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 Toshiba XG6 kicked some butt in the trace-based PCMark Storage benchmark. Across the board, whether looking at load times, available bandwidth, or the overall score, the XG6 led the pack here. Toshiba tunes the XG6 specifically for the kind of client workloads in the PCMark, as well as mainstream consumer client workloads in general, and it shows here.