• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Too noisy, too slow, too unreliable.

    • Written by from Reading

    The noise from this drive would probably be fine for a working environment but it's too loud for the living room unless you have a suitable cabinet. It's about the same volume as my MacBook Pro when the optical drive is spinning and the fan is on full.

    I've been trying to put my iTunes library on the drive and so far it comes to around 1.5 TB - and I've just spent the last 20 mins waiting for the drive to accept one new piece of album art (via Airport Extreme USB). It seems to fall asleep, takes a while to wake up and then gets quite confused - endless spinning ball followed by jerky response.

    The first time i used this drive (Airport Extreme USB) it unmounted and Disk Utility said it needed repair. Since then it's unmounted four times in a week but hasn't needed further repair.

    Why two stars? Because this is the third drive I've bought and every list of reviews I've seen seems to have at least one tale of woe like this. I'm starting to think it's just a matter of pot luck - and this drive may be as good a gamble as any.

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