WD Blue And SanDisk Ultra 3D SSD Review: Fast, Affordable Solid State Storage
WD Blue And SanDisk Ultra 3D SSD - SANDRA And ATTO
Next we ran SiSoft SANDRA, the the System ANalyzer, Diagnostic and Reporting Assistant. Here, we used the File System test suite and provide the results from our comparison SSDs. The benchmarks were run on fully formatted drives, with software RAID 0 configured on the DC P3608. Read and write performance metrics are detailed below.
The WD Blue and SanDisk Ultra 3D drives offered competitive read performance here and outpaced only the Intel drive in the write test.
ATTO is another "quick and dirty" type of disk benchmark that measures transfer speeds across a specific volume length. It measures raw transfer rates for both reads and writes and graphs them out in an easily interpreted chart. We chose .5KB through 64MB transfer sizes and a queue depth of 6 over a total max volume length of 256MB. ATTO's workloads are sequential in nature and measure raw bandwidth, rather than I/O response time, access latency, etc.
The WD Blue and SanDisk Ultra 3D performed very well across the board here. The drives finished at or near the top of the stack regardless of the transfer size in the ATTO Disk Benchmark.