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Western Digital Black PCIe Gen3x4 NVMe 512GB SSD Review

To test real life performance of a drive we use a mix of folder/file types and by using the FastCopy utility (which gives a time as
well as MB/s result) we record the performance of drive reading from & writing to a 256GB Samsung SSD850 PRO.

60GB Steam folder – 29,521 files.
50GB File folder – 28,523 files.
12GB Movie folder – 24 files (mix of Blu-ray and 4K files).
10GB Photo folder – 621 files (mix of .png, raw and .jpeg images).
10GB Audio folder – 1,483 files (mix of mp3 and .flac files).



When it comes to dealing with the real life file folders, WD’s PCIe Black isn’t the fastest PCIe drive we’ve seen to date but it handles data transfer to and from the drive with ease regardless. Copying the 50GB File folder to the drive took 3m 41s and reading the data back as done in a shade over three minutes.

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  • Theyd better be pretty cheap then! I was expecting something somewhere upwards of 200k iops on both read and write… and upwards of 1gb/s on write too…

  • Lelisevis

    Only last saturday I picked up a 250GB Samsung 960 Evo PCIe NVMe. I’ve paired it up with a Asus Gene and a fresh install of Windows and it is blisteringly fast. Is it an absolute must have item for the average user…….probably not, but still, what computer geek considers himself the average user.

  • At home mommy Kelly Richards from New York City after quitting from her regular job managed to average from 26 thousand dollars to 28 thousand dollars every month from freelancing in the home… This is the way she implemented it >>> JMP.SU/5X9a3