Intel SSD DC P3608 PCIe NVMe Solid State Drive Review

PCMark Secondary Storage Tests

We really like PCMark 7's Secondary Storage benchmark module for its pseudo real-world application measurement approach to testing. PCMark 7 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 editing with Windows Movie Maker, we feel more 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.

Futuremark's PCMark 7 Secondary Storage



Unfortunately, PCMark's storage benchmark would fail with software RAID 0 configured on the Intel SSD DC P3608, so for this test, we ran it using only one of the drive's storage volumes. Obviously the Intel SSD DC P3608 cannot achieve peak performance with half of its resources not in use, but if you're wondering how each volume would compare to an individual SSD like the DC P3700, here you go.  The consumer-class 750 series drives led here, which isn't surprising since its tuned for the kind of workloads provided in PCMark. The P3608 finished just behind it though.

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