Summary: Let's keep it simple: this drive ROCKS. It's INCREDIBLY thing, the transfer rate is lightening fast, my computers (Macbook Air; Macbook Pro; iMac) all recognize it INSTANTLY (not the case with other external HDs, even new ones that run twice the cost), and it's SO thin and light I never hesitate to bring it with me on a trip, no matter how short. LOVE this hard drive; highly recommend it.
Summary: I got this for my husband, knowing he would be able to use it for backup because his last drive broke. He is the primary user of it, and according to him it quick and works extremely well and transfers data at a very high rate. He uses it not on a MAC, but a PC, it is compatible for uses on both types of computers, you just have to follow the instructions in the box to make it compatible to a PC. It is nice to have one that works for both as we have MAC devices as well.
Summary: In the past I have had lousy networks, and after reformatting too many times and losing things I wanted... I needed something more efficient than a a flash drive, now I ve got it and a whole lot more. I dont know why it took so long to get it, but I am glad I did.... Finally security and an additional way to save that which I desire.
Summary: It is as described: slim and lightweight. Perfect for travel with a laptop. I use this drive to maintain a bootable backup of my MacBook Pro using Bombich Software's Carbon Copy Cloner. The drive is speedy and responsive, and I've had no problem booting my MacBook from the Seagate backup in tests.
Summary: All the computers in my household are Mac's, so I was thrilled to have the opportunity to test the Seagate Slim 500 GB USB 3.0 Portable hand Drive for Mac. The software and registration was very easy to do, and its size and portability are great! However, it was tricky for a person with average computer skills like me to figure out how to work it, even after watching the video guides included in the software.
Summary: I am a really big fan of Seagate's Slim 500gb hard drive. It is a really attractive, functional hard drive that I am happy to use everyday. It comes with a USB 3.0 cable, which is backwards compatible, meaning if you have USB 2.0 you can still use it. But, the best thing about this drive is, for a small charge, you can buy an add-on to this drive making it Firewire 800 compatible. This is a great feature as it doesn't limit the lifetime of the device.
Summary: Don'y let the title of Mac scare you away. This little guy works for Mac or PC. I'm using this with Windows 7 operating system. It was quick to set up straight from the box. It only weighs a few ounces, and its pretty compact measuring approx 3" x 5". I'm now looking for a small carry case to protect this in my bag for travel and everyday use.
Summary: We tried this on an older Mac laptop, and it was simple to setup and use. It also needs no AC cord and is unbelievably small. After using a desktop Go-Flex network storage unit with extremely mixed results, I think these new Seagate portable hard drives are the way to go. I will never get a Go-Flex or a network external hard drive ever, ever again. But I will stick with Seagate.
Summary: We use this hard drive with a windows 7 and windows 8 computers without issues. The drivers were simple to download and install. We have used this daily for 3 months and we have enjoyed the 500gigs, small size and ease of use. Perfect for backing up files or transferring large bits between computers.