DCC delivers world’s first 2.5-inch dual drive

DCC delivers world’s first 2.5-inch dual drive

Feb 9, 2014

9 February 2014 ~ Distributor Drive Control Corporation (DCC) is now delivering WD’s Black2, the world’s first 2.5-inch dual drive storage solution, to the local market.  Offering a fusion of a fully accessible solid-state drive for your Operating System (OS) and a generous capacity hard drive, the WD Black2 features a 120 Gigabyte (GB) Solid State Drive (SSD) and a 1 Terabyte (TB) Hard Disk Drive (HDD). With a unique combination of SSD performance and masses of storage space, the WD Black2 delivers maximum performance and superior data control in a no-compromise package with legendary WD quality.

“Designed for the modern tech enthusiast, the WD Black2 is ideal for both consumers and service providers looking to upgrade with both SSD level performance and HDD capacity,” says Farhad Alli, WD Product Specialist at DCC, adding that the product  features SATA 6 Gigabit per second (Gb/second) interface speed, connects through a single cable and fits into a conventional 9.5 mm slot. “It also features a legacy SATA connector, making it ideal for notebooks, small form factor desktops and all-in-one systems with a variety of OS, from Windows XP to the latest Windows 8.1.”

Promising improved overall drive capacity, high performance and superior reliability, the product gives users the flexibility to choose how and where their data is stored. Using both flash and magnetic disk, users can offload data usage from the SSD to the HDD, increasing storage capacity and improving the endurance and lifespan of the SSD.

Shift Technology ensures advanced firmware and intelligent algorithms to assist in heightened performance, resulting in cooler temperatures with nearly inaudible operation. A WD customised controller, built for increased efficiency of data management, results in less drag on your PC, and with less caching involved, waiting time is dramatically reduced.

“The WD Black2 Dual drive is the ultimate solution for those who want the speed of SSD and the storage of HDD. With two separate drives that connect using a single slot, this is the ultimate notebook or PC upgrade. A full 120GB of SSD for OS, applications and important documents offers fast boot up speeds, and a 1TB hard drive for larger files, movies, photographs and other storage, means that the WD Black2 truly does offer the best of both worlds. For enthusiasts, creative professionals, gamers and PC builders, WD Black2 meets every need,” Alli says.

The WD Black2 dual drive features a five-year limited warranty is available immediately from selected retailers for a recommended retail price of R4 100.00 inclusive of VAT.