Summary: I did quite a bit of research here on Amazon and other places before deciding on this particular model as my primary backup to my desktop iMac. I can honestly say, this little unit is amazing.
Summary: I've had this drive for a little over a year now and I have had no problems with. It works great with Time machine. Backups and transfers are fast thanks to FireWire. The metal casing feels very solid and has protected the drive from any damage.
Summary: I don't have much to say about this except it works, it takes up very little space and it looks good sitting under my iMac all day. The black/silver is an excellent match (and yes, I care about these things). I was running OS 10.7 (maybe 10.6?
If you have a new Mac, dont buy this port hard drive.
Jo "perfectlycharmed", Amazon
26 August 2013
Summary: If you are planning on using this on one of the new Macs, don't bother to spend the extra $ on firewire. The new Macs do not accept firewire only 3.0 USB. If using the USB cable on this hard drive it can only do 60 MB/s (480 Mbit/s)-Not the 800 firewire you are paying the extra money for.
Summary: I'm happy for all of the reviewers who have had such a positive experience using this drive. Unfortunately, I join the chorus of the four or five users who have found that this product is a waste of money and time. I bought the drive in September 2012.