• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful but noisy

    • Written by from Heswall

    If I could award stars for looks & construction it would get 5. It's a great looking piece of kit and beautifully built but it's let down by two things. Firstly it's quite noisy, especially when Time Machine is running, a bit like a piece of paper stuck in the spokes of a bicycle. Second, is there any need for such a large and bright light on the front, it's a bit distracting especially when it's flashing away during back ups. I bought it to complement my new iMac and it does this very well and I've no complaints about it's operation, which is superb. If it was as quiet and unobtrusive as the Buffalo it replaced it would be the bees knees.

    43 of 47 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful but noisy and flashy

    • Written by from MALMESBURY

    Very good drive fast, beautiful and built like a tank. There are two downsides - an over bright and very active (distracting) white LED activity light on the front and it is quite noisy even when only system processes are running. When it's backing up it is time to walk the dog!

    22 of 24 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice but noisy

    • Written by from London

    It works straight out of the box, no setting up - TimeMachine sees it straight away. I have this disk and 3 Iomega 1TB disks all on a shelf under the desk and this units makes an irritating hum noise, like mains hum but it goes if you press the case. Sometimes. When TimeMachine is running to gets too distracting. Ill be trading this one in for a quiet model.

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Seems OK so far

    • Written by from Linlithgow

    Needed an extra hard disk mainly for video editing and was a little concerned that some of the reviews here claim the drive is noisy. The one I have is very quiet and works well, with no problems so far. It's very smart and apart from the price being a little steep, I'm pleased with it. One thing to note is that you need it switched on if you're daisy chaining firewire devices. I have a firewire audio interface that's last in the chain and it only works if the G Drive is turned on.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very good

    • Written by from Cambridge

    I brought the G-DRIVE 2 weeks ago and have no complaints so far.
    - Its extremely easy to use, with no set up required, unless you what partition the hard drive (which I have done and was easy to do).
    - Although hard drive's fan does make a noise I personally don't think that it is to intrusive. I don't find it a destruction and can't hear it if I have music playing.
    - A very minor problem I have with it, is the LED light flashes when backing up, this can be extremely annoy if its in your peripheral vision. However this is easily solved by placing the G-DRIVE in my desk cabinet or simply turning it away from me.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not the greatest hard drive!

    • Written by from Great Denham

    Great looking product, but I certainly wouldn't recommend it if you are relying on working directly from this drive.

    The main problem I have with the drive is. It goes to sleep too much for my liking!

    YES I have turned off 'sleep drives' in system preferences. The drive still sleeps after 5-10 mins. When it wakes the drive crashes, therefore I have to eject then restart.

    Massive Pain!