Toshiba OCZ RC100 480GB NVMe 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 Toshiba RC100 –

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Toshiba OCZ  RC100 480GB NVMe SSD Review

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

Toshiba OCZ  RC100 480GB NVMe SSD Review

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.

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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 Toshiba RC100

Toshiba OCZ  RC100 480GB NVMe SSD Review

Toshiba OCZ  RC100 480GB NVMe SSD Review

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A good result, which is well ahead of the SATA drives. 

Copy a Blu-ray Movie from the Toshiba RC100

Toshiba OCZ  RC100 480GB NVMe SSD Review

Toshiba OCZ  RC100 480GB NVMe SSD Review

Another good result.

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Copy a Game to the Toshiba RC100

Toshiba OCZ  RC100 480GB NVMe SSD Review

Toshiba OCZ  RC100 480GB NVMe SSD Review

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

 

Toshiba OCZ  RC100 480GB NVMe SSD Review

Toshiba OCZ  RC100 480GB NVMe SSD Review

Copy a folder of JPEGs to the Toshiba RC100

Toshiba OCZ  RC100 480GB NVMe SSD Review

 

Toshiba OCZ  RC100 480GB NVMe SSD Review

An excellent result.

Copy a folder of JPEGs from the Toshiba RC100

Toshiba OCZ  RC100 480GB NVMe SSD Review

Toshiba OCZ  RC100 480GB NVMe SSD Review

An excellent result.


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

 

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