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Samsung's Story Station is a line of high-capacity, consumer-oriented external hard drives.

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Pros

large capacities

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affordable price

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dimmable activity light

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good value

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includes quality software for backing scheduling, hiding or encrypting files

3 agree

Very little heat generation

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sleek brushed metal enclosure

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quiet during operation

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no fan / active cooling required

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Cons

USB 2 interface only

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boxy and old looking aesthetic

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slow transfer speeds

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dumb 'life story' storage idea

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Samsung's Story Station is a line of high-capacity, consumer-oriented external hard drives. Available in 500 GB, 1 TB, 1.5 TB and 2 TB capacities, and utilizing USB 2.0 interface, the drives are marketed as enabling the preservation one's 'life story'. Within a minimalist, brushed-metal enclosure are technologies for automatic backups, password protection, and more advanced encryption technology to ensure data integrity. The Story Station drives also aim to appeal to eco-conscious consumers with a power-saving mode. The drives and software are compatible with Mac and PC.

Features
  • 500 GB, 1/1.5/2 TB
  • USB 2.0
  • Automatic backup software
  • Password protection
  • Encryption
  • Power-saving mode
  • Capacity gauge
  • Reflecting LED power indicator
Specifications
  • Interface: USB 2.0 (480 MB/s)
Model Variations
  • HX-DU050DB | 500 GB
  • HX-DU010EB | 1 TB
  • HX-DU015EB | 1.5 TB
  • HX-DU020EB | 2.0 TB
Post Review
theUg
03/30/2010 10:27

I'd buy it if they offered eSATA (need it for sound recording), but all current Samsung external drives are USB 2.0 and they do not specify HDD RPM. They do offer Story Station Plus with eSATA. Problem is that at least on US website on the external hard drives overview page all products classified as USB 2.0, but when you click on individual products, you may find out otherwise.

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Anonymous

09/12/2011 01:31

Manually converting it to eSATA is not very difficult. Essentially drill a hole into the back casing, pull a SATA cable through - there you go.
eSATA is nothing else than well SATA with some special connectors for external. So you can simply plug the SATA cable to the harddrive.

Admittedly a bit rough and one does wonder why Samsung does not simply add the port but oh well.

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