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


Linear Write and Real World File Transfer Testing

AIDA64 Disk Benchmark

We’ve had some people ask for AIDA64 linear write tests to be done, so we fired that utility up to see what would happen.

When you take a look at extended sustained write performance you’ll see that the performance never significantly dropped off and we quit after writing to 27% of the drive. Not many people will be writing over 250GB of data to the drive without a break, so we are pretty happy to see this value drive handling such an intensive task with ease. The average speed is right around 502 MB/s, which is impressive to say the least.

Real World File Transfer

Before we wrap things up we wanted to see how real-world was when writing a movie folder containing seven 1080P movies over to the SSD. For this test, we are going to simply stress write performance by transferring over a 30.6GB folder of movies off of a PCIe NVMe SSD to the drive being tested to see how performance looks.

When it comes to writing large amounts of data to the WD Blue 3D NAND 1TB drive came in right at 496 MB/s when writing over 30 GB of movies to the drive, which is just shy of the average we saw in the linear write test in AIDA64. You don’t see real world numbers that close to benchmark applications that often, but we aren’t going to complain as the WD Blue 3D NAND 1TB drive is performing along side the Samsung 860 and 850 series drives!

We’ll talk more about that in the conclusion on the next page.