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SAMSUNG P3 Portable 2TB USB 3.0 2.5" External Hard Drive STSHX-MTD20EF (HX-MTD20EF/G2)

  • Thin, compact size
  • SafetyKeyTM protection for your data
  • 3-year limited warranty
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The Samsung P3 Portable External Hard Drive delivers ample capacity in a graceful design. With up to 2TB (500GB and 1TB are also available) of storage space, the thin, compact drive is so portable you can take it everywhere. The Smart Grey color is classic and appealing.

  • Graceful design
  • Thin, compact size
  • SuperSpeed USB 3.0 (Max): 5.0Gbps
  • SafetyKey protection for your data

Specifications

Operating Systems

  • Windows 8/7/Vista/XP, Mac OS X 10.4.8 or later

Software

  • AutoBackup personal backup solution
  • Secure Drive for worry-free data security
  • SecretZoneTM can encrypt data on the device

Environmental Specification

  • Temperature (operating): 41 - 104°F (5 - 40°C)
  • Temperature (nonoperating): –4 - 149°F (–20 - 65°C)

Drive Weight & Dimensions

Weight (Max):
  • 5.8oz (166g) (2TB)
  • 5.3oz (150g) (1TB)
  • 5.0oz (140g) (500GB)
Dimensions (Max):
  • Height: 0.6" (14.8mm)
  • Width: 3.2" (82mm)
  • Length: 4.4" (111mm)

Available Capacities

Capacity Model Number
2TB STSHX-MTD20EF
1TB STSHX-MTD10EF
500GB STSHX-MT050DF

What's in the Box

box content
  1. P3 Portable External Hard Drive
  2. USB cable
  3. Quick Install Guide
  4. Software preloaded on the drive
  5. Electronic User Documentation (PDF)

Learn more about the SAMSUNG STSHX-MTD20EF (HX-MTD20EF/G2)

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


Customer Reviews of the SAMSUNG STSHX-MTD20EF (HX-MTD20EF/G2)

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  • Anonymous
  • 4/10/2015 5:22:40 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsAwful Product

Pros: None

Cons: Drive is dead after 5 months of light use. Data gone!

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  • Jack S.
  • 3/18/2015 6:59:14 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Very strong legit hard drive. i have had this up and running as back up ever since i got it and love it.

Cons: none so far

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  • Chuck M.
  • 3/16/2015 9:42:26 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat value

Pros: Plug it in, format it, run it. I'm using it encrypted with OpenSUSE 13.2, no problems at all. Seems pretty fast but of course it is nearly empty so far.

Cons: Short cable, but I suppose this is inherent in the technology.

Other Thoughts: Having only run it a few days, I can't comment on durability

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  • Edward K.
  • 3/1/2015 1:25:33 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAmazing

Pros: 2TB is a lot of space that I just happen to fill up. Amazing space for the amount. Speed of file transfer is very nice, as well.

Cons: Not many

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  • Toshifumi K.
  • 1/3/2015 7:35:30 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood price

Pros: USB 3.0 works fine and transfer speed is 3 times faster than USB 2.0.
Overall I love this product.

Cons: A connector HD side is a little bit hard to connect.

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  • david g.
  • 12/15/2014 2:48:37 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggssmooth and silky

Pros: instant setup...sleek design...small footprint
for 79 bucks on special, a steal considering 1 tb seagate backup plus slims were about the same.

Cons: minor--this is a seagate product so if there were to be a problem, well, that might be a problem...no tech tips to be had at samsung, not that i needed any

Other Thoughts: i was quite worried that this would not work in my new asus because my old my book drive did not, at least in the usb 3 port....and, the wd my book is powered and did in fact work in my other two pcs...
but,alas, not to worry. the p3 lit up and was humming within 5 seconds tops.
transferred and opened a few files and so far, smooth...

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  • Alexander V.
  • 10/30/2014 12:52:22 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat drive

Pros: I decided to write a review when I read a few sort of negative reviews on this drive here, and I actually had only positive experiences with this HD.
1. The cable connection to the drive is strong - I can hold and swing the drive in the air by the cable, and it doesn't disconnect or even close to that.
2. Formatting is fast.
3. Encryption is supported just fine. Download Samsung SecretZone: a very easy interface; creates a hidden partition as an .msr file with a password to open it (it is mounted and get a drive letter like any partition in Windows Explorer - it's a virtual drive, essentially). It can be up to the size of the whole HD; that is, everything on the drive can be encrypted if necessary.

Cons: Portable SecretZone.exe never worked. This means Samsung SecretZone must be installed on your PC to use encryption or see files encrypted earlier.

Other Thoughts: You must use Samsung SecretZone program to see or mount the secret partition. This is both good and bad: good because no one else would even know there is a secret msr image file on this drive; bad because you cannot access your encrypted files on someone else's PC without installing this software. The program Portable SecretZone.exe came with this HD and is probably supposed to give such access, but it never worked and always crashed on Win7 32-bit and 64-bit PCs.

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  • Ted F.
  • 8/29/2014 10:41:22 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsAt least it worked once

Pros: Good price from Newegg, fast shipping. Nice small size. Worked very well the one time I got to use it.

Cons: Went TU after sitting for a month. Currently RMA'd back to Samsung aka Seagate.

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  • Lloyd L.
  • 8/19/2014 6:19:53 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent - Adjustable power down setting

Pros: Price, small form factor, quiet, Excellent speed. HDtach reported about 98MB/s which is great for an external spinning hard drive (of course an SSD would get higher scores). 18" USB 3.0 cable. Power saving mode is adjustable -- see other thoughts.

Cons: USB 3.0 connection on the drive doesn't hold as tight as I would like, but I have not had a problem with it disconnecting.

Other Thoughts: The auto spin-down timeout is adjustable through the included Samsung drive manager software. I really like this option because I find the auto spin down to be annoying sometimes. I changed mine from the default 5 minutes to 30 minutes. The setting is persistent from computer to computer so you only need to change it once. Very Nice!!

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  • Jason C.
  • 8/14/2014 6:59:30 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsDon't buy

Pros: Works well on usb 2.0

Cons: Doesn't work on all usb 3.0
No firmware or driver update
It's actually Seagate support not Samsung
After finding out it won't work on my new MSi dragon laptop 3.0 ports due to firmware/driver issues I'm stuck with it since it's past the return allotment.
Seagate blames MSi, MSi blames Seagate. One of those situations. Save yourselft a potential hassle and chose another brand...

Other Thoughts: I've always had great experiences with all Samsung products until now. I can't exactly hold Samsung responsible for since it's actually Seagate that manufactures the drives. I bought a Samsung EVO ssd and it works awesome. Stay away from Seagate!

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