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

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  • Compact size and streamlined shape
  • SafetyKey protection for your data
  • 3 years limited warranty
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • Everett A.
  • 11/6/2014 8:54:03 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWorking as it should

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

Pros: Case styling is very good in that it has a wide footprint making it quite stable and not easily knocked over. Although a low RPM drive I still see file transfer speeds between 98-120MB/s for files of 50MB or more in size. Relatively quiet while in operation.

Great Newegg sale price and quick shipping as usual.

Cons: Case cooling vents are ample on the intake side but a little lacking on the exhaust. USB cable is a somewhat short 2'.

Other Thoughts: While not a perfect product I am very satisfied with this purchase. It is used for storage purposes and will be written to only a few times a week.

*** I'd highly recommend (as I do for all standard 3.5" in external enclosures) that if you are performing an initial bulk transfer of data that a small fan be placed in such a way to facilitate forced ventilation of the enclosed drive. It is difficult for any drive to dissipate heat without active cooling and this becomes even more important for HD's in a passive enclosure. Remember, heat is enemy #1 of HD's.

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  • Curtis N.
  • 11/6/2014 5:41:26 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat Little Drive - FAST

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

Pros: Greaet Little Drive....GREEN and QUIET. FAST when connected to a USB3.0 port (which I had to add to my DELL PowerEdge 2850 server). But WOW! Backups in no time.

Cons: Nothing to mention

Other Thoughts: Thinking of getting at least one more of these for my HTPC

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  • Alan P.
  • 10/31/2014 2:39:26 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFAST and inexpensive

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

Pros: Fast data transfers. Up to 200Mb/s on large files. Amazing to see 3GB files transfer in 15 seconds. Lots of storage for under $100.

Cons: Plastic case, maybe

Other Thoughts: Only had it 3 days but it works flawlessly as an external drive. Am NOT using any of the backup software, just transferring files directly to it under Win7.

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  • Zafar S.
  • 10/29/2014 4:47:32 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
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5 out of 5 eggsXBOX ONE compatible!!

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

Pros: huge data storage
Loads very quickly
Compatible with XBOX ONE (Recognizes instantly)
Very easy to configure and manage data.
Very durable, and does not produce a lot of heat during extended usage.

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: This is an awesome product that bolsters the capability of my gaming system tremendously. This is a must have for XBOX ONE gamers!

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  • Jeffrey J.
  • 10/28/2014 10:16:46 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsBad chasis, decent drive?

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

Pros: High capacity drive, good price

Cons: DOA, essentially.
Chasis is garbage

Other Thoughts: I got the drive and it was basically dead on arrival. I scheduled an RMA but I think I am just going to tear apart the drive and keep the hard drive. It has a seagate T4000NC000 drive in it supposedly, which, unfortunately, is only 5900 rpm. But since I am just using this as a backup drive, that is plenty for me I think, and at $110, this drive + chasis was $40 less than the bare drive itself.

But long story short- do not get this product. A ton of people seem to complain about it, and I would have to agree with them. Unless you feel like giving UPS $10 for no reason. If you want to just buy the product for the cheaper hard drive, then that I would recommend. If the drive fails anytime soon I will make note.

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  • Dennis K.
  • 10/26/2014 7:32:14 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs3 Year Warranty Terrific Value for an External Drive

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

Pros: A 3 year warranty! Lots of space. Fast transfer of data if you have a USB 3 port on your computer. For the unfamiliar, this drive works fine with a USB 2 port, the transfer rate is just slower. Price is very very good for this much storage.

Backups, video and audio streaming are perfect for this drives speed and space

Others have said this is actually a Seagate drive internally as a positive

Cons: The drive is either 5400 rpm or 5900 rpm (most 4 TB drives seem to be this rpm speed). This speed is important only if you editing / writing / saving files on the drive directly.

Many others have mentioned it comes with a short USB 3 cable.

Seagate drive reliability has come into question in the last few years but this drive has 3 year warranty

Other Thoughts: Older computers may have issues with a 4 tb drive. Make sure your does NOT before you buy 4tb (or 3tb too)

Hard drives fail, it is guaranteed. Newegg is exemplary in replacing defective products. You should expect your drive to last at least two year beyond the New Egg return period. (I just used an external drive I've had since 2005 - it was just 300 GB)

Similarly priced space / brands have just 1 or 2 year warranties

I just purchased my 2rd drive of this model.

I swap back-ups with my 1000 miles away sister every six months. The 3 year warranty protects my limited use of this drive with our infrequent backups and swapping.

I bought a 6 foot USB 3 cable when I purchased the drive. Hope this was review is helpful, mark it if it is.

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  • Carl M.
  • 10/25/2014 7:29:33 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

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

Pros: Very low cost, easy to setup and large amount of storage

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: I have three of these and just ordered a fourth. I do a complete format. I also copy and paste all files to it just in case there is a problem I wil not lose any files. If everything goes well as it has for me I delete the files from the drive it came from. Do not trust a software you are not sure of.

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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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