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 Micron 5100 MAX comes is the slowest speeds of the group of tested drives. This is a bit shocking as this is a workstation workload and we figured it might do better here.
The next trace involves a Handbrake transcode and the Micron 5100 MAX performs much slower than the consumer drives in this workload.
In the 7zip workload the Micron 5100 MAX 1.92 TB seems to redeem itself a bit as it was just behind the Samsung SSD 860 QVO 2TB consumer SSD.