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I don’t know about you, but when I build a new PC I basically plan for an SSD for my operating system and then a second drive or more for my Steam and other files. This has been fairly consistent in my builds from the “Fridge” with its double SSD’s and double spinning drives all the way to the most recent “lunchbox 3” with its SSD and hard drive. I even do the same thing on my gaming laptop. Sadly, there are a lot of people who just can’t do this with their laptops do to only having one drive space. Western Digital surprised us late last week with a game changing drive that has that situation in mind without going with a hybrid setup. That drive is their new WD Black 2 Dual Drive, a single drive that houses a 120GB SSD and a 1TB hard drive.

Product Name: WD Black 2 Dual Drive

Review Sample Provided by: Western Digital

Written by: Wes

Picture by: Wes

 

Specifications

Capacity

120GB SSD and 1TB HDD

Model number

WD1001X06XDTL

Interface

SATA 6 Gb/s

Form factor

2.5-inch

Advanced Format (AF)

Yes

RoHS compliant

Yes

Performance (SSD)

Data transfer rates

Interface speed

Internal transfer rate (read, max)

Internal transfer rate (write, max)

6 Gb/s

350 MB/s

140 MB/s

Reliability/Data Integrity

Load/unload cycles

600,000

Non-recoverable read errors per bits read

<1 in 10

Limited warranty (years)

5

Power Management

Average power requirements (W)

 Read/Write

Idle

Standby/Sleep

1.8

0.9

0.9

Environmental Specifications

Temperature (°C)

Operating

Non-operating

0 to 60

-40 to 70

   

Shock (Gs)

Operating (2 ms, write)

Operating (2 ms, read)

Non-operating (2 ms)

30

65

350

Acoustics (dBA)6

Idle

Seek (average)

20

21

Physical Dimensions

Height (in./mm, max)

0.374/9.50

Length (in./mm, max)

3.95/100.30

Width (in./mm, ± .01 in.)

2.75/69.85

Weight (lb./kg, ± 10%)

0.28/0.125

 

 

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