Adata XPG SX950U 240GB SATA SSD Review

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.

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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 –

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

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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.

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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

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An excellent result. 

Copy a Blu-ray Movie from the SX950U

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Another excellent result.

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Copy a Game to the SX950U

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Excellent.

Copy a Game from the SX950U

 

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And again.

Copy a folder of JPEGs to the SX950U

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Excellent.

Copy a folder of JPEGs from the SX950U

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Excellent.


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

 

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