SanDisk Professional PRO-BLADE Transport and 2/4GB PRO-BLADE SSD Mag Review – Perfection Realized


CFExpress Card testing at TSSDR differs slightly, depending on whether we are looking at consumer or enterprise storage media. For our SanDisk PRO-BLADE testing today, our goal is to test in a system that has been optimized with our SSD Optimization Guide.

For this Test Bench, the CPU C-States, Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology (EIST) and Intel Speedshift (P-States) have not been disabled. As you will see below, the system is also bumped to 5.1GHz with memory at full speed in its XMP 2 profile.


The components of this Test Bench are detailed below. All hardware is linked for purchase and product sales may be reached by a simple click on the individual item.


PC CHASSIS: Corsair 5000X RGB White Tempered Glass Chassis
MOTHERBOARD: ASRock Z690 Phantom Gaming PG Velocita Gen 5
CPU: Intel 12th Gen Core i9-12900K
CPU COOLER: Corsair Hydro Series H150i Capellix White
POWER SUPPLY: Corsair RM850x 80Plus White
GRAPHICS: ZOTAC GeForce RTX 3080 Trinity White
MEMORY: Corsair Dominator Platinum RGB DDR5-5200 64GB
STORAGE: Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus Gen 4 4TB NVMe SSD
KEYBOARD: Corsair K70 RGB Mk. 2 SE White Gaming
MOUSE: Corsair M65 RGB Elite FPS Gaming
MONITOR: Samsung 34″ 1440p WQHD Ultrawide Gaming


The software in use for today’s analysis is typical of many of our reviews and consists of Crystal Disk Info, ATTO Disk Benchmark, Crystal Disk Mark, Anvil’s Storage Utilities, AJA and TxBench.  Our selection of software allows each to build on the last and to provide validation to results already obtained.


Crystal Disk Info is a great tool for displaying the characteristics and health of storage devices. It displays everything from temperatures, the number of hours the device has been powered, and even to the extent of informing you of the firmware of the device.

blankThis Crystal DiskInfo result validates that the SSD in use is the WD_Black SN750 and that NVMExpress is in use with TRIM as being active.


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    I have a feeling that in the future you will dissect a 1TB Mag and insert an 8TB SSD to see if it works, and I’ll be interested in finding out whether it does or not.
    However I see no reason why it wouldn’t. If it does, then the option of purchasing bare Mags would be very nice!

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    The PRO-BLADE SSD Mags are constructed of an anodized grey aluminum two-piece shell which is secured by three Torx screws.

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    Jim Richards Richards

    What brought me to this site is that I just purchased the transport and a couple of mags only to find that the USB a ports on my 3-year-old computer won’t handle the data transfer. Foo!!! do you have a recommendation for a card reader with USB c 3.2 ports that would work for me? Thanks.

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      No. Sorry and understand your frustration completely. Just building our new Hero maximus Z790 Bench in order to take full advantage of these. Stay tuned!

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