KIOXIA XG8 Gen 4 2TB SSD Review – The Best in OEM Storage

PCMARK 10 FULL SYSTEM STORAGE BENCHMARK

PCMark 10 Storage Benchmarks produce an overall score as a measure of drive performance. Comparing devices is as simple as comparing scores. The tests also measure and report the bandwidth and average access time performance for the drive. Each test uses traces recorded while performing real-world tasks such as booting Windows 10, starting applications such as Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, working with applications such as Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint, and copying several large files and many small files.

PCMark 10 results placed the KIOXIA XG8 as third best which was great to see.

PCMARK 10 QUICK SYSTEM STORAGE BENCHMARK

The Quick System Drive Benchmark is a subset of the Full test and is more representative of typical daily usage to show what would be expected regarding hybrid SSD performance on a day-to-day basis.

Once again, the XG8 came out as the third best in our testing.

TRUE DATA TESTING

For our True Data Testing, we simply loaded 15GB video, music, photo and OS files onto the KIOXIA XG8 Gen 4 NVMe SSD and copied the data to a new folder on that same disk.

PASSMARK PERFORMANCE TEST

We thought we might add a few extras in our report today, PassMark Performance Test DiskMark component being a nice addition.  This software tests sequential reads and writes, along with IOPS and compares the result with millions of other SSDs worldwide.  We might suggest being in the 99th percentile of all SSDs tested was a nice result.

FINAL FANTASY XIV: ENDWALKER BENCHMARK

The Final Fantasy Benchmark is a new tool in our arsenal and geared specifically to the gamer.  The software is installed directly on the SSD and the SSD tested, providing and end result of FPS and scene transition times.

The KIOXIA XG8 achieved the best game loading time result to date with almost a full second lead!

One comment

  1. Why KIOXIA refuses to sell via retailers is a mystery. I wish they’d reconsider that.
    This SSD is amazing! The next gen will most likely be even faster, but I’d be completely satisfied with this SSD, as I’m not so sure that the next gen speeds will be noticeable in real-world use in comparison to this.
    Thanks for another excellent review, I always enjoy your SSD reviews..
    P.S. the link to the 2013 Ultrabook review on Page 1 is broken.

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