Summary: Somewhat overpriced. Also I'm having issues with the drive disconnecting without warning. I don't trust the drive, so I've decided not to use it for anything mission critical. For basic usage it should be ok. Speed seems good.
Summary: A little background on Thunderbolt, all it is basically PCIe run external, and is extremely fast interface. In theory it could be used for external video cards etc. The main issue with this device is that hard drives and solid state drives just aren't fast enough to warrant Thunderbolt. You won't see any speed increase vs a USB 3 drive fur current drive technology. This is nice for the one year of Apple computers which only have USB 2.0 and Thunderbolt.
Summary: I'm not going to cover the operation, or software of this drive. Others have done a good job of that. I will cover my experience with the USM docking capability. USM is supported by, Lenovo, Asus, Thermaltake, and Pogoplug according to Seagate's website.. I bought this drive for use in my new Lenovo K430 desktop. It has a USM (Universal Storage Module) bay built in. The instructions with the drive are minimal. Just shows picture book style how to hook it up with USB.
Summary: I had mixed reactions to this external hard drive. It does a decent job of backing up your data overall. I just think the price merits a bit more security, a bit more care (rubber feet for the drive), and better packaged software. The drive itself is attractive, streamlined, and is easy to plug and play. Just plug it into your USB and begin saving that all-important data -- it's truly that easy.
The hard drive is fine but the software slowed my computer to a crawl
5 July 2012
Summary: This review will be a bit shorter and to the point than usual, because the product itself is quite basic and I wasn't able to fully review the software because it apparently made my computer virtually unusable. External hard drives have been around for quite awhile and I'm sure you know what they are for. This Seagate external drive is just a hard drive placed inside of an enclosure.
Summary: this product is small large memory size reasonable price like the colour 2 drawbacks it is not preformatted and you cannot remove the drive straight through the USB connection you have to go through the computers safely remove system which you can sometimes forget to do therefore an improvement would be to be able to remove the drive while hot ie running or if not in use without using the safety removal system which can be easily forgotten so be careful till the product...
Summary: What a con.... Did not do what it says on the tin, after buying this to be able to swap to FIREWIRE from USB and back again, SEAGATE DOES NOT SELL the advertised connectors, I did know that a newer version was about to go on sale but NOW WHERE , REPEAT NO WHERE was it said that they were going to stop selling the bit that made a lot of people buy this, I do fell I was conned over this.