WD Blue SN500 250GB NVMe SSD Review


AS SSD Benchmark & AJA System Test

AS-SSD (2.0.6821.41776) 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.

AS SSD – WD SN500 250GB:

Benchmark Results: On AS SSD, the WD SN500 250GB drive had an overall score of 2,885 points with sequential read speeds of 1548 MB/s and 1220 MB/s write.

AS SSD Copy-Benchmark – WD SN500 250GB:

Benchmark Results: Here we speeds ranging from 701 MB/s in the Program workload to 1632 MB/s in the ISO workload, which is very respectable for a mainstream NVMe SSD aimed at budget-conscious buyers.

AS SSD Compression – WD SN500 250 GB:

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 SN500 250GB drive has some dips on both sides as you can see.

AJA System Test (12.5.0) Benchmark:

AJA System Test shows disk performance for those wanting to evaluate your PCIe bandwidth to determine if your system configuration can support various data rates to PCIe-based I/O devices. With larger image formats, PCIe performance is becoming more critical and AJA System Test gives you visibility into your systems performance throughout the entire image delivery pipeline

AJA System Test – WD SN500 250GB:

Benchmark Results: Here we are getting 1,535 MB/s read and 1,243 MB/s write speeds with a 4K Ultra HD resolution with a ProRes 4444 codec.