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Western-digital-wd1001x06xdtl.34365074
8.9 out of 10

Western Digital WD1001X06XDTL

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Overall 8
8.0

If it lasts long term it will prove to be a fantastic solution for laptops with room for only one drive

Amazon Customer, Amazon
30 December 2014
  • Summary: Installation is a little tricky if your trying to migrate from a drive with one large partition (larger than 120GB) Laptop now boots FAST and so far, performance is much improved as well. Only concern is that occasionally the drive makes a little "chirp" sound. Upgraded the firmware which seems to have reduced the occurrence of this sound but I've heard it a few times since.
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Overall 8
8.0

Real fast and innovative idea with some WD improvement scopes

Hans Christian VEIT, Amazon
21 December 2014
  • Summary: The concept is very good, the SSD can improve a five years old Intel i7 ACER 5940G laptop up to a windows performance ranking of 7,2 (SSD part 7,7 of 7,9 max). The 1 TB HDD offers enough place for videos and other data. The great Win7 Professional start time is within about 10 seconds, the shut down time in 2 seconds. These are the real great performance results.
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Overall 8
8.0

Fast SSD, Slow Spindle

Eric Larson, Amazon
2 December 2014
  • Summary: I think there's a reason WD doesn't publish the speed of the 1TB part of this drive. It's very slow. I put my virtual machine disks on the spindle drive, and they were so slow that they were almost unusable. The SSD drive is great. In order to get my most important VM to work, I had to delete as much from it as I could, and compact the disk so that I could fit it on the SSD. I also had to delete/move as much as possible from the SSD to free up space.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good solution for SPECIFIC APPLICATIONS

Stephanie Sullivan, Amazon
29 November 2014
  • Summary: The WD Black2 dual drive is an interesting take on mating a traditional rotating hard drive with a smallish SSD in a single 2.5 inch format non-hybrid configuration. This is a somewhat common solution in Desktops using separate drives which is not practical for most laptop computers. Hybrid drives like the Seagate 1TB ST1000LM014 appear to be one drive to the system and place frequently used files on the SSD portion automagically.
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Overall 8
8.0

Dual drive impresses despite being a bit unorthodox compared to other SSHDs

Kung, Amazon
10 November 2014
  • Summary: I like this product quite a bit, with a caveat or two. When I initially bought this, I was looking for something along the lines of a normal hybrid drive (in my opinion, one where the SSD partition automatically serves as a 'swap space/cache' for most commonly used files). This is not that product.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good solution for certain SPECIFIC applications

Stephanie Sullivan, Amazon
5 November 2014
  • Summary: The WD Black2 dual drive is an interesting take on mating a traditional rotating hard drive with a smallish SSD in a single 2.5 inch format non-hybrid configuration. This is a somewhat common solution in Desktops using separate drives which is not practical for most laptop computers. Hybrid drives like the Seagate 1TB ST1000LM014 appear to be one drive to the system and place frequently used files on the SSD portion automagically.
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Overall 8
8.0

Very easy to install and transfer the OS across

Dave Kelly, Amazon
6 October 2014
  • Summary: I put one of these drives in an Asus FD550L laptop. Very easy to install and transfer the OS across. They even supply a SATA to USB3.0 cable to make this a snap. I then ordered another from Amazon and installed in an Asus N550JV lappy. This proved to be a bit more problematic, but eventually got it installed and the OS transferred. I'm a bit worried with this unit as the drive seems to make a bit of noise when read/writing data. I will keep monitoring its operation.
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Overall 8
8.0

good product, great now that it has support for mac, but not as good as having a large capacity ssd

Birk Greene, Amazon
5 October 2014
  • Summary: good: 2 drives in the space of one; faster performance than hdd alone; configurable for mac as both a dual drive or a fusion with manual at this link - http://www.google.hu/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=3&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0CDAQFjAC&url=http%3A%2F%2Fdwn.alza.cz%2Fmanual%2F1026&ei=Z7klVPeDBKm8ygOd6YLoAg&usg=AFQjCNFGMbPS20aOPm1QNkxo7gKVxKMZJA&sig2=CHkxeJWEtx9E8dCIAsgVZA&bvm=bv.76247554,d.bGQ bad: the major bad point is that at the time of my purchase and before...
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Overall 8
8.0

be sure to update the drive's firmware after installation

Dave Slothropnoid "FuppeDuck", Amazon
8 September 2014
  • Summary: A clever solution for those with only one drive bay, this saved me the expense of buying a much larger SSD that would have been double the price of this drive. Its not the best performing SSD on the market, other review sites place this ssd in the middle of the pack. With that said, the SSD is still fast and will give a very considerable performance improvement if you're upgrading from a conventional hard disk drive.
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Overall 8
8.0

This Dual Drive is an awesome idea. $200 for a 120GB SSD and 1TB ...

Brian T, Amazon
1 September 2014
  • Summary: I would give it Five Stars if it weren't such a major pain to get it working properly. This Dual Drive is an awesome idea. $200 for a 120GB SSD and 1TB HD in one small package. I did a clean install of OS onto the SSD, then followed the instructions to activate the HD. It seemed to work fine at first, but then would take more than a minute to boot (from the SSD).
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