WD SiliconEdge Blue 256GB SSD Review

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CrystalDiskMark Testing

CrystalDiskMark is a new synthetic test we've started looking at that tests both sequential as well as random small and large file transfers.  It does a nice job of providing a quick look at best and worst case scenarios with SSD performance, best case being large sequential transfers and worse case being small, random 4K transfers. 

CrystalDiskMark Benchmarks
Synthetic File Transfer Tests

WD SiliconEdge Blue


Micron RealSSD C300 (SATA 3G)


Intel X25-M Gen 2 160GB

OCZ Vertex 120GB

The new WD SiliconBlue Edge finished the CrystalDiskMark tests well ahead of the OCZ Vertex in every category except 4K reads, regardless of queue depth. And its sequential and 512K reads and writes were much better than Intel's offering, but the C300 reigned supreme and Intel's drive rocked the random write tests, relatively speaking.

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