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 ordered a number of external hard drives on Amazon; so far, the WD My Passport Studio 500 GB is the keeper. It's portable, holds the same amount of data as my PowerBook's hard drive, and couldn't be easier to deal with--it works quite literally out of the box.
Summary: Writing this review after more than two years of owning this drive. Have had absolutely no problems with it. I have a couple of Mac partitions and a windows partition on this and its been read and written to countless times. Solid drive, but a really late review !
Summary: I bought that drive a few months ago when my storage needs got over control. I needed something small to hook-up to my laptop who act as a desktop replacement. I did not want a desktop drive, too much hasle, noise and wires. I recommand that drive to any MBP owner.
Summary: I've only owned this drive for about a month, so I can't speak to its long-term durability, but so far I absolutely love it! I use it primarily for Time Machine backups and periodic manual back ups of large files (like virtual machines) that I set Time Machine to ignore.