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Western Digital Black NVMe – WD’s Acquisition of Sandisk Made This Possible

Test Rig & Setup

For the test platform, we went with the Intel 8700K on the Asus Maximus X Formula with Corsair Vengeance running at 3200MHz CL 15. We are running a Thermaltake Triple Radiator cooling solution on the CPU to make sure we don’t get any throttling on the CPU. The operating system is Windows 10 Pro X64 with updates disabled. We make three runs at each test then average those three runs and report the results here. If we hit a run that we consider being far away from the norm we dismiss that result and run a 4th test. The 8700K has been delidded and liquid metal applied to be sure we get as low of temps as possible to ensure we do not have any thermal throttling issues.

NOTE: We fully update our test platforms for the most current patches same way most users would. So the detriment in storage performance is known and expected from some of the Spectre/Meltdown firmware and OS updates.

Test Rig
Case TypeDimastech Easy XL
CPUIntel Core i7 8700K (Amazon)
MotherboardASUS Maximus X Formula (Amazon)
RAM32GB (4x8GB) Corsair Vengeance LED 3200MHz C15 (Amazon)
CPU CoolerThermaltake Floe Riing 360 (Amazon)
Hard DrivesCorsair Force MP500 480GB NVMe (Amazon)

Sandisk Extreme Pro 1TB NVMe

Western Digital Black 1TB NVMe (Amazon)

OpticalLG BD-RW BH16NS40
GPUNvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Founders Edition
MonitorASUS PG27AQ 4K 60Hz GSYNC (Amazon)
Case Fans1 x 140mm Mosfet / CPU / RAM cooling fan
1 x 140mm PCI-E Cooling Fan
Docking StationsNone
Testing PSUThermaltake XT 1475W Gold (Amazon)
LegacyNone
MouseLogitech G502 (Amazon)
KeyboardLogitech Pro eSPORTS Keyboard (Amazon)

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