Summary: While this product is a great idea, I think its simplicity in operation would have complemented it very well. I found it a bit too cumbersome to configure. Grant it, I might not be as proficient as required for these types of gadgets.
I filled the drive to 98% capacity at a nice clip. I started the transfer at 4PM Thursday ...
Bear the Dog, Amazon
27 April 2015
Summary: I ordered this because I needed to move a LOT of files temporarily off of a RAID system, do maintenance on the RAID and move data back. I filled the drive to 98% capacity at a nice clip. I started the transfer at 4PM Thursday afternoon and it was finished by 7AM the following morning.
Cons: goes to sleep and can't be woken up - the only solution I can find is to write a batch file and schedule a task to write/delete a file on a interval < 5 minutes - that is silly - used as data drive and now I want to use Plex remotely but can't because of sleep issue
not really happy with the way the included software operates
J Williams, Amazon
22 April 2015
Summary: not really happy with the way the included software operates, doe's sort out with some quirks when used with the windows system, useless with the windows back up feature, the Canvio is not even recognized
Summary: I would suggest for external drives over 2.2TB, avoiding the Toshiba, Seagate and other mfgr external drives if they advertise XP compatibility. Most certainly there is some translation going on in the controller.
Pros: Works as external drive with XP thru Win 8
Cons: 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 can read drives larger than 2TB if they are formatted as 4K...
Summary: A little disappointed. I needed an external drive for my video editing projects and extra storage in general, but I mostly purchased this product so that I could back up my PS4 games on it to save space. That is not the case.