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Western Digital Black2 Dual Drive review: Not the killer storage upgrade it could be

At a Glance
  • Western Digital Black2

    PCWorld Rating

    The WD Black2 is faster than a mechanical hard drive, but it's not nearly as fast as a comparably priced 500- to 512GB SSD. Its SSD write speed is particularly disappointing.

At a Glance
  • PCWorld Rating

    The WD Black2 is faster than a mechanical hard drive, but it's not nearly as fast as a comparably priced 500- to 512GB SSD. Its SSD write speed is particularly disappointing.

    MSRP: $300

    Pros

    • Delivers some of the benefits of an SSD
    • Provides 1.1TB of storage

    Cons

    • Very slow SSD write performance
    • Driver required to access hard drive
    • 9mm drive height won't fit in every laptop

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