This external hard drive is from a well-known brand and comes in a sturdy black case with a USB lead length long enough for easy connection to most computers. An external power supply (provided) is used as its consumption is greater than the USB feed alone, common for drives of this size. It is simple to connect and use, and the speed is good. The best thing about it is the cost per TeraByte which is great compared to smaller and, surprisingly, even the larger size storage options available across other brands. This was definitely the optimal size for my current and futureproofing needs, and also the best price per TB. Would highly recommend.