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

At a Glance

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  • WD Black 2 Dual Drive Western Digital Black2
    $300.00

    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

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.

Price when rated: $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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