Pros high capacity, great write & read speed, user friendly, solidly constructed
Cons no comments
Summary This is my first drive with the Thunderbolt interface. I was really exited to try it. It comes pre-configured in RAID 0, but I set it up as JBOD to take advantage of the space. I use the drive to work with large video files, so any additional hard drive space is always welcome. The speed of this drive is outstanding. Even faster than I thought. The system works flawlessly. I haven't had any problems so far.
Pros Build quality, quite operation, small enough footprint, very high speed.
Cons The power brick creates an unnecessary mess, I would vote for a slightly larger size with integrated power.
Summary Used with my MacBook Pro and the Thunderbolt monitor, this is a very clean and very quiet way to have fast RAID storage without the need for earplugs.
I store RAW digital camera files and my iTunes media on this unit and find it to be very much an upgrade from my previous screaming RAID boxes. I plug the device into a switchable power strip so it is not always running but as it mounts instantly when booted, toggling it on and off as required is easy.
With a Firewire CD card reader connected to the system, I can drain a CF card of RAW images in stupidly fast time.
Overall, I am very pleased with the balance of very, very fast speed and lack of superfluous noise. Sure, periodically you can hear a drive do a seek, etc., but this is nothing compared to having stead state fans howling to cool my previous generation of storage.
Pros Uses thunderbolt which is super fast! Quite compact. Feels strong, wont break so easily
Cons Thunderbolt isnt supported on PC's so you cant bring it to a friends house to transfer files etc. if they have windows. Does seem a bit overpriced considering there are USB 3.0 drives with the same capacity for less and almost the same speed.
Summary This is a great storage device if you are looking for something that is super fast. but for home use, you should get a cheaper device using usb 3.0 or even usb 2.0 if you want something super cheap. A bit overpriced and thunderbolt is only supported on current generation macs.
Pros Very fast, compact, and top quality!
Cons So far no cons to report
Summary The drive is great for processing heavy media files. It has really nice transfer speeds, which can be further increased by connecting other Thunderbolt drives in serial. So anything that requires a fast interface will clearly benefit from this drive's performance. Another advantage of this model is its compact size, huge storage capacity and solid construction. I love it!
Pros good value, user friendly, aluminum heat sink design, good performance
Cons slightly heavy
Summary I got this to use with my new iMac. It works great. I have no complaints. The speeds are awesome. The design is brilliant. The aluminium heat sink exterior helps keep the drives inside cool. The blue led alert is perfect for letting me know when the drive is working and I've even configured it so I can start my backups at one touch.