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 Patriot P300 1TB finished this workload with a read speed of 566.4 MB/s and that was enough to best the Intel SSD 665p 1TB drives 474.5 MB/s, but not enough to compete with any other NVMe SSD.
The next trace involves a Handbrake transcode and that test clearly favors Intel Optane drivers with 3D Xpoint memory as the Intel Optane 905P led this test by leaps and bounds. The Patriot P300 feel behind the other NVMe SSDs in this workload as it had under 300 MB/s for the read score and all the other NVMe drives were over 400 MB/s.
In the 7zip workload the Patriot P300 1TB drive managed to do a bit better and was once again ahead of the Intel SSD 665p with a read score of 1784.8 MB/s and a write score of 75.3 MB/s.