WD Blue SSD Review: Aggressively-Priced Solid State Storage

WD Blue SSD AS-SSD Compression Testing

Next up we ran the Compression Benchmark built-into AS SSD, an SSD specific benchmark being developed by Alex Intelligent Software. This test is interesting because it uses a mix of compressible and non-compressible data and outputs both Read and Write throughput of the drive. We only graphed a small fraction of the data (1% compressible, 50% compressible, and 100% compressible), but the trend is representative of the benchmark’s complete results.

AS SSD Compression Benchmark
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Here things get a little mixed. Read and write performance lagged every drive on the chart, although write performance was a little closer to the competition. Regardless, the WD Blue SSD showed little variance over compressible or incompressible data with respect to reads, though there was some variation with writes.  

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