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Western Digital WD1001X06XDTL
8.5 out of 10

Western Digital WD1001X06XDTL

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Great dual drive

keith c., Newegg
19 October 2015
  • Summary: It is extremely important to update the firmware right after installing the drive to eliminate issues.
  • Pros: Fast SSD and large 1TB storage in one device makes it great for laptops with only one drive bay.
  • Cons: Setup is a bit complex. It is probably better suited to the more technically inclined, but can be managed by any user thanks to the excellent instructions and support.
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10

WD Dual drive

Philippe ., Newegg
15 October 2015
  • Summary: it came in a real nice box and look so sweet when u open it not like a normal SSD or HDD they did a good job on the package.
  • Pros: The best thing about this dual drive is you can have 1TB of HDD and a small SSD for you windows or what ever you use. I mean this dual drive is a real revolution for the 1 HDD space on laptop.
  • Cons: The instruction are not very clear but its pretty easy to figure out how to use it.
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10

Works great in my 2011 MBP 17"

Anonymous, Newegg
9 September 2015
  • Summary: Drive works *great* in my 2011 MacBook Pro 17". Just follow the instructions to set up the firmware, and OS X takes care of the rest. Also note you cannot partition the drive when you set it up as a "fusion" drive.
  • Pros: Fast, fast, fast! Should be far less expensive than a full solid state drive, and almost as fast when you need it.
  • Cons: I can't believe the companies selling this for $180 on up. That's getting steep. I paid $130 for mine several months ago as the prices were dropping. Apparently there has since been a surge in interest, causing prices to skyrocket. At current prices, I would just wait.
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Works great in my 2011 MBP 17"

Anonymous, Newegg
9 September 2015
  • Summary: Drive works *great* in my 2011 MacBook Pro 17". Just follow the instructions to set up the firmware, and OS X takes care of the rest. Also note you cannot partition the drive when you set it up as a "fusion" drive.
  • Pros: Fast, fast, fast! Should be far less expensive than a full solid state drive, and almost as fast when you need it.
  • Cons: I can't believe the companies selling this for $180 on up. That's getting steep. I paid $130 for mine several months ago as the prices were dropping. Apparently there has since been a surge in interest, causing prices to skyrocket. At current prices, I would just wait.
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Overall 10
10

Warranty only THREE years?

Steven F., Newegg
9 September 2015
  • Summary: I used this to replace a failed Seagate drive that failed after 2 1/2 years. It had a 2 year warranty.
  • Pros: Nice combo for a small HTPC. I had an easy install on my i3 PC. Smooth cloning of original system (Win 8.1) with the Acronis software. As noted in other reviews, only 2 mounting screws.
  • Cons: Warranty is listed as FIVE years. I just registered this drive at WD. My "limited" warranty expires in THREE years! What gives?
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tech lvl 3+

Anonymous, Newegg
12 July 2015
  • Summary: 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...
  • Pros: none
  • Cons: none
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Overall 10
10

WD Black Dual Drive

Ronald M., Newegg
8 July 2015
  • Summary: 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.
  • 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...
  • 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 sp...
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Overall 10
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Best for a Laptop

Craig P., Newegg
17 June 2015
  • Summary: A must buy for single drive bay laptops. Put new life into my laptop without sacrificing storage capacity!
  • Pros: Fits in a laptop. Separate HDD and SSD. Fast!!
  • Cons: Shared bandwidth of SSD and HDD
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10

Hardware good, software bad

Garrett C., Newegg
11 June 2015
  • Summary: I gave it a 5 despite my frustrations because the hardware itself is everything I hoped it would be, the software it gives you is junk but luckily you can use any cloning software (such as Macrium Reflect)
  • Pros: The Hardware works flawlessly (so far) and with my OS on the SSD portion my laptops boot up time is now about 8 seconds which is incredible, the HDD portion works well so far as well and I'm excited to begin loading up the SSD with a few apps and key games and then using the HDD for my mass storage
  • Cons: The Acronis hard drive cloning software it has you use is incredibly inefficient and does not work.................at all. After many hours of frustration I finally downloaded Macrium Reflect, a free hard drive cloning program, and the cloning was easy going from there. Only took 20 minutes
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A WONDERFUL product!

Robert O., Newegg
26 May 2015
  • Summary: I have an Acer TimelineX Laptop that originally came with a 500GB WD HDD. I use this laptop on a daily basis and it sees more work on average than my edit rig or my gaming rig. I originally didnt want an HDD and this was when SSDs were becoming more and more affordable, but a 500+ SSD would still...
  • Pros: Combined Storage of an SSD & a standard HDD in 1 physical footprint is FANTASTIC! Speed (Read & Write) are within 5% tolerance of both drives standalone equivalent. Copy speed to/from the HDD to SSD and from SSD to HDD was exactly as expected. Price is very fair (I got it when it was on sale for ...
  • Cons: Packaging is very excessive. Almost 5 times the size of what is needed, but is used to show how proud they are of their product. Comes with a "USB" drive included that simply directs you to the WD Download page for the device (see next Con comment). 120GB SSD is recognized instantly via Windows d...
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