Excerpt: I run dual 2TB to 3TB external drives to store photos for my photography business; one drive to use as a primary work drive, one as a backup in case of failure (I also store an additional set off site-yes, I am paranoid about losing images).
Pros: Compact, Easy To Set Up, Easy to use, High Capacity, Portable, Quiet
Summary: As I understand Seagate bought out Maxtor but why aren't they using their excellent software? I have a 250GB Maxtor Plus One drive I use for backup which works beautifully. For the initial save, Seagate changes ALL file dates to the saving date!! WHY?
Excerpt: Installed quickly and with the 3.0 USB , the computer was backed up in record time with no problems and no worrying about the need to use embedded software . Great value and speedy shipping made it even better.
Summary: I bought this as an expansion to my Dish Network receiver to make it a DVR. Not all ext. hard drives are acceptable. It took more of my time dealing with Dish than it required to order, unpackage, read the short instructions and set this unit up.