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Yes. I am using it for that. Works great.
By Lombaszko on December 21, 2014
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Linda: Yes, this works on a Mac, under the following conditions: Snow Leopard (10.6.8 or higher, up to Mavericks 10.9.1 in my direct experience). And you NEED TO REFORMAT THE DISC. Connect the disc via the USB 3.0 (or USB 2.0) port, open GO > UTILITIES > DISK UTILITY > click on the TOP DISC in the left hand column > Hi… see more Linda: Yes, this works on a Mac, under the following conditions: Snow Leopard (10.6.8 or higher, up to Mavericks 10.9.1 in my direct experience). And you NEED TO REFORMAT THE DISC. Connect the disc via the USB 3.0 (or USB 2.0) port, open GO > UTILITIES > DISK UTILITY > click on the TOP DISC in the left hand column > Highlight it > Select ERASE > then you will need to FORMAT > Mac OS Extended (Journaled) > then NAME the disc (something uncommon, like a word NOT usually found on your computer. I name mine after Planets, the last name of photographers, artists) It will run for a few minutes (generally 2), and then it's Mac-compatible. Hope this helps! see less Linda: Yes, this works on a Mac, under the following conditions: Snow Leopard (10.6.8 or higher, up to Mavericks 10.9.1 in my direct experience). And you NEED TO REFORMAT THE DISC. Connect the disc via the USB 3.0 (or USB 2.0) port, open GO > UTILITIES > DISK UTILITY > click on the TOP DISC in the left hand column > Highlight it > Select ERASE > then you will need to FORMAT > Mac OS Extended (Journaled) > then NAME the disc (something uncommon, like a word NOT usually found on your computer. I name mine after Planets, the last name of photographers, artists) It will run for a few minutes (generally 2), and then it's Mac-compatible. Hope this helps!
By Bernard M Lynch Jr on January 9, 2014
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This is a USB 3.0 drive. Internally it's probably SATA. But there's no eSATA external connection.
By Scrounger on November 10, 2014
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Yes. You will need to make sure you can read and write to NTFS drives or format to a file system you can access.
By Rhys on June 13, 2014
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yes. this drive comes with the utility to format the drive. it came with ntfs format which you would use for pc. however, if you have the need for mac then you would format to the mac format. some people prefer to use one drive for both pc and mac and use only one format as fat32. this is an old format type and it is n… see more yes. this drive comes with the utility to format the drive. it came with ntfs format which you would use for pc. however, if you have the need for mac then you would format to the mac format. some people prefer to use one drive for both pc and mac and use only one format as fat32. this is an old format type and it is not as secure and flexible as ntfs but it can be read by both computers. If you are looking for something secure and flexible and you know how to do it, then you can partition the drive into two. One format for ntfs and the other for mac HFS+ type. here is some info on more info on this subject if you have the need for other options. I think splitting in two is the best one per my preference. thanks.
http://howto.cnet.com/8301-11310_39-57401784-285/the-best-ways-to-format-an-external-drive-for-windows-and-mac/ see less
yes. this drive comes with the utility to format the drive. it came with ntfs format which you would use for pc. however, if you have the need for mac then you would format to the mac format. some people prefer to use one drive for both pc and mac and use only one format as fat32. this is an old format type and it is not as secure and flexible as ntfs but it can be read by both computers. If you are looking for something secure and flexible and you know how to do it, then you can partition the drive into two. One format for ntfs and the other for mac HFS+ type. here is some info on more info on this subject if you have the need for other options. I think splitting in two is the best one per my preference. thanks.
http://howto.cnet.com/8301-11310_39-57401784-285/the-best-ways-to-format-an-external-drive-for-windows-and-mac/

By tony ng on July 24, 2013
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I would not recommend it for ANY use. Bought it here at Amazon 5 months ago and WD says it is ALREADY not covered!
By Jim Noud on July 8, 2013
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This can be shared, as any drive can be shared. However, it is not a NAS appliance, it is a USB drive.
By mjc1of5 SELLER on November 25, 2015
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My 1TB WD MyBook DOES work with FiOS (even though Verizon says it won't). I'd read somewhere that all DVRs can only "see" 1 TB backup drives due to the limitations of their programming, so I don't know if it will recognize a 2TB backup drive. If it does, Let us all know.
By Alan Jay on January 18, 2014
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Does not make noise or vibrate...actually very quiet. Be careful of the size of this, though. This is the second one I have owned (the other was an older version). It fell over and the files became corrupt. It was very hard to get data off of it because it was so big and there was over 1TB of data. Might do better to … see more Does not make noise or vibrate...actually very quiet. Be careful of the size of this, though. This is the second one I have owned (the other was an older version). It fell over and the files became corrupt. It was very hard to get data off of it because it was so big and there was over 1TB of data. Might do better to get a couple of smaller ones. see less Does not make noise or vibrate...actually very quiet. Be careful of the size of this, though. This is the second one I have owned (the other was an older version). It fell over and the files became corrupt. It was very hard to get data off of it because it was so big and there was over 1TB of data. Might do better to get a couple of smaller ones.
By S. Anders on February 20, 2013
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118.5 MB/s read and 116.4 MB/s write speeds
By Inner-Net, Inc. SELLER on March 11, 2016