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 literally blew us away as the WD_Black SN770 DRAM-less SSD surpassed every other SSD we have tested but for the Optane 5800x and newest Plextor M10P.
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 WD_Black SN770 walked through PCMark 10 Quick System Drive Testing bettering all but the Optane and Plextor.
TRUE DATA TESTING
For our True Data Testing, we simply loaded 15GB video, music, photo and OS files onto the WD_Black SN770 Gen 4 NVMe SSD and copied the data to a new folder on that same disk.
Typically we might place our DRAM-less SSD True Data Testing with similar DRAM-less SSDs, however the WD_Black SN770 is just a bit different, bringing in quicker data transfers than some of the best SSDs out there. Our DRAM-less comparison is below:
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.
We had hoped for better game start times for the WD_Black SN770 but its predecessor seems to have bettered in that respect.