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Scan code: LN72717 Manufacturer code: STSHX-M201TCBM

Seagate Maxtor 2TB M3 Portable Slim External USB 3.0/2.0 Slim Hard Drive/HDD PC/MAC

2TB Maxtor HX-M201TCB M3 Portable External HDD, 1xUSB 3.0, Bus Powered with SafetyKey, PC/MAC Carbon Black

Scan code: LN72717 Manufacturer code: STSHX-M201TCBM
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  • SCANPROTECT Protect against installation damage for 28 days. More info

    ScanProtect is an enhanced warranty specifically designed and offered by Scan to reduce the risk of any mishap or damage to components during installation.

    Our aim with ScanProtect is to encourage our customers to upgrade or build their own PC confidently. For a small additional fee our customers are provided with complete peace of mind.

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Product Overview The Seagate Maxtor M3 Portable External Hard Drive delivers handy portable storage. It is easy to take wherever you go, and has ample capacity of up to 4TB.

The durable Carbon Fibre look black design stands up to the rigors of daily use.

Some cable options to attach via USB Type-C for your Apple MacBook or Type-C Laptop

More information can be found in the PDF below:
Data Sheet Features • Handy portable storage.
• Durable black design.
• SafetyKey protection for your data.

• M3 Portable External Hard Drive.
• USB cable.
• Quick Install Guide.
• Software preloaded on the drive.
• Electronic User Documentation (PDF).

Compatible with:
• Windows 10/8/7/Vista.
• Mac OS X 10.4.8 or later.
Capacity 2000 GB
Edition Maxtor M3 Portable
Colour Black
Form Factor External
Bus Powered Yes
Rotation Speed  
Access Time  
HDD Connectivity  
External Connectivity 1 x USB 3.0
Card Reader No
Dimensions (mm) 82 x 17.5 x 112 mm (WxHxD)
Additional Information
Scan Code LN72717
Model Number STSHX-M201TCBM
GTIN 7636490078477

Please note your statutory rights are not affected.

For further information regarding Scan's warranty procedure please see our terms and conditions

36 months
DOA Period:
28 days
RTB Period:
1 months
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2TB Maxtor HX-M201TCB M3 Portable External HDD, 1xUSB 3.0, Bus Powered with SafetyKey, PC/MAC Carbon Black is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 11.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 2TB Maxtor HX-M201TCBM3 Portable External HDD I bought this as I was changing my whole computer with stuff I have saved over the past years I had a lot of data to save. moving everything from one PC to another was so easy with this HDD, with it being USB 3.0 everything was very quick, the build quality of this drove is fantastic, so good that I actually bought another just a few days later for my daughter to have with a backup of all our family photos and videos that she now keeps plugged into her TV for easy viewing, the other one I have connected to my New PC and acts as my 3rd HDD for backups and more storage, very impressed with this item. I would recommend this drive to anyone who needs more storage
Date published: 2019-05-18
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Disk is OK, the software is DANGEROUS The drive itself is OK. This is the only positive thing I can say about this product. DO NOT - I repeat, DO NOT - install or use the software which comes with the drive (Clarus Drive Manager). I made the mistake of installing it and it silently wiped out hundreds of gigabytes of my data from the drive I wanted to have backed up (to the M3). Recent backups + an NTFS file recovery tool saved the day, but it was a harrowing experience nevertheless. If you decide to buy this drive, use another backup tool or just copy files by hand. AVOID the bundled software LIKE A PLAGUE!
Date published: 2018-06-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Does exactly what I wanted it to do I use this device to back up my MacBook pro. It appears to work well although (fortunately) I have not needed the back up.
Date published: 2018-06-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from More than happy to pay a sensible price for a great product. I’ve had a couple of external hard drives now, several of them have simply stopped working and made annoying rattling noises, but not this one. It is near on silent compared to my PC, has a very handy indicator light to show that it’s working, and has a very robust design which I am sure would prevent serious damage should it be dropped, a not uncommon phenomenon. All in all, a great product.
Date published: 2018-05-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bargain. Works as intended. Use this as an extra connected to my ps4. Bargain.
Date published: 2018-04-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from First Impressions Replaces my ageing 2T external HD - with separate power supply and USB3 connector. Small, light and very quick to load files in Photoshop Bridge - impressive speed as expected with USB3 - currently has 1T stored. If it lasts at least 5 years then I will give the 5th star for build quality.
Date published: 2018-02-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Does what it is supposed to I just plugged it in and it worked. Very quiet and doesn't even get warm when used hard, so what more can I ask?
Date published: 2017-12-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good: small, light and fast I am using this device under Linux, so I reformatted it with the ext3 file system. It works, and appears quite robust.
Date published: 2017-10-24
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Questions & Answers

What file system does this external use?

Does this hdd have the FAT32 file system so I can use it with a PS4?
Asked by: Crackedfingers
Out of the box it will be NTFS as it is not specifically optimised for gaming consoles, but it is a simple matter to reformat it to FAT32 using your computer.
Answered by: Jwatkins456
Date published: 2018-07-07

Is this plug and play?

Can I plug this hard drive to any PC and use without any software?. or can I use this without installing any software ? thanks
Asked by: Blakchole
I used this device successfully on a PC using Windows 10. To do this, with the computer powered down, I connected the device to a USB port and powered up the computer. To initialise the drive, I used the 'Disk Management' item from the Drop down menu from the 'Windows' icon on the bottom left hand corner of the Windows Desktop (Right Click on the icon to get the menu). the Dick Management item puts up a window which lists the disks visible at the bottom of the window. The new disk should be included in the list. If you are not sure, restart the system without the disk attached to see which disk has disappeared. The disk will need to be initialised by 'Disk Management' before it is useable by Windows 10. This is about as simple as it gets for installing a hard drive. If any of the above is unfamiliar to you, I suggest you get someone knowledgeable to do it on your behalf.
Answered by: WorcesterDavid
Date published: 2018-08-11

Is this compatible with an Xbox one ?

Asked by: Thesimpsons08
It will not be plug and play, you will likely need to format the hard drive to the FAT32 file system from NTFS as it will be out of the box, but after that it ought to work fine.
Answered by: Jwatkins456
Date published: 2018-07-07
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