Western Digital’s revolutionary Dual Drive has finally arrived in the Philippines. Priced at PhP13,950, the storage device is a fusion of a 128gb solid-state drive and a 1 TB hard disk drive. This reminds me of Apple’s Fusion Drive installed on the latest iMac and Mac mini.
Without compromising size and yes, even weight, this hybrid drive perfect for anyone who wishes to upgrade their computers’ storage to something almost future-proof.
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Its retail box includes manual, USB key which contains a link to the support page of Western Digital, USB connector and of course, the dual drive. The drive is compatible with popular PC operation system ranging from the now-defunct Windows XP to the latest Windows 8.1.
Designed for enthusiasts, creative professionals, gamers and PC builders, the WD Black2 dual drive provides improved overall drive capacity, performance, and reliability, while offering the flexibility to choose how and where their data is stored. Utilizing the benefits of both flash and magnetic disks, WD Black2 dual drives offload data usage from the SSD to the HDD, which increases endurance and life of the SSD. Users maintain greater data control, which can eliminate the need and expense of cloud-based storage.
WD Black2 is free of caching algorithms and benefits from SATA 6 Gb/second interface speed. It is neatly packaged in a standard 9.5 mm, 2.5-inch form factor with legacy SATA connector, making the WD Black2 dual drive compatible with PC operating systems as aforementioned.
I compared it to our Samsung 128gb SSD and I’m really surprised that WD’s dual drive is just a little heavier than the former despite having an HDD.
For more information about this dual drive, check this page.
Giancarlo Viterbo is a Filipino Technology Journalist, blogger and Editor of gadgetpilipinas.net, He is also a Geek, Dad and a Husband. He knows a lot about washing the dishes, doing some errands and following instructions from his boss on his day job. Follow him on twitter: @gianviterbo and @gadgetpilipinas.