I recently received a WD SiliconEdge Blue 64GB SSD for a birthday gift and I installed it in my 2009 13” Macbook Pro. Here are my HDD xbench results.
Results 245.22 System Info Xbench Version: 1.3 System Version: 10.6.4 (10F569) Physical RAM: 2048 MB Model: MacBookPro5,5 Drive Type: WDC SSC-D0064SC-2100 Disk Test: 245.22 Sequential: 160.35 Uncached Write 218.34 134.05 MB/sec [4K blocks] Uncached Write 228.29 129.17 MB/sec [256K blocks] Uncached Read 75.66 22.14 MB/sec [4K blocks] Uncached Read 361.28 181.58 MB/sec [256K blocks] Random 520.93 Uncached Write 341.57 36.16 MB/sec [4K blocks] Uncached Write 399.15 127.78 MB/sec [256K blocks] Uncached Read 1244.39 8.82 MB/sec [4K blocks] Uncached Read 693.46 128.68 MB/sec [256K blocks]
In short: Extremely fast. I’ve clocked my boot time at little under 8 seconds from cold to desktop. This is a very impressive little drive and while it might not have the performance an Intel SSD might have, it’s very much so worth the $140 price tag.