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 RDC400 SSD ranked second in the test, following the Samsung 950 Pro:
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:
The overall score for the RD400 SSD was just 5074 points, which is high but again not enough to move the 950 Pro away from the top position: