Western digital has been my go to Back-up / external hard drives since 2007. They consistently put out great products and definitely make quality products.
This particular hard drive has been nothing but excellent to me. The fact that it holds SO MUCH raw data is a very useful aspect in the product. Most external hard drives these days are ~1TB so just having that extra TB really provides a sense of secuirty to me personally.
The USB 3.0 is SO fast and i can transfer all my Photos, dvd''s and downloaded content from my internal HD to this external HD making my computer run so smooth and never slowing down. I HIGHLY recommend other doing the same as you can trust all your content on that External HD and it will in turn make your computer more efficient.
Another great thing about this is its versatility to be used between Mac''s and Pc''s. Most of the time they will market a hard drive JUST for a mac or Just for a pc but all you need to do when you get this is Format it in MS-DOS (FAT) by right clicking your HD on initial plugin and selecting "Format" and you''re good to go! Happy sharing between your pc and MAC.
It does come with a software Pre-installed on it that helps you use the external hard drive as a "time machine'' back up date so if anything goes wrong you can then revert back to exactly how your pc was running that day. I myself have never found that useful seeing as I just back up files as I go and do folder and sub folder categories but I guess to the novice computer user I could see its resourcefulness.
All in all having this external HD being able to fit :
- 1,000 Movies
- 400,000 RAW photos from professional cameras
- 1,000,000 Photos from regular digital
- 570,000 Songs