Western Digital Black2


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Product Specifications
Interface SATA 6 Gb/s

Performance Specifications
Load/unload Cycles 600,000 minimum

Transfer Rates
Buffer To Host (Serial ATA) 6 Gb/s (Max)

Physical Specifications
Capacity 120 GB SSD + 1 TB HDD
Form Factor 2.5 Inch

Performance Specifications (SSD)
Target Performance
Internal transfer rate (read, max) 350 MB/s

Physical Dimensions
Height 0.374 Inches
Depth 3.95 Inches
Width 2.75 Inches
Weight 0.28 Pounds

Height 9.5 mm
Depth 100.3 mm
Width 69.85 mm
Weight 0.125 kg

Environmental Specifications
Operating Shock (Read) 30G, 2 ms
Non-operating Shock 350G, 2 ms

Idle Mode 20 dBA (average)
Seek Mode 0 21 dBA (average)

Temperature (English)
Operating 32° F to 140° F
Non-operating -40° F to 158° F

Temperature (Metric)
Operating -0° C to 60° C
Non-operating -40° C to 70° C

Electrical Specifications
Current Requirements
Power Dissipation
Read/Write 1.80 Watts
Idle 0.90 Watts
Standby 0.90 Watts
Sleep 0.90 Watts

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Western Digital Black2 Reviews Rating: 80 out of 100 based on 1 rating.

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eTeknix.com  --- Feb 05 '14
Hardware.Info  --- Dec 02 '13
HardwareCanucks  --- Nov 26 '13
Modders-Inc  --- Mar 19 '14
PC Perspective  --- Nov 25 '13
Techware Labs  --- Nov 25 '13
ThinkComputers 8/10 Jan 27 '14
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eTeknix.com on Feb 05 '14

"The choice of SSD performance or hard drive capacity is a major stumbling block for many users and the Black² Dual Drive with its separate 120GB SSD and 1TB HDD volumes in a single package will..."

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Hardware.Info on Dec 02 '13

"The Western Digital Black² combines a relatively slow SSD with a mainstream HDD, but it's a unique and brilliant combination that's definitely more than the sum of its parts. The Black² is the..."

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HardwareCanucks on Nov 26 '13

"The Western Digital Black² has plotted an interesting course; one which works on many levels but which could also fall a bit flat with some users. It may not be a perfect solution for everyone but..."

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Modders-Inc on Mar 19 '14

"For this price it’s a worthwhile solution. I’d like to see a beefier version with 256GB SSD and 7200RPM HDD for a wider range of possibilities. But I do recommend this hardware solution. If I can..."

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PC Perspective on Nov 25 '13

"The WD Black2 Dual Drive gets my Editor's Choice for innovation taken to the extreme. It took some serious work to properly execute the combination of these storage technologies into a small and..."

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