WD Black NVMe 2018 SSD review: competition for Samsung

New SSD top model from Western Digital is fast and economical

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Atto Disk Benchmark

In addition to AS SSD, we also run Atto Disk Benchmark. This test was originally intended for hard disk drives and in fact says little to nothing about the performance of SSDs in practice. However, thanks to the specific method of control, Atto is able to show the best case sequential reading and writing speeds. Many manufacturers base their specified maximum speeds on this test.

When reading sequentially, the WD Black 2018 NVMe makes minced meat from the Samsung 970 Evo. It still has to leave the 970 Pro in front of him. When writing, it also catches up with the latter SSD and the WD, apart from the the Kingston DCP1000 (actually a raid arrangement on one circuit board) is the fastest SSD of them all. However, smaller files do not perform as well in both reading and writing.

  • 1 MB QD4 reads
  • 4k QD4 reads
  • 1 MB QD4 writes
  • 4k QD4 writes


Compare

three products discussed in this review

  Product Lowest price

Western Digital Black 2018 NVMe 1TB

SSD, 1000 GB, PCI-Express 3.0 x4, SanDisk 20-880007011, 3400 MB/s, 2800 MB/s, M.2 2280

Specifications Testresultaten Reviews Prices

$379.99

Avg. $379.99
1 shop, no stock

Western Digital Black 2018 NVMe 250GB

SSD, 250 GB, PCI-Express 3.0 x4, SanDisk 20-880007011, 3000 MB/s, 1600 MB/s, M.2 2280

Specifications Testresultaten Reviews Prices

$99.99

Avg. $99.99
1 shop, 1x stock

Western Digital Black 2018 NVMe 500GB

SSD, 500 GB, PCI-Express 3.0 x4, SanDisk 20-880007011, 3400 MB/s, 2500 MB/s, M.2 2280

Specifications Testresultaten Reviews Prices

$164.50

Avg. $164.50
1 shop, 1x stock

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