Samsung HXMU050DA - S2 Portable 500 GB External Hard Drive User Manual

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  • Page 1: External Hard Drive

    S1 Mini S2 Portable S2 Portable 3.0 HXSU012BA HXMU016DA HX-MU016DA HX-MTA25DA HX-MT064DA HX-SU012BA HXMU025DA HX-MU025DA HX-MTA32DA HX-MT050DA HXSU016BA HX-MTA50DA HX-MT032DA HXMU032DA HX-MU032DA HX-SU016BA HXMU050DA HX-MU050DA HX-MTA64DA HX-MT025DA HX-SU020BA HX-MU064DA HX-MU075DA HX-MTT75DA HX-MUT75DA HX-SU025BA HX-MU040DA HX-MT010EA HX-MU010EA S-Series External Hard Drive User’s manual...

  • Page 2: User's Manual, Using This Manual

    Refer to the Troubleshooting section first if you experience a problem with the product. Software and user’s manuals are available for download at the Samsung Hard Drive website ( The content of this User’s Manual may change without prior notice for product improvement purposes.

  • Page 3: Supplied With The Rated Usb Bus Power, Installation Related, Data Cable Usage, Shock, Humidity

    User’s Manual Handling Precautions The following information serves to ensure user’s safety and prevent damage to user’s properties. Carefully read the information provided and use your product correctly. Supplied with the rated USB BUS Power S-Series must use the USB Bus Power. Please connect to the USB Port supplied with the rated USB BUS Power. Installation Related Do not sit on the product and do not place a heavy object over...

  • Page 4: Magnets, Disassembly And Label Removal, Always Backup Your Important Data, Regular Virus Scanning

    Magnetic objects can cause various types of damage to the HDD, including data damage. Keep magnets and magnetic objects away from the external drive. Disassembly and Label Removal For repair, please visit the designated (samsung) customer service center. Unauthorized disassembly, repair, or reform of the product and unauthorized removal of the labeling will void your warranty.

  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Safely Removing your S-Series For Windows For Macintosh S-Series Software S-Series External Hard Drive Software Samsung Auto Backup Samsung Auto Backup Installation Data Backup using Samsung Auto Backup Quick Backup Restoring Backup Data Samsung SecretZone™ Virtual Drive with Samsung SecretZone™ Troubleshooting Appendix...

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    User’s Manual Introduction The S-Series External Hard Drive is a high-performance external hard drive that supports USB. Unlike conventional desktop disk drives, the S-Series External Hard Drive makes it possible for you to instantaneously add greater storage capacity to your system without having to take the computer apart. This means that your S-Series External Hard Drive comes fully partitioned and formatted for your use and you can instantly access to the drive by simply plugging it into your computer through a USB port.

  • Page 7: Specifications, System Requirements

    User’s Manual Specifications (S1 Mini / S2 Portable) Category S1 Mini S2 Portable Interface High Speed USB 480 Mbps Max. Transfer Rate Power USB Host Power Windows XP / Vista / 7 Operating System Mac OS X 10.4.8 or Later Hard Disk Capacity 120GB / 160GB / 200GB / 250GB 160GB / 250GB / 320GB / 500GB / 640GB...

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    User’s Manual Specifications (S2 Portable 3.0) Category S2 Portable 3.0 Interface Super Speed USB 5 Gbps Max. Transfer Rate Power USB Host Power Operating System Windows XP / Vista / 7 Hard Disk Capacity 250GB / 320GB / 500GB / 640GB / 750GB / 1TB Dimensions (W x H x L) (82mm x 17mm x 111mm) Color...

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    User’s Manual Connecting your S1 Mini / S2 Portable Installation Verify that the computer meets the minimum system requirements as outlined in #System Requirements. Insert the USB cable to the desktop/laptop computer as shown in Figures 1 and 2: Connecting to a Desktop Computer Figure 1.

