Western Digital SiliconEdge Blue 

Released March, 2010
  • 64 GB
  • 2.5" SATA II
5.4 Out of 10

The SATA II 3Gbps storage interface is backwards-compatible with SATA I and also works on SATA III 6Gbps headers as well.
by Legit Reviews (Mar, 2010)
Western Digital (WD) today announced its first consumer-oriented solid state drive (SSD) with the new WD SiliconEdge 2.5-inch SSD family.
by Legit Reviews (Mar, 2010)

SSDBoss Review Our evaluation of the Western Digital SiliconEdge Blue

read performance

How quickly data is read from the drive

SiliconEdge Blue
5.1
4K Random Read

write performance

How quickly data is written to the drive

SiliconEdge Blue
5.0
4K Random Write

real world benchmarks

How well the drive performs common tasks

SiliconEdge Blue
5.3
AS SSD ISO Copy

Benchmarks

How well the drive performs on common benchmarks

SiliconEdge Blue
6.1
AS SSD Score and Tom's Hardware Storage Bench

5.4

SSDBoss Score

read performance, write performance, real world benchmarks and Benchmarks

SiliconEdge Blue
5.4

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Western Digital SiliconEdge Blue

4K Random Read

SiliconEdge Blue
18.9 MB/s
HyperX Savage SSD
189.07 MB/s
Ultra Plus SSD
140.33 MB/s

4K Random Write

SiliconEdge Blue
0.36 MB/s
Ultra Plus SSD
64.4 MB/s
HyperX Savage SSD
58.47 MB/s

Reviews Word on the street for the Western Digital SiliconEdge Blue


8.0
As for performance, the synthetics look solid enough in terms of sequential read and write performance.

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight

Performance

We're much more interested in the performance, reliability and value proposition of WD's first solid state drive launch than its timing or emotional disposition.
by Tech Radar (Apr, 2010)
Instead of shouting about monster peak performance numbers, WD is emphasising ruggedness, reliability and rigorous data integrity.
by Tech Radar (Aug, 2010)
In recent years the controllers have improved and the firmware has been better optimized for random read and write performance.
by Legit Reviews (Mar, 2010)

Speed

Comparison Chart: The WD SiliconEdge Blue 256GB SSD had the slowest average write time of the group, but the read speeds were not too far off.
by Legit Reviews (Mar, 2010)
Comparison Chart: Compared to other popular SSDs the WD SiliconEdge Blue 256GB SSD had the slowest average read speed at just 218.8GB/s..
by Legit Reviews (Mar, 2010)
Comparison Chart: When comparing the WD SiliconEdge Blue 256GB SSD to the competition, it had both the slowest average read and write speeds of all the SSDs that we have tested on this system.
by Legit Reviews (Mar, 2010)

Quality

Benchmark Results: When it comes to the random access read performance test the WD SiliconEdge Blue 256GB SSD drive did fairly well with solid average access times and what we would call entry level performance in both IOPS and MB/s..
by Legit Reviews (Mar, 2010)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

storage

Capacity 64 GB
Interface SATA II
Interface speed 3 Gbit/s
Controller JMicron
Memory type MLC

form factor

Form factor 2.5"

manufacturer performance

MTBF 1,400,000 hours
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