This was my first external hard drive and it was all right I guess. It was fast to transfer files to and from and it has enough space I needed. It lasted for a good half a year. What I'm not happy about is that sometimes it would have random errors where the files would disappear for awhile and only after you restart the hard drive again by unplugging and replugging, then the files would reappear again. It's a bit of a hassle and it can give a heart attack sometimes. Another thing is that, as I mentioned above, this hard drive only lasted for half a year. I have another external hard drive with the same space that have lasted for two years already and still working. This one isn't so stable. Basically I turned it on one day to find all files gone and no matter how much I plug and replug, the files didn't appear again. Good thing I didn't really any important stuff on there, just some videos that's all. So if you want something that lasts longer, go with western digital.
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