WD Black 2 Dual-Drive SSD+HDD Hybrid Review

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HD Tune Benchmarks

EFD Software's HD Tune is described on the company's web site as such: "HD Tune is a hard disk utility with many functions. It can be used to measure the drive's performance, scan for errors, check the health status (S.M.A.R.T.), securely erase all data and much more." The latest version of the benchmark added temperature statistics and improved support for SSDs, among a few other updates and fixes.

HD Tune v4.61
More Info Here: http://www.hdtune.com

The WD Black 2's SSD trailed the standalone SSDs once again, according to HD Tune. Note, that we were not able to run this test on the HDD portion of the WD Black 2 due to the drive's configuration. (You can't enable the HDD and still have the drive un-partitioned. If you enabled the HDD portion and delete all partitions, it appears as a single 1.12TB drive to the OS).

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