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Published on April 2nd, 2014 | by Gavin Bonshor

Western Digital Black 2TB Review

Introduction

With the ever present emergence of high performance storage solutions on the market, SSDs have been sitting top of the tree pretty comfortably when it comes to performance but sometimes the £/GB ratio is somewhat expensive to some.  So with that being said, there haven’t really been too many options on the market which combine the best of both worlds.

Well Western Digital who are one of the biggest manufacturers and also the most popular brands in terms of storage on the planet.  With a wide variety of options available for many different needs/uses, today I will be taking a look which is geared towards the maximum possible performance.  Yes, I am talking about the WD Black which is available in 500GB, 1TB, 2TB, 3TB and 4TB varieties but today I will be taking a look at the 2TB version.

With a much better £/GB ratio than any SSD currently on the market, can the Western Digital Black 2TB keep flying the flag for mechanical HDDs or are SSDs just too far ahead in terms of performance?  I intend to find out, but first let’s take a look at the specifications…

What Western Digital has to say about the Black 2TB:

For the creators, the gamers and those that demand the best, we delivered the next generation of hard drives to enlarge your PC playground. The latest WD Black desktop hard drives offer enhanced features that maximize system performance, allowing you to spend more time doing what you love most and less time waiting. WD Black is designed to intensify your PC experience with generous capacity and incredible performance, pushing the boundaries of personalization.

 

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