Summary: The HD works great the only bad thing I can see for people is because it is USB 3 but it works with USB 2. The USB cable is USB 3 and it is very short so if you want a longer one you will have to buy one. The HD will not work or power on if you connect the USB cable into a USB 2 extension cable. Also I saw this HD on Amazon at the same price and it came with a HD case this one has NO case. I bought one for $5 at Target.
Summary: I got a new laptop and had pictures and videos of my 9 month old on the old laptop. I wanted some kind of small device with a lot of storage space so I could put everything in one place then take it and put it in my safe for safe keeping. I did my research and found this 2TB external hard drive. I did site to store pick-up. I was so surprised at how small and light it really was when I went to pick it up.
Summary: WD makes a great external portable hard drive and now that the cost has come down and the storage capacity gone up it's really a bargain. This is my third one. Only drawback I found was there were no instructions on how to set up your security but found that once I installed the software there was a shortcut on my desktop that allowed me to do it.
Excerpt: Had some bad experiences with WD drives in the past. Many of their early USB-2 portable drives had a chip set that was slower than snot, often less than half the speed of my other USB-2 drives. These, however, are as fast as any other USB-3 2.5 inch drives we have, are really solid and small.<br /><br />We use these as archive drives for our Apple Time Capsule Backups.
Summary: This particular item can't be fully rated right now as it's a recent purchasing. But Wal-Mart online purchasing is great. This price has been here for long and it's the least expensive price, even better than costco. The shipping is free and really fast. I have many WD 1TB portable HDs and they are all excellent (not the large WD book size HD. They fail easily. I had at least 2 failed after not long time usage). Hope this 2TB HD last long and reliable.