When my Freecom external hard drive gave up the ghost I decided to go for a Samsung replacement. This was, in the first place, because I had years of great service from my Samsung Laptop. I had also researched Samsung Hard Drives and was much impressed with what I read, and as I was looking for a 1TB storage capacity I decided to opt for the HX-MU010EA Samsung S2 Portable External Hard drive. This is compatible with both Windows operating systems(Vista; XP; 2000 Pro or 7) and Mac OS (Mac OSx10.4.8 or later).
This must be one of the most compact drives in its class. It has a professional, luxurious glossary finish and comes with a USB lead and a soft Faux Leather Pouch to protect it whilst in transit. Not only is it small but it is also light giving it great portability and it gives you 1TB of storage.
This is a high performance external hard drive that by connecting one cable allows you to instantaneously add considerable greater storage to your system. Through the connection of the USB cable to your computer USB port you can instantly access that incredible increase in storage. Note! No power cable needed.
The installation is a dream; just follow the instructions on your screen. Having done that you are now able to move or copy files to and from your drive or computer. "SecretZone" which is part of the software bundle that came with your Samsung hard drive allows you to protect and manage your private data, dispelling any worries.
The Samsung S2 HYMU010EA is the ideal storage solution for anyone who needs to transport large amounts of digital content, to and from work or college perhaps, or like myself who needs loads of backup storage for his photographs. This will do you right, whatever your need.
I have bought a fair few hard-drives over the past few years, all of which have failed, from Seagate to Western Digital. I then came across this Samsung S2 1TB drive, so thought I'd give it a go.
As of yet, I have had no problems what so ever with this drive. It holds loads of data, mainly music in my case. Depending on the size of each music track, I'd say you can easily hold 100,000 songs on the drive.
It's also so easy to use, simply drag and drop. Files don't even take that long to copy across, so if your in a slight rush, and need a few documents, it'll only take a minute or two to copy them across.
The drive is small and compact, it fits in your hand perfectly. Not to forget, it is powered from USB, meaning plug it in, and off you go! No need for any separate power cables. This makes the drive extremely portable!
The drive also comes with 2 built in features:
Samsung SafetyKey which protects any backup data with a password
Samsung SecretZone which encrypts your data
Both of these features eliminate any worries. If the hard drive is lost or stolen and has any personal/private information, no one will access it without the device password.
The S2 is also compatible on both, Windows operating systems (Vista /XP/2000 Pro/7 or later) and Mac OS (Mac OS x 10.4.8 or later).
The device can be picked up around the £80 mark on eBay.