I needed a large capacity external disk drive to save copies of my files, music and videos. My plan is to save data and unplug the external drive rather than have it permanently connected to the computer. There is onboard software but i don't want to use that either, all i want to do is back up files in case of unforeseen circumstances like the computer's drive malfunctioning or theft.
The drive i received from amazon is the same model but differs from the illustration. It has a nice solid feel and is whisper quiet in operation. The finish is a deep gloss black plastic, it does get warm to the touch in use but not excessively. There are two plug options, a two pin or standard uk three pin. I'm using it in USB 2.0 mode as my motherboard doesn't have USB 3.O. Overall, an essential purchase i would say as it is only when data is lost that people realise the value of it. With the Seagate i'll be able to recover from disaster if the worst happens and in my experience, things do go wrong with computers. By the way, i'm using Windows 7 not MAC so can't comment on that. In addition, i ordered the drive from Amazon at around 7.00 pm on Friday with express delivery, it arrived Saturday morning via DPD before 8.00 a.m. That's what i call service.