Summary: I was eager while waiting to get this item. Was disappointed when I finally got it. Here are my Negative points. 1 - The drive did not fit the case that Amazon advertised for it. The drive was too long for the case - DOH!
Summary: This portable hard drive was an issue from day one. Some files would transfer to the drive and some would fail. I attached the drive to three different computers, and the drive failed on all three desktop computers (one with win2000 and the other two with winxp professional).
Summary: I bought two of the 320gb drives a year ago, and should have shipped them back immediately. I've had nothing but problems with them. It took forever for them to be recognized by the laptop and now thay're no longer recognized at all. Well, that was money down the drain.
Summary: After a few months it's getting on my nerves. Even if it works when connected to the USB port, it takes a good 5-10 minutes to scan the disk. The scanning is probably needed to calculate the available disk space, there is no way to disable this "feature" Pros: - nice design - arguably cheap Cons: -...
Summary: As soon as I connected it to my brand new Gateway PC running Win7, this one year old portable Hard drive showed "Scanning" on its screen. Never worked again on any of my other computers. Neither on "Vista" or on "XP". The data must be somewhere inside the drive, but, how can I get'm back?
Summary: I love this Verbatim harddrive. After years and years of running an old Win98 machine with an 80 gig harddrive (which I'm still using, btw...) I had gotten REAL tired of having to "clean up" that little bitty HD every three months or so.
Summary: Looks can be deceiving and i have the 500Gb one and i only needed one usb cable and it worked fine
Pros: Displays amount of storage available
Cons: I had this external for about 3 months and at first it worked fine. As soon as i connected it it would show up on windows. But now once i connect it it takes on average 2 to 3 minutes to sync with the computer and the waiting gets annoying. And i wouldn't recommend it to people with IT work or co...