Western Digital Outs World’s First Dual Drive

In this digital age where almost all forms of documents are stored digitally, it’s of utmost importance for anyone to get reliable storage solutions for all of our data. And although some of us choose to store our data in the clouds, there are still those who prefer local storage. For those who do store information locally, there are two types of storage options – first would be the high-performance but usually low-capacity SSD…

 

In this digital age where almost all forms of documents are stored digitally, it’s of utmost importance for anyone to get reliable storage solutions for all of our data. And although some of us choose to store our data in the clouds, there are still those who prefer local storage.

For those who do store information locally, there are two types of storage options – first would be the high-performance but usually low-capacity SSD drives and second would be the traditional mechanical drives. When choosing between the two, one would usually have to weigh the pros and cons before deciding on which storage option to use.

But what if you don’t need to choose? Fortunately, Western Digital has come up with a compromise. With the company’s Black2 dual drive storage, users can now both enjoy the benefits of having a 2.5-inch 120GB solid state drive and a 1TB hard disk drive in one package.

Western Digital has designed the Black2 to be a solution for consumers and service providers who are planning to upgrade notebooks, small form factor desktops and single-slot all-in-one devices.

The drive connects through a single cable and fits into a conventional 9.5mm slot. It combines the performance and reliability of SSDs while maintaining the high level of capacity of typical HDDs. The WD Black2 dual drives offload data usage from SSD to the HDD, which increases endurance and life of the SSD. The dual drive is also free of caching problems and benefits from SATA 6GBps interface speed and is compatible with popular PC operating systems even support Windows XP.

The Western Digital Black2 dual drive is now available in Australia and New Zealand for AU$409 and NZ $499.

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