Toshiba OCZ TL100 240GB 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.

From: Developer's Page

One of the most challenging parts in our battery of SSD benchmarks is the PCMark 8 Storage Consistency Test. 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 an SSD's true capabilities. Overall, the Toshiba OCZ TL100 240GB's numbers were subpar to say the least. PCMark 8's Storage Consistency Test provides a clear distinction between product classes, but even when comparing the TL100 240GB with the Trion 100, Trion 150, and UV400, the end story was generally lower. In the degradation phases, the TL100 was across the board slower than all three of the mentioned drives in practically all the tests. The same pattern continued into the steady and recovery phases. These tests were ran three times as you can see above, with relatively similar patterns to rule out the one off chance the test went awry. Needless to say, I am quite dissatisfied by the Toshiba OCZ TL100 240GB's performance in this benchmark.

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 3.0
6. Benchmark: HD Tach
7. Benchmark: HD Tune Pro 4.60
8. Benchmark: PassMark PerformanceTest 8.0
9. Benchmark: PCMark Vantage
10. Benchmark: PCMark 8
11. Conclusion