Technology content trusted in North America and globally since 1999
8,125 Reviews & Articles | 61,270 News Posts

Toshiba OCZ RC100 240GB & 480GB M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD Review

By: Jon Coulter | m.2 SSDs in Storage | Posted: Jun 12, 2018 1:00 pm
TweakTown Rating: 96%Manufacturer: Toshiba

CrystalDiskMark

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 3.0 Technical Preview

 

CrystalDiskMark is disk benchmark software that allows us to benchmark 4K and 4K queue depths with accuracy. Note: Crystal Disk Mark 3.0 Technical Preview was used for these tests since it offers the ability to measure native command queuing at QD4. When evaluating CDM results, we focus on 4K random performance at QD1 and QD4.

 

toshiba-ocz-rc100-240gb-480gb-2-nvme-pcie-ssd-review_29

 

toshiba-ocz-rc100-240gb-480gb-2-nvme-pcie-ssd-review_30

 

toshiba-ocz-rc100-240gb-480gb-2-nvme-pcie-ssd-review_31

 

Focusing in on QD1 and QD4 we find the RC100 smashing the competing drives in our test pool with the exception of Plextor's 4-lane M8Se. Keep in mind that the RC100 is the only SSD in our test pool that is running patched. The results of this test bode well for the RC100's moderate workload performance.

 

toshiba-ocz-rc100-240gb-480gb-2-nvme-pcie-ssd-review_32

 

Random write performance is getting crushed by the patches. Patching is causing the RC100 to fall to the bottom of our test pool. We will again point out that random write performance is far less important than random read. In fact, random write performance is 4x less important in an 80/20 (80% read/20% write) consumer setting.

 

 

 

AS SSD

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 1.8.5611.39791

 

AS SSD determines the performance of SSDs. The tool contains four synthetic as well as three practice tests. The synthetic tests are to determine the sequential and random read and write performance of the SSD. We evaluate AS SSD performance in terms of overall score. We are looking for a minimum score of 2,000 when evaluating NVMe SSDs

 

toshiba-ocz-rc100-240gb-480gb-2-nvme-pcie-ssd-review_33

 

toshiba-ocz-rc100-240gb-480gb-2-nvme-pcie-ssd-review_34

 

toshiba-ocz-rc100-240gb-480gb-2-nvme-pcie-ssd-review_35

 

The RC100 serves up decent scores considering it is running patched. Now, when we dig a bit deeper and look at the all-important read score, we find the 480GB RC100 delivering the best-read score of the bunch. This is what matters and why we are giving the overall win to the 480GB RC100.

    PRICING: You can find the product discussed for sale below. The prices listed are valid at the time of writing, but can change at any time. Click the link below to see real-time pricing for the best deal:

     

    United States: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon`s website.

    United Kingdom: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon UK`s website.

    Canada: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon Canada`s website.

    We at TweakTown openly invite the companies who provide us with review samples / who are mentioned or discussed to express their opinion of our content. If any company representative wishes to respond, we will publish the response here.

Related Tags

Got an opinion on this content? Post a comment below!
loading