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

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 5 years
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  • Anonymous
  • 7/12/2015 9:16:13 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

5 out of 5 eggstech lvl 3+

Pros: none

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: ok, you people posting these low egg reviews with tech lvl greater then 3, please do the rest of new eggs shoppers a favor and drop your tech lvl to 2 or less. Complaining about missing drive sizes, ((please google byte size)), I put it in a mac an it freezes, ((apple has never supported technology they dont sell from the apple store)), I put it my hp, its not the drives falt so i'm going to give it 1 egg....

Reviews are used to describe your experience with the product. Your rating is for how the device performed. If it was DOA, it deserved 1 egg.

Another guy says, i need to adjust my raid settings. Please tell me you are NOT attempting to raid this type of drive.

For Anyone else wanting a real high tech lvl review please read below.

This Drive is a second gen hybrid drive. Speed of the ssd with load times and the space you want to store pictures,vids, and other things you may be working on with out having to also use an external drive to store your work.

This type of drive will show up as 2 seperate drives in the machine. You want to use uefi or ahci settings to access this drive. You will want to setup the 120 as your system disk with the 1tb as the store disk. Disk spin up/dow. doesnt matter. Drive motors are designed to have opperational output of something like 2000hours at full speed. Most never die. 90% of all drive issues is the reads or the drive bios. Drive platters and the motor are usually pretty much life proof. So drive spin life is meh, may as well cry over spilt milk.

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  • Miles L.
  • 7/10/2015 11:35:17 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsTrouble with HP Pavilion

Pros: Unsure

Cons: Compatibility issues with my HP Pavilion dm4....not the drive's fault, it's an HP issue with limited BIOS adjustment. This HP will view drives as RAID...even though that is not the case. BIOS in the HP does not allow access to change that. As noticed by WD, this drive does not work in RAID. Will only 'see' the SSD portion of the drive and not load/view the HDD.

Other Thoughts: I did the clone procedure......maybe a fresh install of OS could work, but my laptop came pre-loaded W7 and I do not have a retail set of discs.

Manufacturer Response:

Hey There Miles,
We appreciate your feedback. it is important to keep the total Operating System and Program files within the 118GB partition when cloning your original HDD to the Black2 drive’s SSD portion. In order to accomplish this, it may be necessary to exclude your libraries during the cloning operation. For more information please follow the links to some useful articles below.
“How to install and clone a WD Black2 2.5" Dual Drive (SSD + HDD)”: http://wdc.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/12960
“How to copy data to a WD Black² Dual Drive after data was excluded during the Acronis True Image cloning process”: http://wdc.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/10490
“How to redirect user data from Libraries, such as 'My Documents', to an alternate location on a Windows PC”: http://wdc.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/10489

We would appreciate the opportunity to assist if your concerns were not resolved from the above information. Please contact us directly by phone or Email below and be sure to mention this Newegg review on your initial contact with our support team as a point of reference.

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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  • Ronald M.
  • 7/8/2015 9:34:02 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

5 out of 5 eggsWD Black Dual Drive

Pros: Found the published read/write specs. The SSD according to WD has a max read speed of 350MB/s and max write speed of 140MB/s. Read a few reviews on major computer sites which found the concept to be good but the performance to be mediocre. Since I do not own this and can not attest to it's actual performance I will not knock off eggs.

Cons: Folks who claim tech knowledge level 4 or 5 and knock off eggs when they don't even understand the concept of hard drive size calculation. Hard drive companies have always and will probably always calculate their hard drives sizes using the decimal number system but computers see and calculate space in the binary system. Whereas 1000 kilobytes decimal equals a megabyte, it takes 1024 kilobytes binary to equal a computer megabyte. So by the time you get all the way up to an advertised 1 Terabyte drive, the actual space calculated by the computer is 931 Gigabytes.

Other Thoughts: WD is a great company and I use some of their products. Although this concept is appealing, I will be holding off on buying this drive until they get their read/write speeds for the SSD portion of the drive up a bit closer to other SATA 3 SSDs on the market.

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  • Anonymous
  • 7/6/2015 12:13:31 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat Dual Drive. But...

Pros: Great, fast SSD.
Put it into a 6gb/s SATA drive on my desktop and works great.
Very quick loading screens on Skyrim and Fallout 3.

Cons: The HDD only came with 931 GBs as opposed to the advertised 1 TB.

