Two Drives in One – WD Black2 SSD + HDD

February 19, 2014

WD Black2 Dual Drive SSD and HDDI’ve written often about both hard drives and SSD drives as they are the holders of our operating system, software and data. SSD drives cost a lot more and hold a lot less so they are best for storing just the operating system. Hard drives are slower, but they have a lot more space so they are good for data and software.

This makes things a little more complicated on a desktop system as you need to install two drives. It just isn’t possible on laptops that only have room for a single drive. That’s where the WD Black2 comes into play as it combines two drives in a single enclosure.

First things first, this drive is only currently supported in Windows as it requires a driver to be seen by the computer as two separate drives. Inside the enclosure you’ll get a 120 GB SSD drive and a 1 TB hard drive. Neither are as fast as standalone components, but together they provide a really nice option at a fair price (currently sells for $262 at Amazon). Especially for those who have a laptop (not an ultraportable as it is still too large), it gives you the best of both worlds. If you have a desktop and only want to buy/install one drive, this is also a great choice.

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