Excerpt: I purchased two of these units for work in March of 2013, a 2 TB and a 3 TB. The 2TB died in three months and the 3 TB died after 16 months. Had to spend $500 dollars to recover the data. I've bought Seagate and Western Digitals that lasted for 4-6 years. If you buy one, better set aside some money to spend on data recovery.
Excerpt: I checked with my Staples tech guy, Dan, and he told me exactly what to do and it worked. I am not what I would consider computer literate, but if you can show me and I can make notes to refer to, then I can hopefully accomplish what I need to do.
Excerpt: This is a very easy to use hard drive, Just plug it into your USB drive and go to your folders and start the savings of all your music, documents, pictures, videos, favorites, backup files and just general savings of all your files. This can be past on from generation to generation. I bought my wife and sons this same type of hard drive and they all loves them. I have three of these hard drives and I have more than enough of space for futures savings.
Summary: I needed something small and portable to go with a Macbook Air, thought this would fit the bill, it is a fast unit but it had problems with battery life and streaming, made sure I had a full charge before setting it, found the app for it at ITUNES, set it up and it connected easily to 2 iPads and the Macbook Air, the unit would freeze at times and the battery died quickly, thinking maybe the battery needed time on it, I ran it until it discharged a couple of times and...
Summary: I use this to backup both my Mac G4 with Mac OS X 10.5, and my Windows 8.1 PC, works great. I don't use the software that came with the drive, just what is included with Mac OS X and Windows 8. Was hoping it would also work with my FTA satellite receiver, but no luck. I think it's actually a software limitation of the satellite receiver, X2 Premium HD II.