Pros Hard to find pros with it.
Cons Extremely unreliable.
Summary I saw this at a store, it was highly advertised, and I thought, "hey, why not?" And bought it. I used it, and it worked great. It did backups somewhat quickly, had good amount of storage, didn't cost too much. I was happy with it.
2 days later it stopped working. So, after I put all of my information onto it, it just stopped working. I took it back to where I got it, and asked them to move the information onto another one, of the same model. They started moving the information...it broke while they moved the information. In the span of 2 days, 2 had broken. The tech support at the place where I got it told me that when he took it apart, it was barely held together, and it was obvious that it was a piece of garbage. I agreed, obviously. One broke in 10 minutes, even. I ended up getting a different brand, and the new one has run into no problems.
Basically, it's an extremely unreliable machine, that is advertised as something amazing. Two broke in 2 days, and I've heard nothing but horrible things from other people I know who've bought it.
Tech support said that a lot are recalled, and a lot are taken back all of time, having broken.
It creates backups, claiming to have a better security on your information. Claiming "safer than a computer, as a computer may crash." I've had my computer for a year, it hasnt crashed once. I had 2 of these in 2 days, both of them crashed.
Pros Simple to use
Cons You don't get the 2Gig advertised on Myfabrik but 1 Gig
"NOT DEPENDABLE"on by jwwhisnant
Pros 1T for less than $100
Cons You get what you pay for. Drive worked for 6 weeks as external drive dedicated solely to Time Machine backup. Then died - "I/O error". Apple support very helpful but could not find any other problem than the external drive was now malfunctioning.
Summary AN EXTERNAL DRIVE NEEDS TO BE DEPENDABLE FOR BACKUPS. THIS ONE IS NOT.
Pros Lots of storage room. Easy to use -- When it's works
Cons Continued outages.
Summary After simple installation, I was pleased.
It worked for about 10 days or so.
The drive came up missing on "my computer"
I immediately went to the VERY SMALLISH power adapter. Checked the specs and found a power adapter with the same specs and replaced the factory unit.
It worked again for about 3 months and now it is dead again. I dislike the drive. I now have about 200GB of info on the drive.
2 power problems within 100 days.
I would not recommend this product.
While we are talking about arc soft merchandise, Why would I want to try some of the video and audio products they are trying to market. Build quality products and word of mouth will sell the rest of the line.
GIGO baby. It is still a fixture of manufacturing, programming and logic in general.
"So Far So Good"on by POL080
Pros Easy file transfers, Burn Disc Software, Decent Size, Good Price
Cons None as yet
Summary Just purchased this external hard drive to transfer close to 1,000 songs from my desktop computer to free up space. Also, to use with my laptop to conserve space. Laptops can only handle but so much. It's very easy to use. Just cut & paste any file, music, photo onto the drive as you would on your computer. The size is decent enough to still carry around as a portable hard drive. Has a sleek design, black glossy finish. The price ($119.00) was great for 500GB. Can't get any better than that. The transfer speed is good, not that slow at all. So far it's running very well. Liking It!!!!!This external drive crashed almost a year ago & I hardly used it. I LOST EVERYTHING I HAD SAVED & WAS NEVER ABLE TO RECOVER IT.
Updated on Dec 28, 2010