WD Black² Dual Drive User Manual

WD BLACK²
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Fusion and Dual Drive Configuration for Mac®
Installation Guide
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Table of Contents
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Getting Started . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
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WD Black² Firmware Update Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Creating the Bootable Linux USB Flash Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Installing the Linux ISO Image on the USB Flash Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Update the Drive Firmware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
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Setting Up the WD Black² Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Preparing your WD Black2 Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Configuring the WD Black2 Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Create a Mac Fusion Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Create a Dual Drive (Non-Fusion) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Verify Creation of a Fusion Drive or Dual Drive (Non-Fusion) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
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Restoring the Master Drive Image to the WD Black² Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Restoring to a Fusion Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Restoring to a Dual Drive (Non-Fusion) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
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Getting Started
This document is intended to guide you through the process of installing your new
WD Black² as a Mac Fusion or dual drive (non-Fusion) configuration.
Important: To install the WD Black² dual drive, you must have a Mac
System that supports a 9.5 mm (2.5") drive with Mavericks OSX 10.9.x.
Items needed to perform this process:
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A Phillips screwdriver with “0” tip head
SATA to USB adapter cable (included in retail box)
Image Backup of Mac System drive (Refer to your Apple system documentation
for information on using Time Machine.)
A blank 2 GB, or larger, USB flash drive
Download the following zip files to your local drive. These will be needed in the
procedures that follow.
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WD Black² Firmware Update for Mac
WD Black² Configuration Utilities for Mac
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GETTING STARTED
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WD Black² Firmware Update Procedure
You must update the WD Black² drive firmware before setting up or configuring the
drive. Updating the WD Black² drive firmware requires creating a bootable Linux
USB flash drive.
Creating the Bootable Linux USB Flash Drive
CAUTION: During this procedure, all data on your flash drive will be erased.
Please backup your data before you proceed.
1. Locate the WD_Black2_Firmware_Update_Utility zip file that you downloaded in
the “Getting Started” section, and unzip it on your desktop.
2. Double-click the WD Black2 Firmware Update Utility file to mount it.
3. Plug in the USB flash drive. If a pop up message appears, click Ignore.
4. Launch the Disk Utility (Applications > Utilities).
5. Select the USB flash drive in the left pane.
Important: Verify the correct flash drive is selected or the wrong disk will be
formatted.
6. Select the Partition tab.
7. Under Partition Layout, select 1 Partition.
8. Select Options.
9. Select Master Boot Record, then click OK. Enter a temporary name for the
flash drive. This name will be overwritten in the following procedure.
10. Under Format, select MS-DOS (FAT).
11. Click Apply to apply changes to your flash drive.
12. Click Partition to create the partition on the USB flash drive.
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Installing the Linux ISO Image on the USB Flash Drive
1. The WD Black2 Firmware Update Utility file should be mounted in Disk Utility
under the divider line on the left side. Select the mounted partition WD_LINUX.
Note: If WD Black2 Firmware Update Utility is not mounted in Disk Utility, you will need
to double click the file to mount it, as stated in Step 2 on page 3.
2. Select the Restore tab. The WD_LINUX volume name appears in the Source
field.
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3. To select a destination volume, drag the partition with the temporary name you
gave the flash drive in Step 9 on page 3, from the list on the left to the Destination
field.
4. Click Restore. The following message appears.
5. Click Erase to confirm that you want to erase your USB flash drive.
The Linux ISO is restored to the USB flash drive which is now bootable.
6. If the following screen appears prompting for a password, Enter the
administrator password that you created for the Mac.
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Allow approximately 4 minutes for Linux to load onto the USB flash drive. When
complete, the USB bootable Linux flash drive is ready to boot to Linux and
update the firmware.
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Update the Drive Firmware
1. Shut down your system.
2. Remove the USB flash drive before performing step 3 of this procedure.
3. Remove the original system drive from your Mac system and replace it with the
WD Black².
Note: Refer to your Apple System documentation for hard drive removal and installation
instructions.
4. Re-insert the USB flash drive in a USB port on your Mac system.
5. Press the power button and hold the option key during boot-up for the boot
menu. The following screen appears.
6. Select EFI Boot to boot from the USB flash drive.The drive update will start
automatically.
Note: The update will take a few minutes.
7. When the update is complete, the message “Drive has been successfully
updated” appears. Press any key to shut down your system.
8. Remove the USB flash drive. It is no longer needed.
9. Continue to Chapter 3, “Setting Up the WD Black² Drive.”
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Setting Up the WD Black² Drive
Follow these instructions to boot the Mac system from the original system drive
using the SATA to USB cable.
1. Attach the original system drive to your Mac system using the SATA to USB
cable.
2. To boot from your original system drive, press the power button while pressing
and holding the option key on the keyboard.
After the Apple logo appears, the following drive icons will appear.
3. Select the drive icon labeled with your “original drive name”, to continue the boot
process.
After the boot process completes, the following dialog box may appear.
4. If the above dialog box appears, click Ignore. The drive will be initialized in a
subsequent step.
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Preparing your WD Black2 Drive
Before configuring the WD Black² Drive in the next section, you must first prepare
the drive. This will expand the drive's capacity to 1.12 TB.
1. Locate the WD_Black2_Configuration_Utility zip file that you downloaded in the
“Getting Started” section, and unzip it on your desktop.
