Rated 3 out of 5 by 3
Rated 3 out of 5 by Stiby Jack of all trades, master of none
Because my laptop doesn't have a mSATA connector, and not wanting to pay full price for a 1TB SSD this seemed the best of both. An SSD where its needed and storage where is counts.
Unfortunately I had to flash the drive due to issues with it running really slow and by the way when was the last time anyone had to boot in dos, WD didn't help in this respect.
That aside my old laptop which has a dedicated SSD and a 1TB drive in the optical bay run rings around this drive, wish I had just bought the SSD. The external Samsung T1 over USB3 runs rings around the SSD partition.
02 June 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Park Junk
Junk software, Junk hardware. Scores poorly in drive speed tests and is COMPLETEly usless as far as things you can do with a drive like cloneing/raids/etc .... Don't bother using it.
06 September 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by SteveT State of the art HDD
Install your OS and your most used software on the SSD for slick speeds, then have the hefty 1TB left over to store your data.
The hardware itself is surprisingly small (half the size of a standard HDD or less) but comes with attachments to help it fit with standard hard drive case ports. There is also a network key that auto-directs you to a website with drivers and support - plug the key in a USB 3.0 port to make that happen.
Only criticism (and there may be ways to fix this) Windows sees the SSD as your main drive and thus directs all libraries and downloads there, so I had to manually change the paths of various software installs and downloads towards the 1TB during the first week of using it.
03 February 2014