Benchmarks - PCMark 8 Hard Disk Tests
Version and / or Patch Used: 1.0.0
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Note: PCMark 8 Storage benchmark is ideal for testing the performance of SSDs, HDDs and hybrid drives. Using traces recorded from Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office and a selection of popular games, PCMark 8 Storage highlights real-world performance differences between storage devices.
PCMark 8 changed the benchmark game. The tests are reported in tenths of seconds and it really goes to show just how close the drive's performance is these days, at least in the top tier.
PCMark 8 Storage Bandwidth
Here we see the average speed in megabytes per second. The differences can be fairly large, even though we are literally chasing hundredths of a second in each task.