Excerpt: It is fast and I have had no issues so far. However, We shall see how long it lasts. Design is good just simple sleek black box. It runs fast so that is great also.\ It isn't too loud, and huge storage!! Also the price is very attractive
Pros: Attractive Design, Easy To Set Up, Easy to use, High Capacity, Portable, Quiet
Excerpt: I bought two drives, one to store video project files... and one to use as my time machine drive on Mac OS. Both drives unmounted themselves when the computer would go to sleep and therefor the backups would fail.
Summary: I have several other portable drives of various sizes and ages, including another Toshiba drive, and a laptop drive that goes back to 2008, and all support SMART. So I was very surprised to find that this drive does not.
Pros: It's small, reasonably quick, with lots of capacity, both USB 2.0 & 3.0, easy to use, and inexpensive.
Cons: Does not support SMART, so there's no history or diagnostic information available.
Summary: I hoped these could have thunderbolt options. It's just that I have only 4 usb3 on my iMac :)
Pros: I have four of these and I'm really happy with it. I tested their speed and found out it is the fastest external single drives that I ever had. 200 mb/s read and write. Before my fastest drives were up to 140 mb/s and it was also 7200 rpm but not these fast! I use it for 4k video editing on my iM...
Cons: I didn't experience any negatives from these drives
Summary: Do not purchase at any price unless you wish to lose your data at some point. It is apparently impossible to obtain a new USB controller from Toshiba in or out of a case so that your data is lost for good as it cannot be write by any other.
Pros: Any pros are negated by the impending failures. I know of none which have not failed within 3 years, most fail much sooner.
Cons: As has been said of this HD already with which I concur: "There is a little secret you should know. The internal format is secret. The USB controller in this drive fakes the OS into thinking it is an NTFS drive with 4K sectors. Traditionally drives under the 2.2TB limit use 512 byte sectors. XP c...