2. Select and run the WD Black2 Dual Drive Initialize utility to expand the
extended drive capacity to 1.12 TB.
3. Read the warning message, then click Continue to initialize the WD Black² Dual
Drive. When the Black2 Dual Drive has been initialized, the following screen
appears.
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4. Click Continue to reboot, then press and hold the Mac keyboard option key
until the boot option screen appears.
Note: The System Reboot allows the Mac OSX to display the extended combined SSD
and HDD drive capacity.
5. Select the drive icon labeled with your “original drive name”, to continue the boot
process.
After the system completes the reboot process, the following dialog box may
appear.
6. If the above dialog box appears, click Ignore. The drive will be initialized in a
subsequent step.
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Configuring the WD Black2 Drive
How you configure a WD Black² drive for use in a Mac system depends on how
much control you want over your data. You have two options.
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Option 1: Creating a Mac Fusion Drive
Choose this option if you want your OS to determine which data gets placed on
the HDD and SSD. To create a Fusion Drive, see “Create a Mac Fusion Drive.”
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Option 2: Creating a Dual Drive (Non-Fusion Drive)
Choose this option if you want to decide where your data goes (e.g. keep your
OS on the SSD, and your data on the HDD).
Note: Option 2 is not recommended if you have more than 120 GB on your original
device. For example:
- Depending on the restore software used, you may not be able to exclude files to make
everything fit in the 120 GB partition.
-You may also need to re-install some software if your original hard drive image is more
than 120GB.
To create a Dual Drive, see “Create a Dual Drive (Non-Fusion)” on page 14.
Create a Mac Fusion Drive
To create a Fusion drive, use the Create Core Storage Volume utility.
1. Locate the WD Black² Configuration Utility that you downloaded from the
“Getting Started” section, and unzip it on your desktop.
2. Double-click the Create Core Storage Volume utility. A warning message
appears.
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3. Read the warning message and click OK.
In a few minutes the following message will appear, indicating that the Fusion
drive was successfully created.
4. Click OK.
5. To verify your configuration, continue to the section, “Verify Creation of a Fusion
Drive or Dual Drive (Non-Fusion).”
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Create a Dual Drive (Non-Fusion)
To create a Dual Drive (Non-Fusion), use the Create Dual Drive Volumes utility.
1. Locate the WD Black² Configuration Utility that you downloaded from the
“Getting Started” section, and unzip it on your desktop.
2. Double-click the Create Dual Drive Volumes utility. A warning message
appears.
3. Read the warning message and click OK.
In a few minutes the following message will appear, indicating that the Dual Drive
was successfully created.
4. Click OK.
5. To verify your configuration, continue to the section, “Verify Creation of a Fusion
Drive or Dual Drive (Non-Fusion).”
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Verify Creation of a Fusion Drive or Dual Drive (Non-Fusion)
To verify that the Fusion Drive or Dual Drive (Non-Fusion) drive was created properly,
do the following:
1. Click the Apple icon located on the top left corner of the screen, and select
About This Mac from the drop-down menu.
2. Click the More Info... button and then select the Storage tab.
If everything was created correctly, you should see the following images
depending on your configuration.
Fusion Drive
Dual Drive (Non-Fusion)
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Restoring the Master Drive Image to the WD
Black² Drive
After successfully configuring your drive, follow the instructions below to restore your
original system drive image to the newly setup WD Black2.
1. Shut down your Mac.
2. Press the power button, then press and hold the option key on the keyboard.
3. Select the Recovery drive icon. The OSX Utilities Window appears.
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4. From the OSX Utilities Window, select the Disk Utility icon and click the
Continue button.
(a) If you are restoring a Fusion Drive, continue to “Restoring
to a Fusion Drive.”
(b) If you are restoring a Dual Drive (Non-Fusion), skip to “Restoring to a Dual Drive (NonFusion)” on page 20.
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Restoring to a Fusion Drive
After clicking Continue in Step 4 above, the below screen appears.
1. In the left window pane, select the USB drive partition containing the Mac OSX
operating system, and then click the Restore tab at the top of this window, next
to the RAID tab. The USB partition will appear in the Source field.
2. In the left window pane, drag the WD Black² partition at the top of the list to the
Destination field, and click the Restore button.
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3. A warning message displays informing you that the partition will be erased.
Click OK and wait for the restore process to finish.
4. When the restore process is finished, shut down your Mac and disconnect the
original USB attached drive. You are now finished and can begin using your Mac.
Restoring to a Dual Drive (Non-Fusion)
Important: To restore your original disk image to the SSD portion of the
Black2 dual drive in a Dual Drive (Non-Fusion) configuration, the original disk
image MUST be smaller than 120 GB. Verify this before continuing.
After clicking Continue from the OSX Utilities Window in Step 4 on page 18, the
below screen appears.
1. In the left window pane, select the USB drive partition containing the Mac OSX
operating system, and then click the Restore tab at the top of this window, next
to the RAID tab. The USB partition will appear in the Source field.
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2. In the left window pane, drag the SSD partition at the top of the list to the
Destination field, and click Restore.
3. A warning message displays informing you that the partition will be erased.
Click OK and wait for the restore process to finish.
4. When the restore process is finished, shut down your Mac and disconnect the
original USB attached drive. You are now finished and can begin using your Mac.
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