Samsung 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.
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 4MB of music (equivalent of a 3-minute song) or image files (6 megapixel camera inhi-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.
The STORY Station line-up has a minimalist design inspired by retro electronics and combines a grey, brushed aluminum casing with the logo stenciled in red.
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 STORY product portfolio. The line-up now offers 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.