Summary: My unit started to die before warranty ended. SMART test failed. Seagate sent me the replacement (a newer model btw, not this one). The replacement drive worked for half-year then started to die too. The data became corrupted. When I was copying the data, it did not give an error.
Summary: I prefer periodically cloning my whole computer rather than only doing normal backups. You can copy any or all files or when you get the deadly blue screen you can restore the entire OS. I have several of these drives to rotate my backups. Backup or be sorry!
Summary: I use this for Time Machine, with two partitions, so I can store files separate from the backups. Built to last, it's fast, quiet and hasn't failed me yet. Only downside for me is the need of a power cord (meaning I can't use it on the go).
Summary: I can't even get the stupid thing to show on my desktop or in my computer anywhere! Any online tech support I can find to read has instructions that prompt me from when I find the item in my control panel--ummm it doesn't show up.
Summary: I've bought this product a while back, and I've used it primarily for backup. Today, I wanted to backup 320GB of data. I started backing up, and due to the big bulk of data I'm backing up, I started noting the data transfer speed! These are USB 2.0 speeds not 3.0.
Summary: I suppose some of you might think that getting two years out of a hard drive is good. Well, I don't, especially considering it was never dropped, abused, or mishandled. It fact this was just sitting on a shelf when I needed to move some files...