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Maxtor M3 4TB USB 3.0 Portable External Hard Drive, £86.99 @ Ebuyer
Refreshed 26th OctRefreshed 26th Oct
Free delivery. USB 3.0 Interface SuperSpeed (Max): 5.0Gb/s Powered By USB Compatible with Windows 10/8/7/Vista, Mac OS X 10.4.8 or later

good price, but wouldn’t touch maxtor with a bargepole considering every hard drive i’ve had of theirs has failed.


Thanks (y) 🏻


Very true. I would want 7200 minimum.


Mine contains a Seagate ST4000LM016-1N2170 which is a 5400rpm drive.


Since when did they stop detailing drives speeds in the specs??. Anyone know if this is a 5400 or 7200rpm drive?

Maxtor 4TB USB 3.0 portable hard drive. 3 year warranty and free delivery £85.60 @ Amazon (Sold by NCG Group / FBA)
Found 9th OctFound 9th Oct
Great price for a 4tb portable (y) The Maxtor M3 Portable External Hard Drive delivers handy portable storage. It is easy to take wherever you go, and has ample capacity of up to… Read more
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It's £94.10 now ... Deal need's expiring.


Hahahahahahahaha, cough cough ...


Only if these were about back in the day when Kazaa, LimeWire and Napster was about lol


For trolling purposes


"I remember agonising over a 100kb floppy disk drive". What were you agonising about?. The original MSDOS WORMS was wayyyyyyy more than 100kb by it's itself?! (if I remember well?), hahahahahahahahaha. So it's not exactly like the World of 'stuffs' was exactly destined to fit on it anyway, was it?, hehehehehe. :-D It's cool though, lol. :-)

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Maxtor 4TB USB 3.0 portable hard drive for PC, XBOX ONE + PS4. 3 year warranty, free delivery £85.61 @ Amazon
Found 12th SepFound 12th Sep
Maxtor M3 4 TB USB 3.0 Slimline Portable Hard Drive - Black The Maxtor M3 Portable External Hard Drive delivers handy portable storage. It is easy to take wherever you go, and has … Read more
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Showing as £ 90.11 ... So, you're saying, IF I use my visa card on this, at check-in an automatical £5 will be knocked off of the £ 90.11 price tag then?. (Making it the £ 85.11 you quoted above?). Or ... thanx.


I have one or two of the old Samsung one's too (1tb, and 2tb), and they're decent portable hard drives. :-)


Yep, but formally Samsung ... :-)


Maxtor = Seagate


I've got a 4tb and 2 x 2tb ones. No issues with either of them for last couple years (older one is Samsung version)

4TB Maxtor M3 USB 3.0 Portable External HDD 3 Year Warranty. For PC, Xbox One, PS4, LAPTOP. free delivery or pick up. £90.11 @ CCL
Found 31st AugFound 31st Aug
The Maxtor M3 Portable External Hard Drive delivers handy portable storage. It is easy to take wherever you go, and has ample capacity of up to 4TB. Compatible PS4/PC/XBOX one Hard… Read more
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A disc that fails after six uses is a valid reason for voting cold. I am fully aware about moving parts so back up in triplicate. They could improve packaging as its all a bit on the rigid side if dropped.


Lol, have 4 in my PC now running striped, not a days problem....that being said, I do have SMART running all the time to be sure....


OMG! I had forgotten about quantum, I can remember buying my a quantum fireball years and years ago!


Hey guys if you want to stop a HDD fail best is not to move it while it is on. Because the drive inside HDD is spinning, and can break the laser head. If you think you want to jog and use a drive then get SSD which has no moving parts.


I bet you only had two seagates in 20 yrs. (lol) (lol) (lol)

Maxtor M3 4TB USB 3.0 Portable External Hard Drive £90.11 @ Amazon For PC, Xbox One, PS4
Found 30th AugFound 30th Aug
Maxtor M3 4 TB USB 3.0 SlimlinePortable Hard Drive - Black The Maxtor M3 Portable External Hard Drivedelivers handy portable storage. It is easy to take wherever you go, and has a… Read more

Had my 4TB M3 since March 2017 for weekly Windows back up of 3 laptops and 1 desktop. Nice, neat little drive. I also have a refurbished WD 4TB portable as back up to backup. I think the £20.50 Amazon Accident & Breakdown cover is a good deal, especially if you're in an environment where coffee/beer is knocked over.


Actually, black would show more scratches, since the scratches tend to leave greyish marks.


Yeah I'd say so, if it was white normal wear and tear would be a fair bit more obvious


In days gone by Maxtor weren't the most reliable of drives. I've always avoided them. I'm guessing they must be a lot better these days?


