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**= This may be a mis-price as the 1TB model is also selling at Play for £74.99 =**

RRP is £109.99. Ebuyer selling at £84.99, Amazon selling at £82.99

Samsung has developed solid, reliable data storage to store your precious memories. The STORY Station safely downloads and protects your lifetime memories - video clips, photos, music files, and important data - that are so valuable and not easily replaced. Samsung STORY Station is the best storage solution to capture and preserve your life story.

1.5TB HDD Holds:
Up to 426,000 digital photos
Up to 375,000 songs (MP3)
Up to 36,000 songs (uncompressed CD quality)
Up to 114 hours of Digital Video (DV)
Up to 600 hours of DVD quality video
Up to 180 hours of HD video
Main Specifications:
Model: STORY Station
Accessory: USB Cable (120cm),Power Adapter Cable (160cm)
Downloads: Bundle software preloaded on the hard drive
Installation: Quick Install Guide
Support Options: Electronic User Documentation (PDF)
Drive Configurations Capacity: 1.5TB
Operating Systems: Windows , Mac
Colour: Grey
Performance Specification Interface: Hi-Speed USB 2.0 (480 Mb/sec)
Physical Dimension Height ( Max ): 41.8 mm (1.646 in)
Width: 119.5 mm (4.705 in)
Length: 192.8mm (7.591 in)
Weight (Max): 1.5TB 0.942Kg ( 2.077 lb)
Product Features:
Sleek design
Enhanced data protection
Environment-friendly product supports
Power Saving Mode
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#1
it's taken online retailers so long to stock the 2TB version of this, and USB 3.0 version is coming soon, probably why the price has dropped a bit for this.

btw have this exact drive and it's very well built, auto spin down, quiet and cool, probably the best external HDD I've had, looking for the 2TB version and may be even the USB 3 version, but probably no good deals on those yet...
#2
nice 1 ordered ((heat))
#3
HD154UI inside 5400RPM 'green' drive.

Very good basic enclosure - easy to swap drives - 5 screws, 2 stickers (careful with those so warranty in the original drive would remain intact). PSU can power any 7200RPM drive, so no problems there.

Hot.
#4
Ive had one of these for the last year. To be honest its not that nice a drive. Sounds terrible when its on, and the on/off button seems a design flaw
#5
I'm waiting for a decent one to turn up with e-sata!
#6
Prices on these USB2 External Drives are going to keep dropping as USB3 becomes the norm ... having said that this is probably one of the best External Drives I have owned and wouldn't hesitate to recommend it if you are not going to be continually transferring files to and from it and solely using it as storeage ... because USB2 is painfully slow.
#7
Only buy from Play if you're happy with their 28 return policy:

"Our returns policy is valid for 28 days from receipt of an item."

That means, as those who have ever had problems with goods after 28 days, that if an item goes wrong after 28 days, you're on your own. You'll need to return your drive to the manufacturer and claim under the warranty. Play won't help you at all.
banned 1 Like #8
Newbold
Only buy from Play if you're happy with their 28 return policy:"Our returns policy is valid for 28 days from receipt of an item."That means, as those who have ever had problems with goods after 28 days, that if an item goes wrong after 28 days, you're on your own. You'll need to return your drive to the manufacturer and claim under the warranty. Play won't help you at all.

That's how most retailers work.... Amazon the same.... I just had a chainsaw that I bought 5 weeks ago from amazon and after I contacted them all they did was give me details for hitachi. Hitachi have sorted so all is good. Nothing unusual here....

Good price, voted hot
#9
just about time. heat added!
#10
Think i'll wait for the usb 3 or esata version, usb2 is too slow for me these days.
#11
That's how most retailers work.... Amazon the same.... I just had a chainsaw that I bought 5 weeks ago from amazon and after I contacted them all they did was give me details for hitachi. Hitachi have sorted so all is good. Nothing unusual here....

