• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Have a roll of tape handy.

    • Written by from Medicine Hat

    The drive works as advertised.
    I must admit I was suckered a little on this purchase by the Applesque design of this enclosure. However, the attention to detail ends there. The little logo and "power indicator lamp" on the front of this drive is horrendously cheap in both design and construction. This might sound a bit trivial until you actually buy one and turn it on. The white LED mounted inside the logo is similar to someone flashing their bright headlights at you. It quite literally illuminates my entire office, and pulsates anytime the drive is in use. It is so bright that even tape only masks a part of it. The lamp is not shielded—at all—inside the housing, so the entire enclosure inside, also flashes through the ventilation holes. There is a "warranty void if removed" sticker on one of the screws, so opening the enclosure up to sort this issue, may not be an option either. I ended up opening it anyway, to cover the lamp on the inside, and a piece of black Gorilla Tape, made the lamp livable on the outside. Yes, even Gorilla tape wasn't enough to completely subdue this beacon. On the upside, if you live on the coast, this drive may make you a hero to a local mariner some stormy night.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Good Service

    • Written by from IVEL

    I have had this for a number of months.

    And have no complaints.

    It works well.

    Just be aware that you need to buy a thunder bolt cable to use it.

    3 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    G-Technology 8TB G-RAID

    • Written by from Harlingen

    I am terribly displeased with this product. After having it for 3 months, the drive was not consistently writable. After talking to a tech at G-Technology, the hardware simply malfunctioned and I have to send it in for a refurbished replacement. Several of my colleagues have had the same issue happen more than once. I would not recommend anyone buying this drive.

    53 of 58 people found this useful