Other Thoughts: I really like this dual drive and it's been working well for me so far, but the fact that I didn't get and entire 61 GBs of space really gets to me. Otherwise, this product would have gotten five eggs.

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  • Julian K.
  • 7/6/2015 6:41:25 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsFrom 5 to 3 stars, intermittent freezing

Pros: It's fast, especially at first. Apps launch super quick.
Large storage capacity, I haven't had this much space in a long time
Inexpensive, for what it is.

Cons: After several months of usage, speed has suffered dramatically, and in really annoying ways, ways that make me want to pull my hair out.
Apps continue to launch fast, but it seems that the speed that the SSD brings to the table is made up for by the sluggish response of the HDD. Quite often my computer freezes up, and sometimes for minutes at a time. During these freezes, I can't do anything, no cmd+opt+esc, no working on something else, it's completely frozen. It has a huge impact on my work productivity, particularly as I often have tasks that require a lot of disk usage.

Other Thoughts: I give this three stars because I would still recommend it to someone looking for a hard drive upgrade that can't afford a full SSD. My computer was completely unusable before this upgrade, now it's tolerable, but getting worse, it seems.

I have a Macbook Pro, 2011, people using Windows may not have these problems. The intermittent freezing was supposed to be solved (or at least partially solved) by a patch, but it seems to have had no effect.

It took about 2 months of use before the effect became notably bad.

Manufacturer Response:

Greetings Julian,
We appreciate feedback from our customers. Mac users have the option of configuring the Black2 drive as Fusion (Core Storage) or Dual Drive. Where the Fusion configuration combines the SSH and HDD into one large 1.2TB total storage; this can be helpful when the original drive contains more than 118GB used space. As with Windows computer’s, it is important to maintain the SSH/HDD partition separation when utilizing the Black2 as dual drive. Severe performance degradation will occur if this boundary has been broken during initial configuration and clone. Further, as part of the initial installation and configuration, we recommend updating the Black2 drive’s firmware. This provides improved power management; which can also benefit in increased overall performance. If you have not already done so, we recommend backing up your computer before performing the firmware update on the drive. Instructions for creating a bootable USB disk with the firmware update are included within the download, as well as the installation guide below.
“Mac Installation Guide (pdf)”: http://www.wdc.com/wdproducts/library/UM/ENG/2779-800001.pdf
“WD Black2 Firmware Update for Mac”: http://support.wdc.com/product/download.asp?groupid=2301&sid=236&lang=en

We will be following up with you soon, from the information provided in this review, so we can collect more information and provide further assistance as needed. If you wish to contact us directly first, please follow the information below and mention this Newegg review for reference. Our experienced Mac/Black2 team members want you to enjoy the benefits the Black2 offers.

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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  • Gary D.
  • 6/23/2015 8:01:13 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsmajor slowdown between drives

Pros: bought 4/23/2015.
I do not recommend this duel drive. Performance overall is better with a single WD 7200rpm with fast access time. For the $ not worth half that amount. There is a period that I find myself waiting for the 2nd drive to participate. This is a computer, I should not have that amount of time to be thinking while spin up waiting for a response.
I would like a refund or a better WD drive. This duel drive is not ready for prime time.

Cons: WHY DOES THE DRIVE HAVE TO SPIN UP MOST OF THE TIME? Eco-madness. Since the early 1990's I have always used WD after loosing other brands. This never should have been released. Shame on you. Poor design, poor firmware with no user options. 120GB SSD is to small. The spin up waiting is the most irritating part. My trust in WD is why I try this duel drive. Trust is everything. I feel tricked and mislead by WD ad promo.
Packaging is overdone. Put that money towards product improvement. Normally, one keeps the drive and throws away the packaging, but maybe this time the package was more attractive to keep and the SSD/HDD more likely thrown away.

Other Thoughts: How about a better drive for me and you take this drive in exchange.

Manufacturer Response:

Hey There Gary,
Thanks for your time leaving feedback. We are sorry to hear about your unexpected HDD performance concerns. It is important to know the 118GB SSD barrier not be broken, we advise a 2GB free space minimum between the SSD and HDD portions of the drive in order to maintain peak performance. For more information, please follow the link below.
“Cloning a drive to a WD Black² Dual Drive using Acronis True Image fails because the source drive has more data than the SSD portion of the drive”: http://wdc.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/10491
“How to copy data to a WD Black² Dual Drive after data was excluded during the Acronis True Image cloning process”: http://wdc.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/10490

We would appreciate you contact us directly by phone or Email below and mention this Newegg review to address these concerns and help provide solutions to get the expected performance from this drive.