Odd I've had a logitech dinovo mini for 8 months now and amazon have swapped it out for a brand new one this week because it has developed a fault so it's defo not the policy for everything.
#12
mrpremium
Newbold
Only buy from Play if you're happy with their 28 return policy:"Our returns policy is valid for 28 days from receipt of an item."That means, as those who have ever had problems with goods after 28 days, that if an item goes wrong after 28 days, you're on your own. You'll need to return your drive to the manufacturer and claim under the warranty. Play won't help you at all.
That's how most retailers work.... Amazon the same.... I just had a chainsaw that I bought 5 weeks ago from amazon and after I contacted them all they did was give me details for hitachi. Hitachi have sorted so all is good. Nothing unusual here....Good price, voted hot

Amazon arn't the same. I had an external HD which started to constantly click a week before the year warranty was up. They let me send it back and refunded postage no problems. Their CS is second to none.
#13
mrpremium
Newbold
Only buy from Play if you're happy with their 28 return policy:"Our returns policy is valid for 28 days from receipt of an item."That means, as those who have ever had problems with goods after 28 days, that if an item goes wrong after 28 days, you're on your own. You'll need to return your drive to the manufacturer and claim under the warranty. Play won't help you at all.
That's how most retailers work.... Amazon the same.... I just had a chainsaw that I bought 5 weeks ago from amazon and after I contacted them all they did was give me details for hitachi. Hitachi have sorted so all is good. Nothing unusual here....Good price, voted hot

Not what I've experience with Amazon. Had a Sony TV go wrong after 3 months and they couldn't source a replacement so offered me a full refund. I didn't want a refund as I didn't want another model, so was happy to wait for a few weeks whilst they got stock and they replaced it without issue.

Must be Hitachi wanting Amazon to work slightly differently to their normal warranty practises....
#14
Anyways, sorry good price!!
#15
xanderex
Ive had one of these for the last year. To be honest its not that nice a drive. Sounds terrible when its on, and the on/off button seems a design flaw

I think you may have got a duff one then - mine is almost silent and works perfectly. Plus how can an useful and easy on/off button be a design flaw!?!?! Just means you dont have to unplug anything to power it down!

Highly recommended piece of kit - especially at this price!!

SteveP
#16
seconded!
Ouenben
I'm waiting for a decent one to turn up with e-sata!
#17
its just typical..has been waiting ages for this samsung story station to drop in price and nothing, so i just bought the £49.99 1tb hitachi on saturday and this turns up:(((

Great deal, hot
#18
this is a good deal, i am rushing out later!!!!!
#19
out?
#20
as great as this is, I really wish there was the ability to turn off the auto power-down mode. Its caused no end of hassle for me since getting the HDD. Aside from that though, brilliant, if you don't mind it constantly starting and stopping every 5 minutes when you want to access anything on it after it resting.
#21
Hot. Glad I didn't go for the Buffalo one yesterday. I've found Samsung drives solid over the years.
#22
Good deal. Voted hot!
#23
mmuw
its just typical..has been waiting ages for this samsung story station to drop in price and nothing, so i just bought the £49.99 1tb hitachi on saturday and this turns up:(((

Great deal, hot
Same story...
#24
glaringradiokid
as great as this is, I really wish there was the ability to turn off the auto power-down mode. Its caused no end of hassle for me since getting the HDD. Aside from that though, brilliant, if you don't mind it constantly starting and stopping every 5 minutes when you want to access anything on it after it resting.

I actually like this power-saving feature. The drive drops its power consumption to almost nothing when not in use. The trade-off is that it needs a brief spin-up when it wakes up - in practice, this is only a second's worth of lag when you fire up a movie. Not a problem for my media hub and it's saving money too... ;)
#25
stevep94
xanderex
Ive had one of these for the last year. To be honest its not that nice a drive. Sounds terrible when its on, and the on/off button seems a design flaw


I think you may have got a duff one then - mine is almost silent and works perfectly. Plus how can an useful and easy on/off button be a design flaw!?!?! Just means you dont have to unplug anything to power it down!

Highly recommended piece of kit - especially at this price!!

