Summary: I bought this in Feb., 2010 for use with my Mac. It lasted till December, less than a year, when it began to clatter and heat up and was a total failure. Yes, it was easy to install and use while it lasted, but clearly useless after breaking. Disappointing given Seagate's reputation.
Summary: i had this drive for about a year when one day it wouldn't power up. so it thought, d*mn, another failed drive. but i've had other drives fail on me by ezquest and lacie. i tried replugging it about 10 times thinking (or praying) it would start up but to no avail. i had it plugged in with through the firewire port and my friend mentioned that i should try to plug it in with the mini USB so it doesn't require as much power and...presto it started up!
Summary: there just hurting there employees by selling this device. by inventing bad device. more people get laid off. the broken devices that have to be sent back well I made FreeAgent pay for my shipping label back to them. & 2 times in a row the device broke. my warranty is replacing it free. its been a pain in the butt because it started making clicking noises & would not write. Transferring rate is Very slow.