Page 10 - Benchmark: PCMark 8
About PCMark 8
PCMark 8 is the latest version in our series of popular PC benchmarking tools. It is designed to test the performance of all types of PC, from tablets to desktops. With five separate benchmark tests plus battery life testing, PCMark 8 helps you find the devices that offer the perfect combination of efficiency and performance. PCMark 8 is the complete PC benchmark for home and business.
From: Developer's Page
PCMark 8 Storage Consistency Test is one of our favorite benchmarks. Nowadays, many drives are well optimized for high benchmark scores when they are empty, but what separates the professional players from the amateurs is how it stands up to a truly punishing workload. PCMark 8's Storage Consistency Test is designed exactly for this purpose. Going through five phases -- precondition, degradation, steady state, recovery, and clean up -- to extend beyond real world application simulations, this benchmark takes just over two days to complete, but the results are revealing of a SSD's true capabilities. Overall, the Crucial BX500 960GB's results were significantly better than the BX500 480GB. In the first chart against the BX500 480GB, the BX500 960GB was, on average, a whopping 240%, 159%, and 48% faster in its degradation, steady, and recovery phases, respectively. In the second chart, where it was compared against the BX300 240GB, the BX500 960GB was, on average, 44%, 60%, and 15% slower in its degradation, steady, and recovery phases, respectively. In the third chart, where it was compared against the MX500 500GB, the BX500 960GB was, on average, 30%, 53%, and 18% slower in its degradation, steady, and recovery phases, respectively. It was good the Crucial BX500 960GB is significantly better for heavy workloads compared to its lower capacity brethren, but still quite poor nonetheless. I understand this is an ultra-budget product made for replacing your hard drive, but it still did not do very well against other ultra-budget drives. The BX500 was simply not made for heavy workloads.
1. Introduction, Packaging, Specifications
2. A Closer Look, Test System
3. Benchmark: AIDA64 Disk Benchmark
4. Benchmark: ATTO Disk Benchmark
5. Benchmark: Crystal Disk Mark 3.0
6. Benchmark: HD Tach 22.214.171.124
7. Benchmark: HD Tune Pro 5.70
8. Benchmark: PassMark PerformanceTest 9.0
9. Benchmark: PCMark Vantage
10. Benchmark: PCMark 8