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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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  • Ryne S.
  • 4/17/2016 8:09:58 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNovel idea. Poor implementation

Pros: -Good idea

Cons: -Drivers

Manufacturer Response:

Hey There Ryne,
Thanks for the time reviewing the Black2 dual drive. The Black2 is designed as a 2.5 inch form factor upgrade for Windows 7 through 8.1 and Mac OS X 10.9 and later laptops from model years 2013 and later. It is important Laptop PC’s BIOS supports an AHCI SATA controller and the drive is not improperly recognized as a RAID device within the BIOS. It is recommended checking with the motherboard manufacturer for BIOS and Chipset updates prior to installing the Black2 drive. Another important fact to know, nVidia drivers are not supported, and will generate a completion code #53 when attempting to unlock the HDD portion of the drive. On these rare occasions, it may be best to install the Windows operating system on a machine with Intel AHCI Sata controller and move the drive back to the nVidia environment after unlocking the HDD portion. For more information, please follow these two links below.
How to install the WD Black² Installation Software on a WD Black² Dual Drive”: http://support.wdc.com/KnowledgeBase/answer.aspx?ID=11020
“Error: 'Completion Code: 53, System has unsupported Storage Driver' when running WD Boost”: http://support.wdc.com/KnowledgeBase/answer.aspx?ID=9904
“AHCI (Advanced Host Controller Interface)”: http://support.wdc.com/KnowledgeBase/answer.aspx?ID=3592

We would like the chance to provide further assistance, if your particular environment supports this technology and the above articles don’t resolve your installation concerns. We can be reached by phone or Email below. Please mention this Newegg review as a reference with the support team member so we can help provide a positive solution and a good user experience.

Need Help? Please follow 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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  • JOHN M.
  • 4/2/2016 11:58:00 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks great in my 2011 MBP 17"

Pros: Fast, fast, fast!
Should be far less expensive than a full solid state drive, and almost as fast when you need it, but don't pay over $150 for it.

Cons: These drives used to have a lot of problems, but that was resolved when WD updated the firmware in them.
I can't believe the companies selling these for $180-450. That's absolutely ridiculous. I paid $130 for mine a year ago as the prices were dropping. Apparently there has since been a surge in interest, causing prices to skyrocket.

Other Thoughts: Drive works *great* in my 2011 MacBook Pro 17". Just follow the instructions to update the firmware and set up the drive, and OS X takes care of the rest. Also note you can put only one partition on the drive when you set it up as "fusion". Fusion lets OS X handle allocation of data between the actual hard drive and the flash memory.

I have another hybrid drive which has far less flash memory than this one, with no noticeable speed increase. You need a good solid chunk of flash memory to make a true hybrid. Otherwise the flash memory ends up being little more than a big buffer.

If you really want one of these, keep a watch here on NewEgg. Sometimes they are on sale for $130. Since you can now buy 1TB of 100% flash memory for $200-300, you don't want to buy a hybrid at anywhere near those prices.

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  • S S.
  • 3/30/2016 10:16:20 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBest of both worlds: Speed of SSD and storage capacity of HDD.

Pros: Made a really big difference with boot time, application launch, etc. Amazing product for notebooks.

Cons: • Expensive: There are much faster SSDs with relative good storage capacity.
• When I access the HDD side, there is a small initial delay as the platters to start spinning. I can actually hear the actuator arm and head moving. I also hear this very small clanking sound sometimes. I am not sure if it’s normal or not. But, working great so far.

Other Thoughts: I installed this on an older notebook (ASUS M50VM). It made a huge difference. The boot up time is 30-40s now. Installing Windows and software, updating Windows, opening applications and just working on my notebook is much faster now.

Tip:
• FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS. No issues with installation. I did a clean install.
• This is not for a desktop setup, because it’s better to get a faster, bigger capacity SSD and keep all your files on a HDD. SSDs are very cheap now.
• If you have a lot of movie and music collection, it’s better to keep it on the HDD side of this product. 120 GB is only enough for documents, software and games, i.e., things you use on demand.

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  • LESTER L.
  • 3/13/2016 9:32:16 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNOT Compatable with Windows 10

Pros: Installed and worked great when my Lenovo W541 running Windows 7x64

Cons: WD Level 2 support has informed me the 1TB "hidden" partition is NOT compatible with Windows 10x64. One can install Windows 10 OS on the 120 GB SSD, but nay attempts to unlock the 1TB partition with the WD utility (driver) WDBlack2.5.1.32.5 will fail with the error message "Unable to detect WD Black2 Drive -- completion code 0". But, the drive IS detectable with the WD utility WinDlg_v1_29 Data LifeGuard Diagnostics.

