Toshiba XG6 NVMe SSD Review (1TB) – BiCS Flash Shows Off


The SSD Review uses benchmark software called PCMark Vantage x64 HDD Suite to create testing scenarios that might be used in the typical user experience. There are eight tests in all and the tests performed to record the speed of data movement in MB/s to which they are then given a numerical score after all of the tests are complete. The simulations are as follows:

  • Windows Defender In Use
  • Streaming Data from storage in games such as Alan Wake which allows for massive worlds and riveting non-stop action
  • Importing digital photos into Windows Photo Gallery
  • Starting the Vista Operating System
  • Home Video editing with Movie Maker which can be very time consuming
  • Media Center which can handle video recording, time shifting and streaming from Windows media center to an extender such as XBox
  • Cataloging a music library
  • Starting applications


Our PCMark 8 results aren’t typically what we might see of an SSD of this caliber.  These are much lower than expected and we believe the result of a compatibility issue between the SSD and software.  Our policy is such that we still like to include all rtesults, all of which paint the complete picture when complete. 


The SSD Review uses PCMark 8’s Storage test suite to create testing scenarios that might be used in the typical user experience. With 10 traces recorded from Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office and a selection of popular games, it covers some of the most popular light to heavy workloads. Unlike synthetic storage tests, the PCMark 8 Storage benchmark highlights real-world performance differences between storage devices. After an initial break-in cycle and three rounds of the testing, we are given a file score and bandwidth amount. The higher the score/bandwidth, the better the drive performs.


Our Storage 2.0 result of 5087 marks and 622MB/s is very good and shows well as a top tier result in the chart below.  Worthy of mention, however, is that the Toshiba XG5 placed just slightly above it.



TxBench is one of our newly discovered benchmarks that we works much the same as Crystal Diskmark, but with several other features.  Advanced load benchmarking can be configured, as well as full drive information and data erasing via secure erase, enhanced secure erase, TRIM and overwriting.  Simply click on the title for a free copy.


Once again, results are consistent with other tests and very high.  This software allows quite a bit of user test configurations as we can see with the last set.  As well, this result below displays the Toshiba XG6 drive details:


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