Samsung 1TB USB 3.0 2.5" Portable Hard Drive - £69.99 Delivered @ Amazon
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Samsung 1TB USB 3.0 2.5" Portable Hard Drive - £69.99 Delivered @ Amazon

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Found 13th May 2011Made hot 13th May 2011
First post so bear with me... I think this has been up before around a month ago at a pound less, but that was a usb 2.0 drive- although most of us won't notice anything yet this one's a little more 'future-proof' with usb 3.0...
Tech Specs:
* Product Description: Samsung S2 Portable 3.0 HX-MT010EA - hard drive - 1 TB - SuperSpeed USB
* Type: Hard drive - external
* Form Factor: 2.5"
* Dimensions (WxDxH): 8.2 cm x 11.1 cm x 2 cm
* Weight: 200 g
* Enclosure Colour: Piano black
* Capacity: 1 TB
* Interface Type: SuperSpeed USB
* OS Required: Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional, Microsoft Windows Vista / XP / 7, Apple MacOS X 10.4.8 or later
* Manufacturer Warranty: 3 years warranty

20 Comments

Very hot because of USB 3.0.

hot hot hot. just ordered. £1 more expensive than the USB2.0 one

I have one of these; getting about 70 to 80MB/s writes.

is it really usb-3? there no info on the box or in the description about usb-3

Is this PS3 and MacBook compatible does anyone know?

Original Poster

martinelsen

Is this PS3 and MacBook compatible does anyone know?


Yeah it'l work on a ps3 so long as you format it to FAT32. For Macbooks it needs to be NTFS (both windows and macs) or HFS (if you'll use it on a mac only)

zubzub

Yeah it'l work on a ps3 so long as you format it to FAT32. For Macbooks … Yeah it'l work on a ps3 so long as you format it to FAT32. For Macbooks it needs to be NTFS (both windows and macs) or HFS (if you'll use it on a mac only)



Wont work on ps3, my mate fetched a wd my passport round which was usb 3.0. The ps3 does not recognise it even if formatted with fat32. Tried for hours to get it to work and found the answer in google somewhere saying it wouldnt work. Mine is a ps3 slim

You can get usb 3.0 to work through a hub but reduces the speed by quite a lot apparently
Edited by: "danzab" 13th May 2011

zubzub

Yeah it'l work on a ps3 so long as you format it to FAT32. For Macbooks … Yeah it'l work on a ps3 so long as you format it to FAT32. For Macbooks it needs to be NTFS (both windows and macs) or HFS (if you'll use it on a mac only)



Thanks for the info - cheers

I have this - paid £10 more for it a few weeks back - and although so far I have only been able to use through USB 2.0 it is works well and fast as a USB 2.0 portable drive.

Hot.

Just a shame that a lot of new puters still don't come with USB 3.0, so might not get the full speed advantage, unless I shell out for an adaptor.

Hot, but must resist the temptation...

hot indeed... must resist too!

Thanks OP
Gone for it - need more backup!!

I have the USB2 version of this and its good, a little chunky compared to most drives now but good build and comes with a neat leather pouch. Really silent too

Voted hot but I didn't know this was a good deal or anything. I bought it on Amazon £1 cheaper about 3 or 4 weeks ago

didn't know samsung made a usb3.0 version of this, thought they'll stop making new drives soon since the deal with seagate. Got the 640gb samsung s2 and it's a nice little portable drive, which seems to be the same size as this 1tb.

quite tempted, samsung and WD are the current makes I trust, but just ordered the WD passport usb3.0 1TB for £77 few days ago and dispatched today (probably would have ordered this samsung had I seen it), but still might get this as HD videos taking tonnes of space.

but also tempted by the (not portable but external) 2TB WD usb3.0 for £69.99, externals are the same price as these portables but you get twice the capacity, much better value per gb, but obviously sacrificing portability.

anybody know if these portable drives, can you actually remove the hdd inside the enclosure and install it in laptop/ps3 etc? and just incase if the original enclosure failed I can remove the drive and recover the data? or do the manufacturers now use proprietary connectors that can only be used in the original enclosure?

Original Poster

No1_Dave

didn't know samsung made a usb3.0 version of this, thought they'll stop … didn't know samsung made a usb3.0 version of this, thought they'll stop making new drives soon since the deal with seagate. Got the 640gb samsung s2 and it's a nice little portable drive, which seems to be the same size as this 1tb.quite tempted, samsung and WD are the current makes I trust, but just ordered the WD passport usb3.0 1TB for £77 few days ago and dispatched today (probably would have ordered this samsung had I seen it), but still might get this as HD videos taking tonnes of space.but also tempted by the (not portable but external) 2TB WD usb3.0 for £69.99, externals are the same price as these portables but you get twice the capacity, much better value per gb, but obviously sacrificing portability.anybody know if these portable drives, can you actually remove the hdd inside the enclosure and install it in laptop/ps3 etc? and just incase if the original enclosure failed I can remove the drive and recover the data? or do the manufacturers now use proprietary connectors that can only be used in the original enclosure?


Probably best not to try using this as an internal, saw this ona tech forum:
Warning: Do not buy this product to use the internal hard drive for a PS3 etc, the internal drive in these is non-standard, it doesn't have an SATA interface and the usb connection is soldered directly to the circuit board. In fairness this does make it much smaller than the competition - so as an external drive it probably functions better than the competition.

£1 cheaper from ebuyer and free delivery...£68.99
ebuyer.com/pro…086

but that's the USB 2.0 version :-)
Edited by: "aeonf242" 13th May 2011

snapped up this in the previous deal, very hot, excellent product, take it everywhere i go now!

joevictor53

Voted hot but I didn't know this was a good deal or anything. I bought it … Voted hot but I didn't know this was a good deal or anything. I bought it on Amazon £1 cheaper about 3 or 4 weeks ago



are you sure that wasn't the USB 2.0 version? seemed to me this USB 3.0 one was about 10 quid more on amazon 4 weeks ago, tho the USB 2.0 version was (and still is) £1 cheaper.

Yeah it'l work on a ps3 so long as you format it to FAT32.


Has anyone actually tried this drive with a PS3 yet?

Being a 7200rpm drive, I'm concerned that it may have the same issues as the portable Western Digital USB3.0 drives (not enough power supplied by the USB ports) reported elsewhere, and by danzab above.

eg. community.wdc.com/t5/…928
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