Summary: I'm a old quy running 5 computers. I purchased this drive for critical backups and it looks good. The drive is, however unoperable. DONT TAKE A CHANCE WITH CAVALRY Drives! The fan and HD spins up on this one but the USB and eSATA circuit board came dead on delivery. The drive would not recongize two different XP Pro computers useing either USB or SATA ports so I stopped messing with it further. Just so you know...
Summary: There may have some negative review for this product, but I believe that was just few bad cases. I think that this hard drive was very easy to configure, and it has been very reliable. I can always rely on it to safely store all the preciouse data. It satisfied my needs perfectly and worked great with my computer and transfers music and picture files real quick.
Summary: The positive reviewers for this product are shills for Cavalry. Check all their reviews and see they just post good reviews for all Cavalry products. The Cavalry products are cheaply made, loud, and unreliable.
Summary: I was reluctant to buy this Cavalry after reading some of the reviews but decided to give it shot after one person reminded us all these external hard drives may have different brand names but the inner workings can only be one of a few manufacturers, not dissimilar to VCR's back in the day. So, that plus the included eSATA kit was a selling point for me.
Summary: This item would intermittently turn off and on. My guess is that it would also overheat. This was the lowest priced 300 GB external drive I could find and I think I know why. I am going to spend the extra money and buy a Seagate next time.