PCMark 8 Real-World Software Performance
The synthetic tests allow us to pick apart a drive's performance to see where it may perform well and where it may falter. Keeping that in mind, we can look at real-world software performance and elaborate on how the synthetic performance carries over to applications.
The Transcend SSD370 didn't knock us off our feet in any of the previous tests, but because this is a budget product, we didn't have very high expectations. The real-world software tests using examples most of us use daily puts the SSD370 into perspective. Found at the bottom of nearly every test result, the SSD370 drives are no match for Samsung's 850 EVO 500GB or Crucial's MX200 500GB, each of which costs about the same as our Transcend examples.