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The 1TB WD Blue SATA 6Gb/s Solid State Hybrid 2.5" Internal Hard Drive combines a generous amount of NAND flash solid state technology and massive hard drive storage capacity into a single drive. WD engineers team up the best of solid state drives and hard drives to produce a hybrid that can increase overall system performance – resulting in quicker system boots, faster application loads, and improved responsiveness when compared to traditional hard drives. Power users such as digital artists, photographers, and gamers will welcome WD Blue SSHD’s ultrafast read and write speeds when it comes to their large creative and multimedia files. The capacity limitations of a standalone solid state drive are no longer an issue; WD Blue has the capacity for an entire digital portfolio, with outstanding, solid state-like speed at a manageable price.
Utilizing an advanced set of algorithms, WD Blue tracks data usage, prioritizing frequently used data for fast access in the solid state portion of the device, adapting, learning and optimizing as new applications and command requests change over time. These advanced algorithms reside in the SSHD firmware, enabling it to make intelligent determinations of which data to store in NAND flash memory, without any influence from the host or related storage device drivers. By pairing solid state-like performance with massive hard drive capacity, WD has created an intelligent hybrid drive that truly offers the best of both worlds.
The WD Blue hybrid drive is self-contained in a traditional hard drive form factor, and installs as easily as any traditional hard drive without special drivers or downloads required. WD Blue is compatible with most typical computer configurations, including PC and Mac.