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SAMSUNG D3 Station 2TB USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive STSHX-D201TDB Black

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  • SuperSpeed USB 3.0 (MAX): 5.0Gb/s
  • 3-year limited global warranty
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  • Harry K.
  • 7/10/2014 10:11:14 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsAdding to my previous review

This review is from: SAMSUNG D3 Station 2TB USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive STSHX-D201TDB Black

Pros: None

Cons: Extremely slow copying files.

Other Thoughts: The Samsung D3 drive copies files much more slowly than my 6-year-old USB 2.0 external drives. So I bought another USB 3.0 drive for comparison, this time a Western Digital 2TB MyBook. Yesterday I used FreeFileSync to copy some 2,200 files from my computer's hard drive to each of the external drives. There was a mixture of small files and some large photo and video files. The Samsung D3 took 7 minutes to run the backup. The Western Digital copied the files in 22 seconds. I am going to buy a second WD drive. I will never buy another Samsung drive.

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  • Shane J.
  • 7/9/2014 9:38:40 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggs1 out of 3 gets errors

This review is from: SAMSUNG D3 Station 2TB USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive STSHX-D201TDB Black

Pros: Price.

Cons: 33% fail rate 1 week in is not a good sign. Hopefully replacement drive fares better.

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  • Nigam R.
  • 7/7/2014 1:08:36 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood product but I am not going do business with Newegg

This review is from: SAMSUNG D3 Station 2TB USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive STSHX-D201TDB Black

Pros: This is a good product and works as advertised

Cons: None so far

Other Thoughts: I bought this product so that I can get credit for the shipping cost of a DOA product from a marketplace seller. Newegg had sent me an email that I would be reimbursed for this when I purchase a product from their listings. Now I am sorry to say that after more than 2 weeks and repeated emails I have decided that Newegg reneges on promises and I would like not to do any further business with them.

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  • Anonymous
  • 7/4/2014 1:28:32 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

4 out of 5 eggsnearly perfect but for short USB cable

This review is from: SAMSUNG D3 Station 2TB USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive STSHX-D201TDB Black

Pros: No vibration
Only sound is slight whirring
Internal drive is 7200 RPM (ST200D001 1E6164)

Cons: USB 3.0 cable only 2 feet long, which could be too short for large desktop computers with only rear USB 3.0 ports.

Not the best ventilation for horizontal orientation

Other Thoughts: 7200 internal drive (ST2000DM001-1E6164), but this isn't guaranteed. Vibration level of the ST2000DM001 varies by sample, maybe by version.

Vent holes are only on bottom and at back when drive is vertical, so drive runs hot when horizontal and reached 57C during a one hour seek test (room temp 25C). I prefer horizontal orientation so the drive can't be knocked over.

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  • John A.
  • 7/1/2014 12:45:07 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

4 out of 5 eggsSamsung D3 2 TB

This review is from: SAMSUNG D3 Station 2TB USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive STSHX-D201TDB Black

Pros: Attractive package, light weight will need a flat surface, does not show finger prints. Comes w Software, has MAC driver to write to NTFS drive. Comes formatted NTFS.
So far it appears to be "quiet" and no vibration that can be heard but if you pick up the enclosure you can tell its spinning. Temps are what I would say is normal for this two platter spindle HDD. LED light on face of enclosure is a bit brighter than I would like it but it blinks when it either reading or writing and is on solid when not doing this ...
What you have is a Nice 2 TB 6 GB SATA 3.5 inch HDD for $20 bucks less that what is currently Retail on this drive,

Cons: Comes w extra International plugs, no power switch, Short USB 3 Cable. Comes w software ! Secure unlock for windows. Samsung Drive manager, "portable SecretZone". Mac Driver, Samsung Drive Manager and User Manuals in all the languages of the rainbow.

LED light is a little to bright for users who have Theater systems this will be a negative and no adjustment to reduce this unless you and a series resister to drop the voltage. ( But that voids the warranty cause you have to open the case.) So if this is in a Media Center area make note of this or have some colored Tape to place over it - suggest a Green Translucent tape.

Other Thoughts: The USB cable as many have pointed out is short. And many users have had issues w attaching this HD to the front USB 3.0 ports and getting the HD to work well. Rear ports appear to work better but then the short cable limits this usage.
Using rear port USB 3 - HD Tune V 2.55 shows this at 37 MB/sec to 43 MB/sec; access time or 12 ms w a burst rate of 40 MB/sec.
Could be the cable.. not sure if this is "normal" as I do not know if they are still using the ST2000DM001 drives in this enclosure.
Do be advised that External USB HDD enclosures use a "encoder" on the USB interface so if the drive is taken out of the enclosure you cant read it...also if this interface fails you need another encoder from the same USB model number to read the data on the drive if the Drive is good.
If you going to do that then remove the HDD from the enclosure first then use the HDD as an internal HDD. Of course you can wipe the drive and make it fresh.
When plugging in the USB 3 Mini cable connector use care to inspect how your doing this as the shield on the female end in the HDD enclosure was a bit tweaked not sure if this is by design or cheap connectors being used in CHINA.
Over all its a good design and worth keeping the case for other uses if your taking it apart and using the HDD for an internal unit or in a Raid Array.

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  • Anonymous
  • 6/16/2014 7:37:18 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNice external drive

This review is from: SAMSUNG D3 Station 2TB USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive STSHX-D201TDB Black

Pros: Quiet fast external drive. Use for 35,000 song database and it streams effortlessly. 2tb version at $70 is a steal costing less than the drive itself. No temp problems on my version.

Cons: No real ones. Drive light stays on after Win 8.1 update but drive is not active so I have not bothered with the registry fix.

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  • Bruce S.
  • 6/7/2014 10:13:18 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsupdate from oct 2013

This review is from: SAMSUNG D3 Station 2TB USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive STSHX-D201TDB Black

Pros: It has been in constant 24 hr mode backing up video since purchase and then burning from USB drive. Still working great and has never disconnected. It is going through a USB 3.0 add on internal card on a HP desktop. I also have a 3TB edition of the same build and it also works great better than my Toshiba Canvio USB 3.0 1.5TB which intermittently shuts off and restarts in the same machine through the same card.

Cons: NONE!!!!!!

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  • Jason L.
  • 6/5/2014 8:27:56 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsGood External Hard Drive

This review is from: SAMSUNG D3 Station 2TB USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive STSHX-D201TDB Black

Pros: File transfer is reasonably fast, especially compared to my old usb 2.0 external drive. 4tb is a great size for a full system recovery image of my current drive. No problems at all so far...

Cons: Included software is pointless and it takes longer to spin up than my previous external drive.

Other Thoughts: Great external drive for backups or a media drive plugged into our router.

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  • Harley N.
  • 6/5/2014 2:46:19 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsSo far, so good.

This review is from: SAMSUNG D3 Station 2TB USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive STSHX-D201TDB Black

Pros: Still ticking after 8 months of heavy use. Fast-ish.

Cons: A bit unpredictable when connected to a network via WD router with USB.

Other Thoughts: Gonna buy a few more.

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  • Konrad U.
  • 5/23/2014 12:18:11 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNice extra storage

This review is from: SAMSUNG D3 Station 2TB USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive STSHX-D201TDB Black

Pros: Great price and solid functionality. USB 3.0 makes the drive quick to access. Nice set of drive utilities to gathering Samsung and MS tools in one area.

Cons: Not sure if it the drives fault but it did not work well attached to my Nighthawk Netgear Router. Caching seemed to mess up the file writes creating a cross linked mess.

Other Thoughts: I have 2 now!

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