There's a lot to like about this portable hard drive; it's well built; the cable stows away neatly in the body of the drive; it's USB 3 so if you have it plugged into a USB 3 port transferring data is substantially quicker; it's quiet and comes with an extension cable if the built in one doesn't reach. It does come with some extra software which I didn't use. One side of the case is glossy and the reverse side is matt and textured, the activity light is a nice blue shade when using USB 3.0. Currently I backup my laptop and desktop PCs to it with no issues. Recommended for its combination of portability and rugged construction.