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WD Black2 Dual Drive Review

The WD Black2 sports both a 120GB SSD and a 1TB HDD in a single package. Unlike other hybrid configs such as Seagate's Momentus XT which combine ample magnetic storage with a little NAND, the Black2 crams both technologies into one drive too, but it simply does what desktop users have been doing for years by making the flash portion a primary boot drive with the disk serving as bulk storage.

Singapore agency unveils 5mm-thick 1TB hybrid storage drive

The Data Storage Institute (DSI) of Singapore's Agency for Science, Technology and Research (ASTAR) has announced a new ultra-thin high-density hybrid hard drive that bests a recently unveiled Western Digital product. In what is said to be the smallest and…

Western Digital testing new 5mm-thick hybrid drive for Ultrabooks

Western Digital has revealed they are sampling a new 5mm-thick (0.2-inch) hybrid storage drive that could end up in future Ultrabooks. Western Digital’s 500GB unit will utilize a small amount of flash memory in addition to traditional spinning media to…