Summary: This was purchased for a Mac, since it said it was for Macs and PCs. What I did not realize was I had to totally reformat it to be used for the Mac. Knowing this, I would have purchased a different model. It was usable, but not as simply as I expected (which is totally my fault -- just want to save someone else the time!).
Summary: I originally purchased for use with my computer for backup purposes.Worked great for that. I then have since tried to use with my dish sat service to move DVR records to it. Not sure if it is this drive or something with my Dish hopper but after moving some DVR recordings to the drive I am now getting error messages and Movies will now not transfer.
Summary: This hard drive was purchased as the supplemental hard drive to my laptop. The hard drive itself work fine. However the connection between the supplied double micro USB cord with the hard drive itself is less than desired. Very often the connection is lost. I have another piece with the same connection and it has the same problem. Therefore I gave it 3 stars.
Summary: I've only just started playing with the drive, but so far I'm not too excited. It is portable, and cute, and has about 1.8G of space. But it won't work on the USB hub--the computer couldn't find the drive & the drive made a clock-ticking noise. It Will work if directly plugged into a USB hub on the computer, but it caused an "NTLDR missing" error which I haven't corrected yet--apparently tries to make the computer boot through the drive rather than by normal means...
Excerpt: "This is a very easy unit to set up and run. I'm using Windows 7 and it set up o.k. Nice and compact so it doesn't hog up a lot of desktop space. I bought two of them. One I store my files on and the other one backs up the first one. When I did my first back up it took a total of 10 and 1/2 hours to back up 250 GB's of data. So.....that was all day!
Excerpt: No issues with plug and play with Microsoft Windows 8 or Apple Lion 10.7.5 but not so easy with Apple Mavericks 10.9.4. I gave up trying to run this Toshiba drive on my iMac Mavericks computer but then again I bought it to use with the Mac Book Pro - Lion 10.7.5 anyway. I imagine there is a way to reformat it using Apple's Disk Utility but that just seems like an unnecessary chore not to mention the time and effort I spent before I discovered the solution.