Angelbird SSD wrk SSD Review (512GB) – Workmanship, Speed and Value


Anvil Storage Utilities (ASU) are the most complete test bed available for the solid state drive today.  The benchmark displays test results for, not only throughput but also, IOPS and Disk Access Times.  Not only does it have a preset SSD benchmark, but also, it has included such things as endurance testing and threaded I/O read, write and mixed tests, all of which are very simple to understand and use in our benchmark testing.

Angelbird SSD2Go 521GB SSD ASU

ASU provides a great confirmation of the performance we have seen thusfar.  In fact, we have really never seen such similar high sequential performance consistency when comparing ATTO, AS SSD, Crystal DiskMark and ASU.


The SSD Review uses benchmark software called PCMark Vantage x64 HDD Suite to create testing scenarios that might be used in the typical user experience. There are eight tests in all and the tests performed record the speed of data movement in MB/s to which they are then given a numerical score after all of the tests are complete. The simulations are as follows:

  • Windows Defender In Use
  • Streaming Data from storage in games such as Alan Wake which allows for massive worlds and riveting non-stop action
  • Importing digital photos into Windows Photo Gallery
  • Starting the Vista Operating System
  • Home Video editing with Movie Maker which can be very time consuming
  • Media Center which can handle video recording, time shifting and streaming from Windows media center to an extender such as XBox
  • Cataloging a music library
  • Starting applications


The Angelbird wrk 512GB SSD returned a decent Total Score on PCMark Vantage of 76251 points with a high transfer speed of 424MB/s while performing a system startup.  This is reflective of those low 4K read and write transfer speeds we initially saw in  the ATTO Disk Benchmark.

Angelbird SSD2Go 521GB SSD PCMark Vantage

This chart depicts the Angelbird SSD wrk as it stands in comparison to our top 9 other SSDs to date.  It sits in a very healthy sixth spot in the top ten Total Scores we have received yet, remembering that this chart is based solely on PCMark Vantage Total Score results and no other benchmarks.

Angelbird SSD2Go 521GB SSD PCMark Vantage Chart


  1. Considering you can get 256GB 850pro for a bit more, you would have to be MAD to buy this for 10$ less.
    And with samsung you get 10 YEAR warranty, much better endruance, much better controller and overall everything manufactured by samsung. Yeah, they need to really cut that price or this is not gonna sell well. I would figure 50-10$ more than competing SM based drives should be plenty, since it has a nicer case.

    But still, fancy looks just don’t cut it. Afterall, this is gonna sit tucked away in a case, so it doesnt really matter anyway.

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