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 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.
The 4TB 990 Pro once again placed at the top of the Gen 4 SSDs and this time, bumped the 2TB capacity aside.
TRUE DATA TESTING
For our True Data Testing, we simply loaded 15GB video, music, photo and OS files onto the Samsung 4TB 990 Pro SSD and copied the data to a new folder on that same disk.
We ran this several times as a result of what we can see here. Transfer speed for Operating System files has dropped significantly and literally blows even Gen 5 SSDs out of the ballpark. We can confirm that this is an SSD related improvement as other SSDs tested in this report were tested on the same system.
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.
The Samsung 990 Pro continues to place atop all other Gen4 SSDs in our testing regimen.
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.
Where we saw that improvement in the speed the 990 pro moves smaller files is directly related to its reduction in Game Loading times, and its result of 6.1 seconds in this test.