When a lot of the of the HDD manufacturers started creating hybrid drives, storage that fuses an SSD cache with a large capacity HDD, many chose to go with the mainstream route. It was a cool idea and it was inevitable that the high-end space would want something comparable. EnterÂ WD Black2 (stylized as Black2), the company’s flagship performance product for enthusiasts and power users.
The WD Black2Â featuresÂ a 120GB SSD complemented by a 1TB of traditional storage all in a standard 9.5mm 2.5″ form factor. This size allows the dual-drive to fit into many applications most notably in notebooks, HTPCs and high-performance SFF PCs.
The WD Black2Â is backed by a 5-year warranty.
The 2.5-inch 120 GB SSD + 1 TB HDDÂ WD Black2 Philippines pricingÂ is PhP13,950, model#:Â WD1001X06XDTL
WDÂ®, a Western Digital (NASDAQ: WDC) company and storage industry leader, today announced the release of the WD Black2â„¢ dual drive, a unique storage innovation 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. Perfect 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 drive connects through a single cable and fits into a conventional 9.5 mm slot.
Â Â Â Â â€œOur customers told us they like our Solid State Hybrid Drive technology, but our tech savvy users asked for more control of where they store their data,â€ said Matt Rutledge, senior vice president of WDâ€™s Storage Technology business unit. â€œThe WD Black2 dual drives empower our customers to enjoy SSD performance and access high capacity storage in a no-compromise package. The WD Black2 dual drive is a direct result of our interaction with our customer base through WD Labs initiatives. WD devised its beta labs program to provide an exclusive testing arena for key customers and technology influencers of existing and emerging WD storage products.”
Â Â Â Â Designed for enthusiasts, creative professionals, gamers and PC builders, the WD Black2 dual drive provides improved overall drive capacity, performance, and reliability, while offering the flexibility to choose how and where their data is stored. 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.
Â Â Â 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.
Price and Availability
Available now at select retailers such as PC Hub (Gilmore Branch), Thinking Tools (PC Quick Buy SM), PC Express (Beyond PC Megamall) and Blinque (Davao Branch), WD Black2 dual drives are distributed by Ubertech, Inc. in the Philippines; and are covered by a five-year limited warranty. MSRP for the 2.5-inch 120 GB SSD + 1 TB HDD WD Black2 dual drive, model #: WD1001X06XDTL, is PhP13,950. Â Additional information about WD Black2 dual drives and limited warranty terms may be found on the company website at http://products.wd.com/wdblack2.