WD Blue 1TB SATA III SSD
The blue and white themed packaging features a picture of the enclosed SSD on the front. The drive's capacity and three-year warranty are advertised on this side.
The rear of the packaging lists the particulars of the enclosed SSD. WD also suggests using their SSD along with an HDD is an ideal storage solution.
The top of the of the enclosure is plastic.
The bottom and sides of the enclosure are formed from sheet aluminum.
The enclosure is fastened together with four screws.
A thermal sheet wicks heat from the major components into the aluminum half of the enclosure.
This half of the drive's PCB is populated with the drive's controller, eight 128GB SanDisk 15nm planar flash packages, and two Micron 512MB LPDDR3 DRAM cache packages.
This half of the PCB is devoid of components.
The Marvell 88SS1074 4-channel controller that powers the Blue.
PRICING: You can find the Western Digital Blue 1TB SATA III SSD for sale below. The prices listed are valid at the time of writing, but can change at any time. Click the link below to see real-time pricing for the best deal:
United States: The Western Digital Blue 1TB SATA III SSD retails for $272 at Amazon.
United Kingdom: The Western Digital Blue 1TB SATA III SSD retails for £257 at Amazon UK.
- Page 1 [Introduction, Specifications, Pricing & Availability]
- Page 2 [Drive Details]
- Page 3 [Test System Setup and Properties]
- Page 4 [Synthetic Benchmarks – ATTO & Anvil's]
- Page 5 [Synthetic Benchmarks – CDM & AS SSD]
- Page 6 [Benchmarks (Trace, OS Volume) - Vantage, PCMark 7 & PCMark 8]
- Page 7 [Benchmarks (Secondary) – IOPS, Response & Transfers]
- Page 8 [Benchmarks (Secondary) – PCMark 8 Extended]
- Page 9 [Benchmarks (Secondary) – 70/30 Mixed Workload]
- Page 10 [Maxed-Out Performance (MOP)]
- Page 11 [Final Thoughts]
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