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One good, one bad - Updated review
on October 20, 2006
All the cables you need, no power brick, a solid build and almost silent operation have won me over to this brand. I'm using it via Firewire 400 on a dual G5 Mac and editing HD video and the drive is plenty fast. I also off-loaded a 600,000 record, 1.6 GB mySQL database on the drive and all the little seeks and writes are barely slower than my internal drive. The drive is also extremely silent since it has no fan, the only sound is the head seek, which is muffled by the thick aluminum enclosure.
The only complaint I could possibly have is that the light on the drive is night-light bright, to the point I leave my office door open and removed the night light from the bathroom.
It's also about $20 more than comparable drives, but when I saw it had all the cables included, was solid as a brick, and was American assembled, I figured it was money well spent.
If it lasts more than the year warranty with the amount of use I'll be giving it, I'll bump it to five stars.
UPDATE: Well, I purchased a second drive and I'm just under the one-year warranty with it. The drive powers but won't spin up. I have it (and the first one I bought) attached to a $600 UPS with line-conditioning, under and over voltage and surge suppression. Contacted Acomdata and we'll see how this goes.
2nd UPDATE: Emailed Acomdata and spoke to Tim Soto. Good guy. Shipped the drive back under warranty, it was fixed and all the data was saved. Got it back in 5 business days. Drive works like new. I'd add another star for customer service if I could.