Summary: I purchased two of these a couple of years ago. I stored movies on one and music on the other. Instead of buying a third one for pictures, I bought a 2tb Fantom Green Drive. The cord accidentally unplugged on the Fantom external while I was transferring pictures from my computer to the external and it corrupted the data rendering the entire external drive utterly useless. Even after a reformat that hard drive was useless.
Summary: The retro elegance and timeless design of this Samsung unit are most desirable. It's quiet, efficient, and does not compete with its surroundings for attention. Since it's stackable, I would definitely buy another one when the time comes.
Summary: I've been using this drive for a bit over three months now and it has not given me one problem yet! This is one solid built drive by a company with an excellent reputation, and it shows. I'm a bit of a digital pack rat and with the size of media files getting larger by the day the old method of backing up information to DVD just isn't cutting it and Blue Ray burners and media are still too expensive to be a viable option currently. The solution? Hard disk backup!
Summary: I've bought two of these now - a 1.0 TB and a 1.5 TB. They run very quietly, and I've had no problems. The price is very good compared to other drives. The on/off power switch on the front I find very useful, as I can easily power them off at the end of the work day, to ensure minimal wear and tear. Also with the two of them, while they don't click into place on top of each other, you can stack them and maintain proper air flow, which is a nice feature.
Summary: I have owned many different external HDDs. This is one of my favorites. I like that the light has a dimmer knob. It is quiet, has unassuming looks, stable (won't fall over, obviously), and doesn't (as of last year) come with any embedded auto-backup functions that can't be formatted out. I've never run into that personally, but had read about it when I began researching this drive last year. Anyway: it's been a good, solid HDD, no complaints.
Summary: This Samsung drive is working quietly and functionally without problems. Change it from Fat32 to NTFS and away you go. Took a minute to reformat. (Obviously do this before loading anything on the drive). It takes a few minutes to understand the auto backup features, but once you read about it and work with it a few times, it's straight forward and intuitive. I would suggest this product to anyone looking to backup large files, like photo's in "Photoshop" PSD format, etc.
Summary: I have been using this drive for a few months and I have been very happy with the purchase. I've bought over a dozen external hard drive and external hard drive cases in my life, and this is the best USB drive I've ever used. I no longer go the el-cheapo route of putting a cheap OEM hard drive in a cheap case; I've had too many short lived drives that way.