Ugh. I'm in constant danger -- but no other external is any better
Annie Pope, Amazon
21 January 2014
Summary: 2 Terrabites is great. My big beef about this external, and every other one I've ever used, is how darned easy it is to have the connector cables disconnect from the computer. Sheesh! I move my left wrist the wrong way and it comes out and endangers all I have stored on there . . . which totally defeats the whole purpose of having an external to begin with. I'm starting to think this is intentional . . . it sure guarantees the continued purchase of additional externals.
Summary: I bought this thinking it had a 800 firewire connection and it only came with usb 2 and esata. I need to have fast transfer speed so the usb 2 isn't an option for me and I ended up spending another £30 to get a esata expresscard for my mac laptop. If you have a newer mac you won't be able to do this as they don't come with a express card slot anymore. It functions fine as a drive though.
Summary: This drive needs to be plugged in to the mains to work. I read many of the reviews to try and determine what I found out the hard way and couldn't decide one way or the other so hopefully I'll save someone else the trouble. I needed a cheap, bus powered, high capacity drive. The drive would be used for time machine back ups but needed portability also, speed wasn't an issue, power source was.