1TB Drive from WD, you guys do know that WD owns SanDisk right?
There’s little to no detail on what NAND type used, even on the official product page so we’ll just leave it at that.
As always I test the drives based on the claims, and the WD Blue SSD is said to have the following performance.
It looks like the claims are justified, SanDisk claims Read Speed up to 560 MB/s and Write Speed: up to 530 MB/s and sure enough it is correct as seen on ATTO and CrystalDiskMark had it really close as well.
The WD Blue 3D NAND SATA SSD 1TB retails at RM 1,489.00 – so expensive? Not quite, you see even 256GB SSDs retail at around RM 400 these days so to have around 4 times of space without costing 4 times as much is excellent, after all drives often cost less per GB when the capacity is higher. If you think this looks familiar? That’s because this is essentially the same drive from my SanDisk 1TB drive review. The difference is that this being under WD, and the WD variant also comes with M.2 SATA model.
My complaint for the WD Blue SSD is same as the one for SanDisk Ultra, and it is that the package is would’ve been better if they bundled it with some screws and perhaps even a mounting bay.