Testing – Anvil, PCMark 8, 3DMark & AIDA64
The next test is Anvil Storage Utilities, which is a really great piece of software. The SSD benchmark gives you scores for both read and write as well as a combined score.
Next up is PCMark 10, we will be running the Full System Drive Benchmark.
A new test we’ve added to our benchmarking suite is the 3DMark Storage Benchmark. This is probably the most comprehensive gaming storage benchmark that we’ve ever seen. It does a handful of different actions like loading games, recording games, etc.
We have added back AIDA64’s Disk Benchmark to our testing. The linear test will actually scan from the first physical sector to the last on the test drive. This gives a good representation of sustained read / write operations. We will be running both the Linear Read and Linear Write tests using a 8MB block size.