Sandisk Ultra 3D & WD Blue 3D 1TB SSD review

First 3D NAND-SSDs of Sandisk and WD tested

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AS SSD

AS SSD uses incompressible data. This means that SSDs do not benefit from their built-in compression tricks, as was the case for the Iometer tests. 

AS SSD performs both read and write tests. First, it tests using data blocks of 4 kB with one instruction at a time, followed by 4 kB data blocks with 64 simultaneous instructions. Finally, it also runs a sequential read and write test, which gives an indication of the drive's performance when working with very large files. Based on all tests, AS SSD also determines an overall score. Running these tests in addition to the Iometer tests is fairly redundant, but we do so anyway because you can easily run this benchmark on your own computer, allowing you to compare the SSDs from this round-up with your own SSD.

Nobody should be surprised with these results: the AS SSD overall score of both drives is pretty much identical. They cannot compete with the Samsung drives, but in comparison with other SATA-SSDs they are fairly fast. 


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two products discussed in this review

  Product Lowest price

Sandisk Ultra 3D SSD 1TB

SSD, 1000 GB, Serial ATA 600, Marvell 88SS1074, 560 MB/s, 530 MB/s, 2.5 inch

Specifications Test results Reviews Prices

£269.94

Avg. £273.20
5 shops, 4x stock

Western Digital Blue 3D 1TB

SSD, 1000 GB, Serial ATA 600, Marvell 88SS1074, 560 MB/s, 530 MB/s, 2.5 inch

Specifications Test results Reviews Prices

£270.76

Avg. £285.70
6 shops, 4x stock

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