Well, I figured I'd wait to write my review on this, because I hoped this would be a great portable HDD. After owning this portable HDD for 5 months, I've come to realize that it is junk. Here's why:
-USB Cable connection on HDD is small, thin, and loose.
-The hard drive continuously disconnects from the PC at the slightest movement of the desk, or surface where the hard drive is placed on.
-The USB port is not secured correctly and is flemsy.
-Data transfer rate fluctuates from 4MB/s to 70MB/s, depending again, on if the connection to the cable is loose, or not. The average speed of transfer is 20-22MB/s.
Sometimes, my hard drive for no apparent reason disconnects from the PC and then will not detect for several minutes. It's not the PC, as this happens on my desktop, laptop, and work computer with this hard drive. It's such a pain, because if you are transferring data, the speed drops and drops until it finally disconnects. In addition, it scratches horribly. I had it placed in a clean microfiber towel, in a case, and to my surprise it has tons of swirls and tiny streaks.
Keynote: My previous, much older passport worked so good and I wanted to give this one a chance, but I should have listened to the other reviews which spoke of the problems that I am now facing with this hard drive.
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