Adata XPG SX950U 240GB SATA SSD Review

Posted 07 November 2018 17:52 CET by Jeremy Reynolds

Desktop PC – Real World Benchmarks

PCMark 8 Storage Benchmark 2.0

This is how Futuremark describes the PCmark 8 Storage Benchmark –

PCMark 8 Storage benchmark is ideal for testing the performance of SSDs, HDDs and hybrid drives. 

Using traces recorded from Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office and a selection of popular games, PCMark 8 Storage highlights real-world performance differences between storage devices. You do not need to have these applications installed on your system to run the Storage benchmark.

The PCMark 8 Storage benchmark test contains the following workload traces: Adobe Photoshop light, Adobe Photoshop heavy, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe After Effects, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, World of Warcraft and Battlefield 3

You can read a detailed description of each storage test and how the overall score is calculated in the PCMark 8 Technical Guide by clicking here.

The results from this benchmark are, I feel, a valuable insight into how a drive will support real world applications.

I thank Futuremark for providing Myce with a license to use PCMark 8 Pro.

Here is the result for the SX950U –

Here is a comparison of the overall score with the other client products I have tested –

A good result.

File Copy Benchmarks

FastCopy is a useful program for recording how long copying files to and from a drive takes. FastCopy can be downloaded here.

A Ram Disk (a virtual drive held in RAM) is used as the source drive when a file is ‘copied to’ the test drive and is then used as the destination when a file is ‘copied from’ the test drive.  This ensures that the test drive is on the critical path for the time taken.

Here are the results – 

Copy a Blu-ray Movie to the SX950U

An excellent result. 

Copy a Blu-ray Movie from the SX950U

Another excellent result.

Copy a Game to the SX950U


Copy a Game from the SX950U


And again.

Copy a folder of JPEGs to the SX950U



Copy a folder of JPEGs from the SX950U


Now let’s head to the next page, to look at the results for the OakGate FOB Tests…..