Reviews and Problems with Samsung M3 Portable USB 3.0 (STSHX-M500TCB / STSHX-M101TCB / STSHX-M151TCB / STSHX-M201TCB)
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Beware of faulty model.
7 November 2013
Summary: First received a faulty model, not one you could immediately tell: It was working fine, but as it was going to be one of my offline backup drive, I though I would run some test before putting all my data on it. First test using the provided Samsung software, could not run, giving a message to report it back to the re-seller. As usual, Amazon is very good with the return policy and shipped another one immediately which I received briefly after.
Summary: I have learned a harsh lesson over the past few weeks to backup your backup! I had my new Samsung HD only 6 weeks and then it just stopped working. It hadn't even left my house, or been mishandled in anyway, yet it just wouldn't power up. I followed a lot of online DIY diagnostics and it still didn't work. It then took 9 phone calls over a 7 business day period to get to the right person who could help me.
Summary: 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.
Summary: I have been needing an external hard drive for ages now, the amount of music I have on my laptop as well as things for work that if my computer broke I'd lose in an instant. This Christmas I asked for one as it was about time I got a good sized one to hold everything and back it up, also the prices have come down on these so much that you can get a good amount of backup storage for a bargain price.
Summary: I have a Samsung Smart TV which will record to a USB Hardrive and this is what this device is being used for. Works perfectly, not sure if the TV USB port s USB 3 but no problems with either recording or play back.
Summary: 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.
Summary: I have several external hard drives and this is as good as they get. It's a nice size and what I like about it most is that it doesn't go to sleep like my others do so when I access it after taking a break I don't have to wait for it to warm up!!!
Summary: 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).
Summary: 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 ).