We like PCMark's Storage 2.0 benchmark module for its real-world application measurement approach to testing. PCMark
offers a trace-based measurement of system response times under various scripted workloads of traditional client / desktop system operation. From simple application start-up performance, to data streaming from a drive in a game engine, and video and photo editing with Adobe
applications, we are comfortable that these tests reasonably illustrate the performance profile of SSDs in an end-user / consumer PC usage model, more so than a purely synthetic transfer test.
The ADATA XPG SX8200's overall bandwidth according to PCMark was competitive, but ultimately trailed most of the drives we tested. In terms of overall performance, however, the ADATA XPG SX8200 lands in the second place position, due to its good latency and strong low-queue depth random 4K transfer performance.