Review of SAMSUNG’s M3 Portable External Hard Drives

Review of SAMSUNG’s M3 Portable External Hard Drives



Capacity Model Number Part Number EAN Code UPC Code
4TB STSHX-M401TCB HX-M401TCB/G 7636490067334 763649068786
2TB STSHX-M201TCB HX-M201TCB/G 7636490046728 763649048177
1TB STSHX-M101TCB HX-M101TCB/G 7636490041488 763649042939
500GB STSHX-M500TCB HX-M500TCB/G 7636490041471 763649042922

Samsung HDD, which is owned by Seagate, has launched the new M3 series of portable hard drives with storage capacities ranging from 500GB to 4TB in a slim form-factor of 2.5″. The Samsung’s 4TB HX-M401TCB/G M3 Portable Hard Drive will be the world’s first USB powered external hard drive with 4TB storage capacity. These hard drives do not need any external power source for operation.

The Samsung M3 portable hard drives come with the AutoBackup solution and new features called Secure Drive and SecretZone for worry-free data security.

These hard drives are available in US market for purchase and will be available in UK market from October, 2015. The price of 2TB hard drive is about $110 in US market.

Samsung M3 Portable Quick Specifications


  • Handy portable storage
  • Durable black design
  • SafetyKeyTM protection for your data

Capacities: 4TB, 2TB, 1TB, 500GB


  • 4TB – 82mm W x 118.2mm L x 19.85mm H (Max)
  • 2TB, 1TB, 500GB – 82mm W x 112mm L x 17.5mm H (Max)

Weight: Weight (Max): 236g (4TB),169g (2TB), 151g (1TB), 141g (500GB)

Operating system: Windows 8/7/Vista, Mac OS X 10.4.8 or later

Performance: SuperSpeed USB 3.0 (Max): 4.8Gb/s


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


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

Box Contents:

  • M3 Portable External Hard Drive
  • USB cable
  • Quick Install Guide
  • Software preloaded on the drive

Warranty: 3-year limited warranty


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