85
Global
Score
85

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

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Model
500GB

Key Specs

Type
Portable hard drive
Storage space
500 GB
Drive type
Platter
USB
yes

General

Type
Portable hard drive
Storage space
500 GB
Drive type
Platter
Drive form factor
2.5 inches

Connections

USB
yes
Dockable
no

Memory card reader

Memory card reader
no

Power

Power source
Array
Model
750GB

Key Specs

Type
Portable hard drive
Storage space
750 GB
Drive type
Platter
USB
yes

General

Type
Portable hard drive
Storage space
750 GB
Drive type
Platter
Drive form factor
2.5 inches

Connections

USB
yes
Dockable
no

Memory card reader

Memory card reader
no

Power

Power source
Array
Model
1TB

Key Specs

Type
Portable hard drive
Storage space
1 TB
Drive type
Platter
USB
yes

General

Type
Portable hard drive
Storage space
1 TB
Drive type
Platter
Drive form factor
2.5 inches

Connections

USB
yes
Dockable
no

Memory card reader

Memory card reader
no

Power

Power source
Array
Model
500GB for Mac

Key Specs

Type
Portable hard drive
Storage space
500 GB
Drive type
Platter
USB
yes

General

Type
Portable hard drive
Storage space
500 GB
Drive type
Platter
Drive form factor
2.5 inches

Connections

USB
yes
Dockable
no

Memory card reader

Memory card reader
no

Power

Power source
Array
Model
1TB for Mac

Key Specs

Type
Portable hard drive
Storage space
1 TB
Drive type
Platter
USB
yes

General

Type
Portable hard drive
Storage space
1 TB
Drive type
Platter
Drive form factor
2.5 inches

Connections

USB
yes
Dockable
no

Memory card reader

Memory card reader
no

Power

Power source
Array
Model
500GB USB 3.0 for Mac

Key Specs

Type
Portable hard drive
Storage space
500 GB
Drive type
Platter
USB
yes
FireWire / 1394
no

General

Type
Portable hard drive
Storage space
500 GB
Drive type
Platter (7200RPM)
Drive form factor
2.5 inches

Speed

Read speed (max)
78.5
Write speed (max)
100

Other features

Activity / status indicator
yes
Shortcut / backup button
no
Capacity gauge
no
Fingerprint reader
no
Portable applications
no
Ruggedized
no
Security lock slot
no

Connections

USB
yes (3.0)
Thunderbolt
no
eSATA
no
FireWire / 1394
no
WiFi
no
Dockable
no

Memory card reader

Memory card reader
no

Power

Power source
Array
Model
1TB USB 3.0 for Mac

Key Specs

Type
Portable hard drive
Storage space
1 TB
Drive type
Platter
USB
yes

General

Type
Portable hard drive
Storage space
1 TB
Drive type
Platter
Drive form factor
2.5 inches

Connections

USB
yes (3.0)
Dockable
no

Memory card reader

Memory card reader
no

Power

Power source
Array