Pros: Very small, ultra quiet, and fast. I am impressed with HGST's (Western Digital) tech support. Before I purchased this I wanted to know the cache size (16MB). They had a toll free number, answered and forwarded me to tech support in less than 2 minutes, and of course answered my question.
Cons: None...I highly recommend this drive
Pros: Largest (capacity) 2.5" portable HDD available at the time that is USB 3.0 and runs at 7,200 RPM. Runs cool and quiet even after formatting or writing files for hours. Enclosure design looks good for now.
Cons: Glossy surface was immediately scratched after peeling off the protective film. Attracts dust and fingerprints as well. Honestly I don't really care much about this.
Overall Review: Wish this form factor could hold more than 1 TB but there are no drives that have any more capacity in this size (with similar width and height). It seems manufacturers have hit a wall with this storage technology.
Pros: Very quick, great read (125-130MB/s) and good write (25-30 MB/s) performance. Fairly low power and works great through unpowered USB ubs (like the ultra compact HooToo hub. Subjectively, it looks really nice - like a large iPhone :) Does not require separate power brick.
Cons: No carry case, short cable
Overall Review: This is a great, thin, and compact unit. It performs very well though an unpowered hub (like to HooToo) or directly connected. Compatible with both OS X (10.8) and Windows 7 (x64) with no issues. It has a glass like finish on the top and a very slight but obvious power, in-use indicator light just under the surface of the black top. Overall it is both attractive and functional.
While the included cable is only 1 foot in length, because I use this with a laptop, I like that fact since I don't have to carry around a big cable. When used in conjunction with a USB hub I can place the unit up to 4 feet away but for the most part, these things sit right next to me so a longer cable seems unnecessary.
Pros: Costs as much as regular 1TB drives, but better performance
Cons: Glossy surface bound to get scratched up in my backpack
Overall Review: Transfered 53GB of data in minutes. Avg transfer speed on my Aspire S7 through USB 3.0 port was 140mb/s. Beats the 19-24 with a USB 2 drive.
Pros: Good price for what it does,feels snappy and fast through usb3.7200 rpm, 32GB cache.
Gets merely warm during continous read/write system backup and repeat test I did over a weekend-it's a keeper!
No problems being recognised by XP,7 on laptops usb2 or usb3
Price/performance/small impressed me enough to buy a second one.
Cons: None so far.
Overall Review: Time will tell about longevity, so far so good for me.
Pros: screaming fast 1TB external drive. It can run every steam 3d game that I have from it. does not lag one bit. the transfer speed run as advertised. Only flaw, is this one, is making want to buy another one.
Cons: does not like being plugged into usb 2.0 as in, it will not show up in windows if it is plugged into it. but then again, it is not a usb 2.0 drive.
Pros: 120 mb/s writes with large files. Feels solid
Cons: Little more expensive than 5400 rpm drives (but worth the cost). Short cable.
Overall Review: Don't think it speaks UAS (Usb attached SCSI) which gives a little speed boosts on Windows 8
Pros: Small and light weight, 7200RPM, 1TB, very quiet, Doesn't get hot
Cons: Short cable, glossy surface (shows fingerprints and dust), unnecessary software.
Overall Review: I bought this for 69.99, which is a steal IMO. This order was deliverd fairly quickyl to me, it took only 3 days with free shipping method. This hard drive is small and is about the size of a smart phone nowdays.
with HD Tune up the benchmark was max:118Mbps, min 71Mbps, and average of 94Mbps.
With 3.0 USB connection: it transfers data 80~60Mbps and with 2.0 USB connection it transfers at flat 25Mbps.
The softwares included are not the best out there, so i didn't bother using.
The hardrive itself is fairly cool and quiet.
I will update if I anything happens.