I have a brand new 1TB Elements hard drive for my WIn 7 laptop. I plug the HD in to a USB 2.0 and things run great for a day or two. However, the drive will ‘fall asleep’ every now and then and can’t be woken up until I unplug it from the USB port and plug it in again. It’s a minor annoyance but doesn’t seem as reliable as the 500GB Elements drive I bought three years back.
I have a HP Probook 6406 laptop running Win 7 Enterprise. I think my Elements has a USB 3.0 interface but that should be backwards compatible right?