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Nice little drive, totally silent
on 31 July 2012
I'm using mine for twice daily Time Machine backups and a weekly SuperDuper! backup of the boot drive.
I connected the drive via Firewire and partitioned the disk using Disk Utility, setting the two partitions I need to use the GUID Partition Table. This means it can now be used as the boot drive in the event my primary drive fails.
I did not install the supplied WD utilities as I've been down the route of WD software before and, for me, they add nothing I need. The other consideration was that Apple seem to be banging out a "new" OS every year and thus there's no guarantee that the WD software will work -- or be updated -- in the next incarnation of OS X.
All in all, a nice, solid backup solution that I have no problem recommending.
Oh, and I'm using it on Mountain Lion if that helps anyone?