Koreaâ€™s Samsung has launched the STORY Station Plus, a new line-up of 3.5-inch external hard drives featuring an external serial ATA (eSATA) interface to allow faster data transfers. The 3.0-gigabit per second (Gbps), high-performance drives are available in up to 2-terabyte (TB) capacities.
â€œSamsung new line of high-density solutions with the eSATA interface give users the speed they need for demanding tasks like photo and video editing, plus safely storing multimedia content libraries,â€ said H.S. Lee, vice president, storage marketing, Samsung Electronics. â€œThe 2TB density STORY Station Plus drive can store the data equivalent of 500,000 MP3 music files, 560,000 digital photo images, or 880 hours of high resolution video.â€
While eSATA is the main feature of the new drive, USB 2-0 is still there for those who want to use it. The 2TB STORY Station Plus will hit the market this week with an MSRP of $299.