This is the first portable drive I have purchased for my own use.
The drive is well made and of sturdy metal construction, tested to withstand reasonably severe drops and very small and compact. Very pocketable.
Powered by a single USB2 conection on the drive with two pick up connectors on the cable for connection to lower powered older computers. Only one is required to power the drive from my laptop. I recon the second one would never be needed on the vast majority of systems.
The drive plugs in and works straight from the box showing as Iomega Drive in "My Computer". Cable connections feel firm and solid. Just drag and drop files into it or install and use the supplied Retrospect Backup.
Retrospect however is probably the most difficult backup software to use (In my Opinion) especially for new users. It may be good and powerfull but is far from user friendly. Memeo or Genie would be much better software to include in the box for this type of item.
The body of the unit has no feet fitted. This is easily rectified by sticking rubber cupboard door beffers on the underside. Most user's may not require this feature but, for me, the buffers I have fitted stop the unit slipping off the arm of the chair when I am using it with my laptop in the lounge and sliding around scratching the desktop when using it at work.
In all though for speed, price, build quality, small size,high capacity and ease of use I have given the unit itself a score of five. Deduct what you will from this if easy to use included backup software and rubber feet are high prority items for you.