This is sweet. My laptop is aging but this may help inject a bit more life into it
This seems like a really nice product, the speed of a 120gb ssd, and a 1tb secondary drive all in one for a laptop, but man the cost on this thing is killer 299$, it seems overly expensive considering a 120gb ssd/1tb hard drive can be had for around 60-100$'s each. I guess if you really needed the space on a laptop it would make sense, but i feel like just buying a 240gb ssd for about 150$ and a usb hdd might be a better option.
Cool idea, just needs time to develop and get cheaper.
The idea sounds great but has a long way to go. There are doe limitations to this type of drive and apparently there is a warning that pops up letting you know. No Mac support at this time, a partition may not span between the ssd and hdd (don't know why someone would want to any way), security is only available on the ssd side, drive can't be used in RAID even in Storage Environments, Nvidia storage drivers don't work, and the drive comes with a usb key that must be inserted into the computer before the entire storage space is recognized, and a few other things.
I hope WD and OS coders get together and find a way to better integrate these types of drives as I am sure they will be come more common.
The SSD part has a JMICRON controller.
In my view, hybrid HHD/SSD drive is a wrong move. We need either SSD that is fast, shock resistant, reliable,
but alas, expensive *OR* HHD that is slower, but has more capacity, fragile -- if you drop it on a floor you lose both the data and drive, but it is 20 cheaper. Hybrid drive offers you disadvantage of both technologies. Thank you, no.
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