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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

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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 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.

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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 4 TB USB 3.0 Slimline Portable Hard Drive - Black £100.43 @ Amazon
Found 10th Aug 2017Found 10th Aug 2017
Not the cheapest it's been for 4tb but it is for now. This is the lowest ever price from Amazon.

Works perfectly with the PlayStation. Very happy. Thanks op.


Out of interest, do any of these 4TB disks offer the potential to be ripped open and used normally elsewhere? Considering 2.5" storage disks for a small build in future and these are a cheap way of getting the storage.


Just weighed my 4Tb M3: 231g. 253g inc cable. Terrific piece of kit.


Hard drive case from AmazonBasics. I would like to hear some recommendations from people for a 4TB portable hard drive.


It's already in a case

Maxtor M3 2 TB USB 3.0 Slimline Portable Hard Drive - Black/ £10 OFF WITH AMAZON PRIME NOW = £55 Sold by Giga Electronico and Fulfilled by Amazon
Found 3rd Mar 2017Found 3rd Mar 2017
AMAZON PRIME NOW OFFER You can also receive £10 off this item or any Amazon prime now order thats £60 or more with code: 10OFF60 if it's your first order! ITEM DETAILS: Techni… Read more
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Annoyed you can't use Amazon vouchers on prime now. Anyone know a work around?


...has ample capacity of up to 4TB ???? How come? BTW the 4TB drive is £104 with £10 off.

Maxtor M3 Portable External Hard Drive 4TB £104.99 delivered @ Groupon
Found 19th Sep 2016Found 19th Sep 2016
Pretty good for 4TB portable, usually a desktop drive of that capacity is £100. Choose from the following options for Seagate Maxtor M3 hard drive: £38.48 for 500GB £43.99 for 1… Read more
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drive arrived - small item, rattling round in a large box (no extra packing) and thrown over a gate by Yodel delivery person. Won't risk buying anything from them again.


use code FIRST for 25% off - 4TB drive Total = £80.24


cold £99 at sainburys yesterday


Groupon and Physical items are a daft idea. By all means buy a voucher for a manicure or a cheap gym pass. Don't give them cash for an item that either doesn't turn up or is difficult to return if a problem occurs.


Additionally I believe that they now solder the USB interface directly onto the drive now.

Maxtor M3 2TB USB 3.0 Slimline Portable Hard Drive £59.98 delivered @ Amazon
Found 16th Sep 2016Found 16th Sep 2016
Cheapest it's been from Amazon USB 3.0 Slimline/Lightweight Doesn't need a separate power supply Perfect for extra storage for a Laptop/Notebook/Xbone/PS4

Hey, I works fine in my PS4 and is really easy to swap over too


ok, I won't be able to do it until at least saturday but I'll let you know


Let us know if you can, not a fan of Seagate drives but if you can I might have to buy one.


I bought this literally earlier, everyone says you can put in a PS4 on the questions bit, £62.99


Such a shame portable SSDs are still through the roof :(

4tb Maxtor External hard drive £96.98 (£104 delivered) @ Saverstore
Found 7th Jul 2016Found 7th Jul 2016
4tb Maxtor External hard drive. Complete with cables and software.
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well 3tb £67 form groupon with code


This one is 15mm thick. Laptop drives are 7mm or m2.


Ah, no-go all round then. How thick is it? And what is standard laptop size?


It wouldn't happen. This drive is almost twice as thick as a normal laptop drive.


Yup shame. Would be nice to have 4TB in my laptop.

Maxtor M3 1 TB USB 3.0 Slimline Portable Hard Drive - Black £39.55 @ Amazon
Found 12th Jun 2016Found 12th Jun 2016
Maxtor M3 1 TB USB 3.0 Slimline Portable Hard Drive - Black Never been a fan of Maxtor drives but good price for a M3 1TB and its USB3 USB powered, main supply not needed
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The Seagate 2Tb ones can be, i've removed mine and it's currently inside my PS4 :)


Maxtor, there's a blast from the past. :)


Thanks, any recommendation on a 2 terrabyte that can be removed from caddy

Maxtor M3 4 TB USB 3.0 Slimline Portable Hard Drive - Black - for £108.22 @ Amazon
Found 2nd Jun 2016Found 2nd Jun 2016
Identical to the 4TB slimline Samsung but under a different name and ~£7 cheaper.

Got to store that 8K virtual reality video somewhere!


Samsungs almost for sure, at least some I have seen.


Do we know if the drive is soldered or if there is an internal SATA header?


Only in name unfortunately like Polaroid and JVC, every time I see the name it brings back memories of the dozens and dozens of Maxtor batteries I used to go through with the first Gameboy. Same drive different brand name on the case, both owned by Seagate now :( Yeah kinda sad but at the same time I cant wait for the day where I can buy a 16TB SSD for cheaps


Now called Maxtor Seagate so is really own by Seagate. Seagate also owns Samsung hard drives. At this rate there''ll be little competition.

USB 3.0 750 GB Portable USB 3.0 iOmega eGo HDD £70 at Currys/PC World
Found 6th Jan 2011Found 6th Jan 2011
Also available in stores but for some reason cannot reserve from website. Overview The Iomega® eGo™ Portable Hard Drive offers a stylish look that is fast, sleek, and rugged. Now … Read more
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My Samsung 640 gig given a usb 3 or esata enclosure is three time the usb 2 speed


About twice as fast in real life, judging from the WD one I bought.


USB3 is ace, it's about 3-4 times faster than USB2 :D i love it...


Read first paragraph.

Maxtor 500GB Hard Drive, SATAII, 7200rpm, 16MB Cache, 3yr - £34.99 @ Ebuyer
Found 10th Nov 2009Found 10th Nov 2009
Maxtor DiamondMax 23 SATA 3Gb/s hard drives provide a value solution for applications needing high-capacity storage. Maxtor DiamondMax 23 hard drives follow the Maxtor tradition o… Read more

You have to do about 50 posts now? So, it's crazy to say that Scan is post-free for most people. The Aria deal looks good though. ^.^


on the contrary my comments were entirely fair. anyone can get free delivery at scan, its a simple matter of posting on either hexus or avforums. delivery at ebuyer might be free for orders over £50 but then you're spending £50 not £35. like you say RMAing is a pain so why take more of a risk by buying a maxtor. By the way scan have on their today only page ] 500gb western digital blue and green for £35.36 and £35.64 respectivley. Alternatively ]


Zurich, your comments are not fair. Delivery at Scan is only free for some people. Likewise, at ebuyer, delivery is (still?) free for orders over £50 or so. The price of this drive is marginally less than the two you posted. What I am not sure about is whether Maxtor are still having problems with reliability of their drives? It's normally worth spending a bit more for reliability. Just as an example, I've had 3 Samsungs that have died, and even though I use RAID 1 so don't lose any data, it's still a pain to RMA them.


oh, and delivery should be included in your final price.


cold for me. you can get either of these delivered for less. and they're not Maxtor. ] ]

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