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

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
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  • PIERRE L.
  • 10/14/2014 4:15:23 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsYet another DOA

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

Pros: High capacity, good looking, low price

Cons: Dead on arrival :-(
I ordered two of these drives and proceeded to the Samsung Diagnostics (included on the drive) long tests (took around 8 hrs per drive) and both drives failed the test (they were OK on the short tests though).
I strongly recommend opting for Newegg Premier service for such orders as it would have costed me $30 return shipping over UPS to exchange those bad drives.
RMA process went smoothly, and I'm now expecting replacement drives in a few days. Hope they will be fine, if they're DOA too I will ask for refund and never purchase Samsung drives again.

Other Thoughts: Attractive prices on drives now mean you have to play games to get what you order. Might be working might not be. You need to purchase from an honest and supporting seller. Newegg used to ve very supportive for DOA but I suspect they are no more, as they sell their "premier" service now, so you won't have to pay if they ship you damaged (DOA) products. Customers should never ever have to pay anything for DOA items, even not any shipping costs, The manufacturer should be accountable for his lack of Quality Control,

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  • Jason G.
  • 10/12/2014 1:54:12 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsGet Something Else

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

Pros: Simple to use and a great USB3.0 connection.

Cons: High failure rate. Samsung SSDs may be great but this is a Seagate hard drive in a Samsun wrapper.

Other Thoughts: I purchased two of these drives in late May to serve as a rotating backup for my server. I backup at one month intervals, so each drive is only used once every two months.

One drive has already failed and I am working through the RMA process. Unfortunately, Seagate (the makers of the hard drive) have the drives on back order and have not sent a replacement.

This morning my second drive failed. In under six months, under light usage, both of my drives have failed. Now, I don't have a backup for my server. I will start the RMA process for this second drive, but I have no confidence in the replacements.

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  • Michael F.
  • 10/11/2014 3:54:12 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood internal drives..

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

Pros: The internal drive of this external drive enclosure is a seagate 4TB drive that currently costs more than this version with the samsung external drive enclosure hardware. Highly recommend purchasing if you want to snag the Seagate drives at a discount and remove the drive to use for other purposes.

Cons: Fairly cheap quality external drive enclosure without good ventilation.

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  • Aleksandr O.
  • 10/9/2014 12:25:10 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsCannot use

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

Pros: None

Cons: Doesn't come with a US adapter

Other Thoughts: They sent me the Hard Drive, I opened it, it had a bunch of adapters for different plugs but did not have one for USA. Can't use the drive.

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  • THI T.
  • 10/9/2014 5:10:33 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome

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

Pros: Nice

Cons: None

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  • Ronnie M.
  • 10/5/2014 8:15:53 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsGreat price for such a large drive BUT!

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

Pros: Excellent price for a large drive.

Cons: It doesn't come with very much of a operating instructions. I've been trying to back-up 2 drives, totaling about 1.5 TB for 3 days & it still hasn't finished. Very slow to back-up best I can tell. I'd love some advise in case Samsung ever reads these comments.

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  • Eng .
  • 10/1/2014 9:53:19 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood 4gb ext HD

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

Pros: Shorter height less prone to tip over
Longer dc adapter cord
Long enough USB cable
Quiet drive during write/read but fan can be faintly heard
Windows8 is fine with this ext. hard drive
DC adapter has 5 different plug heads for the different electrical outlets
NewEgg shipped to me within 2 days!

Cons: Manager and Backup software uses too much cpu resources so I did not use. Other reviewers call it bloatware but if your computer doesn't have the cpu power to run it, then you will not like it.

Other Thoughts: This is not a forever external hard drive so don't depend on it as any other hard drive will eventually fail.
I prefer to backup using folder structure and take image backups every month.

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  • Frank R.
  • 9/27/2014 2:06:38 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 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: Great Price for a 4TB drive got it for 119 on sale with coupon code. Samsung brand with Seagate inside. Long warranty on it. Looks nice on my charcoal colored desk.

Cons: Really, really slow performance in compare to my Hitachi or Western Digital which are also 4TB and a 5900RPM drives. It seems almost like USB 2 but they are all properly connected to USB 3 ports with correct drivers on Z97 ASRock board. Get's hot (approx 52C-56C) when crating full backups of my systems.

Other Thoughts: Wished it has a fan in the case and would perform a bit better. I experienced no dropouts or any other issues others reported.

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  • William F.
  • 9/27/2014 12:01:22 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsConstant Overheating

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

Pros: Huge storage space
Very fast on USB 3.0
Inexpensive

Cons: This is the second of this model drive that I've owned. The first one had to be replaced via RMA after overheating when I tried to transfer data from smaller drives to it. After I was done, I ran HD Tune Pro which indicated the drive had failed with a maximum temperature of 60° C. The maximum temperature allowed is 55° C.
Being aware of the overheating tendency, I've been monitoring the temperature of the replacement drive continuously. After an hour of transfers, the drive reaches 51° C and remains there even when idle. I've had to resort to disconnecting the drive to allow it to cool down before using it again. Even if the drive doesn't fail, I'm sure that Samsung won't honor the warranty if the drive has overheated. Maybe this is the cause of the failures noted by other reviewers.

Other Thoughts: Because the drive inside the case is a Seagate, I'm sure there is the same problem with Seagate drives. Because my data is more important than price, speed or size of the drive, I should have bought a WD drive.

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  • Young Y.
  • 9/20/2014 5:04:56 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggstoo slow

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

Pros: cheap for the seagate this size

Cons: too too slow taking 10 hours backing up 600Gb without its bad software.

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