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WD Blue SSD (1TB)
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WD Blue SSD (1TB)


8/10
Overall rating 8/10

The WD Blue SSD is the first mainstream SSD from storage giants Western Digital.

Performance:
8
Features:
6.5
Value:
8.5
THE GOOD
Good read performance
Incredibly high endurance for a TLC NAND SSD
Competitively priced
Available in two form factors
THE BAD
Write performance suffers at high queue depths
No support for hardware encryption
No accessories
Only 3-year warranty despite high rated endurance

Product Specification

SSD Capacity 1TB
Flash Memory Type SanDisk 15nm TLC NAND
Controller Marvell 88SS1074
Advertised Sequential Read/Write Speeds
  • Sequential read: 545MB/s
  • Sequential write: 525MB/s
Advertised Random Read/Write Speeds
  • Random 4K read: 100k IOPS
  • Random 4K write: 80k IOPS
SSD Format 2.5-inch