WD Black 2 Dual Drive
The Black 2 Dual Drive is WD's answer to hybrid drives on the market. This standard laptop internal drive actually has two separate drives inside: a 120GB solid-state drive and a 1TB hard drive. It offers great performance and large storage space, without you having to spend too much money. The drive makes an excellent gift for anybody who wants to quickly boost the speed of an aging laptop or desktop computer.
The good: The WD Black 2 Dual Drive offers fast SSD-based performance while providing 1.2TB of total storage space. The drive can be used with both laptops and desktops and includes a generous five-year warranty, useful software, and a handy USB-to-SATA connector.
The bad: There's no support for RAID, and you can't blend the two included drives into one single partition; compared with high-end SSDs, the performance is a little disappointing. At the time of the review, the drive only works with Windows.
The bottom line: Fast, user-friendly, and affordable, the WD Black 2 Dual Drive is an easy recommendation as a replacement drive for any standard laptop or desktop computer.
October 31, 2013 3:19 PM PDT
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