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1.0 out of 5 stars Samsung M3 1TB USB 3.0 Slimline Portable Hard Drive FAILURE, 18 Nov. 2013
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Bought this drive on the 20th September 2013, less than 2 months later DEAD.
I was using this on a daily basis as an external storage drive for my laptop which only has a small 120GB SSD drive.
I treat my kit with the utmost respect and was surprised that one minute it was working and literally the next DEAD.
I took the drive to a Data Recovery service provider who informed me that the drives proprietary USB 3 interface was the problem. As USB 3 interface is integrated into the drive electronics it would have been difficult for me to do anything with the drive hence the call to an external company.
I have googled the drive and found that this isn't an isolated incident so all buyers who are considering this drive PLEASE BEWARE.
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Initial post: 18 Nov 2013 20:54:43 GMT
spellbound says:
Same just happened to me - did you recover your data?

Posted on 5 May 2014 19:13:30 BDT
Billy Dyson says:
While it sucks what has happened to you and given your experience are fully justified in a 1 star review it is just the way it is with mechanical HDD's. They are all on route to failure its a question of when not if. But yes they should last a lot longer than 2 months. However googling and saying its a common problem is a little misrepresenative. Google any popular HDD and you'll see the same.
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