Gigabyte UD Pro 512GB Solid State Drive Review

Final Thoughts
We’ve already seen many companies jump into the SSD market this year and it makes sense. The global NAND shortage is over and there is actually an over-supply right now. This is why solid state drive prices have been going down since the beginning of the year and this should hold true through 2019. So if you are looking to upgrade to an SSD or possibly pick up another one it really is the perfect time.

So is the Gigabyte UD Pro the right drive for you? Well in our testing the drive did live up to its listed specifications of 530 MB/s and 500 MB/s sequential read and write. This is the type of performance you would expect from a mainstream drive like this, but sustained write performance is pretty bad.

Using AIDA64’s linear write test we can really see what a sustained write would look like on this drive. To our surprise the drive did not even get to 5% before write performance started to drop off. Again, mainstream drives really don’t need great sustained write performance, but we expected to see something a little better here.

Gigabyte also does not offer any type of SSD Toolbox software with this drive.

Right now the 512 GB version of the drive is selling for $89.99, which is not bad, but Samsung’s 860 EVO is only $8 more and provides more value. Overall ThinkComputers gives the Gigabyte UD Pro 512GB Solid State Drive a 7 out of 10 score.

Pros:
– Solid sequential read and write performance
– Simple design

Cons:
– Poor sustained write performance
– So SSD toolbox software

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