Western Digital BLUE 1TB 3D NAND SSD Review

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The nothing special about the packaging. It’s just any other packaging you’ll get when you purchase a bare SSD drive.

Underneath the cover of the SSD, you’ll find the impressive Marvell 88SS1074 controller along with the 3D TLC NAND flash chips.

 

WD’s Dashboard Software

The WD SSD Dashboard is easy to use and allow uses to check the health and status of the SSD. There are also tools to optimize the SSD’s performance. The software is free to download from WD’s website. You can download directly here.

 

Test Bench

For our tests, we used our latest test rig, which is comprised of the following components.

CPU Intel Core i5-7640K @ 4.0GHz (Turbo 4.5GHz)
Cooling Cooler Master MasterLiquid AIO 240mm
Motherboard EVGA X299 Micro (X299)
Ram 2 x 8GB G.Skill Trident-Z DDR4-3200MHz
PSU Thermaltake Toughpower DSP G RGB 750W PSU
GPU Zotac GeForce GTX 1080 (8GB GDDR5)
SSD
WD Blue 1TB 3D NAND SSD

 

Performance

AIDA64 Disk Information

 

 

CrystalDiskMark

 

 

ATTO Disk Benchmark

 

 

Anvil Storage

 

 

 

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