Summary: I purchased this drive so I'd have something rugged and safe to store my pictures on that I could take with me. Something I could throw in my carry-on luggage and not worry about it getting banged around like you would with most hard drives. From that standpoint, it's been good. The thing has always been fine getting thrown in a bag and knocked around a bit. That said, there is one MAJOR flaw in the design.
Summary: I have had multiple issues with random disconnects while moving files across to it. last weekend I had to move nearly 2 TB of files off a server to set up a new RAID 5 array and while using this one it would randomly just disconnect. I tried it in different 3.0 ports as well as 2.0 ports; same issue. When it's working correctly it's nice, but that was unbearable when I should be able to start the transfer and walk away without coming back to have to "try again".
Nothing that isn't there on any other USB 3 drive, hardly shock and water proof
John S. Dean "John", Amazon
29 December 2012
Summary: The rubberized cover on this (the black / yellow around the edges that leaves just the middle swath uncovered) is cheap and flimsy, and not even adhered to the drive - so it pulls away. There's a small rubber cover for the port for the cable that does a very poor job covering the port and comes out all the time with little provocation. I had grabbed one of these from another online vendor who owed me a $50 credit on my next purchase, so got it for cheaper.
Summary: The device itself is great, but the cable that comes with it is poorly made and unreliable - it loses connection if I move the device and it's caused me loads of problems. Unfortunately it isn't a standard usb connection, so I can't even replace it with one of the many other usb cables that I have lying around either. Quite annoying.
Not fully protected, crazy proprietory connector and too slow.
Stephen C. Rose "1MansQuest", Amazon
15 July 2014
Summary: As with other reviews, the connection and cover are poor. Worse, the cable is ridiculously short, meaning the device is left dangling if your usb port is central to your PC; it's also proprietary, so forget about replacing it with something longer. Also, a bit slow compared to similar devices.
Poorly designed USB port as too loose and discounts when transferring data
Ashley gale, Amazon
15 November 2013
Summary: First impressions of the device were good. Liked how the transfer cable when not in use became part of the case when not in use and the shock protection was alright, apart from the poorly designed rubber cap that protects the USB port from damage. Its barely fits and easily comes off. I quote the "Water-tight after being submerged in meter-deep water for up to 30 minutes" even if I tried this it would fail.
Summary: this item only works on usb2.0 and should work on usb 3.0 but it consumes too much power and bairly registers on the speed got in touch with the makers and they just said update the drivers which i am reluctant to do as it is a fresh install of windows 8
Summary: Kann den 'Schlechtbewertern' nicht so ganz folgen. Ja, es stimmt, die Gummihülle ist aufgesteckt und schließt nicht luftdicht ab und der USB3-Stecker ist ziemlich locker. Doch was macht man mit so einer Festplatte? Ich für meinen Teil lege Sie auf den Tisch oder einen Stuhl, stecke das Notebook rein und nutze sie nicht als Volleyball oder als Paddel am Kajak. Auf Reisen tut sie wohl ihren Dienst, auch wenn sie auf dem Boot mal vom Tisch fällt macht ihr das nicht.