Samsung Korea has announced their new STORY Station external hard drive with USB 3.0 that claims to be the fastest in their portfolio. It boasts a maximum transfer rate of 5Gbps as compared to 480Mbps on the USB 2.0. The Story Station is scheduled to be available globally this month.
Seoul, April 26, 2010 – Samsung today announced the fastest external hard drive yet in its STORY Station product portfolio – the Samsung STORY Station 3.0 with USB 3.0 interface. The top-of-line 3.5-inch external hard drive offers 10 times faster speed compared to the previous USB 2.0 interface, making it the ideal storage solution for users.
The SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface offers a maximum transfer rate of 5Gbps compared to 480Mbps on USB 2.0. Users can now transfer a 4MB music file or high-resolution image files in approximately 0.02 seconds, or a full HD movie in 2min 18 sec. The new interface is also backward-compatible with USB 2.0 and 1.1 interfaces.
The STORY Station 3.0 features three energy-saving modes – idle, sleep and suspend. The standby power level meets requirements for the European Union EuP (Energy Using Products) Directive for Standby Regulation.
The STORY Station 3.0 drive, available in densities ranging from 1TB to 2TB, is a part of the growing STORY product portfolio. The line-up now offers the widest range available in premium desktop storage – The STORY Station USB 2.0, the STORY Station Plus with e-SATA and USB 2.0, and the latest STORY Station 3.0. Preloaded software suites include Samsung Auto Backup, SecretZone and SafetyKey for data encryption and password protection.
The Samsung STORY Station 3.0 drives will be available globally by April, 2010 and it features a three-year warranty.
Source: Korea Newswire