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on 17 October 2013
The first thing I noticed about this drive is how small it is - about the same size as similar external 1TB drives of last year.
It is also very quiet.
It runs quite hot, hotter than similar 1TB drives I have.
The supplied USB cable is far too short - If you have a tower case on the floor with only rear USB sockets this cable just isn't going to do it for you.
There is no power cable - this is host powered. This is good but your usb set up may not supply enough power to keep this drive going. On the first use I transferred 1 TB of data to it and twice it unilaterally disconnected itself from my PC and reconnected resulting in me having to restart the transfer process. This may be caused by a lack of power or it may just be a reliability issue.
Speed wise I have had some fast peaks - up to 160MB/s but often it will average only 45 - 60MB/s.
The supplied software is, as with most external hard drives, best avoided.
Overall it is a compact useful storeage device