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WD Black² Dual Drive 2.5" 120 GB SSD + 1 TB HDD Kit WD1001X06XDTL

  • Revolutionary dual drive with 120 GB SSD and 1 TB HDD
  • World's first 2.5-inch dual drive storage solution
  • Industry-leading 5-year limited warranty
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 5 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 5 years


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  • Keith S.
  • 3/27/2015 5:26:23 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsgood so far

Pros: Drive is quite fast. Great way to get a large and fast drive at the same time. Using a 2009 MacBook Pro with 10.9 Mavericks.

Cons: If you're not careful or not expecting some work, I can see how you could stumble.

Other Thoughts: After reading the other reviews, I made sure to follow instructions very carefully. I also had a second computer running at all times, which was handy for formatting the usb stick, as well as keeping the instructional PDF open.

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  • Ryan S.
  • 3/24/2015 12:16:34 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsHappy I got one.

Pros: For the 130.00 I bought this drive, it was an absolute steal. It was an easy installation despite some other people complaining about it. Simply put its just download a file from their site, install and go. Even if you don't have access to the Internet you are still able to use the 120GB SSD.

Cons: Nothing of note, installed all games to the HDD and only have noticed minorly longer load screens. For a server computer, couldn't be happier.

Other Thoughts: Upon seeing this device function well into its 2-3 years mark, I would consider sticking with dual drives if they continue to be competitive.

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  • Garth C.
  • 3/24/2015 8:14:00 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

4 out of 5 eggsSSD Size

Pros: Nice combo design. Very simply software, sweet.

Cons: SSD too small/slow. Most SSD's in the 120 to 128GB size are much slower than 250 to 256 GB and up. Transfer rates for the 250's and up are double what this drive can do.

Other Thoughts: Wait for the 256GB SSD version, if WD will release one.

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  • Harry D.
  • 3/22/2015 7:35:32 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsA Decent Beginning on a Dual Drive

Pros: Fast Boot Drive, 1 TB storage Drive. A great concept.
Fast service as always from Newegg.

Cons: Not for a total non technical type. The software link was unavailable, it was marked plain that the site may be unavailable, and to continue on to the WD Support site for your software. I downloaded it after some careful reading.'

Other Thoughts: I had just minor problems with installation, In the end it was fairly simple. I did not get much in performance gain, other than a faster boot. To WD, This is a great idea. Improve upon this drive and I will buy the next go at it. A little bigger ssd even just for OS would make me feel better.

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/22/2015 10:35:30 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNice HDD/SSD Combo

Pros: To start, this drive utilizes sector data to "activate" the 1TB drive that being said. It is logically one big multi drive. Fast access

The SSD is perfect for OS files. If you're stuck on space you need to learn how to optimize. I moved a few core directories over to the HDD portion and Windows still boots and responds fast.

This thing takes Windows 10 like a champ!

Although the HDD is only 5400 rpm, the drive access is fast. No problem loading up games, files, or programs installed to it.

Came with a powered SATA to USB 3.0

Cons: Where this drive fails (why it lost an egg)

The drive came with a burnt out USB disk. I had to hunt the appropriate software and drivers myself. Wasn't hard but an unnecessary hassle.

Only 5400 rpm? Granted it didn't slow down much, but in a performance drive I expected more.

Formatting and re-initialization is a hassle. If you do not use the software to reset the sector counts. You run the risk of "losing" your SSD partition.
(recoverable by deleting all and creating a 97GB partition to install too as it installs to the initial sectors. Then you can "uninstall" the HDD).[Sad WD doesn't mention this..]

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  • Andrew M.
  • 3/21/2015 8:36:07 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsInteresting Piece Of Tech

Pros: Boot time is awesome compared to the old 7200 standard HDD. Fits in my custom gaming laptop rig just fine no spacing issues. 1TB+ of space. Fresh installations are relatively simple. Price for performance is amazing for any single HDD system.

Cons: Not being able to see the 1TB section when initially installing OS. SSD drive could be a little bit bigger.

Other Thoughts: There is one thing (the reason I gave 4 stars) that bothers me about this drive is that the 1TB HDD will at time simply disconnect from the system for a split second causing several programmatic failures. For instance I have Steam installed on the SSD and the game files installed on the 1TB section. At times when downloading a game to the HDD section the download will initialize and then run for a few seconds then die with an error of not being able to connect to the folder system that you are trying to install to. Any restart of the download will do the same thing. the only solution I have found is to restart the whole system and try again, and that usually works. It may just be a setting, or a failure of, the software/firmware that is causing this phenomenon, however, in either case it is truly vexing.

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  • Wesley Y.
  • 3/17/2015 4:42:07 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent - People need to read instructions

Pros: Excellent speed on the SSD, easy setup, not a single issue on a win 8.1 laptop

Cons: Not really any at this time. I will update if longevity is an issue.

I suppose you could argue that it would be better if the mechanical drive drive was 7200 as opposed to 5400. I have had zero issues playing games or using large work files regardless of the 5400 speed.

Other Thoughts: I don't write reviews, but after all the bad reviews for such a great product I had to chime in.

First of all, read the instructions. If you are still not 100% certain of what to do then watch the ENTIRE video WD provides on the webpage for the product. Based on my experience, I have to say that the majority of issues are due to people not following directions. The video makes it very simple. Sure there are units that are DOA, as is the case with every single tier 1 HW manufacture.

