WD_Black AN1500 NVMe SSD RAID Card Review

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AJA System Test

AJA System Test:

AJA System Test by AJA Video Systems measures system disk performance using video test files of different resolutions, sizes and codecs. We selected the standard 4K UltraHD resolution, a test file size of 1GB and the ProRes 4444 codec to see how this drive does with regard to video rendering performance. ProRes 4444 is used for heavy effects work and deep color projects. We changed the default test file size from 1GB to 16GB to better represent real-world usage. The results from this benchmark help content creators with regards to rendering expectations, throughput, file read/write expectations for transfers and that kind of thing.

Benchmark Results: The AJA System Test results on the WD_Black AN1500 2TB drive showed that it was capable of 4,811 MB/s read and 3,895 MB/s write speeds.  The detailed graphs from the test show that the write performance did dropped down on the write side to just over 1 GB/s frequently. 

The WD_Black AN 1500 2TB AIC did really well on the Aja System Benchmark and finished just behind the PCIe Gen 4.0 drives on our test system!

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