AnandTech Storage Bench - Heavy

Our Heavy storage benchmark is proportionally more write-heavy than The Destroyer, but much shorter overall. The total writes in the Heavy test aren't enough to fill the drive, so performance never drops down to steady state. This test is far more representative of a power user's day to day usage, and is heavily influenced by the drive's peak performance. The Heavy workload test details can be found here.

AnandTech Storage Bench - Heavy (Data Rate)

The WD Blue is tied with the OCZ Trion 150 for average data rate on the Heavy test, where the SanDisk X400 had a substantial advantage that put it close to MLC drives.

AnandTech Storage Bench - Heavy (Latency)

As with The Destroyer, the WD Blue only has slightly higher average latency than the X400 and is not as slow as the Trion 150. Additionally, the average latency on a full drive beats competitors like the OCZ VX500 and Crucial MX300 that suffer disproportionately when their SLC caches are exhausted.

AnandTech Storage Bench - Heavy (Latency)

The number of high-latency outliers makes it obvious that the WD Blue is a TLC drive, but also makes it clear that the drive degrades gracefully under a heavier load rather than falling apart.

AnandTech Storage Bench - Heavy (Power)

The WD Blue is slightly more power efficient on the Heavy test than the X400, and both drives have better than average power consumption.

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  • Lolimaster - Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - link

    This article need a "The Rock" pic

    Finally, HDD vendors make it back to consumer hearts, with an SSD.
  • Lolimaster - Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - link

    The Mushkin Reactor is still a champ if you don't wanna go for the 850Pro.
  • Lolimaster - Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - link

    I think you only got 3-4 options for SSD's.

    Samsung 850Pro
    Crucial MX300
    Mushkin Reactor

    *Add Hynix SSD's when they sell the 1TB model.
  • Lolimaster - Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - link

    *Samsung 850Pro/EVO

    2016, still no edit button...
  • mapesdhs - Friday, October 14, 2016 - link

    Sad part is we'll be saying the same thing next year.
  • MrGulio - Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - link

    Each time I see a new SSD review it reminds me more and more what a garbage fire the BX200 is.
  • Bulat Ziganshin - Saturday, October 15, 2016 - link

    here in russia samsung 750 and sandisk ultra 2 are good competition too, providing prices comparable to trion 150 devices. but on american amazon they are no better than mx300
  • Bullwinkle J Moose - Saturday, October 15, 2016 - link

    Extra large premium for the Pro???

    I require a minimum of 160GB for my Boot Drives in my test Rigs so I need 250 - 256GB SSD's minimum

    Lets look at the Huge Premium at Newegg for the 250/256GB EVO & Pro

    Oct 15 2016
    850 EVO / 250GB $99.99 OUT OF STOCK
    850 Pro / 256GB $123 IN STOCK

    850 EVO warranty 3 years
    850 Pro warranty 10 years

    850 EVO TLC Nand
    850 Pro MLC Nand (40nm process)

    Firmware problems
    850 EVO ???
    850 Pro None

    Would anyone here spend more than the difference in price between these 2 SSD's just for an extended warranty on an EVO?

    The better buy is the Pro!
    It also has much better compatability with various Operating Systems than PCIe / M.2 SSDs

    I'm using mine for Windows XP / Windows 8.1 / Windows 10 and Linux Mint
    Try running any OS that is not a DRM Spyware Platform on your precious M.2 drive
  • TheinsanegamerN - Monday, October 17, 2016 - link

    linux mint/ubuntu/arch/ece love the 950 pro.
  • SeanJ76 - Thursday, October 20, 2016 - link

    Intel>all other SSD manufactuers

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