We like PCMark 8's Storage 2.0 benchmark module for its real-world application measurement approach to testing. PCMark 8
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 feel 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 trace-based PCMark Storage Test proved to be no contest -- the Intel Optane SSD 900P outpaced every other drive across the board, in every sub-test. And offered significantly more bandwidth too.