Summary: There are really only 2 things that are a bit of a downside. First off there is no information on how to use the features this comes with. I had to look it up online and still don't use the software. I just copy and paste my files to back them up. Second of all when I plug it into my computer with the usb I can not use my other usb port on the same side of my laptop. Let me tell you I was feeling stupid trying to figure out why my wireless mouse suddenly quit working.
Summary: I have 2 other externals by Transcend (all purchased on Amazon). I work in graphics & project folders can get deep. My 1st Transcend (orange) is my fav & still works flawlessly. I got the green 1 as a backup & it has a different plug to connect to the HD. This wasn't good bc I had to make sure I keep up with both cords in transport (as though I don't have enough stuff in my "designer's bag'). Anyway, this drive has the same connector as the green one.
Summary: I have 2 portable hard drives, this one and a non durable one. I take my portable hard drives everywhere and this one is great!!! I love that it withstands being dropped and being hauled around and works flawlessly.
Summary: I wanted a drive powered via the USB cable (like this one), without the bother of an additional power supply to carry around. (Oddly, the product descriptions often do not mention if a drive is powered externally or by the USB cable.) The USB cable does have two plugs on the computer end, but using just one plug works fine on all my computers. Evidently, the second plug may be needed on older computers with limited power supplied from any single USB port.
Summary: Hi, I bought this item new in plastic. It was shipped to me very fast. Since I opened the package and I saw it I said I love it. Right now I did move everything from my laptop and my 3 memory sticks on this external HDD and it's stil by like 10% or less of the total capasity. I'm very happy with it I love it. Good stuff specially when you have kids home walking around. It fell on the ground but still working like noting happened! I would recommend this. Seriously.
Summary: When looking for an external hard drive, Transcend was the one I new I needed to get. Unfortunately, the other reviews for this device seemed to not be very good. I for one have not noticed any problem what so ever with this device. If there is a problem later, I hope to write an update.