"Terrible on a Mac"0.5 starson by mattlth
Pros: Price, storage space, alleged features.
Cons: Must run without security to operate on a Mac.
Summary: If you have a Mac, I would strongly advise that you don't use this product. I've tried to use a 2TB model for almost 8 months and it's been one of the most perplexing and infuriating devices I've ever had the misfortune of owning. If you run the device without any security, everything works fine. But the minute you add users and shares, it becomes impossible to use. After logging in with the correct credentials, accessing the drive will work for only a few minutes before it disconnects from the network, requiring you to retype your login and password and even that doesn't work consistently. This unacceptable behavior persists whether I have it connected to my Linksys router or connected directly to the Ethernet port of a Mac. (I've tried 8 different machines with different version of OS X to no avail.) I've chatted with iOmega and they've assured me that I have everything connected and configured properly and are just as perplexed as I am. I'm unwilling to run it without any security as this drive would contain sensitive financial documents. It's running the most current firmware and software, and I've reset it many times with the exact same results. Perhaps Windows-users will get better results, but Mac-users should research other alternatives with a proven track record.