PCMark 8 Real-World Software Performance
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Looking at the individual tasks, we see there isn't much of a difference between drives on the market currently. There are a couple of reasons for this. First, every product on this chart is limited by the AHCI command set for latency and the SATA 6Gb/s interface for throughput.
This chart conveys the total throughput of the above tests. The complete set takes around an hour to run, and each metric is executed three times to establish an average. The BX100 again appears at the bottom of the stack, but is at least four times faster than a typical hard drive.