• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent speeds, Noise level unacceptable

    • Written by from Gatineau

    I purchased this drive along with a 27" iMac to use for a recording studio. The noise level is anything but "Quiet" as the description says.

    It is really too noisy to be used in an audio facility. Sad because the performance is top grade, so is the look next to the iMac.

    I will be returning it as it is unfortunately useless to me. Apple should realy change the product description or at least provide noise level information.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Loud but Fast

    • Written by from Baltimore

    Just picked up this drive at my local Apple store. The front LED is very, very bright (I have it facing away from me however, so not such a big deal) and the drive is pretty loud, but it is very peppy, and made for a solid replacement for my WD MyBook drive which had worn out after very few years of service. I used Carbon Copy Cloner to move my MyBook drive to my G-Drive, and it worked like a charm. Looking forward to putting this drive through it's paces. I'm using it as an external startup drive, and it will migrate over to my new computer when I replace my iMac in February.

    11 of 13 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good Built but too noisy and glowing led

    • Written by from Kritzendorf

    Good built quality, but too bulky for today's standards. It is fast when used as Firewire 800. So far works reliably. However it is too noisy and the front led is more of a flashlight than an indicator, quite disturbing, as it is placed beside my iMac !

    57 of 61 people found this useful