Editors Liked

  • Competitive pricing, Solid performance
  • Strong 2MB sequential read, Known quantity based off of SanDisk X400 with some tweaks
  • Excellent mainstream performance, Software suite included
  • The WD Blue SSD is faster than any regular hard drive and you can write a ton of data to it before it wears out

Editors Didn't Like

  • Expensive – Due to volatile memory prices, Final Thoughts, The Western Digital BLUE 1TB 3D NAND SSD is a must have, for anyone who wants a large and fast storage device, that can also be used as a boot drive. For the extreme content creators… you now have
  • Poor performance in mixed workloads, Priced higher than similar performance drives, Short 3-year warranty compared to other drives
  • High price, Aging software toolbox
  • The drive is expensive and doesn't justify the added cost. It has a short warranty