• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    I wouldn't say it is perfect but it is darn good

    • Written by from Roseville

    I use it as a network drive via USB 2.0 cable plugged into the back of my router. It does spin down when not used so there is a typical delay upon wake up. It is quiet and stays cool even with continuous use. I have several hundred ripped DVD movies stored on it and I stream them via Apple TV and it works flawless for this, I also use it for Time Capsule and it also works flawless in that application.

    Why 4 stars and not 5? The wake up could be smoother.

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    I would prefer silence...

    • Written by from Port Moody

    I decided to upgrade from a WD My Passport (1 Gig) and opted for this because it has 4 Gig and a firewire port, which is the fastest possible connection to my 2009 Mac.
    The downside of the G is the noise of the fan. It isn't as loud as say, a PC Fan, but it is by far the loudest part of my system.

    If you are an audiophile or have a small home studio for recording, you will likely find yourself turning it off so the fan doesn't engage while you work on projects or even listen to music. It is really disappointing, since it is so highly engineered.

    There is also a bright white light that flashes when the drive is engaging. It turns my room into a disco if all the lights are off.

    I'll keep it because I have faith that it is more reliable than other products because of its robust construction, and hope the little extra noise is worth it.

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