PCMark 10 Storage Test is the most advanced and most accurate real-world consumer storage test ever made. There are four different tests you can choose from; we run two of them. The Full System Drive Benchmark and the Quick System Drive Benchmark. The Full System Drive Benchmark writes 204GB of data over the duration of the test. The Quick System Drive Benchmark writes 23GB of data over the duration of the test. These tests directly correlate with user experience. Of the two tests, we feel that the Quick System Drive Test most accurately replicates a typical user experience.
PCMark 10 Full System Drive Benchmark
The Rocket Q series isn't designed for really heavy workloads (204GB data written) like this one. Fortunately, most consumer workloads are much more like what the next test simulates. Here the 4TB model has a slight advantage for two reasons, single die density and slightly better write performance.
PCMark 10 Quick System Drive Benchmark
Okay, here we go. This is where the 8TB model proves beyond any doubt that it is not only the fastest of the Q series, but that it is also one of the fastest SSDs available today. We believe that user experience while running moderate type consumer workloads is the true measure of an SSD, and the Rocket Q is one of the best there is at delivering just that.