8. PCMark 8 Storage 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:
The Crucial BX300 is a competitor to the 850 EVO in this capacity class, being decent on all fronts.
Drilling down farther, PCMark 8 also has a number of traces that mimic workloads from popular applications. More limited by the SATA interface than intrinsically by the speed of the NAND, the Crucial BX300 rounds out a solid set of results.