Can't win them all. The VP4100 is about a second slower than the best performing flash-based SSD on our chart. We see this as insignificant when you look at what the VP4100 has delivered to this point.
UL's PCMark 8 storage test accurately represents real-world performance which translates as user experience. Therefore, we consider it the most important benchmark we run. The results of this test are what we use to rank SSDs in terms of overall performance.
Naturally, Intel's exotic Optane 905P displays exactly why it is the world's fastest SSD, but again owning a 1.5TB Optane SSD is way out of reach for most enthusiasts. Optane aside, Patriot's VP4100 easily defeats the remaining 2TB flash-based SSDs. This result further cements our assertion that Phison E16 powered SSDs, like the VP4100, deliver the best flash-based storage performance you can get at this time for your AMD Zen 2 platform.