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Maxtor 4TB M3 Portable USB 3.0 Drive @ BT Shop
Maxtor 4TB M3 Portable USB 3.0 Drive @ BT Shop

Maxtor 4TB M3 Portable USB 3.0 Drive @ BT Shop

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Form Factor: 2.5"
Capacity: 4TB
Interface: USB 3.0
Stock Status: In Stock

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Product Detail:

Brand new range formerly Samsung M3 branded but still manufactured by seagate and rebranded as Maxtor.

Handy portable storage, Durable black design features SafetyKeyTM protection for your data.

Compatible with Windows 10/8/7/Vista, Mac OS X 10.4.8 or later.

3 year limited warranty.

USB 3.0 Interface SuperSpeed (Max): 5.0Gb/s Powered By USB, Weight 153g, Size: 82mm W x 112mm L x 17.5mm H (max)

Includes free software - AutoBackup personal backup solution, Secure Drive for worry-free data security, SecretZoneTM can encrypt data on the device.

26 Comments

Seems to be £90 at Groupon using the deal on the front page. New customers use code 'APPLOVE' on the groupon app to save £15 on orders over £25.

They're bringing back the Maxtor brand? I thought they'd killed it!
Edited by: "m.ad" 17th Aug 2016

m.ad

They're bringing back the Maxton brand? I thought they'd killed it!



Mmm I'm not sure that's wise. Last Maxtor drives I had I bought 4 of and they all died at once! Is that the reputation they want to trade off?

m.ad

They're bringing back the Maxton brand? I thought they'd killed it!



Maybe the Seagate brand reputation is even worse at the moment?
I guess they'll just rotate the brands rather than improve their products. Obviously that's easier for them.

I dont think I would put so much data on a Maxtor AKA Seagate hdd very poor reviews on the Seagate version just sell it under Maxtor...

ps4 ?

coventgamer

ps4 ?


No, that's a games console, this is a portable hard drive

tear apart and used in a htpc?

The 3TB version is really slow - only 20MB/s write speed - I returned mine.

brookheather

The 3TB version is really slow - only 20MB/s write speed - I returned … The 3TB version is really slow - only 20MB/s write speed - I returned mine.


That sounds like USB 2 speeds, you sure it was plugged into a working USB 3 port?

Lahn

That sounds like USB 2 speeds, you sure it was plugged into a working USB … That sounds like USB 2 speeds, you sure it was plugged into a working USB 3 port?


Yes the read speed was ok at 130 MB/s.

bought a 3TB one from groupon for £60

techradar.com/rev…iew

it uses SMR aka shingled drives, so write speeds are slower than normal drives. read speeds are ok. so fine for filling up once with media files and playing back on the move, but not so great for use as a normal drive

coventgamer

ps4 ?


Don't think so. This is 17.5mm in its case, so most likely a 12.7mm or 15mm drive. Certainly not 9.5mm.

brookheather

The 3TB version is really slow - only 20MB/s write speed - I returned … The 3TB version is really slow - only 20MB/s write speed - I returned mine.



What size were the files? Or was that a benchmark? That's slower than I expected

good for xb1. reliability isnt an issue as you can redownload all of the 4gb of games you had on their if it fails

wildswan

good for xb1. reliability isnt an issue as you can redownload all of the … good for xb1. reliability isnt an issue as you can redownload all of the 4gb of games you had on their if it fails



4TB....!

Zek

What size were the files? Or was that a benchmark? That's slower than I … What size were the files? Or was that a benchmark? That's slower than I expected


Both 1GB video files and benchmark:

http://i739.photobucket.com/albums/xx39/brookheather/Maxtor3TB_zpsvlvlnhz1.png

pc5020

4TB....!



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shannensdaddy

I dont think I would put so much data on a Maxtor AKA Seagate hdd very … I dont think I would put so much data on a Maxtor AKA Seagate hdd very poor reviews on the Seagate version just sell it under Maxtor...



it's a Samsung drive so you'll be fine, Seagate acquired Samsung's mobile hard drive department.

uni

http://www.techradar.com/reviews/pc-mac/pc-components/storage/disk-drives-hdd-ssd/samsung-m3-portable-4tb-1301619/reviewit uses SMR aka shingled drives, so write speeds are slower than normal drives. read speeds are ok. so fine for filling up once with media files and playing back on the move, but not so great for use as a normal drive


That article is wrong this isn't a SMR drive. SMR is a Seagate technology, this drive is manufactured by Samsung's portable hard drive dept, which Seagate now owns.

The drive achieves its capacity using 800GB platters, 5 of them.
Edited by: "malhal" 18th Aug 2016

Original Poster

free delivery now so i've updated the price. plenty in stock too

Original Poster

Had the drive a few days and chuffed with it. Very fast even on USB2. cool & silent. and most importantly, detected by BT's new smart hub so can share files on a home network! hope this helps someone.

Would you be willing to pay an additional £30 for a portable 4tb drive over a desktop 4tb drive? Is paying that much extra worth the convenience of portable over desktop? Thanks

Now £109.99 !

goodfera

Now £109.99 !



Now 4 months later!
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