Western Digital Black2 2.5-inch Dual Drive Review
Hybrid drives have been around for some time now but not in the 2.5 inch category. A combo SSD + HDD profile that can replace a laptop or mobile drive with some smart technology is a welcome advancement. Migrating the OS+ from a HDD to SSD can offer some mighty big benefits. 120GB SSD for the OS, games, heavy use data or work intensive applications and use the 1TB HDD for other programs and data storage strategy. Convenient cloning/migration and set-up are other big features of this DIY package.
My intention of this review is using the WD Black2 as a upgrade solution for an older/average laptop that has gotten a bit slow now that it’s loaded as user needs. I want to know how easy, complicated and supportive WD is in what it provides as a DIY experience. I’ll document every step, hiccup, needed download, driver, twist and turn to see if this solution can breath a few more years life into a dull but not dead laptop… at Modders-Inc