Summary: I've used this hard drive for 6 months now, to transfer files to-and-from my laptop at home and my desktop at work on a daily basis. Unfortunately, the cable on this hard-drive tends to come loose and uplug itself, so you risk loss of data if you're not exceedingly cautious not to bump desk, drive, cable, or computer while using the thing.
Summary: I have 2 methods of backing up my hard drive. My synchronization software works. Windows 7 backup doesn't. They should tell people about this before they waste a bunch of time. I suspect that it can't handle files over 4 GB. NTFS is supposed to handle that, so it might be the encryption software. This is small enough to fit in my safe deposit box at the bank which is where it is now.
Summary: Main reason for buying this (and paying a premium price), was the hope that I would be using Never Down software. I was unable to make that work (Windows 7) after hours of trying. Apparently Never Down is no longer supported and Iomega does not make an attempt to make it work with Windows 7. As an external drive it's OK, but there are cheaper alternatives out there.
Summary: The drive works fine. I'm dinging it with 3 stars due to the frustration with Iomega's software. Drive comes with a flier describing Iomega's "NeverDown" software, which lets you create a bootable clone of your hard disk. Great! I go to Iomega's web site, register a new account, and download the software. It won't install. Poking around on Iomega's support forums, it turns out that the software is not compatible with Windows 7. Nice.
Summary: I purchased this drive because of its high-speed eSATA connection, high capacity (2 TB) and extensive software package. I knew going in that Iomega didn't provide the backup software on disk. It had to be downloaded but this was no problem for me ... or so I thought. The drive installed in a flash and was instantly recognized by Windows 7 Professional. Smiles all over my face. Next I tried to download the Iomega Protection Suite based on EMC's Retrospect Express.
Summary: The iomega drive was advertised as having a software package "Never Down" which was supposed to back up your system drive to a bootable patrition on the iomega drive which would allow you to boot up from the iomega drive if something happened to your boot drive. This software influenced my decision to buy this drive. When I ran the software it would hang up with the error message "access denied file SCRIPTFF.DLL".