Just received from NewEgg a new USB drive, plugged into my 2012 MacBook Pro with USB 3.0 ports, drive was visible in Finder, was empty (should I have seen some files already on it?). Tried to copy one small file to it, got some message about “discovering files” and it never went away, after 5 minutes or so. Unplugged drive, plugged back in, ran Disk Utility, tried to Repair, said disk is unrepairable in red letters. BTW, this is OS X Mountain Lion.
Plugged the new drive into Windows 7 64-bit system with USB 2.0 ports. Drive doesn’t appear in file explorer. Run Windows’ Disk Management application, it’s visible there, but I can’t get it to mount. Delete the partition, no problem, but then all the options to repartition are grayed out.
So, clearly this is an unhappy drive.
Then I notice that others are experiencing the same sorts of problems, and basically nobody can get it to work under MacBook Pro. Strange.
I wouldn’t mind waiting for SanDisk/Apple to get things straightened out, if the drive at least worked on my Windows systems.