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Do not place too much trust in this drive for important files
on 19 October 2017
Not a reliable drive in my view: I'm worried because I bought several of these in different colours to serve as backup drives and portable storage. This 2TB model has failed, after 3 years, but not after a huge amount of use. I've used this drive to move biggish archives of audio from my desktop to my laptop computer if I've needed to travel with work. Over 3 years, I would estimate that I might have read such archives, and then rewritten them, less than 50 times. However, the drive, which gets transported in a protective case, started to click a couple of months back, and when I needed to use it recently it failed. My disk maintenance software [Data Rescue] reports too many very slow reads of the disk, and Mavericks will no longer write to it. So, I need to cast doubt on the reliability of this product, and I am now worried about the other ones I have, both in this version, and its successor, which I have used in similar ways.