Summary: I purchased two of these a couple of years ago. I stored movies on one and music on the other. Instead of buying a third one for pictures, I bought a 2tb Fantom Green Drive. The cord accidentally unplugged on the Fantom external while I was transferring pictures from my computer to the external and it corrupted the data rendering the entire external drive utterly useless. Even after a reformat that hard drive was useless.
I owe 1.5GB version of this drive _ unreliable.....
5 October 2011
Summary: I am not sure if Samsung warranty TTS company guys check the HDD before they ship but this one I received is DOA - doesn't power up. I did check and Power Supply does output voltage. I am getting really disappointed First HDD got replaced 1 year after purchase with defective HDD. second I received from warranty was working 2 months and just stopped to power up.
Summary: After two months of light use, one day it just failed to power up. I experimented with all the usual-- checked the power cord, usb cable etc.. and even shook it lightly but to no avail. It was completely dead. A few days later I tried again. Turned the drive upside down with the power cable plugged in and the power switch on. This time however I smelled something burning and the moment I saw smoke coming out of the bottom vent, turned power off immediately!
Summary: The retro elegance and timeless design of this Samsung unit are most desirable. It's quiet, efficient, and does not compete with its surroundings for attention. Since it's stackable, I would definitely buy another one when the time comes.
Summary: I've bought 6 Samsung Story Station hard drives: 3 1TB, 2 1.5 TB, AND 1 2TB. 3 of the 6 have died. This drive worked flawlessly for about 6 months with very light use. Then, it just wouldn't turn on again. It wasn't the power adapter. I contacted Samsung and they said they couldn't save my data from the drive if I returned it to them. So, I looked around and finally found a guy on ebay who recovered my data to another hard drive for $14.95 .
Summary: This drive worked flawlessly for about 3 months with very light use. Then, it just wouldn't turn on again. It wasn't the power adapter. I had the drive full of stuff I loved. I contacted Samsung and they said they couldn't save my data from the drive. So, I looked around and finally found a guy on ebay who recovered my data to another hard drive for $14.95 . I will not buy another Story Station.
Bought 3 of these and 2 failed in the first 10 months of use.
13 October 2010
Summary: I am a photographer & we also do graphic design, and use external drives to back up our files. Thankfully, I had a second backup drive where all of my info was stored, but I had two of these exact units fail within a month of eachother. I have replaced them both with a different brand. This is a REALLY BAD PURCHASE. These are NOT reliable. Samsung was not great with the customer service, either, so we just decided to use another brand from now on.