Summary: This is a great portable hard drive with fast 3.0 USB connection. I support a Fortune 500 company and the IT technicians I spoke with regarding this particular product have a very favorable impression of the Seagate portable drives.
Excerpt: These drives are great to be used as back up devices. They are simple plug-and-play devices without any other software needed. They are thin. They come in several colors so I can easily identify the drives that I use for different purposes.
Pros: Durable, Fast Connectivity, Quiet, Reliable, Versatile
Excerpt: We are using this drive as a time machine backup for a new laptop. It is USB 3.0 powered, has a small footprint, it's slim and convenient. Seagate makes a quality drive. I own three other portable hard drives, all have performed without incident over the past 4-5 years.
Summary: All was well until I went to plug it in my laptop one day and it drive wasn't recognized. After trying multiple laptops, PC's and USB cables, nothing worked. I reached out to Tech Support for Seagate and after going through all the troubleshooting I was told that the device was defective.