I have been using a Seagate GoFlex Slim Performance Drive for the past few days. While external hard drives are a dime a dozen, this is one of the first USB 3.0 with 2.o fallback that I have been able to play with. This drive can be used with a PC or a Mac, and has a high performance 7200 rpm very drive.
Researching the drive, I found out that Seagate utilized a well established drive for the guts which has a very good performance record.
While the USB 3.0 SuperSpeed was simply fantastic, the drives form factor is a huge selling factor in that the body of the drive is only 9mm thick. For those that like to minimize what they are traveling with this drive is fantastic or better yet low form factor on a desk. I found myself wanting to use it as a coaster which obviously is not a good idea.
The Seagate GoFlex Slim has a very cool secret feature it is part of the GoFlex Storage System by Seagate. If you have a Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Net Media Device or the Seagate GoFlex TV HD Media Player you can simply plug it into a SATA slot on one of those devices by removing the USB Adapter that is part of the GoFlex Slim drive body.
The drive includes backup software with encryption the software also makes it easy for you to sync files between your computer and the drive. Included in the drive is the Seagate Dashboard management tool.
Priced at $99.00 it is a great value for what it offers.