Samsung M3 Slimline 2TB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive - Black Sold by Amazon £71.99 & FREE Delivery in the UK - HotUKDeals
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2.5" Drive
Min Operating Temperature : 5 C
Max Operating Temperature : 40 C
Power Source : USB bus
Interfaces : 1 x USB 3.0 - 9 pin USB Type A
Device Type : Hard drive - external ( portable )
Future your connectivity with USB 2.0 and USB 3.0
Enjoy stable HD videos and gaming
Handy portable storage
Ideal to store all your photos in one place
SafetyKey protection for your data

he Samsung M3 Portable External Hard Drive delivers handy portable storage. It is easy to take with you, and has ample space to store all of your important data, files and photos. The durable black design look the part,m and stands up to the rigours of daily use.

Now £70.91 (20/07/2014)
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#1
Sorry, voted cold, as I really can't see why anyone would not buy a 3TB drive instead at this price point.
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BlackwellNik
Sorry, voted cold, as I really can't see why anyone would not buy a 3TB drive instead at this price point.

what??? find a portable 3tb usb drive for this price, not one that has a power supply either.
#3
Recently bought a Toshiba 2TB portable from Argos for £69.99, but wish I'd waited and got this instead!
#4
BlackwellNik
Sorry, voted cold, as I really can't see why anyone would not buy a 3TB drive instead at this price point.


Because this is portable and you're comparing apples to oranges.
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Jeez, less than 3 years ago I brought a WD Passport 1TB for £76.00 in offer! Times have changed :|
#6
Looks good!!! Heating u up :)
#7
Heated too.. Good price for this item
#8
BlackwellNik
Sorry, voted cold, as I really can't see why anyone would not buy a 3TB drive instead at this price point.

Yeah it's a 2.5" not a 3.5" drive, therefore the price is pretty good. Wasn't very clear what form factor it was at first, but nope, it's laptop sized :)
#9
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BlackwellNik
Sorry, voted cold, as I really can't see why anyone would not buy a 3TB drive instead at this price point.

Yeah it's a 2.5" not a 3.5" drive, therefore the price is pretty good. Wasn't very clear what form factor it was at first, but nope, it's laptop sized :)

Updated to say so :)
Cheers
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BlackwellNik
Sorry, voted cold, as I really can't see why anyone would not buy a 3TB drive instead at this price point.

Yeah it's a 2.5" not a 3.5" drive, therefore the price is pretty good. Wasn't very clear what form factor it was at first, but nope, it's laptop sized :)
Good point. I woulda voted hot if I had read it right, but I saw 3.5" and assumed it required a power supply. This is excellent then, and quite frankly I didn't even know that portables came in capacities larger than 1TB.
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BlackwellNik
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BlackwellNik
Sorry, voted cold, as I really can't see why anyone would not buy a 3TB drive instead at this price point.

Yeah it's a 2.5" not a 3.5" drive, therefore the price is pretty good. Wasn't very clear what form factor it was at first, but nope, it's laptop sized :)
Good point. I woulda voted hot if I had read it right, but I saw 3.5" and assumed it required a power supply. This is excellent then, and quite frankly I didn't even know that portables came in capacities larger than 1TB.

At least you accepted you were wrong, the same cant be said for all users on here! Might be worth deleting (or editing) your previous post to prevent confusion.
#12
Also, anyone here know whether the hard drive inside is soldered on. External hard drives are cheaper than just the hard drive nowadays and you get a free enclosure!
#13
BlackwellNik
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[quote=BlackwellNik] Sorry, voted cold, as I really can't see why anyone would not buy a 3TB drive instead at this price point.

Yeah it's a 2.5" not a 3.5" drive, therefore the price is pretty good. Wasn't very clear what form factor it was at first, but nope, it's laptop sized :)
Good point. I woulda voted hot if I had read it right, but I saw 3.5" and assumed it required a power supply. This is excellent then, and quite frankly I didn't even know that portables came in capacities larger than 1TB.
http://tobidornot.com/wp-uploads/photo/samsung-m3-slimline-2tb-usb-3-0-portable-hard-drive.jpg

hmm and what is the advantage of having a 2.5" drive over a 3.5" ? Only portability?
#14
Good deal!
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iceman85


hmm and what is the advantage of having a 2.5" drive over a 3.5" ? Only portability?

That and it's low enough power drain to be powered from the USB, not requiring it's own power supply. Less cables, and genuinely pocketable, unlike a 3.5" based external - around a quarter the volume & weight, maybe less.
#16
I have had 3 of these and nothing but trouble
#17
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iceman85


hmm and what is the advantage of having a 2.5" drive over a 3.5" ? Only portability?

That and it's low enough power drain to be powered from the USB, not requiring it's own power supply. Less cables, and genuinely pocketable, unlike a 3.5" based external - around a quarter the volume & weight, maybe less.

Are the external powered drives faster (thin kthe actual drive always is but the USB connection may equal it out?
#18
Typical I bought the 1.5tb version for £57 on monday from Scan.co.uk as it was the best £/gb at the time.
Great price.


iceman85
BlackwellNik
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[quote=BlackwellNik] Sorry, voted cold, as I really can't see why anyone would not buy a 3TB drive instead at this price point.
Yeah it's a 2.5" not a 3.5" drive, therefore the price is pretty good. Wasn't very clear what form factor it was at first, but nope, it's laptop sized :)
Good point. I woulda voted hot if I had read it right, but I saw 3.5" and assumed it required a power supply. This is excellent then, and quite frankly I didn't even know that portables came in capacities larger than 1TB.
http://tobidornot.com/wp-uploads/photo/samsung-m3-slimline-2tb-usb-3-0-portable-hard-drive.jpg

hmm and what is the advantage of having a 2.5" drive over a 3.5" ? Only portability?
2.5" drives have lower power requirements and can be powered via a single usb. The difference in size and weight between a 3.5" and 2.5" is a lot, eight 2.5" disk take up as much space as a single 3.5" disk (excluding cables of course).
#19
nice drive, just brought one, and it works very well
#20
i paid 75 for 1tb approx months ago! bargain

exactly the same HDD
#21
I've had the 1TB for well over a year now and still going strong. Recently connected to my BT Home Hub and works well
1 Like #22
mgk
Are the external powered drives faster (thin kthe actual drive always is but the USB connection may equal it out?

Potentially yeah, but it's not a major difference. Both will easily max a USB2 connection, the 3.5" will be faster over USB3, but at the end of the day, it's nothing like the major leap between a mechanical drive and an SSD.

If you want to run apps off it, where speed is actually going to make a difference, you shouldn't be looking at an external anyway - buy a normal 3.5" drive and fit it internally, easy peasy, more reliable (external drives inevitably have worse cooling and are more prone to knocks and shocks), and faster. I would recommend a WD black or one of the 7200k rpm Hitachi drives for that.
#23
I bought one of these last tine it was on offer. I use as external for my Xbox one and it's been brilliant. May buy another one to replace a faulty laptop drive.
#24
Arizolas
i paid 75 for 1tb approx months ago! bargain

exactly the same HDD
Lol! If you said that 3 years ago I would've said you got a good deal, but seriously a month ago, boy you must've been high X)

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