On opening the package I was immediately impressed by the mirror finish case sporting the distinctive red and black design. Plugging in was no problem, it simply worked on Vista. I did not attempt to use the preloaded software, because I wanted to backup the important files not everything.
I have also successfully used it on Fedora 12 and 13 and if you use a standard format there is no problem transferring data between Windows and Linux machines. Data transfer is brisk, considering the limitations of USB and the host machines (laptops of various ages) and is almost completely silent. Only the unobtrusive blue LED gives you much of an indication the drive is in use.
Finally, I recommend you buy a case to protect the drive and your data. The Caselogic case (Caselogic Small Hard Drive Case - Black) is ideal for this. Don't be put off by some complaining it is too large for the drives, for the Toshiba the rubber feet make it fit perfectly.
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