Summary: I bought this for my sister-in-law to automagically backup her laptop. The backup software has a lot of dependencies on microsoft programs, such as .net, c++ redist, etc. Had major problems trying to get those installed, (Windows update issues) and the project became a big mess, but I would have...
Pros: USB 3.0 portability nice looking
Cons: Backup software requires several other Microsoft programs to install. The installer can't remember where it left off after a failed install.
Summary: I bought this external hard drive to back up my Dell PC internal 500gb hard drive. I found that the larger size works well due to the normal loss of disk space from the nameplate capacity due to pre-loaded file structure, software, etc. It is working fine.
Summary: Iv always used Seagate h/d's and never had any issues with them. This drive is very portable and not awkward shaped at all.
Pros: *High capacity and very small. *Nice brushed aluminium look. *USB 3.0 for high speed transfers. I bought this when it was on sale for $59! I would have bought it for 30 more easily. I use this drive for pictures, music, and games. Gets the job done at fast speeds.
Cons: The USB cable is very short. I use it with my laptop and router so not really a problem for me but will be out of reach for most desktop users.
Summary: Have an iMac with USB2 only, so fast external drives are limited. Got a deal on this one for $149. (1TB drive plus thunderbolt adapter). Backing up a 600GB drive right now. Sustained write speeds of 85MB/sec. The other drive is also on TB, but I doubt it matters since the bus has plenty of capacity.