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Western Digital Black 2 Dual Drive 2.5" Consumer HDD/SSD Review - Benchmarks - Test System Setup and ATTO Baseline Performance

Western Digital Black 2 Dual Drive 2.5

WD launches the Black 2 Dual Drive, and we have it in house for testing. Let's take a look at this unique HDD / SSD product. (NASDAQ:WDC)

| HDDs in Storage | Posted: Nov 25, 2013 1:00 pm
TweakTown Rating: 92%      Manufacturer: Western Digital

Desktop Test System

 

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ATTO Baseline Performance

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 2.34

 

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In ATTO read testing, we have the Black 2 SSD topping out at 450 MB/s with the Toshiba SSHD just short of 150 MB/s and the HDD portion of the Black 2 just over 120 MB/s.

 

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ATTO write had the Black 2 SSD topping 140 MB/s with the 1TB HDD portion just below 120 MB/s.

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