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WD Black AN1500 2TB AIC SSD Review

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.

When it comes to Sequential writes, the gap between the WD AN1500 and the Samsung SSD980 PRO reduces as the queue depth deepens.

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