Great little HDD for backups. USB powered is a plus!
12 February 2015
Summary: I bought 2 and love these. I store photos on them as backups to my online backups. 2TB drives for the price, hard to beat. Love the fact that they're USB powered. Small and compact, worked right out of the box. Came with a bit of software that I didn't want, just removed that. I'm not a super user so I can't comment on the read/write rate or the durability at this time. They're small, quiet, and USB powered. That's what I wanted and that's what this unit has.
This storage piece works fine as long as you want to move items one ...
10 February 2015
Summary: This storage piece works fine as long as you want to move items one at a time to it. It does not work for backing up my entire iMac, which is what I ordered it for. I'm keeping it as an alternate backup mechanism, but it really has no advantages for me over a flash drive.
Summary: I purchased this drive back in April 2014. I use it to back up very large folders of photos. I also back up the raw video files I shoot, as well as video projects in progress. Those back-ups can be from 1 gb to 30 gb or more. It has performed flawlessly. The first computer with which I was using the Transcend drive was 5 years old, and only had USB 2.0. Those very large projects would take some time to back up.