WD Blue SSD Review: Aggressively-Priced Solid State Storage
WD Blue SSD HDTune Benchmarks
EFD Software's HD Tune is described on the company's web site as such: "HD Tune is a hard disk utility with many functions. It can be used to measure the drive's performance, scan for errors, check the health status (S.M.A.R.T.), securely erase all data and much more." The latest version of the benchmark added temperature statistics and improved support for SSDs, among a few other updates and fixes.
In these tests, the WB Blue SSD was competitive in some tests but a laggard in others. In particular its burst test faired poorly against leaders like the Samsung drives. However, its access times were some of the lowest in terms of latency.