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
Summary: I had some troubles with my new hd: when its plugged to my mac it suddenly was ejected! I found the answer al internet: you need to update the firmware of the device. Go to Seagate web page and look for it. After the update it works perfect. Definitely a bad user experience issue Seagate.
Tons of storage, does not get hot, ejects itself repeatedly
Citizen John, Amazon
16 March 2013
Summary: If not for ejecting itself improperly from time to time, this 3TB drive is just excellent. I figured out that when my system is updating Windows software (I'm running Parallels so I have to get these updates when I leave Parallels on), it's a likely time for the improper ejection error message. For those with Macs, you know what it's like when you yank out a flash drive without first properly ejecting. You get the error message: "The disk was improperly ejected...
Summary: Update 8/14/14 Now that I've actually had this running and used it a few times I have raised my rating one star. Maybe it's updates to the operating system but this works really well. I just plug it in to my new Macbook Pro with Retina and in a few seconds it starts backing up - my Macbook that is, but it does recognize this right away. So far I haven't needed to restore but the files appear to be there.
Perfect Drive for Video Editing & Storage on a Mac with Thunderbolt
SanjeevP "Bottom Line", Amazon
28 October 2012
Summary: This drive flies! Feels even faster than my 256 Gb SSD drive in MacBook Air. But Thunderbolt port, the need for a power adapter and cost make its appeal to a very narrow base. The drive is quiet, you can daisy chain multiple other Thunderbolt devices, comes with multiple international chargers, and has a huge capacity.
Summary: A backup hard drive is a must nowadays. To save important documents, pictures, music, and movies, you cannot simply store them in your PC/laptop hard drives anymore (because HDs do fail at times or we might accidentally erase them). So we ALL need some kind of backup system. And since more people are using smartphones for taking pictures and home movies to capture those special moments, you need a backup drive with large capacity.
Elegant, compact, and works great, software not so great
7 July 2012
Summary: This Seagate drive is now my new backup device. I have a 1GB Time Capsule, which works great, but it has problems. Backups take a long time, even for small amounts, and my Mac Mini slows down during the backup. Yes, I know it's not supposed to, but it does. This drive, however, has none of those problems. I had no idea that a USB- or Fireware-attached drive was so much faster than a network-attached drive. Incremental backups take less than a minute, and larger (e.g.