WD Blue 3D NAND and SanDisk Ultra 3D 1TB SSD Reviews


AS SSD Benchmark

AS-SSD (2.0.6485.19676) Benchmark:

We have been running the AS-SSD Benchmark app for over some time now and found that it gives a broad result set. The programmer has worked very hard on this software and continues to make updates often so if you use it, show him some love and send him a donation. There are now three tests that are found within the tool and we’ll show the results from all three of them.


Benchmark Results: On AS SSD, the WD Blue 3D NAND 1TB drive had an overall score of 1,1141 points with sequential read speeds of 482.5 MB/s and 498.9 MB/s write. The 4K random results were down at 30.1 MB/s read and 56.6 MB/s write.

AS SSD Copy – WD Blue 3D NAND 1TB:

Benchmark Results: The copy benchmark test results were on par with what one expects from a SATA III SSD with speeds ranging from 482.5 MB/s in the Program to 526 MB/s in the Game benchmark. These are impressive results for a budget friendly SATA SSD!

Benchmark Results: We are fans of the AS SSD copy benchmark tests, so we charted the WD Blue 3D NAND 1TD drive against 7 other SAT drives to see how it performs. We were actually shocked to see just how well this 3D TLC NAND drive performed against some big name brands.

AS SSD Compression – WD Blue 3D NAND 1TB:

Benchmark Results: For this benchmark chart you would ideally want to see a straight line as you dont want any compression performance loss as the test goes from 0% compressible to 100% compressible data during the benchmark test period. The WD Blue 3D NAND 1TB had virtually no dips on the read side and just one around the 50% mark on the write side.