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RAID Report: Native mSATA RAID 0 w/ Samsung 840 EVO 250GB SSD's (TweakTown Exclusive)

By: Jon Coulter | RAID in Storage | Posted: Feb 11, 2014 7:00 pm

PCMark 8 - Storage Bandwidth


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PCMark 8 Futuremark's latest version of their popular series of PC benchmarking tools. Improving on previous releases, PCMark 8 includes battery life measurement tools, and new tests using popular applications from Adobe and Microsoft. Whether you are looking for long battery life, or maximum power, PCMark 8 helps you find the devices that offer the perfect combination of efficiency and performance for your needs.


Use the PCMark 8 Storage benchmark to test the performance of SSDs, HDDs, and hybrid drives with traces recorded from Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office, and a selection of popular games. You can test the system drive, or any other recognized storage device, including local external drives. Unlike synthetic storage tests, the PCMark 8 Storage benchmark highlights real-world performance differences between storage devices.


PCMark 8's Storage Performance Benchmark is an absolute beast of a test. The benchmark beats the hell out of your drive/array for well over an hour, resulting in a very thorough evaluation of a drive/array's real-world performance.


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Once again, this test is operating outside of Turbo Write for a good part of the test. In this scenario, our mSATA array can't fully utilize the advantage afforded by its write acceleration layer, and delivers a third place performance.


A single 250GB EVO finishes in fourth place. Higher capacity EVO's have higher write performance outside of Turbo Write ,which is the reason our larger EVO array does so much better in this test.

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