Summary: I was very optimistic about this drive when I bought it. I had plans to transfer videos to the drive to unclutter my computer, but I can hardly watch anything before it starts giving me several errors. First, when transferring data (only to the device), a message pops up on my computer that an there is an error with the disk (my device) and to scan and fix now. Well, I do that and it says drive repaired, no errors were found. Frustrating.
Summary: I've had this drive for a little over a year and has recently stopped backing up. My computer recognizes the drive, but cannot back up to it, and automatically disconnects after a while, giving me the "please properly eject." I attempted to email the trascend email that has been left on other reviews, to no avail. I am very disappointed, as I would like my time machine to work.
Summary: This drive worked well for the first 6 months then began to dysfunction. No computer will recognize it when it gets into this weird mode and I had to wait and keep trying again and again, shutting down and signing off, etc., and then it finally worked again. Also, it CORRUPTED many files, both text and images, when I opened them months later. Their "customer service" is now non-existent and you can't reach anyone if you have any problems or questions.
Summary: Bought this drive for my wife's mac to transfer back and forth from work to the home computer. Was looking for something rugged as she travels via bus and bike to work. The drive lasted about a month of use before it gave the telltale click click click of a failed drive, no longer recognized. Going through the RMA process now, which was fairly easy through their website.
Summary: Mine failed within less than a year. I contacted tech support and they were willing to replace the drive and even recover what they could from it for free; however, that process required sending it to Taiwan and back which can take up to 3 months. Since I need the data asap, I am pursueing other avenues to recover the data and this requires voiding the warranty and is costly. So I hope yours doesn't fail as mine did.
Summary: I purchased this to store all of my pictures from my old PC (wanted to get rid of it) and on my Mac. It didn't come with any directions at all and I still haven't figured it all out but still trying. Just frustrating since it said it was an easy plug in for both computers and it really isn't. Maybe I'm doing something wrong but I honestly don't think I am.
Summary: Honestly, I was terrified when I was two separate USB cables coming out of the box. I prefer minimalism, and I was okay with one USB cable with two heads (in earlier versions), rather than two separate ones. What if I loose one of them? Also, I work in an environment where I have to constantly plug and unplug the drive, and I am a bit confused which of the cable I have to unplug first, so that the drive would spin down correctly. I'm hearing "power failure" sounds.
Summary: Requires more power than a traditional portable drive (e.g. WD My Passport Slim), so may require 2 USB ports, however a double USB cable is not supplied. The internals are that of a basic Western Digital 2.5" drive so I can only guess that the Transcend USB controller has a higher power requirement. Works fine on very new computers but not at all on older ones (where the WD passport has has no issues).