Western Digital (WD) a storage industry leader today announced the launch of WD Black2 dual drive that fuses a 2.5-inch 120 GB solid state drive (SSD) with a 1 TB hard disk drive (HDD) to offer a powerful dual drive solution. The product, according to the company is apt for consumers and service providers looking to upgrade notebooks, small form factor desktops, and single-slot and all-in-one (AIO) systems with both SSD level performance and HDD capacity.
The WD Black2 dual drives empower our customers to enjoy SSD performance and access high capacity storage in a no-compromise package,” said Matt Rutledge, Senior Vice President of WD’s Storage Technology business unit.
Utilizing the benefits of both flash and magnetic disks, WD Black2 dual drives offload data usage from the SSD to the HDD, which increases endurance and life of the SSD. Users maintain greater data control, which can eliminate the need and expense of cloud-based storage.
WD Black2 is free of caching algorithms and benefits from SATA 6 Gb/second interface speed. It is neatly packaged in a standard 9.5 mm, 2.5-inch form factor with legacy SATA connector, making the WD Black2 dual drive compatible with popular PC operating systems ranging from Windows XP to Windows 8.1. The product is covered by a five year limited warranty. The price however, is still to be revealed by the company.