Summary: I have two of these drives and with this new addition, I now have three HD's and I plan on buying another one in about 6 months. They just work. They are truly plug and play on my iMac desktop. Thank you seagate for making a HD that runs at 7200rpm's.
Summary: I have a white plastic MacBook (mid 2009) that has a 160GB hard drive (internal hard drive). My iPhoto library had reached over 50GB of photos, so I decided to buy a large external hard drive to move my iPhoto library to and to make backups to. I also have a Hitachi Blue Dusk 320GB SimpleDrive Mini that I make backups to every day, and I thought it was fairly fast. But when I recieved this external hard drive in the mail from Seagate, I found out that this thing BLAZES.
Summary: As a professional photographer, I believe that regularly archiving my digital images is of the utmost importance. Since 2005 I have chosen Seagate/FreeAgent External Hard Drives for Mac with Firewire to archive my work because they are reliable, fast and easy to use. I have heard horror stories about other hard drives, but the problems with Seagate/FreeAgent EXD for Mac are few and far between.
Pros: I purchased this unit along with the d-link 655 router. I couldn't be happier with them both. Set-up was a breeze. I have stored all my family photos, movies and important documents from each wired and wireless networked pc at home with no problem.
Cons: Only one pc can access the Seagate at a time in my current configuration. A little slow on the wireless tranfers. But gets the job done.
Summary: Plug & Play, it's as simple as that for my new iMac 24". I have two of these puppy's daisy-chained (FireWire 800). The first holds my graphics & multi media archives, the last one is partitioned for TimeMachine & an emergency boot disk. That's 2TB's for a very reasonable cost.