Western Digital WD Black² Dual Drive Review


[section_title title=”Test Setup”]Test Setup

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K @4.5GHz
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U12S
Motherboard: ASUS Maximus VI Gene
RAM: Patriot Viper3 2400MHz CL10 8GB (2x4GB)
PSU: Antec 620w Neo Eco
OS: Windows 7 Premium 64 bit


All benchmarks are done on a fresh install of Windows 7 Premium 64-bit that is fully up-to-date with Windows Updates to ensure that the performance reflects a real-world scenario and not that of a tweaked benchmarking system. Every benchmark runs for a total of three times and then an average is taken of those results.


AS SSD – 4K read and write speeds & sequential read and write speeds
ATTO Disk Benchmark – Sequential read and write speeds
Crystal Disk Mark 3.0 – Sequential read and write speeds



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