It's only been two weeks. Ask me again in 2 years. But, the drive is working perfectly for recording and playing TV shows. I was a little worried about the usb 2.0 port on my computer, but it has not caused any problems with HD recording and playback. The drive has a blue LED that lets you know it is getting power. It runs very quietly and gets warm to the touch. I did not set up the software that came with it and I don't need to. The drive did not require any setup. I just plugged it in and it worked on my windows 7 system.
Do not buy this product.It's very slow to open the files.I wasn't ever going to buy another 1.I have about 10 external hard drives and I've never had a problem before.Today I got a message saying it needed to reformat.It did and I lost about 2 TB's of data.I am still highly upset.I took it to a nearby walmart and suggested it be taken off the shelf.I told the walmart employee what had happened.A woman that I wasn't even talking to told me I'd have to take that up with the manufacturer.I didn't buy it from the manufacturer.I purchased it from walmart.From now on,the largest size external hard drive I'll buy is a 1 TB.I got 2 today.I REPEAT.DO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT!!!!!