Summary: I have liked and used these drives with client's servers for years without issue. However, this model doesn't work with SBS 2011, and when I contacted the company for support, they just say they don't support their devices on servers. It's a pricey item and likely used by many small businesses for server backups, so it's really unfortunate that the company refuses to support the product for this segment of their users.
Summary: Just arrived and I'm syncing my data to it now. I've got another ioSafe I purchased 3 years ago that has served me well so if they have done the same here as they did there than I have no worries about the quality of the product. The new cable is significantly faster which I appreciate.
Summary: So far this hard drive has been running very smoothly. I have a MacBook pro and have no problems backing up. The hard drive is fairly heavy! I think it is super sturdy. I have to say that the CEO of the company contacted me personally to see how I liked my ioSafe purchase. That has never happened before and it tells me this company is really interested in customer satisfaction and building its products.
Summary: I have been a computer consultant for 25 years and this drive is what I recommend to all my clients and all I use in my own office. The access speed is superb, the size is small for the capacity and it comes out of the box ready to go online. I have my clients backup all their mission critical data on these drives, as does my own office. I have recommended this drive to many colleagues, friends and relatives and none of them have ever been disappointed.