Summary: I now own 3 Toshiba external hard drives and am a huge fan. They are extremely efficient and convenient. Also you can format them and use them for the PS3 which I found to be truly ingenius. Even my kids who are below age 7 are able to use these hard drives.
Summary: I've been using this hdd for almost a year and almost once a day, I have it full with my backuped movies and use a media streamer to read them directly from this hdd to my TV and it has worked perfectly, no delays, no noise and no heat, I recommend to buy the " Case Logic Compact Portable Hard Drive...
Summary: I thought that this hard drive would automatically back up all my data so that I would not have to think about doing it again. Wrong! When you set the program on the hard drive to back up your data at pre-set given intervials (1 hr.
Summary: I've had this drive for about 6 months and it worked great, no problems at all. Two weeks ago I had it connected to my laptop and was using it, put everything to sleep, woke up in the morning and the drive had completely crashed. Couldn't be recognized by any computer.
Summary: Of three Toshiba portable drives purchased, one quickly failed. A 33% failure rate is simply not acceptable. It could just be my bad luck, but I've returned the last two for refund. I'll find another solution.
Summary: I purchased 2 of these to use as backup media. One failed after app. 6 months. I figured that this wasn't a problem because it comes with a "3 year warranty." I contacted Toshiba 4 times attempting to get an RMA for the drive; once by email, once by fax and twice by phone.
Summary: Only bad thing about the NTFS is Xbox, ps3 and dvd players can't read it. Reformat with compuAPPS swissknife to FAT32 and you have yourself a nice high capacity thumb drive. It has excellent playback for DVD quality Movies. I only wish I would have gotten the 500gb. good bang for your buck.
Pros: compact, good read speed, self powered, and reliable
Cons: installed software, preformatted in NTFS, slow write speed when transferring large files.