Desktop PC – Real World Benchmarks
PCMark 8 Storage Benchmark 2.0
This is how Futuremark describes the PCmark 8 Storage
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
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 SX8200 –
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 SX8200 has achieved the best result amongst all of the drives I have
reviewed to date.
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 SX8200
Copy a Blu-ray Movie from the SX8200
Copy a Game to the SX8200
Copy a Game from the SX8200
And yet again.
Copy a folder of JPEGs to the SX8200
Copy a folder of JPEGs from the SX8200
Now let’s head to the next page, to look at the results
for the OakGate FOB Tests…..