"The durable black design stands up to the rigors of daily use". If the colour was white, would that make this less durable?

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Maxtor 2TB USB 3.0 portable hard drive, Black £57.94 @ Amazon - sold by Storagekings / FBA  with 3 year warranty. For PC, Xbox One, PS4
Found 11th AugFound 11th Aug
Maxtor M3 2 TB USB 3.0 SlimlinePortable Hard Drive - Black The Maxtor M3 Portable External Hard Drivedelivers handy portable storage. It is easy to take wherever you go, and has a… Read more
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Price drop


Can this be used on a ps4 and xbox both linked at the same time ??




nice deal..


Need a drive for my cctv dvr - anyone know if the internal is standard sata? P :)

Maxtor M3 4TB USB 3.0 Portable External Hard Drive. Free delivery, collect + and 3 year warranty - £89.51 @ Ebuyer. Also @ CCL
Found 29th JulFound 29th Jul
Maxtor M3 4TB USB 3.0 Portable External Hard Drive The Maxtor M3 Portable External Hard Drive delivers handy portable storage. It is easy to take wherever you go, and has ample ca… Read more
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Do they come with a 3 year warranty?


Maxtor or Seagate 4TB for same price?


Just looked on Amazon same price,well a couple of pence dearer and one on eBay new £2 cheaper... ssoooo no notstandard ish price eh ?


Hehehehe, it's very slowly starting to now look like it, yes ... :-D But NOT alwayyyys the standard price though, is it?. :-)


I know what you mean and atm I've got a 3tb and a 2tb external. I do believe halo 5 on my drive is taking up over 100gb :o

Maxtor 4TB USB 3.0 portable hard drive £89.61 @ Amazon
Found 10th MayFound 10th May
Maxtor M3 4 TB USB 3.0 Slimline Portable Hard Drive - Black Box Contains 1 x Maxtor M3 4Tb USB 3.0 cable multilang manual Handy portable storageUSB 3.0 connectionPlug-and-pla… Read more

This above a wd my passport at around same price?


The only way to fit a HD larger than 2TB inside a PS4 is either to buy SSD or you modify the chassis. There are no 4TB HDD that can naturally fit inside a PS4 as they are too thick. Modifying the chassis will immediately invalidate any warranty on your PS4. As you can just plug this device into your PS4 and use it that way, really makes no sense damaging your console just to use this internally.


Yes, you can ude the internal SATA drive. The drive inside is a (thick) Seagate Barracuda with a very small USB to SATA adapter board. One thing to be aware of is that the M3 comes with 3 years warranty, whereas the internal drive is not recognised by Seagate to be under any warranty. You will destroy the case when removing the drive, so if you want the internal drive you very likely forfeit any warranty.


Can this be disassembled to use inside a ps4? I am aware that it is most likely a thicker than the original ps4 drive, but there are some YouTube videos that show that the thicker Sat 2.5" drive can be wedged into ps4.

Maxtor M3 4TB USB 3.0 Portable External Hard Drive (save £15.98​, from £105.06), £89.08, at eBuyer
Found 8th MayFound 8th May
Maxtor M3 4TB USB 3.0 Portable External Hard Drive (save £15.98, from £105.06), £89.08, at eBuyer. Dropped further in price again to below £90 price mark since last Posted on here… Read more

".with what proof are you basing this exactly" I offer no proof just my experience of seagate drives over the years since the 1980s and whatever data is available from the likes of class actions and backblaze data.


Thanx. :-)


Good to hear you like, lol.


Because some year's back, Samsung SOLD all of it's hard drive making technological 'arm' to Seagate ... Hence why Seagate hard drives have Seagate in them, but also as to why 'traditionally' Samsung hard drives, also have Seagate hard drives in them too like?. (There's your answer). It is what it is?, lol. :-)


Your most welcome Andywedge. :-)

Maxtor M3 4TB Portable Hard Drive £89.84 @ ebuyer
Refreshed 19th AprRefreshed 19th Apr
Just dropped in price to below £90 USB 3.0 Interface SuperSpeed (Max): 5.0Gb/s Powered By USB Compatible with Windows 10/8/7/Vista, Mac OS X 10.4.8 or later
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Just received mine today. Was gutted after reading it was a Seagate drive but Thought I’d give it a shot. Started backing up a drive & It’s slow. I’m getting 20mb write speed through USB 3 So mega disappointed. Says it’s going to take a full 24 hours to backup the disk. That’s ridiculous, reminds me of downloading back in the 90’s with a dialup connection.


You didn’t get the joke didn’t you ??? :/ @Chanchi32 wru?


