This 1tb portable hard drive was purchased to do drive image backups. So, the USB3 speed is important, as is the size. It is my 3rd such drive, the first that is USB3. The drive itself I found very servicable. No issues there. Their software leaves something to be desired. I'm disappointed with that coming from Western Digital. Problems are that it creates a startup program that monitors for the drive. Since the drive is rarely attached, its wasteful to have a permanent monitoring service that wastes CPU time. Further, the drive encryption software is primitive & amatuerish; after assigning the drive to the letter "P", their software made "P" the encrypted drive and a new letter, "S", that could be written to & read. Thus, none of my backups would work. Further, this new software does NOT work with my prior two Passport drives. Pretty dumb if you ask me. I got a competitive price at Walmart ($100), and was able to use a gift card on top of it.
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