Summary: Not much documentation, but you don't really need much--at least on a Mac. What little they do supply comes in 24 languages. Yay. Strangely, the supplied utilility doesn't detect the device if you plug it into a Wi-fi router like AirPort Extreme, even though you can get the desktop icon and Time Machine sees it fine. Once you have it working, there is video documentation on the device itself.
This is the very 1st time that I am really using my External Hard Drive
Austin Esfandiary, Amazon
24 March 2014
Summary: Before, I bought the hard drive, connected it to my computer for regular back ups. With the memory on this so large, I am now using this hard drive not only for back ups, but I am storing the Videos that I edit and upload to YouTube and DiaCast.com on this Hard Drive. I am glad that I have my own videos on my own equipment so that I am not only relying on the cloud.
Summary: Installed on my 2011 MacMini that only has USB 2.0 & FW800.... I've had it for a 3 months, so far so go. Mid—2011 Mac Mini - Read / Write (MB/s) WD My Book Studio 4Tb, RAID 0 FW800 - 60 / 64 Apple 5400 rpm 750 Gb HD SATA III 68 / 68 Toshiba/Apple 5400 500 Gb Laptop drive Thunderbolt 63 / 63 Crucial M4 - 256 Gb Thunderbolt - 382 / 79 Seagate Backup Plus – 3Tb Thunderbolt - 190 / 185
Never thought it would be faster then my LaCie FW 800 drive!
Scott S., Amazon
14 February 2014
Summary: I can't comment on the reliability of this drive, and I know Segate's don't last as long as other brands but for the price I couldn't beat taking the plunge on upgrading my backup drive. I originally was looking for a Thunderbolt drive, but those cost 2x - 3x as much as this drive. I also thought about looking for a FireWire 800 drive as that is what I used with my last Mac because it was so much faster then USB, but times have changed.
Summary: As many have I must have purchased thirty external hard drives over the years. This is the best. Quite, provided with simple backup software considered a safety valve friend. Would recommend highly from among the many.