SteveP


You obviously dont have one if you dont know the issue with the on/off button. Its a dial, and you'd expect it to only turn in 2 positions for on and off. But no, you twist it on, and it keeps turning and turning, which is a bad design for a button. I was never questioning to purpose of having an on/off button, only the one they used for it.
Cant see how yours is silent, mine sounds like a motor
#26
dcx_badass
I'm sure this was 2TB when I replied last night.

Nope, always was a 1.5TB drive :D
Were you burning the midnight oil again?
1 Like #27
ordered. thanks OP
#28
mrpremium

That's how most retailers work.... Amazon the same.... I just had a chainsaw that I bought 5 weeks ago from amazon and after I contacted them all they did was give me details for hitachi. Hitachi have sorted so all is good. Nothing unusual here....

Good price, voted hot


No it isn't how most other retailers work. Most retailers are based in the the UK so you get statutory rights under SOGA. Play play by Jerseys law - no protection after 28 days. (Whether or not the manufacturer offers a warranty is another question. )

Edited By: ashleypride on Sep 01, 2010 14:02: typo
1 Like #29
xanderex
stevep94
xanderex
Ive had one of these for the last year. To be honest its not that nice a drive. Sounds terrible when its on, and the on/off button seems a design flaw
I think you may have got a duff one then - mine is almost silent and works perfectly. Plus how can an useful and easy on/off button be a design flaw!?!?! Just means you dont have to unplug anything to power it down!Highly recommended piece of kit - especially at this price!!SteveP
You obviously dont have one if you dont know the issue with the on/off button. Its a dial, and you'd expect it to only turn in 2 positions for on and off. But no, you twist it on, and it keeps turning and turning, which is a bad design for a button. I was never questioning to purpose of having an on/off button, only the one they used for it.Cant see how yours is silent, mine sounds like a motor

I think you may have misunderstood the on/off button (_;) There is off and if you twist it clockwise it clicks to turn on with the knob then turning into a dimmer for the hard drive activity light!!! :D Its a nice touch and I love my (almost) silent drive!!! :p

SteveP

Edited By: stevep94 on Sep 01, 2010 14:36: Added comment
#30
very sweet.. I bought 2 of these for £88.90 back in January. Still going strong. Great price at £70
1 Like #31
glaringradiokid
as great as this is, I really wish there was the ability to turn off the auto power-down mode. Its caused no end of hassle for me since getting the HDD. Aside from that though, brilliant, if you don't mind it constantly starting and stopping every 5 minutes when you want to access anything on it after it resting.
I agree, not being able to adjust or disable the power saving mode is a joke. You can use hddcoffee to keep it awake on a pc but it's a nightmare on my xbox at times.

Edited By: benny92 on Sep 01, 2010 18:01: add link
1 Like #32
benny92
glaringradiokid
as great as this is, I really wish there was the ability to turn off the auto power-down mode. Its caused no end of hassle for me since getting the HDD. Aside from that though, brilliant, if you don't mind it constantly starting and stopping every 5 minutes when you want to access anything on it after it resting.
I agree, not being able to adjust or disable the power saving mode is a joke. You can use hddcoffee to keep it awake on a pc but it's a nightmare on my xbox at times.

Sweet buddy! I have a Maxtor that powers down and if i'm say in photoshop even if i'm working just off C drive if i want to open or save to/from C the whole PC waits until the Maxtor (G drive) wakes up which can take a while to restart but then its another 'while' the next time you want to access C. Will give HDDcoffee a whirl. Cheers.
#33
Working like a charm! 8)
#34
mb1
Hot. Glad I didn't go for the Buffalo one yesterday. I've found Samsung drives solid over the years.


What do buffalo use? My 500gb NAS had a Samsung drive in it :-)
1 Like #35
Majorly hot.
#36
rnem170
What do buffalo use? My 500gb NAS had a Samsung drive in it :-)


Seagate I think. At least that's what another poster said on the original Buffalo Juststore thread here
#37
£69.99 on Amazon now - a lot safer than using Play if you get problems with the drive inside the first year.
#38
price gone up in play.com

newbold, mention Amazon got it for £69.99, be quick guys :D

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