Summary: I filled up my previous WD My Book 1TB. So I needed more space and wanted something at least 3TB and USB3.0. I found this drive and it was formatted for my Mac already and matched perfectly byes that's very minut, but I love WD products. So I bought this drive and plugged it up instantly. The activity light is bright enough to see but not annoying when your lights are off in the room. It's very quiet and is always cool.
Pros: Simply plug and play!
Cons: Of course we all wish things we need didn't cost so much
Easy setup - using it for rotating off-site backup
10 February 2013
Summary: The device configured easily and the software that comes with it does backups without issue. It was a little costly versus the other 3TB devices but was the only one available at the store I went to. Overall a great device.
Pros: Software included
Cons: A little high on cost versus other 3TB units
Summary: Great drive to purchase if you are looking for a way to backup your files from your PC. Backup can be set to remind you or automatically backup. You can use some scripts on the web to backup your iPhoto library to your WD HD as well. I would recommend this product to everyone!
Pros: Ease of installation, transfer of files from iPhoto and docs folder
Summary: I just purchased a new PC, 32GB, Intel 4770K, Nvida 660 and 256GB SSD. Needed a large external for backup. While intended and formatted for a PC, I wanted an aluminum rather than plastic enclosure and I liked the silver color better. This made it more expensive and I had to reformat the drive. A quick reformat using the OS was no problem, making it PC ready in a few minutes. When I did some large copies (200GB plus in files) I got some errors because of waits.
Pros: Pretty good USB 3.0 speed
Cons: Got some errors on large copies, couldn't full format