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


    Samsung Reveals 2-Terabyte ExternalHard Drive

    with eSATA Interface for Faster Data Transfer

     

    SEOUL, Korea, November 23, 2009 — Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., aworld leader in digital consumer electronics and information technology, todayannounced the STORY Station Plus, its new line-up of 3.5-inch external harddrives featuring an external serial ATA (eSATA) interface to allow lightningfast data transfer. The 3.0-gigabit per second (Gbps), high-performance drivesare available in up to 2-terabyte (TB) densities, providing consumers with ahigh-performance external storage solution.

     

    “Samsung new line of high-density solutions withthe eSATA interface give users the speed they need for demanding tasks likephoto and video editing, plus safely storing multimedia contentlibraries,” said H.S. Lee, vice president, storage marketing, Samsung Electronics.”The 2TB density STORY Station Plus drive can store the data equivalent of500,000 MP3 music files, 560,000 digital photo images, or 880 hours of highresolution video.”

     

    The addition of the eSATA interface raises the datatransfer speed of the STORY Station Plus series by more than six-fold whencompared with models using a USB 2.0 interface, the standard connector for mostexternal hard drives. Offering greater flexibility, STORY Station Plus userscan utilize either the 480 megabit per second (Mbps) USB 2.0 or the 3.0 GbpseSATA interface, satisfying consumers' needs for higher performance from theirexternal storage devices.

     

    The STORY Station Plus line-up will also featureSamsung's low standby power design that reduces the standby power by 96 percentto 0.1 watts (W) from the conventional 2.5W. The reduced standby power levelmeets requirements for the forthcoming European Union EuP (Energy UsingProducts) Directive for Standby Regulation, effective January 2010.

     

    Samsung's 3.5-inch STORY Station Plus external harddrive is available in densities ranging from 1TB to 2TB. The aluminum outercasing not only provides a chic design but contributes to effective heatdispersion. Key features include Samsung Auto Backup for ongoing datapreservation, SecretZoneTM software for personal data encryption andSafetyKeyTM for password protection.

     

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

     

    About Samsung Electronics
    SamsungElectronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication,digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2008 consolidated salesof US$96 billion. Employing approximately 164,600 people in 179 offices in 61countries, the company consists of two business units: Digital Media&Communications and Device Solutions. Recognized as one of the fastestgrowing 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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