The 3.5" Story Station Plus drives are encased in aluminum, which plays a part in heat dissipation. The drives feature Samsung's low standby power design, which reduces standby power by 96% to 0.1W from the usual 2.5W. Like previous Story Station models, the "Plus" is capable of both real-time and scheduled backups, as well as SecretZone data encryption and SafetyKey password protection.
Samsung plans to ship the drives worldwide by the end of November -- or very soon, with only seven days left in the month. The Story Station Plus is backed by a three-year limited warranty and the 2TB has an MSRP of $299.