Summary: No warning. Didn't over heat. Wasn't damaged. It just stopped working after a year. I wasn't even able to access it with software designed to recover photos from crashed hard drives. I would not recommend this product.
Summary: Very happy with this product. It has been over 7 months now and the drives are still going with no flaws. I keep them at maximum capacity and constantly am rewriting to them over and over. So I'm very impressed that they have not gone out on me, as the extensive amount of use that I put on them they have still held up. I have two of these drives and both work great. I highly recommend them.
Summary: I used this Calvary 80GB hard drive so i could backup my 60GB PS3 while i swapped its internal hard disk. Though i've only used it once for that specific purpose, it worked fine and is now kept in my closet as backup should my PS3 ever conk out.
Summary: I have owned this product close to six months now and the storage capacity meets my needs just fine. Easy to install and operate. I recommend it for use as an addition to any computer and for temporary files.
Summary: I have three of these drives. I've already filled up one and it's in storage. I'm onto the second one now. This is a great external hard drive for the money. I have not run into any problems so far. I had a Maxtor drive that crashed, and it's "supposed" to be better. It cost me a fortune to retrieve the data. These Cavalry drives just keep working away with no problems.
Summary: Like a couple of the previous reviewers, I also purchased this product, plugged it in and was up and running in no time with no problems at all. That was 3 months ago and then it crashed, over heated and flashed a red light then came on blue again but my laptop with Vista Home Premium would not recognize it anymore. I checked out the terms of the warranty and they were pretty simple, there is no warranty!
Summary: Cavalry is one of those companies that you seem to see more - yet they are to small to be compared with the large drive manufactures. I own several external drives made by Cavalry and have yet to have any problems. This unit in particular runs quiet and does not put off to much heat. Like all of their units (to the best of my knowledge), there is a genuine WD SATA drive inside, so at least the drive is high quality.