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Great USB3 HD.
on 19 September 2012
Nice litte rugged USB3 harddisk. The ONLY problem is that it requires a 2xUSB connection to your laptop/computer.
All good, unless you have a new MacBookPro Retina which features only 2xUSB ports, each one on opposite ends of the keyboard.
The USB cable that comes supplied with the device isn't long enough to have both USBs connected into the MacBook Retina, without the use of a (separate) USB extension cable. I suspect this wouldn't be a problem on other equipment, but be warned you'll need two USB ports to get this working. On the flipside, it doesn't need any external power DC plug.
I used to always go with LACIE rugged drives, but they've grown a little too fat lately and are out-pricing themselves from my business.
Welcome Transcend. Just as fast, just as rugged but with enough change left over to have a good night out down the bar.
A good quality product, 4 stars purely because of the 2 x USB requirement and the lack of pre-sales information available letting you know it needs 2 x usb connections to work. Otherwise a good HD.