Summary: The drive itself is really quiet. The setup is simple and fast. I use this drive as a backup drive with my MacBook Pro using TimeMachine. I therefore configured the drive for RAID 1 mode, mirroring of data (disks). The goal is obvious, if one drive fails you still have access to your data on the mirrored drive. If a drive fails you can rebuild the other drive...This is what happened just 1 day after I purchased the drive.
Summary: I purchased this thunderbolt hard drive as I have nearly 3TB of data split up over 4 separate drives. The setting I used was RAID0 for maximum storage and speed. I purchased the correct thunderbolt cable direct from apple (at £40!!). I have an iMac 27" with 16GB RAM and intel i7, 3.4 GHz processor. After unpacking I set up data from my first drive (574GB), which was very simple - hence the 1star, hit the copy button and was presented with a time for transfer of 4hrs!!!