Samsung has launched a new 3.5 inch external hard drive, the STORY Station which is the first external hard drive to offer reduced idle power consumption.
The Samsung STORY Station has a lower power consumption of just 0.09W from the conventional level of 2.5W which is a reducing of over 95%, and this is the lowest power level for any external hard drive.
“User requirements for external hard drives now include eco-friendliness and lower power levels in addition to performance, reliability and exceptional design,” said C.H. Lee, vice president, Storage sales & marketing, Samsung Electronics. “Samsung’s STORY Station, which has been praised for its appealing external-drive design, takes a huge step forward in setting the stage for the timely introduction of environmentally-conscious hard drive technology.”
Samsung achieved the reduced power level by adopting a new circuit structure that makes the drive non operational when the power cable is connected but the USB port isn’t.
The Samsung STORY Station will go on sale in November and it will come in a range of sizes from 500GB up to 2TB, it also features built in security software to encrypt and protect data.
There is no word on pricing as yet.
via I4U News