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

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  • 3-year limited warranty
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
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  • August K.
  • 6/27/2014 12:34:41 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
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1 out of 5 eggsSAMSUNG P3 Portable 2TB USB 3.0 2.5" External Hard Drive

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

Pros: It worked for about 2 months.

Cons: It quit working for no reason after about 2 months. It won't even re-format now.

Other Thoughts: Do not buy this drive if you think it is a Samsung product. It is really made by Seagate and Seagate handles the supposed 3-year warranty.

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  • kirby a.
  • 4/27/2014 6:04:38 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
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2 out of 5 eggsPoor connector on drive side

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

Pros: good storage, good company name

Cons: unit I received will mechanically disconnect with the slightest motion on the drive connector. Can not reccomend

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  • Li W.
  • 4/23/2014 9:32:52 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
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5 out of 5 eggsReview for SAMSUNG P3 Portable 2TB USB 3.0 2.5" External Hard Drive STSHX-MTD20EF(HX-MTD20EF/G2)

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

Pros: 1. Massive, 2TB portable storage in a small,attractive form factor.
2. USB 3.0 Speed + Power
3. Quality Feel to the product
4. USB 3.0 Cable included
5. Terrific Price
6. Quick & Hassle-free Newegg service + delivery

Cons: Included USB 3.0 Cable is relatively short.

Other Thoughts: No quick format. I fully formatted the 2TB drive. It took 24 hours to format completely.

I plugged it into a WDTV Live, and was able to access and watch the content that was copied there, including massive .MKV video files, without any issues.

I purchased this as a daily Newegg deal at $110

I have not yet tested out the full read/write capabilities of this USB 3.0 mobile drive, but everything up to now has performed as expected, or better with this fine Samsung product.

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  • Brian H.
  • 4/2/2014 2:42:35 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
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4 out of 5 eggsFast, Small and Thin for a 2 TB 2.5"

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

Pros: Excellent speed for a 2 TB drive of this size
I get 120 MB/s on read and write

Cons: This model does not support built in drive lock encryption.
Most advertising indicates that full drive encryption is supported, the Samsung Drive management software supports full drive encryption but it's grayed out for this drive model.

Other Thoughts: I also have a USB 3.0 2TB Western Digital, but it's much fatter and so much slower at 30-40 MB/s.

The gray metallic color is a match for my ASUS T100 2-1 Tablet PC

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  • Jason M.
  • 3/24/2014 7:54:57 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
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3 out of 5 eggsBefore you buy...

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

Pros: Small portable 2TB external HD.

Cons: No SATA interface. USB 3.0 interface attached directly to the hard disk.

Other Thoughts: I purchased this drive to disassemble and installed the 2.5" 9.5mm drive into my laptop since such a drive is not available for retail or OEM sale yet. I was disappointed to see that the drive was NOT a SATA III interface with a SATA to USB enclosure like external drives in the past. Instead the USB 3 interface is integrated directly into the circuit board of the drive. So if you were planning to get this to install into your laptop like I was don't bother.

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  • Hector A.
  • 3/13/2014 7:38:13 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
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4 out of 5 eggsVery good product

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

Pros: It works fine even with heavy load. It easy to carry around and sturdy enough.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: It could have another type of usb connector in the disc, since the one that it uses tends to brake more easily than others.

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  • Mark T.
  • 1/18/2014 7:34:52 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
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5 out of 5 eggsExcellent 2TB 2.5" 9.5mm Drive is USB 3 - NO SATA INTERFACE

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

Pros: Excellent 2TB 2.5" 9.5mm Drive is USB 3 and performs very well. It is small, extremely quiet, uses very little power and remains cool. It is efficient and the user manual (see my hot-links below) offers a variety of software settings to customize the drive for user applications on many OS platforms.

Cons: Within P3 enclosure is an excellent 2TB 2.5" 9.5mm internal drive with built-in USB 3.0 micro-B connector soldered on drive's internal circuit board, so it has NO SATA INTERFACE. SATA required for Sony PS3 internal drive upgrading, so avoid this P3 portable external drive if you wish to try to borrow its USB 3.0 internal drive for that purpose!

Other Thoughts: I pre-ordered SAMSUNG P3 Portable 2TB Ext Drive from Newegg 12-4-2013, Samsung Model STSHX-MTD20EF (Samsung Part # HX-MTD20EF/G2). The EAN Code is 7636490046735 and the UPC Code is 763649048184. NewEgg Item #: N82E16822152415 shipped early; I received product on 12-12-2013. Price: $129.99 (no sales tax, free shipping). It arrived in perfect condition.

I intended to upgrade Sony Playstation 3 by removing the internal drive from this Samsung P3 external 2.5" drive because 2 TB internal drive has 9.5 mm thickness. External drive enclosure opens very easily; internal drive is easy to remove. However, to my dismay, I discovered within this portable external drive is a Spinpoint M9TU USB 3 internal 2.5" portable drive with 9.5 mm thickness, Samsung Model ST2000LM005 (2TB) with built-in USB 3.0 micro-B connector soldered on drive's internal circuit board, so it has no SATA-2/3 interface that is required for Sony PS3 upgrading. See Samsung's Spinpoint M9TU hot-links for
data sheet and product manual with photos:

http://www.seagate.com/files/www-content/support-content/samsung/internal-products/spinpoint-m-series/en-us/100736111a.pdf

http://www.seagate.com/files/www-content/support-content/samsung/internal-products/spinpoint-m-series/en-us/100736109a.pdf

However, instead of the Seagate Samsung Spinpoint M9TU which is actually inside the P3 external drive purchased, I need the Samsung Spinpoint M9T internal drive, which has a SATA-2 or SATA-3 interface. There are three (3) Seagate Samsung Spinpoint M9T (2TB) internal hard drive models offered, ST2000LM003, ST2000LM004 and ST2000LM006. These models all have 2TB capacity and SATA interfaces, but I don't know what their differences are. In any case, it seems that none are yet available to buy at Newegg or online. They are not even available yet from Seagate's online web store.

See Samsung's Spinpoint M9T hot-links for data sheet and product manual with photos:

http://www.seagate.com/files/www-content/support-content/samsung/internal-products/spinpoint-m-series/en-us/100736112a%20.pdf

http://www.seagate.com/files/www-content/support-content/samsung/internal-products/spinpoint-m-series/en-us/100736114a.pdf

I am keeping the Seagate Samsung P3 for use as an external drive, and I will wait to purchase one of the Seagate Samsung Spinpoint M9T (2TB) internal hard drive models offered, ST2000LM003, ST2000LM004 and ST2000LM006 whenever one of these is offered by Newegg in the first 3 months of 2014.

Alternate choices include the smaller Western Digital HGST Travelstar 5K1500 (Toshiba) that is a 1.5 TB internal hard drive in a 2.5" form factor for mobile laptops with 5400 RPM ; 9.5 mm thickness suitable for installation in the Sony Playstation 3 or 4. Also available is the Western Digital Model 0J28001, a bit smaller.

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