Reviews and Problems with Samsung STORY Station (HX-DU010EB / HX-DU015EB / HX-DU020EB)
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I love this hard drive!
Barista "P", Amazon
18 January 2014
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.
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 have owned many different external HDDs. This is one of my favorites. I like that the light has a dimmer knob. It is quiet, has unassuming looks, stable (won't fall over, obviously), and doesn't (as of last year) come with any embedded auto-backup functions that can't be formatted out. I've never run into that personally, but had read about it when I began researching this drive last year. Anyway: it's been a good, solid HDD, no complaints.
Summary: I bought a Story Station during a Black Friday sale (9 months before this review) to use with Windows Media Center while I was out of town. I hoped the large capacity would enable me to record everything I wanted and then allow me time to catch up on my TV viewing --without having to delete to free up space for new shows. I am running Windows 7 Enterprise 64bit on this computer and had previously had compatibility issues, so I was hoping this would work.
Summary: I've bought two of these now - a 1.0 TB and a 1.5 TB. They run very quietly, and I've had no problems. The price is very good compared to other drives. The on/off power switch on the front I find very useful, as I can easily power them off at the end of the work day, to ensure minimal wear and tear. Also with the two of them, while they don't click into place on top of each other, you can stack them and maintain proper air flow, which is a nice feature.
Summary: This is clearly one of the better backup drives -- handsome, well-built, convenient. One can argue over its crotchets but most owners would agree. Certainly its not-so-instant on and clicking noise take getting used to, and as for the included backup software, forget it; it spends hours searching and must lovingly ponder every last file, whether backed up or not, and it will back up at the slightest provocation when unimpeded.
Summary: This Samsung drive is working quietly and functionally without problems. Change it from Fat32 to NTFS and away you go. Took a minute to reformat. (Obviously do this before loading anything on the drive). It takes a few minutes to understand the auto backup features, but once you read about it and work with it a few times, it's straight forward and intuitive. I would suggest this product to anyone looking to backup large files, like photo's in "Photoshop" PSD format, etc.
Summary: I purchased the 1.5TB Story drive after getting tired of the effort to manage a bunch of smaller drives to store my family's pictures, videos, and movies. I formatted mine NTFS right out of the box. PRO - On/Off Switch The round dial on the front of the drive acts as both an on off switch and a dimmer for the LED light on the bottom front of the drive. I really like having a power on/off switch right on the front of the drive.