Reviews and Problems with Samsung STORY Station (HX-DU010EB / HX-DU015EB / HX-DU020EB)
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John K., Newegg
10 March 2016
Summary: I think this is a good product. A websearch indicates that it's now owned by Seagate, which doesn't give me good feelings, because I have had trouble with a couple of their external disks. If you see a used one, it's probably worth getting if it's only a few bucks.
Pros: Practical case shape. I think it has an on-off knob. Bought in 2010, still working in 2015, but lightly used. The disk, however, was transported all over the place, so is suffered some shock and abuse.
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...
Cons: 1st didn't work, RMA took FOREVER. 2nd one had enclosure that arrived malfunctioning. Transferred to another case. Transferred 3 TB to test, then 1TB for backup. Little to no use (maybe 50 hours), it's 7.31.13 No SMART warning, just quit working. babied it. Lesson: beware 1yr warranty. Samsung is...
Cons: Died after a bit over a year of very light use. The drive still works in a different enclosure which means that Samsung made a very low quality enclosure. From reading around, seems like a common problem. Will think twice before buying another Samsung product.
Summary: Don't ever pull out its power plug from the outlet: it has Power On/Off Switch. In fact, you don't need to ever power it Off: once you disconnect USB cable or switch off your PC or player, the drive goes to Standby automatically and switches off power to HD inside the enclosure and light indicator.
Pros: Excellent HD inside. When removed from the enclosure and mounted inside PC, despite being green 5400rpm and Sata II, one can copy large movie collection to it much faster than to a 7200rpm Sata II Seagate due to high data throughput. After that you can put it back to the enclosure and hook to you...
Cons: None, once you consciously select this model for the HD inside. Excellent choice.