Currently Being ModeratedJul 4, 2012 9:10 AM (in response to Skip S.)
My daughter has one, a 1 TB model, that she uses for music, photos storage space but not as a bootable drive.
I use the OWC Mercury Elite Pro 2 TB drive with my MBP and have it partitioned into a large partition for TM, and two smaller partitions, both bootable, for extra apps and work space. Works great.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 4, 2012 9:38 AM (in response to Skip S.)
I agree with Ralph about the Mercury Elite Pro's, I also strongly recommend:
If you are considering partitioning a backup drive this is generally a VERY VERY bad idea though. The reason being is all HD's eventually fail, if you store data or multiple backups on the same drive and that drive crashes you have lost everything defeating the purpose of backing up.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 4, 2012 10:22 AM (in response to rkaufmann87)
I agree to an extent...use multiple partitions for a reason. But yes, if it fails then all partitions are inaccessible...so I am ordering another one or two, one as another drive for the MBP and a second as an external drive for the iMac we are buying to replace the G5 iMac.
Trying for the favored customer status with OWC
Currently Being ModeratedJul 4, 2012 10:58 AM (in response to Ralph Landry1)
I think if you go with the OWC that is a very wise choice. I have the Lacie's on my desk (4 connected via FW 800) but the OWC would be equally as welcome.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 4, 2012 11:15 AM (in response to Skip S.)
Many, including me, have had disappointing experiences with Western Digital.
Follow Ralph's advice.