WD Blue And SanDisk Ultra 3D SSD Review: Fast, Affordable Solid State Storage

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WD Blue And SanDisk Ultra 3D SSD - PCMark Storage Test

We really like PCMark 7's Secondary Storage benchmark module for its pseudo real-world application measurement approach to testing. PCMark 7 offers a trace-based measurement of system response times under various scripted workloads of traditional client / desktop system operation. From simple application start-up performance, to data streaming from a drive in a game engine, and video editing with Windows Movie Maker, we feel more comfortable that these tests reasonably illustrate the performance profile of SSDs in an end-user / consumer PC usage model, more so than a purely synthetic transfer test.

Futuremark's PCMark Secondary Storage



The WD Blue and SanDisk Ultra 3D just missed the marks set by the Samsung and Intel drives in PCMarkby the tiniest of margins, but outpaced the Crucial and OCZ drives. If you tunnel down into the individual results, however, you'll see that the WD Blue and SanDisk Ultra 3D put up some of the best scores in the 'Starting Applications' and 'Importing Pictures' tests, and were competitive in all of the other tests as well.

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