Summary: Very easy to set up and very secure using encryption hardware. Has the option to disable itself on a brute force attack by at first, making it more trouble than it's worth, then in the end, locks the drive and deletes the contents. Easy to set up admin and up to 4 users. Finally, it's USB 3.0 and pretty fast. Comes with a "Y" cable.
Summary: This is a fantastic product -- just what I was looking for. Specifically, not only does it run on Linux but it can be partitioned into at least 4 partitions and those can be any filesystem you want that is supported on Linux. So, I resized the ntfs partition it came with to make room for an ext4 partition. If you want to resize that ntfs partition and you don't have the ntfsresize tool, you can download ntfs-3g_ntfsprogs-2014.2.15.tgz .
Pros: Great transfer rate, solid compact design. Well documented.
Cons: Would convert files to directories and would not open. ex: Document.doc is a file, the hard drive would only recognize it as a directory, thus it would not open it. This happened to quite a few files over the course of a year. Less than a year later, it is dying.
Summary: easy to use and cost effective. There is a current problem in using it with Windows 8.1; gets dropped off and need to be reset; hopefully Microsoft will get their act together. The product is sturdy and very secure.
Summary: Bought this for my spouse who needs to bring confidential material (psychological test scores and evaluations) home from her office. Easily set up. Can be formatted for MAC or Windoze. Or both, which is what she does. Good size; unlike a thumb drive it is hard to lose in a purse or briefcase. The keypad is large; no fussing with little keys to enter the password. Reasonably priced for what it does.
Not good for use as a bootable hard drive anymore.
10 January 2015
Summary: Some modern Dell Optiplex PCs will have trouble booting from this drive. The way power is applied to the USB ports at POST causes difficulty unlocking the drive to boot. Works fine as a regular HDD.
Summary: Does what I need. Not as fast as I had hoped, but it's probably my system and method of use. While transferring an 80 GB file via USB 3.0, my write speed was about 32 MB/sec. I'm running Win 7 64 with a quad core AMD Phenom. Have to read the manual carefully about setting up a password. I was pokey and got caught out by the 10 second timer the first time I tried. That's what comes from reading as you go instead of getting it down before you start!