Manufacturer Response:

Greetings Lester L.,
Thanks for sharing your experience with the Black2 dual drive. It’s unclear if you upgraded your existing Windows 7 OS to Windows 10 or performed a fresh install of Windows 10 and then tried to unlock the HDD portion of the drive. Upgrading to Windows 10 after installing the Black2 dual drive with Windows 7 and unlocking the HDD first is recommended. We would like to reach back out to you to further discuss options providing a good solution to operating Windows 10 on the Black2 dual drive. If you want to contact us before our team member follows up with you, please mention this Newegg review along with your previous case number for reference. For your convenience, we’ve placed our phone and Email contact information below.

Need Help? Please follow the link below for further assistance or contact us at 1(800) 275-4932.
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  • Anonymous
  • 3/8/2016 10:41:50 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsFast and slow...

Pros: Good for laptop, easy to install and use. The price was around 150$ when I bought it, so it was a good price for this product. 128g of SSD can be enough for OS, images and few games but not more. The HDD is big enough for people who have a lot of music and videos. Opening Windows, games and ect... is very fast.

Cons: Not good to transfer data. When I was transferring my videos and music from my external diskdrive to the HDD the speed was always slowing, when i was copying a movie from my externalDD to the HDD, the speed a the begining was like 175mbps and afther few seconds it was droping to 100mbps and 75mbps and always finishing around 35-40mbps. Very frustrating. And its the same when you transfer something more than 1gb from the SSD to the HDD, always slowing during the process. I would recomand to buy a SSD and a Optical Bay Hard Drive Adapter Caddy to put a HDD in.

Other Thoughts: I have a 16g RAM i5-4210m MSI cr61 laptop with windows 7

Manufacturer Response:

Hey There Anonymous,
The feedback regarding our Black2 dual drive is always appreciated. Initial good transfer speed degrading to mediocre speed by the end of the transfer is usually a symptom of caching or page file issues. It is important to know file transfer performance depends not only on CPU and RAM, but the amount of processes currently running and loaded into RAM for cache. Further, the more that the HDD is filled, will cause slower write speeds as the heads must travel further to access available sectors. Rather than utilizing the Windows transfer rate to benchmark performance, it may be worth taking a known file size and note the time it takes to transfer then divide size by time to calculate an average transfer rate in real time. We have a useful article providing more information regarding benchmarking programs indicating hard drive performance and, for your convenience, we’ve placed a link to this article below.
“Benchmarking programs indicate that my hard drive is performing slower than expected”: http://support.wdc.com/KnowledgeBase/answer.aspx?ID=1431

During the initial installation and configuration of the Black2 drive, it is recommended running the firmware update in order to optimize the power management features within the drive. In the event you haven’t already done so, we’ve placed a link to our download page below for the Black2 drive and recommend following the instructions after extracting the zipped file.
“WD Black2 Software & Downloads”: http://support.wdc.com/downloads.aspx?FW&lang=en

We would appreciate the opportunity to provide further assistance, if the above articles don’t apply to your specific installation and scenario. Please mention this Newegg review with the support team member upon your direct contact via phone or Email below.

Need Help? Please follow the link below for further assistance or contact us at 1(800) 275-4932.
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  • Anonymous
  • 2/24/2016 6:09:59 PM

5 out of 5 eggsWorks great in my 2011 MBP 17"

Pros: Fast, fast, fast!
Should be far less expensive than a full solid state drive, and almost as fast when you need it.

Cons: I can't believe the companies selling this for $180 on up. That's getting steep. I paid $130 for mine a year ago as the prices were dropping. Apparently there has since been a surge in interest, causing prices to skyrocket.

I see NewEgg is now selling them for $130. (Feb 2016) I'm going to buy another for a friend of mine.

Other Thoughts: Drive works *great* in my 2011 MacBook Pro 17". Just follow the instructions to set up the firmware, and OS X takes care of the rest. Also note you cannot partition the drive when you set it up as a "fusion" drive. Fusion lets OS X handle allocating of data between the actual hard drive and the flash memory.

I have another hybrid drive which has far less flash memory than this one, with no noticeable speed increase. You need a good solid chunk of flash memory to make a true hybrid. Otherwise the flash memory ends up being little more than a big buffer.

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  • Brian H.
  • 1/14/2016 11:05:46 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsGood product, but too pricey.

Pros: Easy to install and set up, included software made cloning a breeze. Reliable so far (I have two, one 11 months old in an always-on computer, the other 10 months old in a laptop).

Cons: Pricey to the extreme. I bought these when they were LESS than one QUARTER of the current price. Had they cost what they do now, I would have gone in a different direction.

Other Thoughts: As mentioned, I have two of these. In February 2015 I bought one that was my first SSD. I didn't need to clone, I was putting in a fresh install of Win7 Pro 64, and I didn't need the extra space, it's in my media center that already had 5 other hard drives totaling several terabytes. I had just gone through some upgrading and wasn't planning on an SSD until this year's round, but it was an interesting product, and at the time cheaper than many SSD's of comparable size WITHOUT the 1TB disk. And who can't use an extra TB of space now and then? So I installed it as my primary, no cloning, just a fresh install of Win7.

