag, reads and writes well.

Happy with the purchase.
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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hard Drive for use with Smart TV 17 Oct 2013
Size Name:2TB|Verified Purchase
I purchased this to use as storage for a Samsung smart TV. It seemed reasonably priced and the TV accepted the addition with no problem. The only possible downside is that it does have a separate power supply, which is supplied, and is not powered from the USB interface
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30 of 34 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Stopped Responding (2TB Desktop D3 Station) 7 Nov 2013
By Scott
Size Name:2TB|Verified Purchase
I brought this product because of the brand, price and seemingly good reviews.

Unfortunately, like the other 1 star reviews I have received a faulty D3 station. The device does not work on any computers, it 'lights up' and then does absolutely nothing. It shows up in device manager (uninstalling and re-installing doesn't work) but does not show in disk management for me to access it in any way.

I have two other external HDDs, this is the first one to fail on me. I think I'll be sticking to WD as my backup device in future.

I've started the refund process, I hope Amazon will refund me.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Quiet, robust and simple to use.
Installation on Windows 7 x64 and x86 and Windows Vista x86 was a breeze, with no glitches. So using this item across my workstation and two laptops is simplicity itself. Read more
Published 2 days ago by Pete
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome
If you haven't got one of these your missing out big time
Published 2 days ago by John
4.0 out of 5 stars WORKS WELL
I hoped this would work with my media played but alas it doesn't, not the products fault though to be fair. Read more
Published 3 days ago by Duane Allmark
5.0 out of 5 stars Great and simple product to use.
Great Product.
Simple to use.
It does the job.
Used to back photos and documents for everyone in the household.
No issues with it.
Published 3 days ago by Foxy_Mum
3.0 out of 5 stars Slightly chunky and cumbersome. Even usb3 slower than I ...
Slightly chunky and cumbersome. Even usb3 slower than I expected. Had some problems with recognising even within 3 months of purchase.
Published 6 days ago by John Joseph
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great
Published 6 days ago by Thomas ward
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Just as needed
Published 7 days ago by Brian
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Purchase
Outstanding value for money. Very fast and reliable and easy to use.
Published 7 days ago by Anthony Miller
5.0 out of 5 stars Solid, reliable drive for me.
I bought this drive to store and edit video on my MacBook Air. I very quickly ran out of space editing and producing HD Video on my computer so I was looking for a reliable Hard... Read more
Published 8 days ago by Mr D Stewart
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
system did not work well
Published 8 days ago by C. Akbar
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