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).
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.
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.
Summary: A Cautionary tale Purchased the Item - From Day 1 the plug system was intermittent at best however 870 gig later and the PC decided it did NOT recognise the Verbatim Drive - Lost the lot and had to Re-Format the HD Via a SATA Hub. Make your purchasing decision wisely.
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.
Summary: 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.
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!
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.