Samsung has launched two new devices in the S series lineup of external hard drives with capacities of 640GB and 2TB, dubbed as the 3.5-inch 2TB S3 Station and the 640GB 2.5-inch S2 portable. Previously this line-up offered a maximum capacity of not more than 500GB.
The 640GB hard drive has the capability to hold data equivalent to 128,000 digital images, 160,000 MP3 music files, or 77 hours of high definition movies. Thus now Samsungâ€™s portable hard drive range offers a storage space ranging from 160GB to 640GB.
Cheol-hee Lee, Vice President of marketing, Storage Systems Division, Samsung Electronics said, â€œAs consumer demands continue to escalate for storing personal data, music and video files, Samsung has expanded its extensive family of external hard drives to support the growing personal storage market,â€ He went on to add, â€œThe new drives provide users with a sleek design and high-density choices in both 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch form factors.â€
The 3.5-inch S3 station boasts a capacity of 2TB. Itâ€™s designed to store large data file back-ups for desktop PCs. This device comes in a classis piano black glossy casing along with a space-saving footprint to conserve desk space.
Both drives offer security features such as Auto Backup, SecretZone, and SafetyKey. The 640GB S2 Portable comes with a USB 2.0 interface but it receives its power supply from the main USB port for added user convenience.