Summary: 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.
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.
I purchased this for my HP Envy 15t-3200 (i7-3720QM, ...
Shaun J., Amazon
5 July 2015
Summary: I purchased this for my HP Envy 15t-3200 (i7-3720QM, 16GB ram, 1080p screen, AMD 7750m GPU) to replace my Seagate 750gb Hybrid Drive. The SSD portion of this thing is fast! It was so fast I thought the the laptop was waking from sleep and not actually shutting down and powering back up.
Poor Error Reporting from install script on Mac OS
John J., Newegg
21 June 2015
Summary: 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.
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 r...
Summary: They should set this up at the factory. Not even on the USB 3.0 to SATA cable it comes with will set it up. I had to put it on a PC with SATA ports that is about 10 years old and it set up the 1TB hard drive part of it. Then I could put it on the newer PC I wanted to use it on.
Pros: Once set up it works real good.
Cons: Need a old PC to get to it's hard drive part. The SSD just shows up.
Summary: If you plan on using it then you are going to need to do a firmware update to fix the lag problem. simple step by step on the WD website. was tough to deal with at first, but now it works like a charm
Pros: Great price and size
Cons: Was a pain to install at first. my computer saw it and knew it was there but windows could not see it when i went to install my OS. ended up doing a clean install on an old HD and then cloning it. There was a problem with it temporarily freezing every so often but that was fixed with a firmware p...
Summary: WD Support to reset/reinit the Black2 dual drive: http://wdc.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/11403 The device is a very cool idea, an original. I bought them on shellshocker shortly after realizing this product *exists*. Still learning.
Pros: Physically separate drives. Combined package. Feels like a sturdy build. Biggest spindle space I've seen on the market for a 2.5" disk.
Cons: Requires more power. To reset the drive back (in the event you want to repartition) back to factory specs, you need to write zeros to the device. WD has an article that tells you how to reset, see it in Other Thoughts. Since the drive is completely packed with storage and PCBs, you have two missi...
Summary: If you only have one drive bay and absolutely need need mor than 512GB of storage. Otherwise I'd say get a 512ssd. The SSD portion of the drive is middle of the read speeds for SSDs but still you should boot worlds quicker than a spinning drive.
Summary: Upon seeing this device function well into its 2-3 years mark, I would consider sticking with dual drives if they continue to be competitive.
Pros: For the 130.00 I bought this drive, it was an absolute steal. It was an easy installation despite some other people complaining about it. Simply put its just download a file from their site, install and go. Even if you don't have access to the Internet you are still able to use the 120GB SSD.
Cons: Nothing of note, installed all games to the HDD and only have noticed minorly longer load screens. For a server computer, couldn't be happier.