The drives are $190 CAD each. A decent two bay NAS unit is $190 (DNS 323) Do the math, the price is not bad.
If a Mac enthusiast has enough money to buy 6TB of content from itunes, he has $550 for a big external drive. A smart person would have bought a PC with some extra drive bays in the case. ( I have an Antec P190)I have room for 6 hard drives in the P190. 2TB hard drives sell for $79/each. Me thinks that external drives are a rip off. I guess it is hard to put an internal drive in an iMac. You may need some of that magic that Steve Jobs talks about.
I have recently bought a WD 2TB USB 3.0 drive for $130 CAD. Also a LaCie 2TB USB 3.0 drive for $120 CAD. Either of those is a better deal IMO. Buy 3, pay less than $400, get the same 6TB, and the speed is 3 times better.
[citation][nom]dtemple[/nom]Everybody missed the point. This comes formatted for Mac, and does not work on PC natively. This is designed for people who are perfectly okay with spending a whole lot of money on their stuff.[/citation]
No, it's designed for people that are creative software users for music, picture and film editing. A LARGE proportion of this market uses Macs, so it doesn't surprise me at all that these hard drives are pre formated for Macs.