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: This drive replaced several older external usb2 drives on my new computer. So now I know where all my personal data files are stored. I keep my data on a partition and was using the usb2 drives for backup. The drive itself is small and quiet and is supplied with a short cable. The case is quite attractive but frankly this was not the main reason for purchase. The drive is extremely fast and resolves many issues I was having with synchronizing data.
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: 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 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!!!