Micron 9100 MAX NVMe PCIe Enterprise SSD Review

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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 PCMark 7 Secondary Storage



The Micron 9100 MAX isn't designed for the consumer-class workloads of PCMark, but we know many of you reading this will be interested in these results. As you can see, though the 9100 MAX doesn't lead the pack, its performance is competitive with other NVMe PCIe-based solid state drives. In fact, it's really only the Starting Applications sub-test that pulls the 9100 MAX's overall score down versus Intel's drives.

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