Western Digital 2.5 inch SiliconEdge Blue Series SATA300

  • Western Digital 2.5 inch SiliconEdge Blue Series SATA300
75
Based on 18 scores, 40 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    3
  • Good:
    7
  • Average:
    4
  • Bad:
    4

Pros:

  • Very impressive read speeds, Nice gunmetal casing, Quality built, 3year warranty.
  • Fast performance that remains consistent over time.
  • Capacity, Speed

Cons:

  • Write speeds were a concern
  • Expensive, Low capacity compared to standard hard drives

Expert reviews and ratings

By ThinkComputers on 80

I’m sure you and almost everyone you know has a favorite hard drive manufacturer and when they are building a new system they will ONLY use those types of drives. Honestly I am more or less the same way. As I said in the introduction of this...

By InsideHW on

Last year we spoke to WD representatives at the IFA fair and they told us that they weren’t in too much of a hurry as far as entering the SSD market is concerned. They also underlined that they have all the required technology to manufacture them,...

By TechRadar on 80

Disruptive new technologies tend to make established players look fl at-footed. So it was that a small Californian company called Tesla beat mighty and historic brands including Porsche and Ferrari to market with the first pukka electric sports...

By Macworld on 70

SSDs offer a significant performance increase over standard rotating drives, but at price out of reach of most consumers. Until prices come down and capacities go up, they will continue to be niche products meant only for enterprise servers and the...

By X-bit Labs on

We’ll do some summarizing now, starting from the Intel X25-V. Cutting it short, we like this product. Intel has come up with an affordable but rather fast SSD. It was especially good in our RAID0 array, providing both a large storage capacity and...

By RegHardware on 50

In its current state, the SiliconEdge Blue is something of a stinker but I feel sure it could be saved with a firmware update. After that the next step is to slash the price to £499 but until that time I simply cannot recommend this drive. ®...

By OverClock Intelligence Agency on

It may have taken Western Digital longer than some expected to get a solid state drive to market, but I feel they have done a pretty good job on their first offering. Western Digital has taken a few different approaches in terms of their SSD...

By PCWorld India on 84

This Solid State Drive offers far more data storage capacity than the average SSD out there. It would be good for your desktop/laptop, if you could afford it. Unfortunately, it is priced such that buyers looking for capacity will be enticed away by...

By Maximum PC on 60

WD's first consumer SSD is a mixed blessing Western Digital has finally dipped its toe into the SSD pond, a move we’ve been expecting since last year’s acquisition of SiliconSystems. The first consumer SSD to be born of this acquisition...

By Tech ARP on

The SiliconEdge Blue SSD may be Western Digital's first attempt at producing a solid state drive for the PC, but don't let that fool you into thinking that Western Digital engineers don't know what they are doing. Solid state memory is...

By TechTree on 80

Without a doubt, the WD SiliconEdge Blue 256 GB is an excellent performer. But it is still not as fast as we had expected, especially in the write speeds. The A-DATA S592 we had reviewed last year still remains the top performing SSD we have tested...

By Techgage on

Ask any avid computer enthusiast for their recommended brand of hard drives and you are sure to evoke a passionate response of at least one manufacturer to avoid. Having the Western Digital name and decades of storage technology experience backing...

By The Tech Report on

SiliconEdge Blue drives have the same cost per gigabyte as the Plextor, and although our 256GB model offered much better overall performance, it stumbled in IOMeter. Hard. Random-write performance is a definite weakness...

By TechRadar on 80

For such a big noise in storage, Western Digital is awfully late to the SSD game. It's enough to make you suspect WD has been in a sulk for the past year or two. Only now is it reluctantly facing up to the undeniable fact that solid state is clearly...

By Tom's Hardware UK on

New SSDs from Crucial, Kingston, and Western Digital haven’t made buying decisions any easier. In fact, buying the right drive just got more complex. One thing is clear, though: never, ever buy an SSD product without looking...

By Hardware Secrets on

This also happened with the 80 GB model. Under this particular test, Corsair Nova 128 GB and Western Digital SiliconEdge Blue 128 GB were the best-performing...

By ComputerPowerUser on 60

Although Western Digital is known for its excellent hard drives, acquiring Silicon Systems in March of last year was an obvious sign that the company planned to enter the SSD market at some point. Well, there is no longer a need to speculate, because...

By PC Advisor on 70

Western Digital's first consumer-friendly SSD, the Western Digital SiliconEdge Blue is fast and reasonably priced when compared to the competition, but it is still too expensive as a hard drive replacement in most PCs. James Hutchinson,...

By Good Gear Guide on 75

Western Digital’s first consumer-friendly SSD is fast and reasonably priced when compared to the competition, but it is still too expensive as a hard drive replacement in most PCs....

By Benchmark Reviews on 89

Benchmark Reviews begins our conclusion with a short summary for each of the areas that we rate. The first section is performance, which considers how effective the WD SiliconEdge-Blue SSD performs in operations against direct competitor products....