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 involves a Handbrake transcode and the Lexar NM620 1TB M.2 NVMe SSD finished with 452.4 MB/s read on this workload. This is a over a 29% improvment over the Lexar NM610 1TB NVMe SSD.
In the 7zip workload the Lexar NM620 1TB drive finished with a result of 2100.3 MB/s read and 88.6 MB/s write. Here we are seeing about a 17% improvement in read performance.