Benchmarks: Real-World Applications

Most of the high-end SSDs we've tested complete this test in 43 or 44 seconds, and while the Black2 was only a few seconds behind, it was still the slowest SSD tested while its HDD's 65-second run was worse than WD's other disk drives.

Installing Red Orchestra 2 the Black2 took 109 seconds, 10 seconds behind the 840 Evo and only one second away from tying Intel's 520 Series with the worst SSD time recorded while the Black2's HDD remained at the bottom of our graph.