WD Blue SN550 1TB NVMe SDD Review


Anvil Storage Utilities

Anvil Storage Utilities 1.1.0

Along with the move to a new platform, we decided to make a change in one of the benchmarks. There’s a relatively new benchmark called Anvil Storage Utilities that is in beta but close to production. It’s a very powerful tool that measures performance through a variety of tests which can be customized.

Anvil SSD Benchmark with 100% Compression (incompressible data):

Anvil Disk Benchmark WD SN550 1TB

Benchmark Results: The benchmark results from the most recent build of Anvil SSD Benchmark showed that with 100% compression (incompressible data) that WD Blue SN550 1TB M.2 NVMe drive had an overall score of 11,363.70 points. The drive topped out at 2,115.70 MB/s read and 1,928.44 MB/s write on the sequential performance test with 4MB file sizes. Random 4K QD16 performance hit 168,152 IOPS on read and 183,922 IOPS write.

The overall score from Anvil’s Storage Utilities puts the SN550 1TB drive just ahead of the Kingston A2000 1TB drive on this particular benchmark and miles ahead of the other SATA III SSDs.