Summary: This is a desktop external hard drive that houses a 3.5 inch desktop PC HDD. I am not sure of the model, but I have been told that it's a WD Caviar model, probably Green or Black. It is a 7200 RPM unit with a generous cache and good file transfer performance.
Summary: I originally bought two units because of the ESATA interface. I wanted to be able to move it easily and get Serial ATA speeds. HOWEVER, I found that where the IEEE 1394 and USB 2 interfaces worked (albeit at less than half the speed from a sata interface), the esata interface did not seem to work...
Summary: In my experience this is a good product. Just plug it in (Windows XP) and you have a terabyte to use as you like. It doesn't get much simpler. I can't say much about any included software - I dumped anything that came with the drive as I have had poor experiences in the past.
Summary: I have a HP desktop with Windows Vista 64 bit, SP2. The My Book Home Edition hard drive is connected via USB port. The backup software came preloaded on the hard drive, but was dated (two years old).
Summary: I did not purchase mine thru amazon, but i like to share some of my experience. I just bought WD Home 1T just for the sake of using E-sata. After struggling with random disconnected while transferring big files using e-sata, i started to blame WD and esata cable.
Summary: I received my 1TB external HDD about two weeks ago. within the last two days or so the software has been giving me nothing but trouble, saying it is not working correctly or that there is an issue with backups.