PCMark 7 Storage Benchmarks
Although the synthetic transfer speed tests show the Intel SSD 710 series drive in a negative light versus other modern SSDs, the trace-based PCMark Vantage tests tell a different story. Yes, the Intel SSD 710 series drives, whether running in singly or in RAID 0, trailed the pack, but the delta in PCMark 7's overall storage score is nowhere near as large as the deltas in the transfer tests.
An SSD's overall performance is determined by latecies, consistency, and transfer speeds. And in two of those three categories, the Intel SSD 710 series drive is competitive.