• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    good drive once you don't use their software

    • Written by from spokane valley

    hooked up the drive using the thunderbolt port and installed their software. a big mistake. first thing i noticed is how slow the backup was! 5 hours to back up 40+G of data! the next thing i noticed was how hot the cable and drive was getting....really the drive got so hot it was almost untouchable! i was going to return the drive when i gave it another try using time machine. wow! what a difference. the backup was really fast and everything ran nice and cool. i'm not going to return the drive as of now. their software looks great but it did'nt work for me. also i tried to register this drive several times for two days and every time is said that the server was down. you don't have to register anyway but keep your receipt. overall a good product.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Superb drive, the cable connections are weak

    • Written by from Scarsdale

    This drive is fast and appears to be rugged. I bought it for MacBook backups when on the road and to store photos, documents and possibly movies when I travel. The setup was very quick and easy.

    The only issue is with the cables and their connections. It is very easy to dislodge the wire, momentarily breaking the connection. I then get an improper drive removal warning. This happens more often with the USB3 cable than with the Thunderbolt one but it happens with that one as well. This is really no big deal but you must be careful not to touch the drive or the wire when transferring or using a file. I have read warnings about the quality of the included cables. Some who have complained about drive failure subsequently discover the problem was just a cable. Understanding this, I bought a quality USB3 and and Apple brand Thunderbolt cable to use if and when the included cables fail.

    Overall this is an excellent drive and I am looking forward to many years of service.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Enclosure for an easy SSD replacement

    • Written by from Cupertino

    I bought two of these for the sole purpose of replacing the hard drive with a 256GB Crucial SSD. My file transfer via the Finder performance is about 380MB read and 280MB write. Like some other posts on here, I have seen some unusual disconnect issues with the supplied Thunderbolt cable. I have not had any issues with the white Apple cables nor with the supplied USB 3.0 cable.

    7 of 14 people found this useful