Excerpt: I just want to share my experience with this harddisk. Well I have high expectation on this one since it come up with "military" grade hype, sadly after 2 months using it for intensive watching movie on it then suddenly it just died. No drop and nothing hurt it in anyway.
Pros: Attractive Design, Easy to use, High Capacity, Quiet
Summary: I've wasted more than an hour attempting to register this device. I haven't used it yet, but am not convinced the warranty will be honored. I plan to give Transcend the benefit of the doubt and will try again in the next several days. If successful, I will complete this review.
Summary: Pros: - Sturdy enclosure, without being too bulky - Rubberized outer casing (doesn't slip around on surfaces) - Can be powered with only one USB plug - Fast USB 3.0 transfer speeds Cons: - Sometimes got fairly hot - Enclosure failed after a year and a half I purchased this hard drive at the end of...
Summary: I was attracted to the product by the price. Both were good, in my view. When I received it, I was a little dismayed to learn that I didn't have the right equipment to use it the way the instructions said (I either needed to upgrade to yet a faster UBS or connect the Y Cable, which was NOT...
Summary: The drive came on time and it worked perfectly, but i returned it almost immediately (the same day actually) because the software was a huge pain. I'm using Windows 8.1 and i don't know if that had anything to do with it, but it would not set a "action" to perform, which is required.
Summary: Actual information on the internal drive is located here: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152291
Pros: So far so good. The enclosure itself is pretty great. USB 3.0.
Cons: Reliability is supposed to be a major selling point of this drive what with its MIL-STD-810F compliant shock resistance. But that won't do a bit of good for when the drive itself, the suspect SAMSUNG Spinpoint M8 ST1000LM024, fails due to poor design.
Summary: After many frustrating hours trying to get the backup software to work right, I downloaded some generic freeware backup program that worked great. The software's Japanese language help pages were particularly annoying.
Summary: I have 5 Transcend external hard drives, all from the rugged series. when they work properly, i'd say they are one of the best external hard drives out there, but when they dont, its pretty ridiculous. I have had 2 fail out of nowhere.
Summary: PROS - Y cable included; didn't need the extra power on any of my usb ports - rubber exterior is easy to hold onto CONS - drive suddenly failed after only 1 year of average use This external HDD worked good for about 1 year and then suddenly failed.