Three weeks later I bought a second one, this time for an ancient laptop (which I'm using right now). It's an old Acer Aspire with a single-core Celeron and 2 GB of RAM running Vista, and for this one I wasn't so much concerned about any performance bump, I needed more disk space, and this drive is a great solution for that purpose.

Surprisingly enough, it was the old laptop that benefited more. It's noticeably faster and more responsive, although, of course, that's a relative statement - kind of like putting your 12 year old dog on vitamins. If there was any bump in the performance on the media center, I haven't noticed it, and neither has the Windows Experience Index, which is surprising as HDD performance was the limiting score before installing this, and you'd expect SOME increase when going from a WD Blue platter drive to an SSD.

Overall, I can't complain, for what I paid for them - to repeat, BOTH of my purchases TOGETHER didn't cost HALF of the current price. Despite the lack of speed boost I'd hoped for in the desktop, I would have given this 5 stars for the revitalizing of this old laptop and the innovative solution to a one-drive system. But the price is horrendous when there are simply too many other options for SSD's at a much better price point.

If you're looking for a solution to a one-drive limitation, this might be a good option for you. I plan to replace the one in my media center soon with a larger SSD (Win7 Pro took up over 80% of the SSD portion, meaning games had to be installed on the platter portion), and maybe I'll wipe this one and drop it in my daughter's old Dell desktop, which is also limited to a single drive. But if you are looking for a huge performance boost, you won't get it with this drive, and now that the price of SSD's is plummeting, you can get much better performance at a much lower price in a multi-drive system.

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  • sydney a.
  • 11/1/2015 5:38:08 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

3 out of 5 eggsdecent drive but needs updated firmware to better detected by bios

Pros: Split SSD and HDD section capable of being ID of being two unique drives. Speed is decent

Cons: This drive has a bit of a schizophrenic personality as it does often identify itself incorrectly to the computer bios.
Secondly requiring special software on an included usb flash drive defeats the purpose of a standard install.
Lastly the SSD part isn't properly buffered for use on systems with SATA-II or earlier controllers other much less costly hybrid drives run quicker.

Other Thoughts: This drive's onboard firmware is a bit of an odd child where it will identify itself as both a removable boot media and a hard drive to the computer bios at the same time which is why this and similar hybrid drives take significantly longer to be detected and detected properly when the computer is turned on (POST).

Lastly with the recent price drops of full on SSD drives, 400+$ for this WD black2 is way too high. Especially with the firmware that is seriously limited and buggy. This WD black2 should be no higher than 150$ CAD.

Manufacturer Response:

Greetings Sydney a,
Thanks for providing this feedback regarding your experience with our WD Black2 dual drive. Please know the dual drive was designed for machines natively running Windows 7 and later and Mac Late-2012 or later. Older machines BIOS and chipsets are not capable to be upgraded to fully support SATA AHCI and tend to recognize the dual drive as a Raid device. You may want to check with your computer/motherboard manufacturer for BIOS and Chipset updates providing proper support for this new architecture.

We would be happy to further address your concerns with you directly by phone or Email below. We ask that you mention this Newegg review within your initial contact with the support team member as reference to these concerns.

Need Help? Please follow 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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  • Myrtha B.
  • 10/24/2015 11:23:23 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsIt was good for a while

Pros: ssd storage + hdd mass storage
one drive
yeah thats about it
convenient af if you have a laptop with one bay

Cons: it just freezes up sometimes, id call windows out on it, but the disk on average shows about 60% usage, on what i have no clue but this make any average game, or video impossible without it literally freezing every 30 seconds.
but yeah it kinda just died abit

Manufacturer Response:

Hello Myrtha B.,
Thanks for your time and input. It is recommended performing the firmware update as part of the drive installation, as this update addresses power management and may help resolve your particular concern. Instructions for upgrading the Black2 firmware and creating a bootable thumb drive is contained within the firmware download for Windows below.
“Firmware update for Black2”: http://support.wdc.com/product.aspx?ID=2301&lang=en

There are two methods of loading the operating system on the SSD portion of the Black2 drive prior to unlocking the 1TB HDD portion. Fresh install Windows from CD-ROM and performing all the Windows Updates prior to installing your program files usually ensures no corrupted data is brought from the original drive. Cloning the existing HDD makes the install process much quicker, however some advance planning to exclude data to ensure the cloned image fits well within the 118GB SSH portion to ensure best performance. Below we have a couple useful articles providing more information.
“How to install and clone a WD Black2 2.5" Dual Drive (SSD + HDD)”: http://support.wdc.com/KnowledgeBase/answer.aspx?ID=12960
“How to copy data to a WD Black² Dual Drive after data was excluded during the Acronis True Image cloning process”: http://support.wdc.com/KnowledgeBase/answer.aspx?ID=10490
“How to redirect user data from Libraries, such as 'My Documents', to an alternate location on a Windows PC”: http://support.wdc.com/KnowledgeBase/answer.aspx?ID=10489

If the above articles don’t provide solutions to your concerns, we would appreciate the chance to address these issues with you directly. Please contact us by phone or Email below and mention this Newegg review for reference.

