Patriot P200 512GB Review (Page 10 of 11)

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.

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PCMark 8 Storage Consistency Test is one of our favorite benchmarks, but also one of the more taxing ones too. 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 around two days to complete, but the results are revealing of a SSD's true capabilities.

As we have seen from previous results, the Patriot P200 512GB have been in the middle for synthetic tests, and nearer to the bottom in real-life testing. With a DRAMless operation, we can see what happens to the drive performance once it starts filling up. As you can see, I have pulled comparisons with the Crucial BX500 480GB and the Gigabyte UD PRO 256GB. The Crucial P1 500GB comparisons were also thrown in to see how a budget NVMe drive would compare. If there is one positive point you can say, it is that the Patriot P200 was pretty consistent in each of the runs, as it kept similar speeds for each run of a certain benchmark phase. When compared to the BX500 480GB, the results looked close at first, but the Patriot P200 512GB actually provided better numbers in each of the states, with increases of 9.5%, 22.5%, and 11.9% across the board. It is clear the Patriot P200 512GB flexed a bit against another DRAMless drive. However, the Gigabyte UD PRO 256GB ran right over the P200 with notable gaps in all of the phases. Finally, while the QLC NAND Crucial P1 500GB performed poorly, it still performed better than the Patriot P200 512GB, with the exception of the recovery phase. Once again, the PCMark 8 Storage Consistency test revealed the true budget nature of the Patriot P200 drive, though it is not a surprise.

Page Index
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 6.0
6. Benchmark: HD Tach
7. Benchmark: HD Tune Pro 5.70
8. Benchmark: PassMark PerformanceTest 9.0
9. Benchmark: PCMark 7
10. Benchmark: PCMark 8
11. Conclusion