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Western Digital Black2 Dual Drive Review

When it comes down to it many people have to choose between hard drive speed or hard drive capacity, especially when it comes to laptops or small form factor systems. While solid state drives offer great speeds, they are quite expensive per GB. On the other hand typical mechanical hard drives offer a better value per GB, but are not as fast. Western Digital saw this problem and has come up with a solution in their WD Black2 Dual Drive. This drive features a 120 GB solid state drive along with a 1 TB mechanical hard drive. Now you may think that this is a hybrid drive where the SSD portion acts as cache, but this is actually two separate drives in one. This way you have the 120 GB portion for your OS and important programs and the 1 TB can be used for media and other files. More importantly this drive only takes up a single hard drive spot! Let’s check it out!

Special thanks to Western Digital for providing us with the WD Black2 Dual Drive to review.

Specifications

specs

Packaging
Western Digital has changed up their packaging a bit on the WD Black2 Dual Drive. They have good for a more quality and high-end product look. The packaging is just great and really makes you feel like you have purchased a high quality product.

Western Digital Black2 Dual Drive

Opening the box up you will find the WD Black2 Dual Drive, SATA to USB 3.0 adapter, USB Start Key, quick install guide and limited warranty guide.

Western Digital Black2 Dual Drive

For a full video unboxing and overview of the WD Black2 Dual Drive be sure to take a look at our video below.

Bob Buskirk
the authorBob Buskirk
About 10 years of computer experience. Been messing around with electronics since I was 5, got into computers when I was in highschool, been modding them ever since then. Very interested in how things work and their design.
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