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 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
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…..