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Samsung USB 3.0 500GB M3 Portable Hard Drive

Code: A81LJ

Samsung USB 3.0 500GB M3 Portable Hard Drive is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 2.
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  • 500GB portable hard drive gives you enough storage capacity for all your documents, pictures and videos
  • USB 3.0 (SuperSpeed) connections can transfer up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0, while the drive spins at 5,400rpm
  • Perfect for storing all your valuable documents and pictures as a backup

Product details

Samsung USB 3.0 500GB M3 Portable Hard Drive

• 500GB portable hard drive gives you enough storage capacity for all your documents, pictures and videos
• USB 3.0 (SuperSpeed) connections can transfer up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0, while the drive spins at 5,400rpm
• Perfect for storing all your valuable documents and pictures as a backup
• SecretZone gives you the added security of encrypting your confidential data
• USB powered and small enough to fit in your hand makes this a great portable drive
• Manufacturer part number: STSHX-M500TCB

What can I store on this hard drive?
This hard drive has 500GB of storage, giving you plenty of space for your files. You can store up to 500 hours of standard digital video, 125 two-hour DVD films, 160,000 digital photos or 8,330 hours of digital music.

What makes this hard drive different?
The Samsung M3 portable hard drive comes preloaded with a group of device managing programs that you can install and use, including Samsung AutoBackup, SecretZone and secure manager. Samsung AutoBackup lets you backup files on to a local or network drive in real-time (backing up after changes have been made) after the initial backup has taken place. Samsung SecretZone gives you the option to encrypt a portion of your hard drive to protect important and confidential data. Finally, Samsung secure manager lets you set up a password for the whole drive, encrypting and saving all the data from any potential thefts if you were to lose the hard drive.

Specifications
Dimensions 112 mm x 82 mm x 18 mm
Connection Type USB 3.0
Capacity 500 GB
Powered by USB 5V
Colour Black
Backup Options N/A
Compatibility Windows, Mac - with formatting
Drive Form Factor 2.5 Inch
Data Transfer Speed Manufacturer Not Specified
Drive Spin Speed 5400 rpm
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I bought this for backing up data on my desktop. It works straight out of the box, connects with the USB cable supplied, and backed up via Windows Explorer easily and quickly. Small and neat and easily slips into a pocket to take far away from the computer, so when the house burns down I still have a backup. Good device and good price.
Date published: 2013-11-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for what i need I have a printing business so have thousands of vector files with my work on. They were clogging up my hard drive and causing windows to run slowly. I transferred them all to this and my pc is a lot quicker. Good data transfer speed plus nice and quiet. Usb lead is short but its ideal for plugging in the rear of your PC and hiding it out of the way.
Date published: 2016-01-06
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can this back up xp files/drive. WD advise their new software does not support this, does Samsung support this. If I backup an xp drive to the Samsung can I read it on a windows 10 computer

Asked by: Farbloke16
Modern software will offer no support for Windows XP you will be able to use the drive but will have to drag and drop or copy and paste files onto the drive.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2016-02-22

Hi,  Please can you confirm the maximum data transfer speed (Mbps) for this solid state drive?  Please can you also confirm if this is compatable with a 2015 MacBook Air? Thanks

Asked by: Matt
This is compatible with Mac OS X 10.4.8 or Later. The speed would depend whether you are using USB 2 or 3. USB 2.0 - 480 Mbps Max. USB 3.0 - 5 Gbps Max. This information was found on the download manual on the product page.
Answered by: Brad
Date published: 2015-10-09

Can I use this to record from my Samsung smart TV? 

Asked by: Dani
For full compatibility you would need to check with your TV specifications but this drive should work fine.
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2016-08-03
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Bulk Prices

Item code Item name Quantity Price
A81LJ Samsung USB 3.0 500GB M3 Portable Hard Drive (1+) £35.49

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