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 Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus 2TB NVMe SSD finished this workload with a read speed of 1946.7 MB/s.
The next trace involves a Handbrake transcode and the Rocket 4 Plus 2TB NVMe SSD finished with 537.4 MB/s on the read speed and 202.8 MB/s on the write side.
In the 7zip workload the Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus 2TB NVMe SSD finished with 5334.8 MB/s read and 225.1 MB/s write speeds. The original Phison E18 development board did poorly on this test as there was a Garbage Collection issue taking place and this was resolved in their labs via another firmware update. The Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus has this fix and the score went from 1420 MB/s on the pre-production board to 5335 MB/s on Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus retail drive! This is something that we are happy to see.