Plug in via U.S.B and your off. Started back up straight away no problems using Vista. Takes about two hours to do full back up of about 200GB which is compacted down to around 40GB depending on back up system you use. Easy drag and drop for adding folders of choice. Also can plug into H.D TV Via U.S.B for watching a film or viewing photos. Connection lead little bit short but not a big issue. Looks great and worked for me with no problems at all. Good value for money I would say.