Claims to offer 10 times faster speed compared to USB 2.0 interface
Samsung has unveiled a new 3.5-inch external hard drive with the SuperSpeed USB 3.0 in its STORY Station product portfolio, which it claims to offer 10 times faster speed compared to the previous USB 2.0 interface.
According to Samsung, the SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface offers a maximum transfer rate of 5gigabits per second (Gbps) compared to 480megabits per second (Mbps) in USB 2.0. Users can transfer 4MB of music or image files in approximately 0.02seconds and an HD movie in 2.3minutes. The casing materials are RoHS-compliant, and the ventilation slits facilitate heat dissipation. The new interface is backward-compatible with USB 2.0 and 1.1 interfaces.
The company said that 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 product portfolio includes STORY Station USB 2.0, the STORY Station Plus with e-SATA and USB 2.0, and STORY Station 3.0. Preloaded software suites include Auto Backup, SecretZone and SafetyKey for data encryption and password protection.
H.S. Lee, vice president, storage marketing at Samsung, said: “The Samsung STORY Station 3.0 has been built for advanced users who demand fast transfer speed and data security without sacrificing design. 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 STORY Station 3.0 drive is available in densities ranging from 1TB to 2TB.