Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Monday November 25, 2013

Western Digital Black2 Dual Drive

PC Perspective has one of those new Western Digital Black2 dual drives that combines a 120GB SSD and a 1TB HDD in a 2.5" package on the test bench today.

Western Digital has certainly broken the mold here. No longer are you stuck with either an SSD or HDD. You're not stuck with a cached HDD, either. Now you can have a full blown SSD with 1TB of HDD storage, all in one package that fits into a single laptop HDD bay! The new JMicron controller may not be the best performer out there, but it is definitely competitive where it matters. The linking of SSD and HDD into a single logical device may be confusing at first, but it makes sense once you wrap your head around the concept.