• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Very noisy

    • Written by from quebec

    It's a fast drive, but the noise level is really disturbing. I have it on my desk and I constantly want to turn it off as it disrupt the peace. If I knew this ahead I would never have bought it.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Constant fan noise

    • Written by from Brattleboro

    The drive works well enough for what it's meant to do, but the enclosure has a tiny high-speed fan that makes a constant whirring noise whenever this is powered on. The might be acceptable for a drive next to an already-noisy desktop computer, but if you plan to use this drive with your nearly-silent laptop, then prepare for a new source of annoying noise in your life.

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    noisy

    • Written by from New York

    fast enough to act as time machine.
    a very annoying hum when the disk is running.

    my last hard drive. Only SSD's in the future.

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    BUY ME !!!

    • Written by from Haxtun

    Don't even hesitate, buy this device. I've seen transfer speeds approaching 2 gigabytes every 10 seconds. The speeds are truly jawdropping for a device of this size, and if you daisy chain two together you can nearly double that, and if you string 3 together you can finally saturate the thunderbolt bus (approaching 800Megabytes/sec (and THAT's hard to do). And these aren't theoretical maximums like USB, you can really see this transfer rate.

    The Thunderbolt cables may be overpriced but the bus is the real deal. You can get refurb's of this for a little cheaper but bottom line if you want peripheral storage at internal speed, this is the ticket. Even your Time Machine backups will go at light speed.

    My suggestion, make this your main archive drive, and connect some cheaper/slower (USB3 etc) drive as a failsafe that can be scheduled to backup this drive every night. Should be awfully hard to have data loss in that arrangement, yet still have onboard SSD speed access to your data at all time. This literally is fast enough to run multiple uncompressed streams of HD video and is fast enough for you video encoders.

    9 of 10 people found this useful