Summary: Pros: The case is very durable. Transfer speeds are good. Cons: There is a connectivity issue between the cord supplied and the port on the drive. If I use the cord that came in the package my computer will constantly ask me to reformat the drive; however, if I use another cord the drive performs perfectly.
Summary: I absolutely loved this hard drive. Couldn't really complain about anything... loved the look, some people complained about the cord but you can always get another one, and it was fine for me. I was impressed by its durability and the fact they didn't put anything unnecessary on it before it came to me. It was just a great drive. But I've only had it for a little over two months, and it has already quit working on me.
Summary: The hard drive is light, sleek, and sturdy. One thing I'm not too crazy about is the wire connection. Since the wire is totally independent, I have to plug it into both the drive and a computer. Every external hard drive I owned broke down at the connection between the wire and the drive within a year, so I will find out if this will hold up (written in 2012) 15 months later, as I had predicted, the wire connection failed.
Summary: Not really sure how durable it is. I'm not gonna go start smashing it with a hammer or dropping it from my roof. It sits on the ground next to my computer because the cable is too small. Which, in retrospect, is a pretty smart way of making a "durable" external HDD. Make it so the possibility of dropping it is greatly reduced by making the stupid cable 2 inches long.
Pros: Very quick with USB 3.0.
Cons: Cable is way too short. I guess they thought it'd be cute to attach a 1cm cable to the thing. They did it because it can wrap around the side and make it look neat. Well, it's annoying. And I'd rather not spend extra money buying a longer cable just so I can have it sit on the table away from the ground with dust and debree
Summary: Used for deployment, it works, and you CAN manage to get whatever you need done. If that cable decides to do what it wants it will be a hassle to get it in the "sweet" spot so that the connection is stable. Might just be a few harddrives like this, but I only own one.
Pros: Fast, USB 3.0
Cons: Cable problems, will seem to seat well, but if moved a bit or at bad angle will cause PC to think it's reconnecting and disconnecting. Which during a transfer or movie or game is when it aggravates the most.
Summary: It is not a quality USB 3. It is rugged though I have yet to check water resistance quality. I enjoy the design. The covering is snug, I do not agree with some of these other reviews as for the quality. Pros Rugged, design, cord accessible, size, weight, capacity, and sound of mind. Cons USB 3 is slow. I didn't buy it for that though. I purchased with an understanding it would have a slow transfer/download/upload rate. It is slow.
Summary: The good: 1. The rubber portions will protect the drive from high G's when dropped. 2. Capacity is hight and size is ok (a bit wider than most 2.5 external drives, but that's due to the extra protection. 3. USB 3 cable provided is sturdy The bad: 1. Extremely slow for USB 3, even slower than most other 5400 rpb 2.5 drives. Copying a 500 GB mix of files of all sizes (from 8GB to 4kb files, modelling daily usage) I got an average of 21 MB/sec write transfer rate.