8. PCMark 8, PCMark 7
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 MX500 scored 4985 points and remained overall competitive, although the Samsung 850 EVO had a better performance in the PCMark 8 test:
The older PCMark 7 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.
The MX500 500GB SSD scored 5592, leaving most other SSDs behind: