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WD Blue 3D & SanDisk Ultra 3D 1TB SATA III SSDs Review (Page 3)

By Jon Coulter from Sep 6, 2017 @ 11:14 CDT
TweakTown Rating: 97%Manufacturer: SanDisk

Jon's Consumer SSD Review Test System Specifications

We would like to thank ASRock, Crucial, Intel, Corsair, RamCity, IN WIN, and Seasonic for making our test system possible.

Drive Properties

Western Digital Blue 3D 1TB OS Disk 75% Full


SanDisk Ultra 3D OS Disk 75% Full


The majority of our testing is performed with our test drive as our boot volume. Our boot volume is 75% full for all OS Disk "C" drive testing to replicate a typical consumer OS volume implementation. We feel that most of you will be utilizing your SSDs for your boot volume and that presenting you with results from an OS volume is more relevant than presenting you with empty secondary volume results. We are utilizing Windows 10 Pro 64-bit OS for all of our testing. Empty Windows 10 benchmark screenshots are shown on our MOP (Maxed-Out Performance) page.

System settings: Cstates and Speed Stepping are both disabled in our systems BIOS. Windows High-Performance power plan is enabled. Windows write caching is enabled, and Windows buffer flushing is disabled.

Please note: When comparing our results to those of other review sites, look at page 10 Maxed Out Performance-Windows 10 which is done with the disk empty.

WD Blue 3D benchmark screenshots will be shown first - followed by the SanDisk Ultra 3D throughout the review.

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