Using our own Sequential tests, the best read performance figure we saw was 6,124.95MB/s (QD32), a little way off the official maximum of 6,500MB/s. On the other hand, the best write figure of 4,431.21MB/s we got from the review drive when tested bettered the official 4,100MB/s.
128KB Sequential Read v QD Performance Compared.
The nearest the AN1500 gets to the Samsung SSD980 PRO in our Sequential read test is at a QD of 2. The biggest gap in performance happens at a QD of 4. the Samsung drive being some 1,995MB/s faster than the WD drive.
128KB Sequential Write v QD Performance Compared.