Its a good price if it doesn't go wrong and has a 3 year warranty - which oddly is a year longer than if you bought the equivalent Seagate drive!! Maybe I need glasses. I didnt see drop proof anywhere in the description and it certainly wasn't drop proof when it fell all of 6 inches. The only drop proofing I could see when I opened the casing where a few rubber surrounds in the corners. It has a 4tb seagate drive inside it. Seagate 4tb drives have the worst reliability of all the hard drive manufacturers.


I have these for the xbox and no complain from me.


Looks a bit fat

Portable 4TB Maxtor HDD - £92.85 @ Ebuyer
Found 1st MarFound 1st Mar
Powered By USB, I have one for a while now, no probs. Don't know if you can take it out unfortunately Speed 5.0Gb/s (advertised..) Seems reasonable price if you need one

A linky to the Amazon hard drive


A link would have helped?


Or 2tb


Anyone knows cheapest 1tb price?


Good deal but same price within pennies on Amazon

maxtor m3 4tb portable hard drive £92.93 @ Amazon. Also at ebuyer and ccl
Found 16th FebFound 16th Feb
Another portable hard drive deal for those looking for more storage. Imho you can never have enough (y)
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In my experience 28years. I've probably had about 40+ hard drives. A mixture of wd, seagate, Samsung, Maxtor and others. I've only ever had problems with 1 Maxtor fail after about 10 years heavy use. 1 Samsung spin point 2tb failed. But had 4 seagate drives die. 3 in a storage server after about 2 to 3 years each and one which died after a month. I have had about 8 wd drives with no failures at all. A mixture of very old and newer technologies. I will only ever buy wd drives these days.


I find all brands to be the same whether expensive or cheap. Not all products get tested and it's just pot luck as to which one is gonna fail. I could buy a cheap tv and then an expensive one, and have the expensive one fail after a week... wouldn't put me off that brand though


Glad to be of help :{ (y)


I have one of these, also the 4TB. Generally a good drive (40MB/s with no caching, 100MB/s with caching) and indeed 3 years warranty (which can be confirmed on Seagate site if you type in the product code and serial). Do keep in mind that the return procedure with Seagate is more of a hassle than it is with WD. In both cases what you will get back after a return is a refurbished drive covered by the original warranty. Nice about this drive, and somewhat rare, is that the drive inside is a SATA model (unlike WD portable drives, which have a USB soldered on the print board). If you do remove the drive, the warranty is spoiled though as the internal drive does not come up as having any warranty and you will destroy the enclosure when removing the drive. What's hidden inside is a thick ST4000LM024 (so don't think you can shove it in your laptop).


Owned by Seagate so should be pretty reliable...

Seagate: Maxtor 4TB , M3 Portable , 2.5 inch External HDD , free delivery on Prime for £94.45 Sold by Comtronics and Fulfilled by Amazon.
Found 5th FebFound 5th Feb
(Next best price @Tesco Direct when checked) Features Handy portable storage USB 3.0 connection Plug-and-play ready for Windows PCs Operating System: Windows 10/8/7/Vista, Mac OS … Read more

I don’t know tbh..


Looking at Keepa price trackign they tend to bounce around the £49.99 price point from time to time.


you must have got the last cheap one, as the 49.99 2tb is upto £80 now.


Thanks ordered the 2TB


Tempting, need more space for my Plex Server Already got 3TB, not sure whether to futureproof with 4TB, or cheap out with a 2TB

Seagate Maxtor 2TB USB 3.0 portable hard drive @amazon £60.97
Found 5th Dec 2017Found 5th Dec 2017
Description Product Description Maxtor M3 2 TB USB 3.0 Slimline Portable Hard Drive - Black Box Contains 1 x Maxtor M3 2Tb USB 3.0 cable multilang manual

Yeh it works inside a PS4, inside is a Samsung Spinpoint and is a great performing silent drive. This isn't a good deal though its the normal price. The Seagate casing is a bit easiler to get into than the Maxtor/Samsung branded versions. If going to go to the effort of replacing the disk in your PS4 you'd be better off with an SSD, gets you in the games much faster and gives a slight edge in multplayer.


Seagate and Maxtor rolled into one! If carlsberg made recipes for disaster... (excited)


I bought one of these in BF deal for £56 and they fit..i can't find them cheap at the moment but worth keeping an eye out if that's what your after. Seagate Backup Plus Slim 2


Cheers, I wonder if its worth buying this one to extract the drive from the housing.......


Sorry, my mistake. The the 2TB drives under £60 on Amazon were a Toshiba and WD that were both 3.5". Their cheapest 2TB 2.5" looks like the Seagate Baracuda at £74.

