Reviews and Problems with Toshiba Desktop External Hard Drive
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lasted 13 months
D hollows "dave", Amazon
6 July 2010
Summary: I bought this drive as a backup drive, I have hardly used it, but after 13 months the drive stopped working. The main light remains red and the drive seems to make a ticking sound. Don't waste you money on cheap products like this. Especially as this drive is more expensive than last year!
Summary: This is an excellent piece of kit. I am using mine as a backup hard drive for my imac, it runs quietly and there is no no need to re-format. I run mine pretty much all day, whilst my computer is on and have had no issues. The build quality is excellent and the hard drive feels nice and solid in your hand. This is the second one of these i have bought, as i needed one for my laptop.
Summary: i bought this about 9 months ago and worked beautifully until last month when it started being unrecognized by my computer. I got it checked out by an expert and found out that it had overheated and buggered the circuit board. It over heated even though i use it less than once a month and the rest of the time it is in its box.
Summary: I cannot quote technical details like transfer speeds, etc. However, I have purchased two of these drives. They are well-priced, reliable and more than adequate for the purpose I bought them. I mainly use them in conjunction with my iMac and File Cut Express to make, store and retrieve videos using my Canon miniDV and Panasonic SD camcorders. i also use them for storing digital photographs and general files. I have no hesitation in recommending this product.
Summary: Last year, I lost 70gb worth of music that I didn't have backed-up - in going through the process of ripping all my cds again, I decided that it would be a safe idea to have it all backed up, and bought this drive - it seemed good value for money and the reviews I had read were generally favourable. Fine and dandy. But now it's at the point where things I am backing up onto this drive don't work properly e.g.
Summary: Personally, I don't think you can get better than this on the market right now and I've been through a few. It's not expensive when compared to other external drives either. The first thing that strikes you is the quality of the external casing, the power attachments and even the on/off switch where other manufacturers have been in with their cost cutting axe. It also uses a Western Digital drive which have been the best drives around for some time now.
Summary: There is no fan so it is as close to silent in operation as you can get. I was worried about overheating - but it doesn't overheat. It comes with a FAT32 format. I use Windows (not Linux or a Mac) so I copied all the files on the drive, changed the format to NTFS and then copied all the files back. I've used it for over a month now and it works beautifully. Already I have done one defrag just to see if it works - and it does.
Summary: Looks much better than the picture when you get it. Also very light and much smaller than I would have thought. Build quality is good and even comes with Mcaffee Antivirus. Why not 5 stars? 1. I was going to format the hard drive to NFTS from Fat 32. Toshiba advised not to do this in the manual since it is factory formatted so I continued transferring gigs of data to the new hard drive after about a day---when all the files had been transferred I started to use the...
Summary: This drive works just dandy with a Mac, but you have to set it up to get the best out of it, because it is shipped with the dated FAT32 format. FAT32 works fine with both Windows and Mac machines, but it's not a very efficient storage scheme by today's standards. 1. Connect the drive, it will show up on your desktop. 2. Run Disk Utility. 3. Click on the name of the drive and select the Partition tab at the top of Disk Utility. 4.
Summary: No problem with this drive, it is a bit slow at start up when you switch it on (it has an on/off switch), the AC cable is of good lenght, the usb cable comes shielded and has a nice lenght too. The box is metallic, and the stand base quite stable, it can be easily removed too if you want to. It has no fan, so it is quiet, and it seems not to get hot, the metal of the box helps in cooling it. The drive inside is a Western Digital with 8 mb of cache.