Some shots of the hybrid WD Black2. Pretty neat looking drive if you’re considering to replace your internal notebook storage. Windows only. The drive has no software for Mac or Linux though.
Overview of the WD Black2 Dual Drive
This is a 2.5” (9cm) 120GB SSD and 1TB HDD packed into one unit, meant for laptops although you can certainly use it as an external drive as well. Still, it’s primarily recommended as a main storage drive replacement for those who want large capacity laptop drives.
The combination of SSD and HDD will allow people to have a relatively fast boot drive containing the operating system and applications while also having a large storage drive for general purpose all in one hybrid unit with a single mSATA connection.
Unfortunately I can’t use this drive properly because of a few reasons:
1. The software that accompanies the drive, which is available on the USB stick or from the website, only runs on Windows 7 or Windows 8 and it’s important because the 1TB HDD portion can only be unlocked with that software.
2. I don’t have a Windows machine. My household is all Macs. Yes I can run Windows on Boot Camp but I don’t find too much use out of having it.
This is not how you write a tweet. *major facepalm* – View on Path.
A company asked me for advice about innovation, relevance, and the consumer. This is what I told them. The entire advice sounds to me like a whole load of corporate speak and essentially things that they should already know, but hey, they asked.
Jakarta Globe asked for my views on the banning of Vimeo in Indonesia which started on Sunday, May 11 2014. Globe reporter Benjamin Soloway wanted to know what the effects might be to tech and innovation in this country, whether it would lead to other actions of the same magnitude, and what is going on with the inconsistency in its implementation. The following is my response.
Australia’s Prime Sinister