Need Help? Please follow the link below for further assistance or contact us at 1(800) 275-4932.
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  • Leo L.
  • 10/23/2015 7:55:47 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsWD provides the goods

Pros: So, I've had my dual drive for a little over a year now, going on my second here in the next month or so. I'm gonna be straight with you, these drives are decent. A great compromise between speed and capacity, a good idea executed nicely by WD in my opinion. However, they do have drawbacks, if they affect you then so be it, and I'll mention those in the cons. For starters, I found this drive to be the perfect upgrade for an aging HP ENVY M6-1105DX that had been heavily modified to live a little longer. Boot times were amazing over the stock drive, and surprisingly, the 1tb partition was speedy compared to stock as well (both 5400rpm). I ran games nicely, and with decent load times for a laptop. I actually saw a tiny increase in fps and a reduce in stuttering, since textures and meshes could be accessed a bit easier by the GPU. All was perfect in my opinion, but the laptop wasn't cutting it anymore. I built a custom PC, and added this drive along with a main SSD, and a 1TB WD Black. This drive held my favorite games in the SSD, and my personal files in the 1TB part. Ran perfect for 20 months, up until it finally gave way. Programs on the SSD would be very choppy, and would work their way to a crash. Then one day, I heard clicks, and in my device manager it was nowhere to be found.

No biggie, WD will replace it. I created my RMA in the morning as I prepped for my classes, and prepped the drive for shipping. I used USPS 2-Day Priority, and the drive was there just before the weekend. Monday swings by, and my replacement drive is being shipped and is registered. I pause for a sec, and smile. WD surprised me with the speedy RMA process, and within 2 days of getting the email verifying my new drive, the drive is at my front door by wednesday morning. I checked what service was used, and to my complete surprise, WD upped my return service, and had the drive sent via UPS 2-DAY AIR! Wow! Anyways, I opened the box, found the replacement inside retail packaging that looked fantastic. I take out the drive and slap it where its deceased brethren once stood, and hit switch. The drive was in my device manager, and all that goodness. I checked to see if a firmware update would be necessary, and good enough, WD had already updated the firmware. NICE! Saves me an extra 5-10mins. I moved the files that I saved from my external back to the 1TB and was rocking and rolling within 1hr (300GBs of files). WD has proven to be a great manufacturer, and has shown the quality of their product by having a well matched Customer Service.

Cons: Honestly, I can see why people have issues with these drives. Lets list some obvious factors that have already been pointed out by other reviewers:
1) Apple product have issues supporting aftermarket additions, extreme white listing in my opinion
2) It takes a good amount of know how to use this drive, but it's not drastically overwhelming, and most of it is due to the fact that a firmware update is not very simple. Also, the product needs a firmware update done straight out of the box. Once done though, solves many issues
3) Do NOT run these in raid. It's in fine print in the quick setup manual, I believe. Either way, why run raid on this, I would do two 7200rpm drives instead.
4) Performance is meh, and if you have a laptop with an optical bay, get a converter caddy adn setup an SSD and Hard Drive rig. Better value in my opinion, as they are physically separate.

I encountered these first hand, but made my way about it. Just know, this product does require a little extra know how, and it can easily be seen in it's name and color (usually black housing, casing, or such other aesthetics indicate the product is "enthusiast" or "high performance").

Other Thoughts: Now this is for those who give this thing bad rep. Honestly, I can't force you to say great things, and I won't, but I think it's best to troubleshoot any issues with Western Digital. I called them once, and they answered quite quickly, and helped me with my inquiry. This drive requires patience, yes, but patience makes perfect. I took care of my drive and it took care of me (my files more like). They make these resources available, and it's best to make use of them if you want to get the full package of a product.

If a manufacturer provides the means to solve an issue with their product, it's totally worth a shot to contact their Customer Service specialists. If you do so however, in my personal experience, it is best to try to remain calm, and to be as polite as possible, despite being bothered by the issue in the first place. Who knows, they might hook you up for make their job a little easier, or maybe you are a breathe of fresh air after handling a fair amount of rude customers (no offense, I do it to sometimes, I usually apologize and ask them for a moment). I had to work CS before, and let me tell ya, it ain't easy. Anyways, sorry, but I feel very satisfied with this product and the service WD provides as a company, be it product and Customer Support/Service.

Sorry for the essay, just want to give my full on review on this product for others interested.

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