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 Toshiba Q300 PRO –
Approaching an overall score of 5,000 is impressive.
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 Q300 PRO is holding its head high amongst the more recently
released products from Samsung and WD.
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 Q300 PRO
An excellent result for the Toshiba Q300 PRO, and only just
beaten by the Samsung 860 PRO.
Copy a Blu-ray Movie from the Toshiba Q300 PRO
Again, an excellent result for the Toshiba Q300 PRO.
Copy a Game to the Toshiba Q300 PRO
Copy a Game from the Toshiba Q300 PRO
And yet again.
Copy a folder of JPEGs to the Samsung 860 PRO
Copy a folder of JPEGs from the Toshiba Q300 PRO
This is also excellent.
Now let’s head to the next page, to look at the results
for the OakGate FOB Tests…..