SSDs are the fastest form of memory storage available to average PC users. Unfortunately, SSDs are expensive. They also don’t have a lot of storage space unless you’re willing to spend over $500.
That’s why Western Digital came up with a smart solution: combine an SSD and an HDD into a single unit to get the best of both worlds.
Thanks to the Western Digital Black 2 dual drive, you can have your cake and eat it too. Here are the most important specs you need to know about the WD Black 2 dual drive:
-Costs around $400 USD
-Support for all PCs but no Mac support
-Connects with a single cable into a 9.5mm slot
-The drives are independent and appear as two separate drives on your PC
-Comes with transfer and cloning software that lets you easily replicate the contents of your existing PC onto your new storage device
-2.5 inch standard hard drive size
-6GB/s flash drive (120GB size)
120GB is a good size for an SDD. It’s large enough to contain your Windows operating system as well as your most-used games and programs. Meanwhile, all your documents, videos, and pictures can easily fit on the 1TB HDD.
Considering you can get 2TB drives for around $100 these days, the $400 price tag seems a bit steep. However, this is a brand new product and like all tech products, the price will drop over the coming months.
To add this drive to your PC, just go to your local hardware retail, install the cloning software on your existing PC, swap out the drive, and you’re good to go. Adding a new hard drive doesn’t get much easier than that!