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 J.
  • 6/21/2015 7:25:46 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsPoor Error Reporting from install script on Mac OS

Pros: Extremely well packaged.
Comes with a USB to SATA adapter.
Comes with memory key for the firmware upgrade.
Unique product: both an SSD _and_ a decent capacity HD rolled into one. It makes this product hard to resist.
It was well priced (at least when I bought it).

Cons: I installed this drive to replace a HD that had failed on an old MacBook Pro. As a result I could not follow the instructions as documented.
The documented install procedure is terse, and presumes that you are replacing an operational drive. I had to deviate from the installation procedure as a result.
I made the mistake of installing the OS on the drive before I split the drive. The script to split the drives first attempts to unmount the OS drive, which fails. It took me an entire eventing of research to figure out that the root cause of the error I saw. The error message displayed by running the WD tool provided no indication of the actual problem :(
It would be nice if their software was tested a little better outside of the ideal scenario to tell you when you're doing something foolish. A useful error message goes a long way when troubleshooting..
Good product ... mediocre documentation, poor error reporting in the install program.

Other Thoughts: Given the issues I had with it (on an old macbook pro), I would not recommend this to those less technically inclined. If you are replacing a dead drive, you will require an intermediary drive on which to install the OS before splitting the WD Black into its constituent SSD and HD.

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  • Russell P.
  • 6/21/2015 2:29:38 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsVery disappointed

Pros: - Great concept.
- Worked well at first.

Cons: - Drive developed bad sectors.
- OS started hanging, very badly.

Other Thoughts: My laptop takes two hard drives. I replaced the SSD OS drive with a dual drive, partitioned, installed the OS fresh. Kept most of my data on the existing data drive, moved some of it to the second partition of the dual drive.
After a time I began to experience two different issues:
- Bad sectors on the dual drive
- Win7 started hanging.
I started by simply moving all the data I could back to my second drive, using the dual drive as just an SSD for the OS, but the OS hangs remained. I then simply imaged the OS from the dual drive to another SSD, removing the dual drive all together. Everything runs well again, no reinstalling.

Manufacturer Response:

Greetings Russel,
We appreciate your time to provide feedback. It is important to maintain the SSD and HDD portions at the factory defaults. Breaking the 118GB formatted SSD partition will result in unexpected behavior. By experiencing continued OS hangs after moving data off the HDD portion may indicate the barrier between the dual drives were compromised. We recommend restoring the Black2 back to factory defaults and either perform a fresh OS install or ensure the cloned image is less than 118GB before attempting to unlock the 1TB HDD. We recommend testing the drive for problems with our Data Lifeguard diagnostic utility then run the write zeros test prior to re-locking the drive to re-install the operating system.
“How to test a drive for problems using Data Lifeguard Diagnostics for Windows”: http://wdc.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/940

We have a few useful articles below which may help return your Black2 to optimum performance.
“How to uninstall the WD Black² Installation Software and remove the HDD portion from a WD Black² Dual Drive”: http://wdc.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/11029
“Cloning a drive to a WD Black² Dual Drive using Acronis True Image fails because the source drive has more data than the SSD portion of the drive”: http://wdc.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/10491
“How to install the WD Black² Installation Software on a WD Black² Dual Drive”: http://wdc.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/11020

We would appreciate the chance to help determine the cause of your concerns and provide a positive solution. Please mention this Newegg review on your contact with our support staff by phone or Email below, and we will try to get your expected performance with the Black2 drive.

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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  • Craig P.
  • 6/17/2015 9:29:06 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBest for a Laptop

Pros: Fits in a laptop. Separate HDD and SSD. Fast!!

Cons: Shared bandwidth of SSD and HDD

Other Thoughts: A must buy for single drive bay laptops. Put new life into my laptop without sacrificing storage capacity!

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  • Richard D.
  • 6/13/2015 7:45:13 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNope

Pros: Packaged well, if not excessively

Cons: Device was never recognized by BIOS. Tried an older known working drive in its place, ruled out cabling, motherboard, and power supply. Actually broke out the manual to follow "cloning" instructions to see if the included USB adapter would allow a computer to recognize the drive. Nope.
And, the freebie "Western Digital Gift Game Code - Dead Rising 3: Apocalypse Edition" was never included, to add insult to injury
Currently awaiting response from WD support.

Other Thoughts: So... used to have faith in WD. Used to...

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