Samsung M3 1TB 2.5" USB 3.0 Slimline Portable Hard Drive - Black RRP £79.99 Now £43.99 & FREE Delivery  @ Amazon
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Samsung M3 1TB 2.5" USB 3.0 Slimline Portable Hard Drive - Black RRP £79.99 Now £43.99 & FREE Delivery @ Amazon

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Found 14th Aug 2014
Lowest ever Amazon price for this 2.5" drive which receives many good user reviews for quality and reliability.

* Handy portable storage - Massive 1TB
* SafetyKeyTM protection for your data
* Enjoy stable HD videos and gaming
* Durable black design

Box Contains:
M3 Portable External Hard Drive
USB cable
Quick Install Guide
Software preloaded on the drive
Electronic User Documentation (PDF)

Dispatched from and sold by Amazon

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Good price

What's inside it? could I open it up and use it in my laptop? tia

Original Poster

gatch

What's inside it? could I open it up and use it in my laptop? tia



Fraid I don't own one yet (and I was just gonna use it in it's intended use as it's reputed to be a very good form factor for an external!). It will be interesting to see if you get a reply - it's usually a bit pricier than some other external 1TBs so maybe not been ripped open too often up to now!
Edited by: "ianidall" 14th Aug 2014

I have one of these connected to my television and it's great for recording TV to, it doesn't need a separate power feed so it hides away nicely.

A good hard drive, had it for over a year and has not failed me. The lack of a external power supply makes it extremely portable (however don't plug it into your raspberry pi like I did...)

Does anyone know if it'll work with the Xbox one as a hdd?

Original Poster

hanif248

A good hard drive, had it for over a year and has not failed me. The lack … A good hard drive, had it for over a year and has not failed me. The lack of a external power supply makes it extremely portable (however don't plug it into your raspberry pi like I did...)



C'mon - tell us your silly 'fruit' story - #intruiged !!!!

I have the 2TB version of this, and the form factor is indeed really good. Its a very small and neat device.

I have a 350 gig one and even with that, I'm dubious about having it draw power via the USB for long periods. Handy as it is for taking a bunch of audio and video travelling with me, for home use, I use a. external HDD with a separate powere supply.

Looks great, the 1.5TB version is £9 more but it's RRP is lower. Any reason for this?

I went for the 1.5tb one at 52.99.
Slightly better value.

hanif248

A good hard drive, had it for over a year and has not failed me. The lack … A good hard drive, had it for over a year and has not failed me. The lack of a external power supply makes it extremely portable (however don't plug it into your raspberry pi like I did...)


You really need to use a powered USB hub when attaching portable drives to a Raspberry Pi as it doesn't have enough power. Then you can attach as many as you like. Saying that, I've managed to get some portable drives to work by attaching directly to the Pi. It depends how much power the drive requires.

Original Poster

avy_baby

I went for the 1.5tb one at 52.99. Slightly better value.



I'd been watching the 1TB via camelcamelcamel, woke-up to get a notification of the price-drop so didn't really look or think - just bought it! You may be correct, but I'm skint anyway and shouldn't even have bought the 1TB

£44 for 1TB, I can't see what the fuss is about. That RRP is way off,
£79.99 would get you a 2TB portable.

Original Poster

Present

£44 for 1TB, I can't see what the fuss is about. That RRP is way off, … £44 for 1TB, I can't see what the fuss is about. That RRP is way off, £79.99 would get you a 2TB portable.



This drive/enclosure gets higher user feedbacks (stars for value) than the competition despite being more expensive usually. Now it's the same price as the inferiors - neg the deal if you dislike it - not a difficult concept! Others seem to think it is ok

Show us a better quality product for chips and your deal will go hot too! It is not a competition - it is sharing

Edited by: "ianidall" 14th Aug 2014

Present

£44 for 1TB, I can't see what the fuss is about. That RRP is way off, … £44 for 1TB, I can't see what the fuss is about. That RRP is way off, £79.99 would get you a 2TB portable.



£74.98 for the 2TB version of this actually. Prices (£ per GB) generally go down a bit as the capacity of the HD increases though. However, some people can't afford, or don't require, higher capacity drives so I'm not sure that's a valid argument.

stoneyzpimpin

Does anyone know if it'll work with the Xbox one as a hdd?



Yes it does with no problem as I bought one a few weeks ago and after formatting via the console works as allocated memory

has anyone used the pre-installed software? I want to password secure the drive and encrypt back up data - will this do the job?

gatch

What's inside it? could I open it up and use it in my laptop? tia



No.

gatch

What's inside it? could I open it up and use it in my laptop? tia



Just get one of these Samsung 2.5" drives designed for laptops. They're about the same price (plus you won't void your warranty or inadvertently break the drive).

amazon.co.uk/Sam…TBC

Or this one:
amazon.co.uk/Hit…OH8

Or this:
amazon.co.uk/Tos…NMQ
Edited by: "MisterMadHatter" 14th Aug 2014

^ They are all 5400 Rpm drives.

