WD Black² Dual-Drive 120GB SSD + 1TB HDD Hybrid Review

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WD Black² Dual-Drive 120GB SSD + 1TB HDD Hybrid Review

Postby Apoptosis » Fri Dec 27, 2013 7:22 am

Ever since the emergence of Solid-State Drives, there’s been a conundrum facing laptop users in regards to storage options. Storage could be fast, large capacity, or low price – pick two of the three. We’ve seen hybrid drives that mesh SSDs with HDDs using a caching method to boost performance but generally the SSD portion is less than ideal. Western Digital has a new spin on this concept with a hybrid drive of a different sort that they’ve aptly named Black². With it, they’ve actually combined a 120GB SSD and a 1TB HDD on a single drive, although separate save for the the SATA III interface they share. Before you go wetting yourself with anticipation, have a look at the performance numbers and our impressions to see if it truly delivers full SSD performance with HDD capacity...

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Article Title: WD Black² Dual-Drive 120GB SSD + 1TB HDD Hybrid Review
Article URL: http://www.legitreviews.com/wd-black%C2 ... iew_130873
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Re: WD Black² Dual-Drive 120GB SSD + 1TB HDD Hybrid Review

Postby sgkean » Fri Dec 27, 2013 9:16 am

That's the type of drive I pictured when I first heard about the "Hybrid" drives, instead of a it being a caching drive.
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