Summary: Drive has worked for several years with no issues. Software is NOT a backup solution. Use Windows backup or something else. Maxtor/Seagate backup will not include directories with hidden information (Outlook PST files). The drive security and one touch button software all work well.
Summary: I have had the hard drive for about a year now and I haven't had any real problems with it. Ya, it's big and bulky but it is also really cheap for a 500Gb hard drive. The formatting might be a little difficult for someone if it's your first time with a hard drive.
Summary: A solid product that works real well. I also use Maxtor backup to backup files and that seems pretty good as well. Almost a year without any issues. I use it between my Mac and Windows machines. For Windows I have an NTFS partition and i have FAT32 for Mac and use the drive as a Time machine drive.
Robert Davis "Always 'fixing' something that ain't broke!", Amazon
28 May 2009
Summary: I take a lot of photos, so this is a great storage device for all of those photos and edits. Even though it is USB 2 (or firewire), it is faster than my laptop's internal drive, which makes for easy backup and an emergency disk drive.
Summary: This is a great product. It seems really fast and I love the form factor design. There are two improvements I would like to suggest. 1. I wish there was a power button on the case, but I haven't found it yet. I just unplug it when I'm not using it. 2.