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: I needed a hard drive for a four camera surveillance system. It had to be no more than 1TB and most importantly not take its power from the USB. Ideally I only wanted 300 to 500 GB but all the modern devices seem to come without their own power supplies. The Verbatim drive is a bit dated but it does have its own power supply which was critical. It works fine for the purpose intended.
Summary: I have Three of these now all 2TB, two USB2 and one USB3. The only down side I can see is the very short power supply cable provided with the drives. It is just capable of reaching the floor if the units are positioned at the back edge of a desk. No other problems found, the units i have use Samsung hard drives and have programs installed for backing up data if required. A longer power cord would have got them a 5 star.
Summary: I have two of these 2TB drives purchased 3 or 4 months apart. One is used for media and brought into use only when needed. It replaced two well-used and completely reliable drives with a similar combined capacity where one was more than 95% full and the other barely 1/3 full. The second, purchased very recently, allowed the merging of the contents of 3 smaller drives that had been in continuous daily use for some years.
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). The switch is at the back and has to be depressed and held for a second or so, which may explain why some reviewers have had trouble with turning it on.
Summary: I ordered this to replace my Buffalo 500 Gb external HD. It arrived extremely quickly, well packaged and in perfect condition. I eagerly unpacked it, checked everything was there, plugged it in and commenced tranferring the contents of my Buffalo drive over. So far so good... After it had sat all afternoon, happily tranferring files, a dialogue box opened up saying that file XXXXX was too large to copy to this file system.
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.