So if you need a 7200 Rpm for whatever reason

amazon.co.uk/Hit…630

ianidall

This drive/enclosure gets higher user feedbacks (stars for value) than … This drive/enclosure gets higher user feedbacks (stars for value) than the competition despite being more expensive usually. Now it's the same price as the inferiors - neg the deal if you dislike it - not a difficult concept! Others seem to think it is okShow us a better quality product for chips and your deal will go hot too! It is not a competition - it is sharing



Sorry, I didn't mean to come off as ungrateful, I personally just tend to go for 2TB Western Digitals, I didn't neg this deal.

MisterMadHatter

£74.98 for the 2TB version of this actually. Prices (£ per GB) generally g … £74.98 for the 2TB version of this actually. Prices (£ per GB) generally go down a bit as the capacity of the HD increases though. However, some people can't afford, or don't require, higher capacity drives so I'm not sure that's a valid argument.



True, you might not need a 2TB, but the RRP is still clearly wrong as double the space of the same drive is less than the RRP of the 1TB.

Present

True, you might not need a 2TB, but the RRP is still clearly wrong as … True, you might not need a 2TB, but the RRP is still clearly wrong as double the space of the same drive is less than the RRP of the 1TB.


True. I generally take RRPs with a pinch of salt these days anyway and just compare products with similar products.

Original Poster

I just got a £38.94 offer via Flubit - gonna go bouncy on that

ianidall

I just got a £38.94 offer via Flubit - gonna go bouncy on that


Nice. Hopefully they fulfill it. I might give it a go myself in that case as that's a bargain if ever I saw one!

ianidall

I just got a £38.94 offer via Flubit - gonna go bouncy on that



They offered me £41 I will reject now.

Original Poster

MisterMadHatter

Nice. Hopefully they fulfill it. I might give it a go myself in that case … Nice. Hopefully they fulfill it. I might give it a go myself in that case as that's a bargain if ever I saw one!



YUP - £38.94 is super duper - request all flubiters!

Original Poster


malachi

They offered me £41 I will reject now.



I was OP - got in 1st
Edited by: "ianidall" 14th Aug 2014

Thanks. We have two of these which run just fine.
The 1.5TB version looks even better value at £52.99 so bought that
Voted hot...

Original Poster

dontasciime

No.



Why no? is the inside soldered? give us your knowledge?

ianidall

Why no? is the inside soldered? give us your knowledge?



The answer is NO

I was going to give some links to products they could use but someone else posted some but the answer is no it can't be used as they wanted. Simple and to the point..but factual.

Edited by: "dontasciime" 14th Aug 2014

Funnily enough:

The 1TB weighs 150 grams
The 1.5TB weighs 281 grams

So for 50% extra storage, you will have 60.8% extra weight.

That is a deal breaker for me.

mplacona

Funnily enough:The 1TB weighs 150 gramsThe 1.5TB weighs 281 gramsSo for … Funnily enough:The 1TB weighs 150 gramsThe 1.5TB weighs 281 gramsSo for 50% extra storage, you will have 60.8% extra weight.That is a deal breaker for me.



Most are concerned by capacity/£, not capacity/gram

mplacona

Funnily enough:The 1TB weighs 150 gramsThe 1.5TB weighs 281 gramsSo for … Funnily enough:The 1TB weighs 150 gramsThe 1.5TB weighs 281 gramsSo for 50% extra storage, you will have 60.8% extra weight.That is a deal breaker for me.



Unless your name is Mr Muscle, I don't think the additional 131 grams would be too much of an extra burden to pick up

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Original Poster

mplacona

Funnily enough:The 1TB weighs 150 gramsThe 1.5TB weighs 281 gramsSo for … Funnily enough:The 1TB weighs 150 gramsThe 1.5TB weighs 281 gramsSo for 50% extra storage, you will have 60.8% extra weight.That is a deal breaker for me.



hahahahahahahahahaha X)

Original Poster

dontasciime

The answer is NOI was going to give some links to products they could use … The answer is NOI was going to give some links to products they could use but someone else posted some but the answer is no it can't be used as they wanted. Simple and to the point..but factual.



Useful post - thanks for your assiistance. Can you say it in plain english instead of code bitte?
Edited by: "ianidall" 14th Aug 2014

stoneyzpimpin

Does anyone know if it'll work with the Xbox one as a hdd?



Yes it will work with Xbox One

amazon.co.uk/pro…FX8
Edited by: "shasnir" 14th Aug 2014

bought the 1.5 tb version through flubit £46.74
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