Does its job, but its ergonomically poor and the cables are too short
15 March 2016
Summary: Does it's job but PITA to use. The 6" USB cable (you read that right) is neither use nor ornament if you can't locate the drive that close to your computer for some reason. Couple that with a measly 1.5m cable on the power adaptor and you realise Verbatim made huge assumptions regarding your...
Summary: This is my third Verbatim HDD. I have two 1.5TB drives which have given no trouble at all over 2 years. Some of the reviewers have downgraded it because of a "faulty" on-off switch. It is, as one reviewer says, a start/stop switch and does not power up automatically. (In my view an advantage).
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.
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.
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...
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.
Summary: It's a quality product BUT I changed the Raid type and XP wouldn't recognise the disk afterwards. I know I should have read the documentation better but there will always be people who do this type of thing.
Summary: As mentioned by other reviewers, this is a well made and competitively priced drive that just works. My only gripes are: 1/ It's not that quiet, due to the large fan keeping the drives cool. 2/ The power switch is at the back rather than the front. But these really are minor niggles.