Verdict and Conclusion
In terms of performance, there is literally no difference between the WD Blue 3D NAND SSD and the SanDisk Ultra 3D SSD. They are in fact the same drive but re-packaged and re-labelled. They use the same Marvell 88SS1074 controller and the same 3D NAND chips. If you’re after a 1TB 3D NAND SSD and had to choose between WD or SanDisk … get the SanDisk. It’s USD $15-20 cheaper 😛 … unless you’re a WD fan.
In our benchmarks tests, we managed to get a maximum read speed of around 557.8 MB/sec and write speed of up to 520 MB/sec. This is very good, all thanks to the super fast Marvell 88SS1074 controller inside.
If you’ve noticed lately, I’ve started to do a lot of videos, unboxings and vlogs. So I need a fast storage device that I can use for video editing. In fact, I’m planning to build my own DAS (direct attached storage) for saving and storing all my video files … but I also want it to be fast enough so that I can edit directly from the DAS. There only one solution, I need to get a an external RAID box with Thunderbolt (USB-C type) interface, along with 4 x 2TB 3D SSDs. How much and how do I build one … I have no idea, so help me god!
There’s not much else to say about the SanDisk Ultra 3D SSD 1TB, other than it’s identical in performance to the WD Blue 3D NAND SSD but slightly cheaper. If you ask me which one I prefer … I have no preference, either one will do.
- 1TB capacity
- 3D NAND Technology
- Very good performance
- Fast Marvell 88SS1074 controller
- Cheaper than the WD Blue 3D NAND SSD
Like the BLUE 1TB 3D NAND SSD, the SanDisk Ultra 3D SSD 1TB is also a very good option for anyone who wants a fast boot drive with 1TB storage, especially the extreme content creators and video editors. I can see a lot of people buying these and setting up a RAID storage system. If prices go down, I know I would.
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