Summary: I had to return this almost as soon as it arrived as the drive stopped working within the first plug in to the USB port. When I contacted the seller, they mentioned this specific model was having that issue frequently. Will not order a SimpleDrive again.
Summary: I Bought it by mistake, also it bring a external AC Input cable, not recommended as a portable device. Also I had this hard drive only for 3 month because in my house we had a electrical issue, so the disk was shocked trough the AC Input cable.
Summary: This was purchased as a gift for a Mac user. She did have some trouble getting her PC to work with this drive until she updated one or another driver, but then she had no further issues. This unit has since been retired in favor of higher-capacity storage, but was still running strong at the time.
Pros: Decent capacity and speed. Attractive design. External storage-space indicator. Mac compatible.
Cons: Somewhat pricey for this capacity. A little on the noisy side.
Summary: I purchased a SimpleTech external drive in 2009. I only use it to store pictures, some music, and few movies. I only used about 48 GB of the 500GB storage space. I usually just leave it on my desk and use it as backup. The drive doesn't get moved around much.
Summary: I have had this drive for about a year and a half and have been very satisfied. Originally, I was running out of disc space on the server for my home network (it also functioned as a file server) and this was a very inexpensive way to add more storage.
Summary: I bought the hard drive because it was on sale. I backed up my home movies the first night and then the second night hooked it up to back up some more files. The USB port on the machine snapped off completely dislocating it from the machine. I didn't even have it for 2 days!