The power of two
WD has redefined the PC with the next big thing in ultra-fast performance storage. Introducing WD Black², the world's first 2.5-inch dual drive storage solution. The WD Black² dual drive is a completely new approach in a compromised solid-state and hybrid storage market. Finally you can have the speed of an SSD that you want and the capacity of a hard drive that you need in your notebook or all-in-one PC.
Your requests to make the notebook and all-in-one PC experience better, faster and more dynamic have been heard. We took the challenge and made it our mission to design a storage solution that delivers the ultimate experience. The WD Black² dual drive solves your storage limitations and adds true high-performance SSD speed to your PC. The WD Black² dual drive is the drive you were waiting for, inspired by and created specifically for enthusiasts like you.
WD Black² is built by fusing two world-class storage devices together into one dual drive to create the ultimate experience for notebooks and all-in-one PCs. Boot up faster to your operating system with the speed of SSD at your fingertips. WD Black² features innovative 20nm NAND flash with remarkable power efficiency that is poised to redefine what is possible in the storage industry.
WD Black² Shift_Technology is race-ready from the starting line with enhanced firmware and improved algorithms for faster performance and data management. Features include:
WD Black² Shift_Technology allows you to migrate larger data files to the hard drive and provides your SSD with less system drag, which increases the overall endurance and mileage of the SSD. With less caching involved, there's less time waiting and more time enjoying the things you love to do most.
SSD performance can degrade when total capacities are reached or after a finite number of writes have been reached, which is a major concern for SSD users. We built our dual drive solution to curb these problems. With our WD Black², you can move your larger data or write-intensive applications onto the 1 TB hard drive, ultimately extending the life of the SSD and maintaining optimal performance across the dual drive.
For the creative pro
Now you can load your OS, photo and video editing programs on the SSD and save all of your capacity-heavy RAW photo and video files to the 1 TB HDD. Keep it all local and readily available on your notebook or all-in-one PC without slowing system performance.
For the gamer inside you
Turn your dual-purpose notebook or all-in-one PC into the high-performance gaming machine of your dreams. The dual drive's fully accessible SSD allows you to place your OS and favorite game software directly on the SSD which results in faster boot times and smoother game play while still having separate storage capacity available for your work and personal files.
You take the control
With WD Black² the decision is yours. Safer than using an SSD as your only primary storage device, now you are enabled to save your data on the1 TB hard drive, or split data between both. Take full control and manage the location of your personal data. We recommend viewing the installation videos to understand the best option for your upgrade, whether it be clean installation, cloning or data migration.
Industry-leading 5-year limited warranty
Relentlessly dedicated to your data, the WD Black² dual drive carries the same industry-leading 5-year limited warranty as WD's other performance storage drives.
WD Black² combines the shock and vibration resistance of SSD with the proven technology of the HDD for one truly agile and highly reliable dual drive storage solution. Advanced firmware and intelligent algorithms assist in heightened performance, resulting in cooler temperatures with nearly inaudible operation.
Software Download Required
WD Black² Dual Drive ships as a full kit with a web key, quick install guide, USB to SATA transfer cable, and warranty information. Software download and internet connection are required for installation. Please watch our how to install videos at http://products.wd.com/wdblack2 and choose whether you would like to perform a fresh installation or a cloning installation for your dual drive.
Our revolutionary WD Black² dual drive is designed for use in most 9.5 mm 2.5-inch drive bays.
Upgrades of notebooks and all-in-one computers by advanced users and system integrators. Users of video and photo editing, graphic design, games and other power computing applications will benefit the most.
WD Black² dual drives are tested and recommended for use in notebooks, all-in-one PCs, thin client PCs, gaming PCs and other small form factor PC systems.*
*WD dual drives are designed and tested for use in specific applications and environments. This ensures that your dual drive is compatible with and functions properly in your application. Our dual drives are warranted against defects in materials and workmanship in the system for which they were designed. Use in systems other than for what the dual drive was designed could result in compatibility problems that affect proper function, unrelated to material and/or workmanship defects. For best results, be sure to select the appropriate product for your application by consulting our product spec sheets on our website at www.wd.com or by calling our customer support line where we would be happy to help you through the selection process.
How to install the WD Black² Dual Drive
Migrating data from a large drive to a smaller drive, despite the type of technology, can be a bit of a challenge. We have put together several videos to show you how to properly install the WD Black² Dual Drive so that you may choose the option that best fits your application. We recommend performing a “fresh” or new operating system installation on the WD Black² Dual Drive, allowing you to properly transfer your data between the solid state drive and larger hard drive.
In order to provide the best experience possible, please download our WD Partitioning Software and Data Transfer Software before you beginyour installation.
WD Black² – Self Installation Photo Guide
Looking for a step-by-step visual guide for your installation? Click here to view the WD Black² Installation Photo Guide eBook.
The WD Black² Dual Drive is not only a drive from the future, but it carries an experience of it's own. As a thank you to our loyal fans, we've included downloadable content and a link to our interactive microsite so that you can share your experience with the power of 2 with friends and family.
Examples of the number of photos, songs, videos and any other files that can be stored on a hard drive are provided for illustrative purposes only. Your results will vary based on file size and format, settings, features, software and other factors.
As used for storage capacity, one megabyte (MB) = one million bytes, one gigabyte (GB) = one billion bytes, and one terabyte (TB) = one trillion bytes. Total accessible capacity varies depending on operating environment. As used for buffer or cache, one megabyte (MB) = 1,048,576 bytes. As used for transfer rate or interface, megabyte per second (MB/s) = one million bytes per second, megabit per second (Mb/s) = one million bits per second, and gigabit per second (Gb/s) = one billion bits per second.