WD comes with another SSD offering optimized storage, blazing speed and appreciable reliability. The new Blue SSD comes with read speeds up to 545MB/s and write speeds up to 525MB/s. It has rating of up to 400TBW and a 1.75 million hours, meaning WD Blue SSD can safeguard your data for years.
The small and thin WD Blue SSDs are available in 2.5” 7mm and M.2 2280 models offering flexibility to be used with most of the modern laptop and desktop PCs. Moreover, a free WD SSD Dashboard available for free that lets user check on the health of the drive. You get the suite of tools to help track things like available capacity, drive health, temperature, SMART attributes and more.
We received a 250GB od Blue SSD for review, we setup it on our test bed (Intel Core i5 CPU, 4X2 Kingston DDR3 RAM, Windows 10 OS and Cooler Master 350 Plus) to check its real world performance. It is quite silent, so you can’t even notice whether it’s running or not as well as there is very nominal heating. To test its transfer speed we transferred 2 GB of assorted data from PC to drive. It took only 13.7 sec with the top speed of 186.7 MB/s and while transferring from drive to PC it took 14.4 sec with the max speed of 174.5 MB/s.
Running the benchmarks, Blue 250 GB SSD performed well on both, it delivered 246.5 MB/s on Crystal Disk Mark read and 233.9 MB/s write speed. On HD Tune Pro, it delivered maximum and minimum read speeds of 218.1 MB/s and 200.7 MB/s respectively.