Samsung Unveils the Fastest STORY External Hard Drive with USB 3.0 Interface

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a world
leader in digital consumer electronics and information technology,
today announced the fastest external hard drive yet in its STORY
Station product portfolio – the Samsung STORY Station 3.0 with
the SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface. The top-of-line 3.5-inch
external hard drive now offers 10 times faster speed compared to
the previous USB 2.0 interface, making it the ideal storage
solution for saving and retrieving crucial data in the blink of an

“The Samsung STORY
Station 3.0 has been built for advanced users who demand fast
transfer speed and data security without sacrificing design,” said
H.S. Lee, vice president, storage marketing, Samsung Electronics.
“The STORY Station creates a seamless user experience that allows
users to move large chunks of high-quality multimedia content
with minimal wait time.”

The SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface offers a maximum
transfer rate of 5 gigabits per second (Gbps) compared to 480
megabits per second (Mbps) in USB 2.0. Users can now transfer 4 MB
of music (equivalent of a 3-minute song) or image files
(6megapixel camera in hi-resolution photos) in approximately 0.02
seconds and an HD movie in 2.3 minutes. The new interface is
backward-compatible with USB 2.0 and 1.1 interfaces.

In keeping
with Samsung’s world-class design tradition, the STORY Station
line-up is the winner of an iF award 2009 in product design
category. The minimalist design was inspired by retro electronics and
combines a grey, brushed aluminum casing with the logo stenciled in
red. The casing materials are RoHS-compliant, and the ventilation
slits facilitate even heat dissipation to ensure reliable

Designed with the environment in mind, the STORY
Station 3.0 features three energy-saving modes including 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

The Samsung STORY Station 3.0 drives will be
available globally now and it features a three-year warranty.


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