Introducing the WD Black² dual drive, the world's first 2.5-inch dual drive storage solution. WD Black² is the fusion of a fully accessible solid-state drive for your operating system and a generous capacity hard drive for personal data and large files.
Shift_Technology - WD Black² Shift_Technology is race-ready from the starting line with enhanced firmware and improved algorithms for faster performance and data management.
WD Black² Shift_Technology allows you to migrate larger data files to the hard drive and provides your SSD with less system drag, which increases the overall endurance and mileage of the SSD. With less caching involved, there's less time waiting and more time enjoying the things you love to do most.
Shift_Technology Features include:
- 20nm architecture with quad channel NAND processing for increased speed and performance
- WD customized controller built for increased efficiency of data management per cell resulting in less drag on your PC
- Improved drive integrity with 8 GB of space for provisioning to help protect and improve SSD reliability
Reduce SSD wear and tear - SSD performance can degrade when total capacities are reached or after a finite number of writes have been reached, which is a major concern for SSD users. We built our dual drive solution to curb these problems. With our WD Black², you can move your larger data or write-intensive applications onto the 1 TB hard drive, ultimately extending the life of the SSD and maintaining optimal performance across the dual drive.
For the Creative Pro - Now you can load your OS, photo and video editing programs on the SSD and save all of your capacity-heavy RAW photo and video files to the 1 TB HDD. Keep it all local and readily available on your notebook or all-in-one PC without slowing system performance.
For the Gamer inside you - Turn your dual-purpose notebook or all-in-one PC into the high-performance gaming machine of your dreams. The dual drive's fully accessible SSD allows you to place your OS and favorite game software directly on the SSD which results in faster boot times and smoother game play while still having separate storage capacity available for your work and personal files..
Finesse of perfection - WD Black² combines the shock and vibration resistance of SSD with the proven technology of the HDD for one truly agile and highly reliable dual drive storage solution. Advanced firmware and intelligent algorithms assist in heightened performance, resulting in cooler temperatures with nearly inaudible operation.
You take the control - With WD Black² the decision is yours. Safer than using an SSD as your only primary storage device, now you are enabled to save your data on the 1 TB hard drive, or split data between both. Take full control and manage the location of your personal data. We recommend viewing the installation videos to understand the best option for your upgrade, whether it be clean installation, cloning or data migration.
Software Download Required - WD Black² Dual Drive ships as a full kit with a web key, quick install guide, USB to SATA transfer cable, and warranty information. Software download and internet connection are required for installation. Please watch our how to install videos and choose whether you would like to perform a fresh installation or a cloning installation for your dual drive.
- WD Black² Dual Drive
- Quick Install Guide
- SATA to USB Cable (For software download)
- USB Web Key (For software download)
- Warranty Guide
- WD Supplied software required. Installation of partition software required to enable hard disk drive.
- Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP
- Mac operating systems not supported at this time
- RAID configurations not supported
Upgrades of notebooks and all-in-one computers by advanced users and system integrators. Users of video and photo editing, graphic design, games and other power computing applications will benefit the most.
WD Black² dual drives are tested and recommended for use in notebooks, all-in-one PCs, thin client PCs, gaming PCs and other small form factor PC systems.*
*WD dual drives are designed and tested for use in specific applications and environments. This ensures that your dual drive is compatible with and functions properly in your application. Our dual drives are warranted against defects in materials and workmanship in the system for which they were designed. Use in systems other than for what the dual drive was designed could result in compatibility problems that affect proper function, unrelated to material and/or workmanship defects. For best results, be sure to select the appropriate product for your application by consulting our product spec sheets on our website at www.wd.com or by calling our customer support line where we would be happy to help you through the selection process.