Toshiba OCZ RC100 480GB NVMe SSD Review

Desktop PC – Real World Benchmarks

PCMark 8 Storage Benchmark 2.0

This is how Futuremark describes the PCmark 8 Storage
Benchmark –

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. You do not need to
have these applications installed on your system to run the Storage benchmark.

The PCMark 8 Storage benchmark test contains the
following workload traces: Adobe Photoshop light, Adobe Photoshop heavy, Adobe
Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe After Effects, Microsoft Word, Microsoft
Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, World of Warcraft and Battlefield 3

You can read a detailed description of each storage test and
how the overall score is calculated in the PCMark 8 Technical Guide by clicking
here.

The results from this benchmark are, I feel, a valuable
insight into how a drive will support real world applications.

I thank Futuremark for providing Myce with a license to use
PCMark 8 Pro.

Here is the result for the Toshiba RC100 –

Here is a comparison of the overall score with the other
client products I have tested –

You can see that in this all important Real World benchmark,
the Toshiba RC100 has achieved an excellent result, which is ahead of all the SATA
drives I have reviewed but also behind most of the other NVMe drives.

File Copy Benchmarks

FastCopy is a useful program for recording how long copying
files to and from a drive takes. FastCopy can be downloaded here.

A Ram Disk (a virtual drive held in RAM) is used as the
source drive when a file is ‘copied to’ the test drive and is then used as the
destination when a file is ‘copied from’ the test drive.  This ensures that the
test drive is on the critical path for the time taken.

Here are the results – 

Copy a Blu-ray Movie to the Toshiba RC100

A good result, which is well ahead of the SATA drives. 

Copy a Blu-ray Movie from the Toshiba RC100

Another good result.

Copy a Game to the Toshiba RC100

Here we see the Toshiba RC100 falling behind some of the
SATA drives, and I suspect this is because it is not optimised for the file
sizes involved in this test. 

Copy a Game from the Toshiba RC100

 

Copy a folder of JPEGs to the Toshiba RC100

 

An excellent result.

Copy a folder of JPEGs from the Toshiba RC100

An excellent result.


Now let’s head to the next page, to look at the results
for the OakGate FOB Tests…..