Summary: Naturally a five star rave review becomes a one star flop if a hard drive dies on you. But I have had two of these 2 Tega versions (one to back up the other) for six months and used them interchangeably as a music server for a 2200 CD collection painstakingly transferred to .WAV lossless files for both archiving AND instant access.
Summary: This is the second Samsung Story Station external drive that I've purchased. They seem to work exactly as they should, as good as any other make, and they also have the on/off ans operation light that I would prefer on a drive. All makes will have failures, and these seem OK to me, so no complaints here.
Summary: I have 2 of these drives, 2Tb and 1.5Tb which I use for storing DVDs and music files connected to my Mac. As I work full time on my computer during 'office hours' I only ever use these drives in the evenings. The fact that they can be switched on only when needed is ideal. Before I bought these I used a Seagate Free Agent drive which died after being permanently on with the computer (they cannot be switched off) after two years.
Summary: Well packaging is perfect the drive itself is very quiet.The only annoying thing is that after not being in use the drive spins down and then takes some time to spin back up and causes not responding, but apart from that im very happy as i bought it as a backup for a seagate drive.
Summary: No issues with this device. I bought 2 to replace my numerous old 320's & 750GB drives. Very well priced. Time will tell how long they last. It is a game of chance when it comes to this type of media. Some last for years, others don't.