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SAMSUNG D3 Station 4TB USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive STSHX-D401TDB Black

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  • 3 years limited warranty
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
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  • Kurt B.
  • 9/16/2014 10:49:25 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood Price, Solid ext USB 3 drive...

This review is from: SAMSUNG D3 Station 4TB USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive STSHX-D401TDB Black

Pros: So far so good, holds data, getting decent USB 3.0 transfer rates, this was on sale and so the price was great and it doesn't seem to be a heater (good air flow).

Cons: This is a Seagate manufactured drive with a Sammy Logo... Not sure 2-3 years down the road if there's a problem how that will play out warranty wise.

-supplied USB 3.0 Cord is too short (an annoyance) for those of us needing more than 18"

-1 egg for the Samsung software - it's buggy. I'm considering scrapping the included software and using other solutions (for encryption and backing up).

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  • robert s.
  • 9/9/2014 9:59:18 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsAnother thought

This review is from: SAMSUNG D3 Station 4TB USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive STSHX-D401TDB Black

Pros: If you want cheap storage this is not a bad choice (if purchased on sale). If I needed another 4 TB external, I would not hesitate to buy this one. The AC adapter works anywhere in the world and is small.

Cons: I prefer the smaller very rectangular Seagate case rather than the Samsung but not a big issue. The Samsung has a bit more style - looks good.

Other Thoughts: If the Seagate 4 and the Samsung/Seagate 4 were side by side on Newegg at the same price - probably would go for the Seagate. Although not pleased with the performance, the backup software can work well if you do not mind the overhead and keep your backups simple.

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  • robert s.
  • 9/9/2014 9:51:28 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsJust OK for automated b/u but an OK external drive

This review is from: SAMSUNG D3 Station 4TB USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive STSHX-D401TDB Black

Pros: Nicely engineered chassis and AC adaptor. As a standalone drive it does as well as its Seagate cousins. Using a simple backup approach specifying only by file types it did a decent job on those files

Cons: Backup does not want to do it your way. When I tried to get it to backup specific directories it required 2 days to copy 500MB before it crashed. Using a simpler approach specifying only file types to backup it did a decent job on those files but missed everything else.

Other Thoughts: The overhead from the software seems to really slow down the computer under normal operating conditions. I shut down the processes in task manager to get the computer almost back to where it is ok. My statements here are subjective, I did not use a stopwatch. Nonetheless, I wanted an automatic backup and this kind of works, but am back to semi-manual backups w/ SyncBack

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  • Michael C.
  • 9/9/2014 3:38:07 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
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4 out of 5 eggsIf you're looking for 4TB on the cheap, this is it

This review is from: SAMSUNG D3 Station 4TB USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive STSHX-D401TDB Black

Pros: Usually cheaper than equivalent models
Minimal bloatware
3 year warranty
Automatic power management - goes to sleep with no drive activity

Cons: I'm not sure if other 4TB drives share this issue, but during big data transfers, you might want to look into a separate cooling solution. My unit peaked at 57C during a 2TB transfer, which is fairly high in comparison with my internal laptop drive, which runs around 40-50C at any time.

Given the unit's design, the only real way to store this drive is upright. It's still possible to store it sideways, but you'll most likely scratch the plastic sides.

Also, it might be my computer's issue, but occasionally I'll encounter an issue where data transfers occur with USB 2.0 speeds. Unplugging and replugging the drive fixes this issue.

Other Thoughts: It's 4TB of storage, which comes out to be 3.63TB formatted.

Although this is branded as a Samsung drive, internally it's a Seagate Desktop HDD.15 ST4000DM000 4TB drive. It's a no-frills, 5900RPM storage solution, and it works as intended. No drivers were needed when using it with my Windows 7 x64 computer.

You get a 3 year warranty from Seagate, which provides an excellent RMA process where they send you a drive for backup before having to return your own unit.

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  • Anonymous
  • 9/7/2014 8:26:35 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
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3 out of 5 eggsok drive, non standard usb cable

This review is from: SAMSUNG D3 Station 4TB USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive STSHX-D401TDB Black

Pros: works well. speed is good for usb 3.0

Cons: usb cable not standard

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  • Theo K.
  • 9/4/2014 11:47:12 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
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3 out of 5 eggsOn Par

This review is from: SAMSUNG D3 Station 4TB USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive STSHX-D401TDB Black

Pros: Decent USB 3.0 speeds, my older WD 1TB Black Caviar is still faster overall. Good reads. Silent--no noise from it at all. Includes, for different power plug adapters. Samsung adds diversity to the external drive market, though it is still a Seagate drive inside.

Cons: Flimsy case, the sides are just thin flat plastic, with no additional interior structure, maybe it interfered with air flow and convection and what-not. But really what is the cost of an additional 0.050" in thickness, not to be traveled with especially in cold climates! Writes are slower than expected--like 1/2. Small 1- to 5 MB size 30-40MB/s Larger 500-1000MB 50-85MB/s Roughly with emphasis on roughly.

Other Thoughts: Don't get me wrong it seems like a good drive, it is too bad the con section is weighted more than the pros. From such an experienced company as Samsung I would expect with the 4 additional power plug adapters, indicating a traveling person, one would have designed a more sturdy case. Seems odd.

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  • michael s.
  • 8/31/2014 7:10:38 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat external Hd

This review is from: SAMSUNG D3 Station 4TB USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive STSHX-D401TDB Black

Pros: Very great product currently using for a xbox one now i have plenty of space to install games i have had this drive two months still running great product waaay faster then stock internal hd i would recommend to any one who needs extra space and has no room for another internal drive or for any xbox one user

Cons: No cons

Other Thoughts: Great product

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  • Gene F.
  • 8/30/2014 8:43:11 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsSLOW

This review is from: SAMSUNG D3 Station 4TB USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive STSHX-D401TDB Black

Pros: Storage space

Cons: Slowest drive I've ever had.

Other Thoughts: Get something else if you need it operate as a work drive and not just backup.

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  • James S.
  • 8/29/2014 4:29:09 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
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1 out of 5 eggsReplacement for faulty first

This review is from: SAMSUNG D3 Station 4TB USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive STSHX-D401TDB Black

Pros: NONE DO NOT PURCHASE

Cons: DOES NOT WORK RMA two of these dont waste your time

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  • rick r.
  • 8/27/2014 9:16:51 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
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5 out of 5 eggsNice Drive

This review is from: SAMSUNG D3 Station 4TB USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive STSHX-D401TDB Black

Pros: Looked it over and read it is a samsung drive in a seagate casing, imported by seagate. My seagate software formatted it in the GPD format with 1tb partitions. It is better balanced since it has the feet on the longer side. I plugged it into my seagate usb connector and power supply.

Cons: None so far.

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