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SAMSUNG G3 Station 2TB USB 2.0 3.5" External Hard Drive HX-DU020EC

  • USB 2.0
  • 3 Years Manufacturer Warranty
  • Eco-Friendly
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  • William F.
  • 8/2/2011 6:09:17 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggs12 mos later--DEAD

Pros: Worked while alive.

Cons: Died. Light comes on, does not spin. All data lost.

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  • Dan S.
  • 7/29/2010 6:12:36 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Shellshocker price
Runs very cool
innovative case design

Cons: Not the fastest drive
Innovative case

Other Thoughts: This drive is not the fastest, but it plays blue ray movies without any problems. This way we can have a hard copy of the kids eating cake and also stream it. For the money I should have bought a couple

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  • Peter D.
  • 7/28/2010 4:01:05 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood external drive

Pros: Seems well built. Fast enough. Cool white light on the front indicates power on and usage. Turns on automagically when a USB connection is made.

Cons: While the case is very durable, I think it is pretty ugly on the sides. I don't care for the alternating dots or whatever it is.

Other Thoughts: Sheri's makes a great BBQ burger!

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  • William F.
  • 7/27/2010 5:27:33 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNice Drive!

Pros: Great storage for the price, attractive case, quiet.

Cons: None so far.

Other Thoughts: I use this drive to serve my media collection via a networked WD Live so the kids don't ruin any more DVDs. This drive stores all I've got with 500 gigs to spare. Not a single problem.

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  • Anonymous
  • 7/21/2010 4:29:48 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsSLOWWWWWWWWWWWW

Pros: 2 TB

Cons: Slow as molasses.

Other Thoughts: Bought this on a shell shocker deal. No deal.

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  • Jie X.
  • 7/19/2010 7:19:09 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsUnusable with stupid case opening offset

Pros: NA

Cons: NA

Other Thoughts: when I receive the UNIT, the wire and plug cannot go in the case due to an offset in the case opening, simply cannot plug in power cord and wire. Stupid product

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  • Peter B.
  • 7/16/2010 1:35:53 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBeautiful (and very functional) drive

Pros: I already had a Samsung 2TB "StoryStation" which has been great, and was nicely packaged (though the "volume control" to adjust the lighting brightness was certainly strange). Anyway, just got my second Samsung 2TB external -- this one in the G3 package, and like it even more. The package is very small and lightweight, yet seems to protect the drive well, give it good ventilation. It runs very quiet, barely gets warm, and also looks very nice, but not in a "silly" sort of way (i.e. bling-less, which is fine with me.)

Cons: NONE at all. See below for some responses to other reivewer's "cons"

Other Thoughts: To address various "cons" that others have stated:
* 5400 RPM -- so what? This is a USB2 external drive. It is meant for media storage, or backup (I plan to use mine to back up my home server system; write to it every month or so, and store it separately.) I really don't think putting a 7200RPM drive in there would affect its usage as a USB2 drive.
* No fan -- great! It's quieter, the case is very small and efficient, yet it's built for good airflow over the drive. I just had mine on (running, since it was doing an NTFS format) for a few hours. The case is barely warm. And because the case is designed for natural convection airflow, the drive inside should be happy and cool, too.
* No power switch? Yes, I have to admit, this confused me at first. I plugged in power before I plugged in the USB, and the drive didn't turn on. Actually, great! That's the way it is designed. Plug it in with the USB cable, and it turns on -- works great. Simple, efficient. I actually prefer it "switchless

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  • Tyler F.
  • 7/15/2010 10:20:34 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNot Bad at all

Pros: Alot of space (2 tb holds more than enough), price! 2tb for 106$??? unheard of. So far its been working well with no problems.

Cons: The main con, which isn't really that big of a deal is that it comes formatted in FAT32. I found that when I tried to move single files larger than 4gb (no can do). It's easy to fix, just reformat it to ntfs. It takes like 8 hours though to reformat 2tb. >_<

Other Thoughts: I hate spending money, but this purchase was well worth it (im goin to college with it now)

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  • Robert B.
  • 7/15/2010 5:58:54 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFlawless

Pros: What a cool enclosure this thing has. Very 3D and reminds me of a disco ball the way it reflects the lights. Installed flawlessly, backed up my entire computer and had plenty of room to spare. Very little heat if any at all. The power brick only takes up one slot on my power strip. Absolutely no noise when in use. The white actication light flickers when it's in use. Not sure what else to say other than for 106 bones it was a steal!

Cons: There are no cons. I was looking for a bare 2TB drive and decided that this was an even better deal.

Other Thoughts: Since Samsung currently only appears to make one 2TB hard drive, it would seem logical that the hard drive that is in this device is:
Brand: SAMSUNG
Series: EcoGreen F3
Model: HD203WI
Interface: SATA 3.0Gb/s
Capacity: 2TB
RPM: 5400 RPM
Cache: 32MB
Average Seek Time: 8.9ms
Average Latency: 5.56ms

I pulled the specifications right from Newegg. Hey these aren't blistering speeds when compared to an SSD or those 10,000 rpm drives... But, it IS a heck of a lot cheaper. Grab one when they go on sale and you will be a happy camper!

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  • Patrick P.
  • 7/14/2010 4:34:32 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsdeal

Pros: best price I've seen - $107 for 2g external (on sale)
as a 5400 RPM drive better used as media drive rather than boot

Cons: arrived damaged - connectors out of line with case - can't plug in power or usb

Other Thoughts: had to open it to fix - feet up connectors away from you, then peel off left 2 foot pads, remove screws, pop left side of case (brute force - not intended to be opened often or easily) realigned sata to usb adapter.to match case holes.
now works great. formatted NTFS 1.8G available

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