8. PCMark 7, PCMark 8
PCMark 7's Secondary Storage benchmark module offers a real-world application measurement approach to testing. The benchmark offers a trace-based measurement of system response times under various scripted workloads of traditional client / desktop system operation. From simple application start-up performance, to data streaming from a drive in a game engine, and video editing, these tests illustrate the performance profile of SSDs in a consumer PC usage model.
Below you see the secondary storage scores of some of the SSDs we have tested so far. The OCZ Trion 480GB SSD is not the faster performer, and trailed overall in the PCMark storage benchmark. The drive trailed mostly in the 'Starting Applications' portion of the benchmark:
We continue with the PCMark 8 Storage benchmark, which uses traces recorded from Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office and a selection of popular games. Unlike synthetic storage tests, the PCMark 8 Storage benchmark highlights real-world performance differences between storage devices.
We ran the storage benchmark test suite on the OCZ Trion 100 480GB SSD:
The overall score for the OCZ Trion 150 480GB SSD was just 4919 points, which is a pretty lower than the scores of other SSDs. If you look in the second chart below, you'll see than the Trion 150 SSD lagged behind the rest mainly in the Adobe tests.