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This review is from: TOSHIBA Canvio Desk 3TB USB 3.0 Desktop External Hard Drive HDWC130XK3J1 Black
Pros: Using both 2 TB and a 3 TB versions, no problems at all after ~ 1 year.
Works with no installations needed for Vista or 7.
Goes to sleep if not in use (could be a pro or a con!)
Reliablity so far: 5 stars
Features/design: 3 stars
Overall: about 4 stars
Cons: Goes to sleep unless you use a program such as "No Sleep HD" (free) to keep it awake. Not an issue for me as I use it only for manual backups. (no stars deducted, as sleep saves power and might be considered a positive by some).
Odd USB connector is not my favorite for durability, so I leave it plugged into the drive all the time. (no deduction)
No on/off switch. I simply "remove" using Windows "safely remove" before flipping off the power strip the drive is plugged into. (-0.25 stars)
Not quite as fast as advertised, but that's not unusual with claimed USB 2 and 3 speeds.
No obvious way to open the outer case opten without some damage. This is dumb. (-0.5 stars)