8. PCMark 8, PCMark 7 storage benchmarks
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 5048 points scored by the Crucial P1 1TB SSD and the average bandwidth of just 439 MB/s were not enough to bring the drive in the pole position of this test. Actually, these figures are a bit higher than the best SATA drives:
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.
Again, the P1's NVMe-based competition scored much higher: