Experience transfer speeds up to 10 times faster with a USB 3.0 desktop hard drive that comes with the fastest USB connectivity available. USB 3.0 connectivity helps you blaze through demanding tasks by reading and saving files faster. This 3TB desktop drive is 100 percent compatible with USB 2.0 and interfaces with USB 1.1 ports. Save your precious photos, videos, music, data and more in ultimate safety. Included Nero BackItUp and Burn Essentials software allows full-system backup and restore functions, the ability to schedule automatic backup by date/time and an encrypted backup option with password control. Hard drive also includes Green Button energy-saving software and Formatter hard-drive formatting software. Enclosure design allows horizontal or vertical orientation to minimize space requirements. Ventilation slots allow fanless, quiet operation. Hard drive is compatible with Windows 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7, 8, Mac OS X 10.1 or higher and Linux Kernal 2.6 and higher.