Roomy back up
My son put this on my PC and it works fine. The drive was easy to install, fit well, and has no glitches or problems. It's a good idea to have a backup hard drive. All the photos, the recipes, videos on the computer than can be lost so quickly are worth investing in a backup hard drive. Once installed it's easy to use, no formatting or any special work, just plug and go
I've been running 3 of these in RAIDZ on FreeNas 8. Great storage for the money and pretty quick for 7200rpm drives. No complaints here! They do make a little bit of noise when spooling up, but its not that loud. Then again, the rest of my server is dead quiet, so that's why you can hear them.
Very shock resistant
Buffalo has built a reputation on producing well-built, quality, and cutting edge products. While searching for an edge in the portable hard drive market, the MiniStation Metro gains an innovative design, but loses at bit in terms of performance. Users who care more about style than speed may still find the MiniStation Metro compelling due to Buffaloâ??s warranty, the driveâ??s impressive shock protective abilities, and the convenient, captive cable design.
Works Fine Backing Up My MacBook
The first thing I did after getting this drive was to format it to work on a Mac. Why they don't say this is Mac compatible, I don't know, but it is. Once you format it, it's a Mac drive. I use this as a backup to my white MacBook which also has a 500 GB drive. I don't use Time Machine as I like Super Duper better. This drive is quiet and does it job. You can't ask more of a hard drive than that. At least I don't think so.
Works well so far, with minor quirks
After doing a lot of on-line research and reading review upon review, I decided I didn't need a portable backup hard drive, I didn't need it to match room decor, wasn't going to be impressed by its sleek styling, etc, etc-- I just wanted a backup hard drive that could back up my Macs. Period. It had to be for Macs--not PCs. I didn't want the hassle. Western Digital looked to be just what I needed and I'm not in the least disappointed with this product. In fact I purchased two, the other a 2TB.
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