Summary: My friend recommended this lovely portable hard drive to me, it's really very tiny and with huge storage space. It is very lovely designed, easy to carry (I put it in my kate spade purse and it didn't seem like a big bulk stuck in it at all)the only thing i am not satisfied is the length of the USB connection cord, I was expecting a retractable one with extended length, but this one is not..
500GB and 1TB are DIFFERENT sizes. Amazing drive though.
Nicholas Honko, Amazon
18 March 2011
Summary: First, going along with what another reviewer said, the sizes are different and as of 03/2011, Amazon's images do not reflect this. The pictured drive is the 500GB with a height of 13.4mm. The 1TB drive has a height of 19mm. It doesn't sound like much, but the 1TB is much boxier than it's smaller cousin. I've only had the drive a day, but I've already backed up two computers (thank you SuperDuper!) and moved a good bit of data on and off it.
Summary: the product is good, the HDD size was small percentage smaller that advertised, which is not so small when you consider its meant to be a terabyte. however it was cheap, and nothing you probably won't find in any other HDD product. Hand held and lightweight, it looks al right too. However the stiff, short cable attached is cumbersome and not very helpful at all. I use a spare usb lead i had already to plug it into my computer. So, i give it a 3.5/5.
Summary: I've had this now for two months and it does the job. Using it to back up my Mac (time machine device) and there have been a few times when it has needed to be repaired, but overall, 98% of the time it's a brilliant hard drive. That's why it only gets 4 stars.
Summary: I have this working perfectly with my 2011 iMac at work and it sits plugged in backing up as I go along. It used to work fine with my mid-2010 Macbook Pro but recently I've noticed it saps the power from my Macbook causing it to go to sleep even though it's plugged in to a power outlet. Once I remove the external hard drive, my MBP wakes up and goes back to normal as if nothing happened.