Summary: Verbatim 47512 1TB USB 2.0 3.5 Inch Desktop External Hard Drive This drive has worked fine for just over 2 years, it was used to hold all my music and photos. Whilst adding a CD to Itunes I went to make a cup of tea, on my return I noticed a clicking noise. End result, the drive is dead, not recognised by the computer and all the data inaccessible.
Summary: Exactly 2 years and 1 month after purchase the external hard drive has given up the ghost - it is not recognised by the PC when plugged and makes a beeping noise. Exactly a month out of warranty. During its 2 year life it has been used for a total of 30 hours - 3x10 hour back ups and spend the rest of its life in a cupboard. Very disappointed.
Summary: Received the product today. Plugged it into my laptop using it's default BIG setting - all ok. Followed the instructions to convert to RAID1 - drive is not recognised by my laptop, nor does it appear as "unknown device" as described in the manual (similar experience to another reviewer here). Footered for ages. Got nowhere. Ejected the device, powered it off, reset it back to the BIG setting and plugged back into laptop - drive is not recognised by my laptop.
Summary: I was quite suprised when I came across this drive for £84 at another supplier. Looked a bargain, but perhaps not. First thoughts were that the cables are not long enough to use, and the plug is the wrong way up, so you have no chance of plugging it into a block of 4 sockets, it just won't fit. If the USB cable was half an inch shorter, I would have to sit the thing on the floor.
Summary: The on/off switch didn't always work as it should and this got worse over time. After I had loaded about 200GB of films on to the hard drive over a period of about five months it started to play up in an alarming way. I kept receiving a variety of error and malfunction messages, including "Device driver software was not successfully installed" and "Do you want to scan and fix" and "USB device not recognised" and "You need to format the disc before you can use it".
Summary: I have yet to get the drive to work after several months of trying. None of my various computers recognise it. The Verbatim instructions are not helpful and I am waiting for my computer geek to try to sort it out for me!
Summary: Considering this drive was purchased with the intention of using it as a backup drive, I'm extremely annoyed that its lasted for 3 month. It now just clicks after trying to spool up, Ive tried all safe recovery methods to no avail. I've lost 2TB of backup - luckily 75% of that data was stored on my internal drives on my desktop PC. I am however annoyed that the other 25% is gone forever. It could have been worse.
Summary: Bought this product, plugged it in and everything was ok. A few days later the HDD was nudged and it stopped working. A catastrophic error had occured! SO be very, very careful with this product and keep it away from feathers and angel breath!!
Summary: Having great hopes that I may safely and securely store a huge number of retouched photographic images as large files on this drive I commenced to retouch a few thousand taking months of laborious work. I then spent a month more uploading them to a commercial website direct from the raid drive. It was only when viewing the website that I found almost 80% of the files corrupted.
Summary: Reformatted to Mac OS (Journaled) and partitioned in two. One partition worked but unable to write to the second partition. Ran disk utility repair routines prior to reformatting (again) and just got repeated failures. Going back!