Cons: Bought it for my iMac and did not realize until I hooked it up that the Nero software on the drive is XP/Vista only. This should have been on the outside of the packaging clearly noted. The carton shows Mac and Windows logos.
Summary: Lacking info on what to do after you change RAID settings. Details as taken from Help and Support: 1. Click to open Computer Management. If you're prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation. 2. In the left pane, under Storage, click Disk Management. 3. Right-click an unallocated region on your hard disk, and then click New Simple Volume. 4. In the New Simple Volume Wizard, click Next. 5.
Summary: The instructions with the drive are very poor. The eSATA cable is too short. Eventually, Verbatim provided good support and the drive operates as expected. It can even be disconnected by RH /c LH clicking on 'Safely remove hardware' in XP. There is not system to verify that the data is being copied exactly to the 2nd hard drive by RAID. I have to assume that since RAID has been around for a long time, that it is very reliable'.
Summary: I've had this drive for a bout a month and I'm impressed with it. It took over from a couple of WD My Book drives which were beginning to concern me. It was very easy to set up. The only reason this product does not get five stars is that I would personally prefer this drive to turn off when you remove it from the "Safely Remove Hardware" option in Windows.
Summary: Neat, smart, comes with FAT32 takes a while to reformat to NTFS (if you want to) because of its large capacity. Slightly rattly read/write (noticeable if the room is very quiet) but not unacceptably so. On/off push switch at the back is very handy if you don't need it on all the time the PC is on.
Summary: Although the supplied backup software could not be configured for my way of working (individual file backup in original structure) the disk works very well, though my full 250Gb disk backups took over 24 hours to complete! Very simple to use with my Cobian open source backup software.