Summary: Got it on sale a few days ago, $58 wasn't bad. I received it a day before expected day too, which was a nice bonus. It came with 2 small scratches on the front, but not really a big deal. Overall, worth the price. For those wondering, it's 5200 RPM.
Summary: My only complaint is that the drive was not formated so that windows could use it out of the box. I had to use Disk Manager and delete the partition and create a new one. After that no problems. USB 3.0 and slim deign make it perfect for additional storage for my laptop. Used some velcro to attach it to my laptop. Now it is secured and portable. Installed ARMA 2 on the drive. USB 3.0 transfer speed is sufficient to support installations to the drive.
Pros: Quality materials and construction. Literally 'pocket sized'. Silent and didn't create any noticeable amount of heat. Backed up entire photo library and documents, plus clone of OS7. Good transfer rates >100MB/s via USB3. Powered via USB.
Cons: PROPRIETARY USB CABLE! I'm not sure how I missed this detail. Not a huge deal in the end, but the source of my rational for deducting one egg. I was under the impression that manufacturers had left this archaic practice behind in a cooperative effort to move toward ubiquitous data cabling (shnApple being the exception, of course). The connector itself isn't shoddy, just don't lose it because you won't be able reach for the nearest USB mini or micro to use the drive. T...
Summary: I have a stack of My Passports 160 GB to 1.5 TB that I use as travel media drives, photo backup, off-site file backup, etc. I needed another 500 GB one and the price on this was better than the WD. It is small, I like the metal case, and on casual first use appears to be as good as the WD drives. My suggestion is to buy whichever is a better value at the moment.
Pros: This drive was so incredibly small to bring with me wherever I brought my laptop, which was nice, as it had the majority of my Steam collection on it. I played games off it with no lag from the hard drive, and even put a bunch of movies on it. It lets me have a bigger hard drive without paying $300+
Cons: The cord that comes included is a bit inflexible, but most high bandwidth cords are, so that was expected.