Excerpt: This is a very specific piece of equipment. Not everyone needs it, not everyone can afford it (very expensive for just 1TB of storage), but those who have it know its benefits. I am a photographer and do very little video editing. I got this blazing fast external drive to hold my Lightroom catalog and all pictures as my working drive.
Summary: Routinely get 1200 MB/sec read and write speeds in Blackmagic test. I use it to store my current Lightroom photography catalog (my archive photos are stored on a large RAID array), and it has noticeably enhanced the speed of Lightroom and Photoshop CC for importing, editing files in PS, and exporting. Plug and play...I simply plugged it into a Thunderbolt port on my Mac Pro, and it was ready to go.
Excerpt: I bought four of these, and hooked them up to my Mac Pro. Two of them are each plugged into a separate thunderbolt 2 port, so at any given time they are using two ports, not just one. Well, this setup is obnoxiously fast. See the blackmagic test attached here. That says it all. It's not cheap, but you get what you pay for. Easy to setup (plug and play), no issues at all. Using Mac's embedded RAID software in disk utility to set this up as a RAID 0 array.
Pros: Durable, Fast Connectivity, Quiet, Reliable, Versatile