  • Page 10: S2 Portable 3.0 Installation

    User’s Manual Connecting your S2 Portable 3.0 Installation Verify that the computer meets the minimum system requirements as outlined in #System Requirements. Insert the USB cable to the desktop/laptop computer as shown in Figures 3 and 4: Connecting to a Desktop Computer Figure 3.

  • Page 11: Windows

    System Tray indicating an external device Figure 5. The operating system will recognize and display "Samsung” drive under “My Computer.” In the Windows Explorer, you will see a new Samsung drive Figure 6.

  • Page 12: Macintosh

    After clicking the SAMSUNG icon, the following folder will appear. Macintosh Folders Figure 8. You are now ready to use the Samsung S-Series External Hard Drive. (Software included with your S-Series External Hard Drive does not support the Mac operating environment.) Stop & Read...

  • Page 13: Copying / Moving Files, Removable Disk Method

    User’s Manual Using your S-Series Copying / Moving Files Now that you h ave successfully installed your new S-Series External Hard Drive, you copy or move files or whole folders from your new S-Series to your computer and vice-versa. It is important to understand the difference between Copy and Move. Copy : is to make a duplicate folder or file and store it so that you have two copies.

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    1) From this side, click the Local C drive. Now, we will copy the Temp folder from the Local C drive, to the Samsung E drive. From the left pane in the Windows Explorer : Right Click Samsung E Click Paste Using a Right-Click again, we can paste the Temp file onto the S-Series drive.

  • Page 15: Safely Removing Your S-series, For Windows

    The 'Safely Remove Hardware' prompt will list every device that is Figure 13. attached to your system. Click “Samsung S-Series USB device”. This prompt will list all of the Mass Storage Devices like your Local Hard Figure 14. drive and your S-Series Hard drive.

  • Page 16: For Macintosh

    For Macintosh Click the external hard drive icon and select “Eject “SAMSUNG.”” For the Macintosh click the USB icon and choose Eject "SAMSUNG" Figure 15. This safely disconnects the drive. It is now safe to detach the drive from the computer.

  • Page 17: Samsung Auto Backup, Samsung Auto Backup Installation

    Connecting your S-Series External Hard Drive to the computer will automatically activate the installation wizard. Select “Install Samsung Tools” to install the applications. Samsung Auto Backup and Samsung SecretZone™ will only be available when S-Series External Hard Drive is connected to your computer.

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    Carefully read the agreement. Select “yes”. 7. Select the destination for Samsung Auto Backup installation and then click “Next.” 8. Select the folder under which you wish the Samsung Auto Backup icon to be registered. Then, click “Next.” S-Series External Hard Drive...

  • Page 19: Data Backup Using Samsung Auto Backup

    There are two ways to backup data: Data Backup Options Manual Backup Quick Backup You will need to first configure backup options before using Samsung Auto Backup. Launch Samsung Auto Backup by clicking Start Programs Samsung Auto Backup. S-Series External Hard Drive...

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    User’s Manual Samsung Auto Back Screen Figure 16. Backup Destination Selection Dialog Figure 17. Designate the path to the backup device and then click “Next.” S-Series External Hard Drive...

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    User’s Manual Optional Settings Dialog Figure 18. Configure the various backup options. File Filter Configuration Dialog Figure 19. From the File Filter Configuration dialog, you will be able to select types of files you wish to backup and you wish to be excluded from the backup process.You can define these files by grouping or by specific file extensions.

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    From the Backup Scheduling dialog, click “Finish” to exit the backup configuration wizard. You are now ready to backup your data. Samsung Auto Backup is configured to perform real time backup by default. Therefore, the application will automatically back up the content of "My Documents” after you exit the backup configuration wizard.

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    User’s Manual Initial Application Screen Figure 22. Once you have successfully configured Auto Backup, a new icon will appear on your system tray. In this icon, the red section of the bar indicates the amount of storage device space used and the green section indicates the amount of space available.

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    User’s Manual Original File Selection Screen – Manual Backup Figure 25. Select “Backup” from the “Task” menu or click “Backup” from the toolbar. Backup Completion Dialog Figure 26. S-Series External Hard Drive...

