• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Do not buy

    • Written by from Montreal

    The G-Technology 4GB and 2TB drives are not worth the money. I have been using them for over 6 months now and always have constant "Disk not Ejected Properly" messages whenever I have to transfer medium to large size files. Even worse this happens when using Time Machine Backup, making these drives completely unreliable.

    To be fair I do not know if the problem is with these drives or with all Firewire drives. I have tried these drives on 2 other macs and experience the same problems.

    To use these drives at all I have to copy files in small batches and then watch until the copy process sends without errors to know for sure that the transfer was successful. 50% of the time an error pops up forcing me to restart the process again. Total waste of time.

    The Apple Time Capsules (Apple Routers with built-in hard drives), while slower in my experience, work much better.

    The best possible solution for storage is internal drives. This is an expensive option on iMacs but a cheap and DIY project for Mac Pro's.

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