Samsung Intros 2TB STORY Station Plus External Hard Drive

Samsung Intros 2TB STORY Station Plus External Hard Drive

Samsung introduced a 1.5TB STORY External HDD back in May, but with the proliferation of 2TB drives available now, the company is today issuing a roomier edition. The STORY Station Plus isn't just larger, though; it also adds an eSATA interface for faster transfers. In case you don't have an eSATA port, it also comes with a USB 2.0 port. Moreover, it's more power efficient than the prior models, and in case the 2TB edition is too pricey, there's also a 1TB model with the same features. It should be available by the end of the month worldwide, with the 2TB version priced at $299.




Samsung Reveals 2-Terabyte External Hard Drive

with eSATA Interface for Faster Data Transfer

 

SEOUL, Korea, November 23, 2009 -- Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a world leader in digital consumer electronics and information technology, today announced the STORY Station Plus, its new line-up of 3.5-inch external hard drives featuring an external serial ATA (eSATA) interface to allow lightning fast data transfer. The 3.0-gigabit per second (Gbps), high-performance drives are available in up to 2-terabyte (TB) densities, providing consumers with a high-performance external storage solution.

 

"Samsung new line of high-density solutions with the eSATA interface give users the speed they need for demanding tasks like photo and video editing, plus safely storing multimedia content libraries," said H.S. Lee, vice president, storage marketing, Samsung Electronics. "The 2TB density STORY Station Plus drive can store the data equivalent of 500,000 MP3 music files, 560,000 digital photo images, or 880 hours of high resolution video."

 

The addition of the eSATA interface raises the data transfer speed of the STORY Station Plus series by more than six-fold when compared with models using a USB 2.0 interface, the standard connector for most external hard drives. Offering greater flexibility, STORY Station Plus users can utilize either the 480 megabit per second (Mbps) USB 2.0 or the 3.0 Gbps eSATA interface, satisfying consumers' needs for higher performance from their external storage devices.

 

The STORY Station Plus line-up will also feature Samsung's low standby power design that reduces the standby power by 96 percent to 0.1 watts (W) from the conventional 2.5W. The reduced standby power level meets requirements for the forthcoming European Union EuP (Energy Using Products) Directive for Standby Regulation, effective January 2010.

 

Samsung's 3.5-inch STORY Station Plus external hard drive is available in densities ranging from 1TB to 2TB. The aluminum outer casing not only provides a chic design but contributes to effective heat dispersion. Key features include Samsung Auto Backup for ongoing data preservation, SecretZoneTM software for personal data encryption and SafetyKeyTM for password protection.

 

The STORY Station Plus drives will be available globally by the end of November 2009. The STORY Station Plus features a three-year limited warranty and the 2TB version has a $299 MSRP.

 

About Samsung Electronics
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2008 consolidated sales of US$96 billion. Employing approximately 164,600 people in 179 offices in 61 countries, the company consists of two business units: Digital Media &Communications and Device Solutions. Recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands, Samsung Electronics is a leading producer of digital TVs, memory chips, mobile phones and TFT-LCDs. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com.

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Loox slick, but 3 bills for 2TB... no thx.

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As stated above, it's too expensive for people with budgets based in reality.

I like the eSATA interface for speedy backups. The two 1TB solutions that I use now have Firewire 800/400 and USB 2.0 interfaces. Only my iMac has the Firewire 800 interface so far.

If this interests you, then you should take a look at this external eSATA docking station for the low price of $25.00. This saves you scads of money and serves as a quick connect/disconnect for a multitude of SATA interface drives.

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Samsung Station Story "PLUS"

Hi,

This drive, with eSATA, has been been widely reported as being available, world wide from November 2009. It is now February 2010, and I have not seen this "PLUS" version of the Samsung Station Story, for Sale, anywhere. Certainly not in the UK

Perhaps we have to wait until April 1st - April fools day

Regards

puncball

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The STORY Station Plus line-up will also feature Samsung's low standby power design that reduces the standby power by 96 percent to 0.1 watts (W) from the conventional 2.5W.

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