ADATA Falcon 1TB NVMe SSD Review

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SPECworkstation 3 Benchmark

The SPECworkstation 3 was introduced in 2018 and features 30 workloads containing nearly 140 tests. The developer updated the storage workloads that are based on traces of nearly two-dozen applications. We ran the storage workload (WPCstorge) and are using the results from just three of the tests to show the performance difference between the SSDs that we are testing. Individual scores are generated for each test and a composite score for each category is calculated based on a reference machine, yielding a “bigger is better” result. We are using the actual ‘raw score’ result in three tests that we want to show actual transfer rates rather than a composite score.

The first workload that we will be showing is a trace that uses Microsoft Visual Studio to compile a build of Mozilla Firefox browser. The ADATA Falcon 1TB NVMe SSD finished this workload with a read speed of 583.7 MB/s, which again is behind the Swordfish.

ADATA Falcon SPECworkstation Benchmark

The next trace involves a Handbrake transcode and the ADATA Falcon 1TB M.2 NVMe SSD finished with 392.0 MB/s, which is 70 MB/s slower than the Swordfish for this workload.

ADATA Falcon SPECworkstation Storage Test Mozilla

In the 7zip workload the ADATA Falcon tried to redeem itself with a an average read speed of 1890.8 MB/s, which was 413.2 MB/s higher than the Swordfish 1TB drive. The Swordfish finished with a read speed of 1,477.6 MB/s.

ADATA Falcon SPECworkstation Storage Test 7zip


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