An awful product that should simply be avoided. You'll be sorry.
A poor product with more faults than redeeming qualities.
Below average. May be passable in a pinch, but you should probably stay away.
A bit below average, with some serious issues to watch out for.
An average product, with issues that keep it from being genuinely exciting.
Slightly better than most similar products, but you can likely still do better.
Better than average, but some issues still hold it back from being truly excellent.
Among the top products in its category, and a solid choice for most people.
A category-leading product and an overall pretty safe bet.
An industry-leading product, definitely worth owning. An instant classic.
Completely flawless. You'd be crazy not to have it.
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Just bought a 2012 retina Macbook pro. I love everything about it except that the hard drive size is about the same as my old laptop from 2007 (SSD will do that). I'm currently debating between these choices for upgrading my storage device from a 1TB WD My book from 2008 to one of these. I will be mainly storing photos, digital copies of blu rays and some music and home movies. I don't travel that much, but when I travel I would like to bring this. I want at least 1TB and have a budget of between...
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I would love to know how the performance (size, speed, noise, etc.) compares to other drives in the real world. It seems like this is the first affordable portable Thunderbolt & USB 3 option but I'm a little worried about how slow the drive may feel, not being solid state. Would love to hear from users about how it performs for them in their workflow.