Maxtor M3 4 TB USB 3.0 Slimline Portable Hard Drive - Black £99.95 Amazon
Found 30th Nov 2017Found 30th Nov 2017
Hopefully somebody will find this a good deal,Just got one for a gift,hopefully somebody will find the deal useful,let me know if there's a better deal for my hard earned,buying fo… Read more
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Please accept my apologies,in my tired state,i seen it had gotten heat at £99,just looked now and that was from more than a year ago,oh well,is there something better for the price,any advice would be greatly appreciated.


Good price, potentially low data transfer rate though


No that's been the price for sometime now. Been watching this from before Black Friday.



Isn't it usually this price? Whenever I check the 4TB WD or Seagate drive prices this usually comes up at £99.95.

Maxtor M3 2 TB USB 3.0 Slimline Portable Hard Drive - Black @ Amazon - £61.97
Found 27th Nov 2017Found 27th Nov 2017
USB 3.0 5Gb/s External Hard Drive mobile Seagate quality product

I didn't know about WD and Hitachi. I won't immediately pass by Hitachi next time. (y)


Seagate bought Maxtor many years ago, also Western Digital own Hitatchi branded HDDs so basically no difference in quality, just stickers. and that folks is how you silence 'brand' whores :p there really isnt that many to pick from... just 2.


Like you I try to stick with WD. Seagate seem to have had failure issues for years. I don't know if it's poor quality control or what. I can only speak from experience but the brand doesn't fill me with confidence.


No, i wish Seagate would stop failing, and if it takes them to charge more for their products trhen so be it. I thought it was just trolls saying they always fail. But having had 3 die i wont buy anymore, even if they are cheap. I use WD and Intenso at the moment and have never had a problem with any of them ones.


Okay price normally was £64.95

Maxtor 1tb portable external Hard drive £39.98 at Amazon
Found 21st Nov 2017Found 21st Nov 2017
I've been looking for an external hard drive and found this one and £39.98 seems like a good price. I know that higher capacity ones (2tb plus) are better value per tb, but obvious… Read more
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I paid around £60 for one of these a few Year's back, AND from Amazon as well!, hehehe. Good Portable Hard Drive's these. :-)


It's worth noting this drive comes with a three year manufacturers warranty. Most other manufacturers seem to offer 1 or 2 years max. I bought this to expand storage on my Xbox One (for £45) and it has been great so far.


If it's 3.0 it will. I have the same one for Xbox one


Wonder if it works on a ps4


Like you say the 2tb version is only £23 more. That’s also very good

Maxtor M3 4 TB USB 3.0 Slimline Portable Hard Drive - Black £99.95 Amazon
Found 20th Nov 2017Found 20th Nov 2017
Lowest regular price on Amazon (excluding flash sales) I know we have purchased at prices lower than this in the past (Very deal - that offered additional discount for new members… Read more

Thanks for the various comments, I think I'll wait and see if the WD does appear at below a hundred.


The drive inside is a Samsung which make excellent 2.5" drives (Seagate acquired Samsung's mobile hard drive manufacturing and this is the old model before they started botching the drives) however this 4TB version is very slow and if you don't need the space you may prefer the 2TB which is a great performer and is more flexible in that it is standard height so can be put inside a PS4 or laptop.


Passionate arguments over which brand is better can be seen on these forums :D Most mainstream brands are pretty much very close to each other for average retail use.


That one is aimed at Windows and Macbook users. It comes with some sort of encryption mechanism built in. I am not sure if it would play nice if someone wanted to use them as LUKS encrypted ext4 drives. I am using the Maxtor M3 as a backup drive on Linux


lol, barely! XD

Maxtor M3 4TB USB 3.0 Portable External Hard Drive down to £99.96 @ Ebuyer
Found 21st Sep 2017Found 21st Sep 2017
Neat little portable 4TB back up. USB2 or USB3 powered. Very happy with my M3 that cost me £105 a couple of months ago. Bought a re-certified 4TB WD My Passport Ultra as back up to… Read more

Now £99.96


As well as my old USB2 only Acer 521, this Maxtor M3 also works on my USB2 only Lenovo ThinkPad; the speed is governed by USB2 max speed which is much slower than the USB3 on my Lenovo 521S


ISC .. I was assuming that this is a multiplatter drive powered entirely from the usb port and would therefore require more than the max provided by usb2.0 500ma. You may have a more modern usb2 port that allows much higher current draw eg for charging, so some(modern) usb2 ports may work, but they will be quite slow


Yes the ST4000LM016 (AKA Spinpoint M10P) 5 x 800GB platters. Very slow performer, go 3.5" if you can and you'll get one or two extra TB at similar price.


Just ran a backup on my old Acer 521 to the M3 Maxtor using USB2 connection. Much slower than if it had been USB3 but it completed successfully.

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