Summary: Just for the record, I have an HPE-490t desktop with an Intel i7 980X processor, 16 GB of memory, two 7200 RPM hard drives (2 TB each), and a factory-equipped USB 3.0 card. So PC performance is not the bottleneck. Starting with a freshly formatted external drive, I can back up 900 GB of data in about four hours. This is at least a factor of 2 or 3 faster than my other (Western Digital) external USB 3.0 drive.
Summary: Power supply/adapter was defective and I had to contact Iomega for replacement. Working with them on the online CHAT (otherwise charged for support), they first proposed that the USB cable was defective but it was the adapter. They sent out a new one 3 days later and the drive runs fine. Next disappointment was the so-called free suite of software programs. I downloaded the Roxio Enterprise backup software but could not proceed without buying a license. Very misleading.
Pros: Easy To Install, Fast, Highly Compatible, Quiet
Summary: Got this a few weeks now, and i must say, it gets the job done, without me spending a fortune. I have have a lot of music files and i still can't fill this thing. thanks jandr for the good deal!!!
Pros: Attractive Design, Easy To Setup, High Capacity