WD SSD Dashboard
This drive supports WD’s SSD Dashboard software. This newer version of the software has a unique feature which is a toggle for “Gaming Mode”. What this does is disables power states 3 and 4. So you won’t have to worry about your SSD needing to “wake up” before processing data. Also on the main screen of the dashboard you have a listing of the firmware version you are running, a capacity graph, volumes, life remaining, temperature, and interface speed.
Moving on to the performance tab there is a live performance monitor that shows you not only transfer speed (MB/s), but also IOPS.
Finally under the tools section you can update the firmware, do a secure erase, run diagnostics, and see the drive information.