  • Page 25: Quick Backup

    User’s Manual Quick Backup Select file(s) and/or folder(s) you wish to back up. Right-click on your selection and then select “Quick Backup” from the context menu. Original File Selection Screen – Quick Backup Figure 27. Backup Completion Dialog Figure 28. Quick Backup will only function with the backup device properly configured.

  • Page 26: Restoring Backup Data

    You can restore your backup data using Samsung Auto Backup. To restore your backup data using Samsung Auto Backup, you will need to launch the restore wizard. There are three ways of doing this. First, select the file(s) and/or folder(s) you with to restore and: Right-click on selected files and select “Restore.”...

  • Page 27

    User’s Manual Restore Selection Screen Figure 30. Restore wizard’s first screen will prompt you to select the restore backup file destination. There are two options available to you, which are: Restore backup files to their original folder or Designate a new destination folder to restore backup files to. Restore Options Screen Figure 31.

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    After configuring the options, click "Finish" to start restoring backup files. Samsung Auto Backup Engine window will prompt and display the restore progress. This engine ignores duplicate files and restores only those files with different data or creation date, resulting in much faster processing times.

  • Page 29

    Samsung SecretZone™ Samsung SecretZone™ is an information privacy software application operating in the Windows environment. Samsung SecretZone™ enables you to save and protect important and private data from others with ease. Samsung SecretZone™ Installation 1.You will see the following dialog the first time you connect your S-Series External Hard Drive to the computer.

  • Page 30

    2. Designate the name and size of the volume image you wish to create. Samsung SecretZone™ is a security software and will not allow you access to protected data without a proper ID and password. Be careful not to lose your ID and password.

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    User’s Manual 3. Designate the drive to connect with, the file system, label, accessibility, and idle session limit. 4. Designate the volume’s password and algorithm. 5. Verify your virtual image settings. 6. If the settings are correct, click “Finish” to generate the volume image.

  • Page 32: Troubleshooting

    Change the BIOS booting sequence or disconnect the external HDD from the system and then try booting again. Q6. I formatted my S-Series External Hard Drive and lost all the bundle software. . Bundle applications that came with your S-Series External Hard Drive are available for download at Samsung Electronics’ customer support website.

  • Page 33: Reformat To Fat32

    Reformat in Macintosh Reformat to FAT32 Use Samsung USB Format Utility to format your S-Series External Hard Drive to FAT32. (Samsung USB Format Utility is a Windows application and is available for downloaded from Samsung’s online Customer Support page.) FAT format utility Figure 34.

  • Page 34: Format In Macintosh

    User’s Manual Reformat to NTFS Following describes formatting to NTFS in Windows XP: - Connect S-Series External Hard Drive to the computer. - Click “Start” from the lower left corner of your screen. - Right-click “My Computer” and then select “Manage.” - From the “Computer Management”...

  • Page 35: Product Certifications

    User’s Manual Product Certifications (European Union/Community) VCCI (Voluntary Control Council for Interference by Information) (Federal Communications Commission) C-TICK (Korea Communications Commission) BSMI (Bureau of Standards, Metrology and Inspection) (C- Underwriter’s Laboratories, Inc) (Technischer Uberwachungs Verein) This marking on the product, accessories or literature indicates that the product and its electronic accessories (e.g.

  • Page 36: Warranty Information

    RMA number with all pertinent information will be provided to you for returning product to Samsung. When you return the product to Samsung, the product must be properly packaged in original packing with a traceable forwarder and freight prepaid to the return address listed on the RMA. Remember to write the RMA number on the out side of box, or the shipment will be refused and returned to you at freight collect.

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    Samsung Electronics reserves all copyrights to the content of this manual. Copyright laws prohibit reproduction of this manual in part or whole by any third party without the explicit consent of Samsung Electronics. Sa msung Electronics does not assume any patent responsibility for the use of information contained in this manual.

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