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6.3 out of 10

Samsung STORY Station (HX-DU010EB / HX-DU015EB / HX-DU020EB)

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Overall 4
4.0

Outrageous support. Unworkable software.

PETER ALDIN, Amazon
12 January 2010
  • Summary: Beautiful, apparently well made unit. It holds two software programs which reside in two (virtual?) partitions. The first software does incremental backups, works well, and is self-explanatory. The second software is a large file-dump with an obligatory password; that one is called The SecretZone.
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Overall 4
4.0

Spin-up time is a deal-breaker.

Scott Russell, Amazon
21 December 2009
  • Summary: Almost everything about this drive is wonderful (style, speed, noise level, etc.) but I'm extremely disappointed in it! Why? After several minutes of inactivity, the drive will spin down to save energy/drive-life. Whenever you try to access the drive again, it takes 10 seconds to spin up. For those ten seconds, you can't do much but wait. And over time, that's a whole lot of waiting!
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Overall 4
4.0

Just broke

Mr. A. C. Mayne, Amazon
6 October 2011
  • Summary: It was a fantastic external hard drive, but just now it broke, spinning up, making a clicking noise, spinning down, which it repeats. To be honest, I'm not sure how other external hard drive manufacturers compare, but you should always have a backup of your data. I.e. THE SAME DATA ON TWO DRIVES. I was using this as a backup, but due to moving computers, it had my only copy of some data on when it failed. Hard drive recovery starts around £500.
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Overall 4
4.0

SHORT LIVED SUCCESS

J. Edwards "Bright bird", Amazon
20 July 2010
  • Summary: I bought this from Amazon, based upon the reviews. That was in March 2010. Today I tried to retrieve the files - gone! I spent all day on the Samsung support website to no avail and made 3 different phone calls, holding on for 30 mins each time and never got to speak to anybody. Amazon said that I had to speak to somebody at Samsung to get a reference number from them to gain authorisation to return. Guess what?
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Overall 4
4.0

Inkompatibel an bestimmten Systemen!!??

Jo, Amazon
17 September 2011
  • Summary: Normal steht Samsung für Qualität. Um es aber kurz zu machen: + Festplatte macht äußerlich einen sehr wertigen Eindruck und ist sehr leise + Verfügt über einen drehbaren Aus-/Einschalter (Kaufenscheidung!) Doch dann das dicke Minus [gilt für *mein* Win XP-System, da die Festplatte als Backup-(Sicherungs-)Medium gedacht war] - Wird die Festplatte an Win XP ordentlich abgemeldet und betätigt man dann später wieder den Einschalter bleibt die Festplatte aus!
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Overall 4
4.0

StandBy unglaublich schlecht gelöst

OtoTheBear, Amazon
19 February 2011
  • Summary: Die Platte an sich stellt mich bis jetzt zufrieden. Verarbeitung des Gehäuses ist gut, Netzteil schön klein. So weit, so gut. Da ich diese Platte aber benutze um den Speicher meines Laptops zu erweitern stellt die StandBy-Funktion ein absolut unnötiges und falsch konzipiertes "Feature" dar. Nachdem 5min kein Lese-/Schreib-Zugriff erfolgte schaltet sich die Platte ab. Was im Betrieb teilweise untragbar ist.
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