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 Toshiba RC100 –
Here is a comparison of the overall score with the other client products I have tested –
You can see that in this all important Real World benchmark, the Toshiba RC100 has achieved an excellent result, which is ahead of all the SATA drives I have reviewed but also behind most of the other NVMe drives.
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 Toshiba RC100
A good result, which is well ahead of the SATA drives.
Copy a Blu-ray Movie from the Toshiba RC100
Another good result.
Copy a Game to the Toshiba RC100
Here we see the Toshiba RC100 falling behind some of the SATA drives, and I suspect this is because it is not optimised for the file sizes involved in this test.
Copy a Game from the Toshiba RC100
Copy a folder of JPEGs to the Toshiba RC100
An excellent result.
Copy a folder of JPEGs from the Toshiba RC100
An excellent result.
Now let’s head to the next page, to look at the results for the OakGate FOB Tests…..