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Western Digital Black PCIe Gen3x4 NVMe 512GB SSD Review

For testing, the drives are all wiped and reset to factory settings by HDDerase V4. We try to use free or easily available
programs and some real world testing so you can compare our findings against your own system. This is a good way to measure potential upgrade benefits.

Main system:
Intel Core i7 4790K with 16GB of DDR3-2133 RAM, Sapphire R9 390 Nitro and an ASRock Extreme 6 motherboard.

Other drives
Corsair Force MP500 480GB
Kingston HyperX Predator 480GB
OCZ RevoDrive 350 480GB
OCZ RevoDrive 3 x2 480GB
Plextor M8PeG 512GB
Plextor M6e Black Edition PCIe 256GB
PNY CS2030 240GB
Samsung SSD960 PRO 2TB
Samsung SSD960 EVO 1TB
Samsung SSD950 PRO 256GB
Samsung SM951 256GB
Samsung XP941 512GB
Toshiba OCZ RD400 512GB

Software:
Atto Disk Benchmark.
CrystalMark 3.0.3.
AS SSD.
IOMeter

All our results were achieved by running each test five times with every configuration this ensures that any glitches are removed from the results. Trim is confirmed as running by typing fsutil behavior query disabledeletenotify into the command line. A response of disabledeletenotify =0 confirms TRIM is active.

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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