It works seamlessly with Windows 8.1.

How I cloned for my laptop
- put in the start key provided and install acronis.
- download, NOT INSTALL the WD black 2 install file (partition tool on the website)
- Connect WD back 2 with provided cable
- configure drive to initialize in computer management, SET IT TO MBR regardless if your current drive is GPT.
- Run acronis and follow directions clearly stated in the video.
- Your PC will shutdown when done if you followed directions, physically replace your current drive with the WD2
- Turn on PC, NOW you install the WD Black 2 (partition software.
- Enjoy your Lenovo Y50 (in my case) or w/e system your using with your shiny new WD2

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  • Rick W.
  • 3/14/2015 11:38:11 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsSetup issues make this undesirable

Pros: Nice packaging and they attempt to make it easy to get the required software downloads although the website has issues. Build appears to be of high quality. 1TB size good for expanded use on laptop if you can ever get it set up properly.

Cons: After 2 days of trying to get the software to clone and identify the unit as separate drives, I had to clone the original laptop drive and partitions because the SSD I was already using had too much data for the smaller 120GB that comes with this. Then had to reinstall the OS from manufacturers partitiion after Windows Update gakked (not WD's fault) but it then reinstalled to the HDD only and could not find the SDD. This is just too much trouble. Should have stuck with the Seagate hybrid drive I was originally planning to purchase. Never had any issues with those. Good try WD but the pain of getting this thing set up, finally after three days of fiddling around, just isn't worth it, and I have been building computers for over 10 years so I am not a noob and did follow all the instructions more than once to no avail.

Other Thoughts: A hybrid drive is a better choice and will actually give better performance over time as it learns your usage patterns. As an SSD for the OS drive this one is at best average anyway. I just wanted to get more space from the 250GB SSD I was using. I am going to pull this and go back to that route. Lesson learned.

Manufacturer Response:

Greetings Rick,
We appreciate your review of our Black2 dual drive. It is important to note the SSD/HDD barrier must not be broken during a clone. The OS and program files must be contained within the 120GB SSD portion of the drive for proper operation. If the SSD/HDD barrier is broken, you may re-lock the drive by writing zeros to the drive with Data Lifeguard Diagnostics for Windows and re-run the Installer for Windows then choose to Un-Install option from the program. Please follow the links below to download these two programs.
“Data Lifeguard Diagnostic for Windows”: http://support.wdc.com/product/download.asp?groupid=2301&sid=3&lang=en
“WD Black2 installer for Windows”: http://support.wdc.com/product/download.asp?groupid=2301&sid=218&lang=en

We would appreciate you contact us directly below if you wish further assistance. Please mention this Newegg review so we direct you to a team member, whom can answer any questions you may have and help successfully install the Black2 drive.

Need Help? Please visit the link below for further assistance or contact us at 1(855) 556-5117
https://wdsupport.wdc.com/sfdc/case.aspx

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  • Thomas H.
  • 3/14/2015 10:22:03 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsno Windows 8.1 support

Pros: nice package good idea

Cons: after 5 hours I've given up. will notwork with windows 8.1 which is a piece of junk. i think MS just put it on the market to get people to shell out $$ for apple

Other Thoughts: will probably look to get a RMA

Manufacturer Response:

Hello There Thomas,
We appreciate your review of our Black2 drive. The Black2 drive has been tested and supported on Windows 7, 8, and 8.1 PC. Please note the HDD portion of the drive must be locked to successfully install/clone the OS to the SSD portion of the drive. The Operating System and Program Files must not exceed 118GB to maintain the SSD/HDD boundary. Please follow the links below to download a copy of the installation guide for step-by-step instructions setting up your new drive.
“Installation Videos”: http://www.wdc.com/en/products/products.aspx?id=1190#tab7
“PC Installation Guide (pdf)”: http://www.wdc.com/wdproducts/library/?id=446&type=25

If your HDD portion of the Black2 drive is already unlocked; you can relock the drive by writing zeros to the drive with Data Lifeguard Diagnostics for Windows and re-run the Installer for Windows then choose to Un-Install option from the program. Please follow the links below to download these two programs.
“Data Lifeguard Diagnostic for Windows”: http://support.wdc.com/product/download.asp?groupid=2301&sid=3&lang=en
“WD Black2 installer for Windows”: http://support.wdc.com/product/download.asp?groupid=2301&sid=218&lang=en

We would appreciate if you contact us directly below for further assistance. Please mention this Newegg review so we direct you to a team member for assistance.

Need Help? Please visit the link below for further assistance or contact us at 1(855) 556-5117
https://wdsupport.wdc.com/sfdc/case.aspx

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  • Jason L.
  • 3/11/2015 8:44:00 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsBEWARE ! MALFUNCTIONING

Pros: None - it arrive malfunctioning

Cons: None - It arrived malfunction out of the box

Other Thoughts: DO NOT BUY - BAD PRODUCT

Manufacturer Response:

Greetings Jason,
Sorry to hear about the unexpected issues experienced with your Black2 drive.
We would like to work with you directly on this and look into what may be the cause of the abnormal experience, while also replacing your drive under warranty if necessary. You can reach us below by email or phone and reference this Newegg review.

Need Help? Please visit the link below for further assistance or contact us at 1(800) 275-4932
https://wdsupport.wdc.com/sfdc/case.aspx

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