Western Digital Blue 1TB SATA III SSD Review (Page 2)

| Dec 13, 2016 at 4:20 pm CST
Rating: 88%Manufacturer: Western Digital

WD Blue 1TB SATA III SSD

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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.

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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.

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The top of the of the enclosure is plastic.

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The bottom and sides of the enclosure are formed from sheet aluminum.

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The enclosure is fastened together with four screws.

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A thermal sheet wicks heat from the major components into the aluminum half of the enclosure.

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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.

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This half of the PCB is devoid of components.

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The Marvell 88SS1074 4-channel controller that powers the Blue.

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