WD Blue SSD Review: Aggressively-Priced Solid State Storage

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WD Blue SSD CrystalDiskMark Benchmarks

CrystalDiskMark is a synthetic benchmark that tests both sequential and random small and mid-sized file transfers using incompressible data. It provides a quick look at best and worst case scenarios with regard to SSD performance, best case being larger sequential transfers and worse case being small, random transfers.

CrystalDiskMark Benchmarks
Sequential And 4K Read And Writes

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Here, the WD Blue held its own against Samsung's best SATA drive, along with the rest of the pack. The differences in scores were negligible and were only measurable by using a benchmark. In the real world, you likely won't see a performance difference between these drives.

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