Toshiba OCZ RC100 M.2 NVMe SSD Review (240GB/480GB) – Is This The Start Of A New Trend?

 ATTO DISK BENCHMARK VER. 3.05

ATTO Disk Benchmark is perhaps one of the oldest benchmarks going and is definitely the main staple for manufacturer performance specifications. ATTO uses RAW or compressible data and, for our benchmarks, we use a set length of 256mb and test both the read and write performance of various transfer sizes ranging from 0.5 to 8192kb. Manufacturers prefer this method of testing as it deals with raw (compressible) data rather than random (includes incompressible data) which, although more realistic, results in lower performance results.

240GB

480GB

ATTO shows that the RC100 hit its rated specs with ease. The 240GB model reported reads of up to 1.61GB/s and writes of 1.07GB/s. The 480GB model was able to beat that with matching reads, but faster writes speeds up to 1.15GB/s.

CRYSTAL DISK BENCHMARK VER. 6.0.0 X64

Crystal Disk Benchmark is used to measure read and write performance through a sampling of random data which is, for the most part, incompressible. Performance is virtually identical, regardless of data sample so we have included only that using random data samples.

240GB

480GB

Just like we saw in ATTO, the RC100 performs like a champ. It easily reaches 1.6Gb/s read and 1.1Gb/s write speeds. 4K QD 1 performance is now revealed. Overall, we are seeing big performance hits from the Spectre and Meltdown patches, but results of 48MB/s read and 115-120MB/s write are still very respectable overall.

AS SSD BENCHMARK VER 1.9

The toughest benchmark available for solid state drives is AS SSD as it relies solely on incompressible data samples when testing performance. For the most part, AS SSD tests can be considered the ‘worst case scenario’ in obtaining data transfer speeds and many enthusiasts like AS SSD for their needs. Transfer speeds are displayed on the left with IOPS results on the right.

240GB

480GB

In AS SSD, the Toshiba RC100 averaged a score of 1975 points at the 240GB capacity and 2435 points at the 480GB capacity. As per usual, AS SSD shows slightly lower performance than ATTO and CDM. The RC100 delivers around 1.4GB/s read and 900MB/s write here. 4K performance is similar to CDM’s results and the copy benchmark results are very fast. ISO copy speeds reach over 1GB/s and Game copy speeds surpass SATA speeds with ease.

ANVIL STORAGE UTILITIES PROFESSIONAL

Anvil’s Storage Utilities (ASU) is the most complete test bed available for the solid state drive today. The benchmark displays test results for, not only throughput but also, IOPS and Disk Access Times. Not only does it have a preset SSD benchmark, but also, it has included such things as endurance testing and threaded I/O read, write and mixed tests, all of which are very simple to understand and use in our benchmark testing.

240GB

480GB

Anvil Storage Utilities once again confirms all the performance numbers we have been seeing. Overall, the new Toshiba RC100 achieved an overall score of 8,022.87 points at the 240GB capacity and 8,249.03 points at the 480GB capacity.

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