TEST: Western Digital WD_BLACK D30 Game Drive SSD 1TB WD_BLACK D30 Game Drive SSD

Here you can find a detailed performance and benchmark test.
The the external SSD WD_BLACK D30 Game Drive SSD with 1TB (WDBATL0010BBK-WESN) from Western Digital was tested.


Technical data
Manufacturer Western Digital
Type WDBATL0010BBK-WESN
Storage capacity 1024 GB (932 GiB)
Read speed 900 MB/s
Write speed 900 MB/s
Interface USB 3.2 Gen 2x1 (10 Gbit/s)
DRAM Cache no
Price 111 USD (= 0,11 $ / GB)
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Score
874
Price/GB
0,11 $
Compared to the top performer*
Read speed
44 %
Write speed
47 %

*) Test result evaluated according to AS SSD Score within the same size.

AS SSD Benchmark 2.0

Standard performance test

The standard test was performed with a 5 GB file. Here, a total score of 874 points was achieved.

AS SSD TEST: Western Digital WD_BLACK D30 Game Drive SSD 1TB

AS SSD Read: Write:
Seq
in megabytes per second
848,58 MB/s
794,83 MB/s
4K
in megabytes per second
23,75 MB/s
65,73 MB/s
4K-64Thrd
in megabytes per second
258,93 MB/s
168,19 MB/s
Access time
in milliseconds
0,056 ms
0,257 ms
Score
368
313
Total score
874

Copy Performance Test

A common everyday situation is simulated here. Three test folders are created:

  • ISO (folder with two large files)
  • Program (folder with many small files)
  • Game (folder with small and large files)

The three folders are copied using Windows Copy command (the cache remains enabled). The practical test of 11.12.2022 shows the performance for simultaneous write and read operations. The lower the duration, the better.

AS SSD TEST: Western Digital WD_BLACK D30 Game Drive SSD 1TB
AS SSD Kopier-Benchmark Transferrate: Dauer:
ISO
two large files
316,00 MB/s
7,27 s
Program
many small files
112,28 MB/s
62,69 s
Game
small and large files
243,90 MB/s
28,32 s

Compression Performance Test

Here, the write as well as read speed (according to the manufacturer 900 MB/s and 900 MB/s) is measured depending on the compressibility of the data.

AS SSD TEST: Western Digital WD_BLACK D30 Game Drive SSD 1TB

CrystalDiskMark 7.0 Benchmark


Similar to AS SSD, two sequential and two random performance tests are performed.

CrystalDiskMark Benchmark TEST: Western Digital WD_BLACK D30 Game Drive SSD 1TB
CDM Read [MB/s] Write [MB/s]
SEQ1M
Q8T1
934,59
840,57
SEQ1M
Q1T1
595,52
759,91
RND4K
Q32T16
450,87
384,37
RND4K
Q1T1
34,38
71,24

Input/Output operations per second

CDM Read [IPOS] Write [IPOS]
SEQ1M
Q8T1
891,30
801,60
SEQ1M
Q1T1
567,90
724,70
RND4K
Q32T16
110.076,00
93.840,60
RND4K
Q1T1
8.394,50
17.393,10

Average latency

CDM Read [µs] Write [µs]
SEQ1M
Q8T1
8.960,53
9.951,79
SEQ1M
Q1T1
1.759,78
1.379,09
RND4K
Q32T16
4.642,53
5.448,77
RND4K
Q1T1
118,99
57,38

ATTO Disk Benchmark 4

Here a 256 MB file is written several times to the Western Digital external SSD. The I/O block size varies (from 512 bytes to 64 megabytes). The larger the blocks, the faster they can usually be written and read.

ATTO Disk Benchmark TEST: Western Digital WD_BLACK D30 Game Drive SSD 1TB

HD Tune Pro 5.75 Benchmark

HD Tune writes a 5 GB file to the Western Digital external SSD. The transfer data of the read speed is displayed graphically. The minimum, maximum and average values are also determined. The determined access time and burst rate are also displayed.

HD Tune TEST: Western Digital WD_BLACK D30 Game Drive SSD 1TB

HD Tune Endurance test

A long-term test was performed here to fully utilize the memory. You can see when a cache is full and the write performance decreases.

HD Tune Dauertest TEST: Western Digital WD_BLACK D30 Game Drive SSD 1TB

SSD-Z 16 Benchmark

Similar to HD Tune, a 500 MB file is written to the Western Digital external SSD here. is written. The transfer data is displayed. The more constant the line, the better.

SSD-Z TEST: Western Digital WD_BLACK D30 Game Drive SSD 1TB

Information about the test system can be found at the bottom of the home page.