Summary: This external drive works fine. Just one thing, it's worth noting that the accompanying Genie Back-Up software is for 32 bit operating system not 64 bit. For 64 bit you'll need to download from the Genie website.
Summary: after looking for a reliable and durable hard drive, i decided to get this, and im glad i did. this drive despite being stylish runs brilliantly, its quiet and the transfer rates ive had have never dropped below 16MB per second. i would recommend this drive if you need a durable drive that is quiet. the only problems was that the usb lead provided was a bit too short for me(less than a meter in length) but you can always get a longer one if needs be.
Summary: This is one of those items you MUST read the setup instructions for before plugging it in to your Mac! If you stupidly expect plug and play not so! I didnt realise anything was going on it's so quiet, cut it off mid format and had to set it up on a windows machine so the mac could reformat it from there. It now works exactly as it should do.
Time Machine with this drive; great for iMac and Windows 7
3 April 2011
Summary: UPDATE: Initially I bought the 2TB version of the drive to use with Time Machine on my iMac. Brilliant, silent drive. When I needed an additional external drive for my Windows 7 system, I selected the 1TB version of the drive. It installed flawlessly and very quickly. The drive transfers data fast - I was only initially copying 45 GB on to it, but it was commendably fast, and silent.
Summary: This is defiantly designed to be put on the desk and not moved; it look fantastic, and weighs a ton (so no slinging it into the rugsack along with my notebook). In use, its not the fastest in the world, and copying large media files seems to take an extraordinarily long time, but it is very quite in use, only gets slightly warm when in use, and sleeps when told to do so by my mac.
Spend a little extra and know you did the right thing.
Matt Gadget, Amazon
4 July 2010
Summary: I think I have read every review for every available external harddrive on amazon at the moment. And to sum it up, this might not be the cheapest external HD on here but its without a doubt the best for my needs. My needs: Work with Mac and occasionally Windows Laptops. Be my time machine. Be reliable. Look good. And have 2TB.
Summary: What can I say, excellent drive first thing that strikes you is the good looks, very stylish perfectly complements my new imac. Second thing is the quality, no flimsy plastic cover on this drive heavy, solid metal case, with sliver metal front. Works out the box with my imac, and within 5mins was set up for time machine backup, can even be used as boot drive.