Newegg offers the WD Black2 Dual Drive (WD1001X06XDTL) 2.5″ 120 GB SSD + 1 TB hard drive kit for $149.99. Coupon code ESCAKAS25 brings the final price down to $119.99 shipped. That’s a savings of $60+ off the regular price, $30 better than Amazon and the lowest that we’ve seen it go for.
This dual hard drive combination pairs a SSD with a traditional mechanical hard drive, allowing for data to be stored in either location depending on the needs of the user. Much like a fusion drive from Apple, this setup in theory offers flexibility that other solutions do not. This hard drive includes a five year warranty and a SATA to USB cable. At this time, it appears the drive is only supported on Windows machines.
At Amazon, this storage solution is rated 3.8/5 stars by over 100 users.
Full description from WD below.
- Revolutionary dual drive with 120 GB SSD and 1 TB HDD
- World’s first 2.5-inch dual drive storage solution
- Fully accessible SSD for the operating system, generous capacity hard drive for personal data and large files
- Dual drives extend the life of MLC NAND and maintain optimum SSD performance
- You control where your data resides with no need for large cloud storage or expensive third party storage plans
- Built for laptops, all-in-one PCs, gaming PCs, mobile workstations, small form factor PCs, high-performance laptops
- Industry-leading 5-year limited warranty
- WD Black2 Dual Drive ships as a full kit with a web key, quick install guide, USB to SATA transfer cable, warranty card. Software download and internet connection are required for installation.