I purchased the Blue Seagate 320Gb from amazon recently and have nothing but praise for it. Firstly the feel and build is of high quality. No cheap plastics here that you often find in other external HDD. Secondly it is extremely very simple to use and operate, simply plug in the supplied USB2 cable from the HDD to your laptop/PC and Windows will detect & install the required driver. Then its simply a matter of clicking & dragging folders/files into the Seagate HDD for storage...you can be up and running in a matter of minutes. The Seagate external drive does come with its own software for quickly backing up the contents of your laptop/PC, but the choice is up to you to install. In summary, the Seagate is a lightweight external HDD that exudes quality and style without compromising on its core function and that is to backup & store data.