PCMark 10 v2-1-2153
As we were working on this review, UL Benchmarks released its latest version of PCMark 10 that includes several new storage tests. We will use two of these benchmarks.
PCMark 10 Full System Drive Benchmark
The Full System Drive Benchmark uses a wide-ranging set of real-world traces from popular applications and common tasks to test the performance of the fastest modern drives fully.
Again we see that in the Full System Benchmark the Intel Optane 900P achieves the best results due to its fast access times. Raw sequential throughput is not everything.
PCMark 10 Data Drive Benchmark
The Data Drive Benchmark is designed to test drives used for storing files rather than applications. You can also use this test with NAS drives, USB sticks, memory cards, and other external storage devices.
Using the Sabrent Rocket NVMe 4.0 as a Data Drive gives better results. That makes sense in use cases where it is more focused on storing and retrieving more sequential data.
SPECworkstation 3.0.2 Storage Benchmark
SPECworstation benchmark is an excellent benchmark to test systems using workstation type workloads. In this test, we only ran the Storage component, which is 15 separate tests.
In all segments of the SPECworkstation benchmark except for Life Sciences, the Sabrent Rocket NVMe 4.0 exceeds all Gen3 SSDs and shows a big performance boost and just slightly ahead of the Corsair Force MP600.
Lastly, let us look at drive temperatures and finish up with our conclusion.