Summary: Just used this again today, with all the hacking I"m saving less on computer and more on this hard drive. Originally it was just as photo backup, in case, but now I use it so I can delete personal information. It works perfectly and really easy to use, plug in, copy and paste, done. Holds far more data and photos than I will ever have. Well worth it, gives me peace of mind.
Summary: This is a great drive. I've had two of them for about 3 yrs now. I record music and I use them to double back up all my work (yep, learned that lesson the hard way). The USB option is great for fast and easy data transfer. They have always worked perfectly for me, in fact I plug them in via USB to my desktop and record/manipulate my song files directly from the hard drive. Then I save my work and copy to the other drive.
Summary: A very nice unit. Impossible to make initial use any easier (unless they find a way to have it plug itself in). Nice amount of storage space. Quickly stores and retrieves information in a compact and sturdy case. Just take it out and plug the usb cord into your computer/laptop and go.
Summary: This drive worked well for me for about a year (it died two months after warranty expired). One day while using drive I received an error from my Mac Book Pro that stated that it could not read the hard drive. Much troubleshooting (including trying on multiple computers, etc) revealed that the drive could be found but could not be opened.