The Toshiba STOR.E Plus 500GB external hard drive has a USB 3.0 interface (backwards compatible with USB 2.0) and gives fast transfer and access speeds. It has NTFS file system (for Windows) and can be formatted to HFS+ (for Mac). It connects and is usable in seconds with no software installation required. The drive is very compact at approx (L111mm x W77mm x H13mm), has a robust black brushed plastic case, a small LED on the top case to show drive activity, and comes with a USB lead and user guide.I’ve used the drive for a good 6 months now, connected to a 7-Port Anker USB hub, and it’s being used to record video from 2 x IP network cameras to monitor the apartment car park. The cameras are recording to the drive continuously 24/7. Access times to watch recorded videos is fast, giving a solid reliable and smooth playback. We’ve had a successful prosecution in a magistrates court using video evidence from this set-up and so I can genuinely recommend the drive. It’s been faultless over the duration we’ve used it.Seriously good hard drive for the money. Purchased from a large supermarket chain on special, but even at the current Amazon price it’s still a superb deal. Highly recommended!