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Samsung Story Station 1.5TB USB2 £84.99 @ Amazon

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7y, 2m agoFound 7 years, 2 months ago
* Samsung STORY Station is the best storage solution to capture and preserve your life story
* Enhanced data protection with Samsung Auto Backup and SafetyKey
* Green Eco Friendly with Power Saving Mode
* Simply plug it in and go, no CD is needed for installation
* See at a glance how much space is available, used, or designated as backup storage.
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#1
Good price, paid £86.94 for this a few days ago at Scan. It's very well built, runs very cold but so far I've not found the software particularly user friendly. I have it setup to back up my user data, save games etc and because these files change on a daily basis it keeps popping up with an error screen saying the data has been changed in an abnormal way and wants to run an error check. Otherwise, I'm happy with it so far.
#2
I always worry about 1.5TB drives unless you have 2 of them so you can backup the backup. Maybe I'm overly paranoid. I suppose you could just keep it under 1TB.

I'd still rather have 2 x1TBs in case of a problem but the price difference is only £20 [url]www.amazon.co.uk/Samsung-Story-Station-External-Drive/dp/B002C46042/[/url]

Great price though for a mind-boggling amount of storage. I struggle to fill my 2x1TBs on my machine. They're collecting dust.
#3
Great price and this gets good reviews everywhere. Heat added.
[mod]#4
Good price, thanks Computerman :)
#5
I got one of these a few weeks ago for a fiver more, great hooked up to my wdtv running mkv rips etc.... nice spot!!
#6
will pc world price match this price?
#7
I've just got the 1TB version of this and the build quality is pretty nice. If you're going to be using it on your desk, the white "glow" from underneath the drive is quite novel, although you can turn the brightness down if you want (the light blinks rapidly to indicate disk activity; otherwise it's always on).

The disk is supplied with one giant FAT32 partition. I have no idea what the included software is like, as I reformatted the disk as a single NTFS partition and use Microsoft's robocopy command line tool to replicate another backup disk to this one.

Still, as nice as it look, mine will be spending most of its life in a fireproof box :D
#8
penguin1987
will pc world price match this price?
They dont pricematch Amazon, and they dont sell this product - so probably not.
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I got one of these from ebuyer a few months ago for a fiver more. I must say I was really impressed with the build quality and the good looks of this thing. It's also eerily quiet and never seems to heat up much, but it does put itself into a sort of sleep state after 20 mins or so of no use which is a great feature, but obviously it takes a few seconds for it to wake up again. Personally I never used the software it came with - I formatted about 1TB in FAT32 for the PS3 and the rest in in NTFS for anything else. Hope you find this handy!
#10
been using this drive constantly for the last month, no problems so far, as others have said decent build quality and runs silent and cool, it can take a few seconds to wake up but no big issue.
#11
My only hope is that this drive lasts better than the two Samsung drives I have in my desktop - both have developed damaged blocks after little more than a year :(
#12
#13
great drive and a great price - heat added.

I used this to replace my WD elements which had problems with the PSU. As others stated, the drive is of great build quality and runs silent & cool even the PSU only gets slihgtly warm.

Great product.
#14


http://datacent.com/datarecovery/hdd/western_digital/Elements

I had several WD elements at work and one privately all but one failed.

So why pay 1 pound more for an inferior drive?
#15
LuckyL
http://datacent.com/datarecovery/hdd/western_digital/Elements

I had several WD elements at work and one privately all but one failed.

So why pay 1 pound more for an inferior drive?


I'd rather base decisions on more reliable statistics. For example, all of my Samsung drives have failed within their warranty period, but I very much doubt I can extrapolate my small sample to be representative of the population.
#16
I reviewed this drive here;
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9m3HeuGPXY

Be aware, if you buy two or more, they do not stack easily.
#17
LuckyL
http://datacent.com/datarecovery/hdd/western_digital/Elements

I had several WD elements at work and one privately all but one failed.

So why pay 1 pound more for an inferior drive?


That my friend, is what you call personal experience.
#18
thebawp
Good price, paid £86.94 for this a few days ago at Scan. It's very well built, runs very cold but so far I've not found the software particularly user friendly. I have it setup to back up my user data, save games etc and because these files change on a daily basis it keeps popping up with an error screen saying the data has been changed in an abnormal way and wants to run an error check. Otherwise, I'm happy with it so far.


Just use Microsoft synctoy. It's free and really easy to pair up two folders for backups.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=c26efa36-98e0-4ee9-a7c5-98d0592d8c52&displaylang=en
#19
Fujioka
I always worry about 1.5TB drives unless you have 2 of them so you can backup the backup. Maybe I'm overly paranoid. I suppose you could just keep it under 1TB.


Why on earth would a 1 terrabyte drive be more reliable than a 1.5 terrabyte drive? It's probably got an samsung F2 drive inside it, 5400rpm and very cool running, it's likely to be a very reliable drive.

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