Summary: This is a product which I have regrettably raved about at the beginning when I got it. I had suspected my own bad luck with this product at first but from the reviews I have read from other websites too, the flaws seems somewhat consistently. I have decided to write this so other users of similar needs can have a reference too. Here's why I gave this product such a low score.
Summary: (Read the updates at the end; way too many bugs in the product for me...) Original review: I have to say WOW - my expectations were low at the time of ordering, but it far exceeded my expecations so far. Pros: 1. Small and fast (ethernet performance seems to be fine on my 802.11G network, but I will be testing it on gigabit network next week and will update) 2. No noise or too much heat! 3. Plug and play operation and an easy to use Web GUI 4. Great price! Cons: 1.
Summary: They say if it's too good to be true, then... For a little over $200, 1 TB of storage is a pretty good deal. Actually, it's 500MB usable storage, as the two 500MB drives are mirrored by default - this isn't mentioned in the product info online, but it's unfortunately a standard misinformation that most vendors are engaged in. To use the full 1 TB you need to reformat the drive as raid 0.
Summary: I wanted a simple and functional network drive with a TB or two of space. I plugged the network cable into my wireless router, switched the drive on, and accessed the set up with my internet browser. I changed the name of its default workgroup and renamed the drive to something more to my liking. Then I mapped the drive and haven't looked back. It was that easy. It works. I expected no more and no less.
Summary: I purchased a few of these on sale for several reasons - as a data-backup solution that I can store in my safe, to boot entire operating systems as an alternative to virtualization, and for some virtualization as well. So far, these drives are performing as expected. I haven't installed the included backup software, so I can't offer an opinion on that, but everything else is great. Comes with a "pigtail" usb a-b cable as well as an esata cable.
Summary: The purchasing and shipping proces was Ok but when received the product and plugged it in my computer it didn`t work, it was clicking but I couldn`t see the driver in my laptop. It took me three calls and three emails to have a response and give me the instruction how to return it. Now I`m in the process of wating for the new device and I hope it going to work as advertised "plug and play".
Summary: I purchased this item a month ago and since my PC is old and only has a USB 1.0 connection I had to get Cavalry to send me an additional cable. I now have two cables plugged into of my PC's 2 USB connectors. It took it that long for them to send the cable to me. It runs s l o w l y and HOT. I am downloading my Program Files into it and it is taking hours. I mounted it on a small metal stand and have a small fan blowing air over it.
Systematic Problems with Power & USB connectivity. eSATA slow
David Wu, Amazon
12 December 2007
Summary: I bought this for the low price, USB and eSATA, and mac compatibility. One major problem is that the power plug is VERY unreliable (flickers in and out with just touching the drive)--I had this problem with two of these drives (I returned the first, hoping it was an isolated problem). Also, I was never able to get the USB connection to work on two macs, or the intel mac running Windows Vista natively (I tried both NTFS and Mac formatting).