When I received the device I connected it to my computer and it ran (the computer recognized it and I heard the device humming, indicating that the disc was rotating).
I did nothing else with and put it away in its box for 6 weeks until I was ready to transfer my 2013 laptop files onto it today Jan 4th.
Lo and behold, when I reconnected it to one or the other of my computers-I have two, neither recognized - it and even though the blue light indicating that it was powered up was lit up it made no humming sound, indicating that the disc was not rotating
In short it is brand new does not work!!!!!