After seeing a whole series of good reviews I purchased this items as it is as stated "Fast, Quiet & Discrete", and so far this has been extremely reliable, as suggested (fingers crossed it lasts 2 years plus without any sign of wear as stated on other reviews). I needed a hard drive to back up all my movies, music and pictures and other additional space for backing-up my data. You are definitely getting great value for money with this item, especially in comparison to internal hard drives of the same size.
The drive is quite heavy for its size, but it looks well-made, professional, robust and has a reassuring feel of good quality. The power cable has the transformer built into the plug, which is great for to relieving clutter from my desk, if you plan to use multi-plugs it may make it a little tricky.
The set-up is extremely simple, and the device is easily transportable, and it came pre-formatted and my Windows PC detected it straight away, however this item may need to be formatted for use with MAC/Apple computers. When in use, the small white LED on the back, by the cables, flashes during transfers, and it is almost completely silent, and only gets slightly warm when under heavy use (unlike some I have had previously and used to keep my tea warm). Furthermore, the transfer speeds are good; about 28-30 MB/s, and with large file transfers up to 1.5 GB per minute.
The only issue with this item is that when it stops spinning to conserve power, therefore when you try to access it, there is a 3 second pause before the drive spins up again and you can access files. This is fairly insignificant when you think this is saving power and device wear.
Overall, a fantastic drive, even more so for the lower price. Highly recommended for both casual users and high-usage professionals.