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4.0 out of 5 stars Sleek and satisfying - just a bit slow, 16 Oct. 2013
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This review is from: Samsung M3 Slimline 1 TB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive - Black (Personal Computers)
It took me ages to settle on a new portable hard drive, because no matter how many positive reviews there are (this one has around 1,400 4-5 star reviews!), there's always a few vitriolic negatives as well (in this case around 160). In the end I decided that *everything* is going to have a few negatives, and went with this Samsung 1TB drive. Two months later I've had no real problems with it.

It's small and, for what it's worth, pretty. It didn't require any software installation - I have an Acer Aspire 5735Z, if that's any help to you - it was a case of simply plug it in, and go. Obviously it's got absolutely tons of storage space that I'm nowhere near filling, so it's doing the actual job very well.

One minor issue is the time it takes to transfer data. I've found it takes quite a while to move anything sizeable - say 100MB+ - and frustratingly, the estimated time jumps up and down. I wondered if this was just due to transfers from one external hard drive to another, but the same thing happens when transferring data straight from my laptop.

That's the only issue so far, and in the end, this isn't a dealbreaker for me. Everything else is exactly what I want from a portable hard drive. If anything else occurs, I'll edit my review, but at present, thumbs up.
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