Summary: Purchased based on online reviews, with a look to our future needs. Product seems to be working as advertised. No issues, yet. I'm a novice at using such products, but glad I went out of my comfort zone to ensure we were protected from lost data files. due to any internal hard drive failure.
Excerpt: Good value. 2TB of backup at a reasonable price. The Acronis software installed easily and had my system backed up in about 3 hours with USB2 connection. Can't comment on the restore function, hope I'll never need it.
Excerpt: I love this external hard drive. I was in need of more memory for my laptop since I am a work-from-home freelance graphic designer. After looking around at reviews and prices I decided that this hard drive was the best quality for the best price. It is very fast and efficient.
Excerpt: I bought this for Mac. Formatted it and it's really nice. One nice feature is once you un-mount it from the desktop it turns itself off. Unlike the 4tb g drove I recently bought this seems to be runnuing smoother and hasn't locked up my machine once like the g drive has. I'm totally switching.
Excerpt: Went to WD wed site to download utilities. It stated the backup software is not offered on this model. But the description and box show backup software is included. Drive is quiet, had it for two weeks, so far so good.
Excerpt: The drive still goes into an idle state when you haven't used it for awhile. This is a real pain if you choose not to install their software. The price is good but this feature needs to be removed from future drives and if you want this feature you should have the option to install it not them...