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Western Digital Black & SanDisk Extreme Pro 1TB M.2 Review

By: Jon Coulter | m.2 SSDs in Storage | Posted: Apr 5, 2018 12:00 pm
TweakTown Rating: 99%Manufacturer: Western Digital

ATTO

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 3.05

 

ATTO is a timeless benchmark used to provide manufacturers with data used for marketing storage products. When evaluating ATTO performance we focus on the drive's performance curve.

 

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Both drives on both platforms are able to attain factory max sequential performance specifications despite this test running at only QD4.

 

 

Sequential Write

 

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Both drives on both platforms come out of the gate swinging hard; delivering the best sequential write performance we've seen to date from a consumer SSD. New lab record.

 

Sequential Read

 

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Maximum sequential performance is very good; however, we would like to see a better performance curve.

 

 

 

Anvil Storage Utilities

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 1.1.0

 

Anvil's Storage Utilities is a storage benchmark designed to measure the storage performance of SSDs. The Standard Storage Benchmark performs a series of tests; you can run a full test or just the read or write test, or you can run a single test, i.e. 4K QD16. When evaluating performance with Anvils, we focus on total score. When evaluating NVMe SSDs we are typically looking for a minimum total score of over 10K. We place a greater importance on read performance than write performance.

 

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Scoring

 

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In terms of total score, both drives on both platforms set new lab records for flash-based consumer SSDs. However, Samsung's 960 Pro still retains the crown for overall synthetic read performance.

 

(Anvil) Read IOPS through Queue Depth Scale

 

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Only the 960 Pro is able to deliver better random read performance at QD32.

 

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The Plextor M9PeY and the Samsung 960 Pro both deliver a better performance curve than we are getting from our test subjects.

 

(Anvil) Write IOPS through Queue Scale

 

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Random write IOPS at QD32 with a partition on the drives easily surpasses factory specs which are given at QD256.

 

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Overall, both of our test subjects are delivering the best random write performance we've seen from any consumer flash-based SSDs. New Lab record.

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