SK hynix Gold P31 M.2 NVMe SSD Review in 1TB and 500GB


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 SK Hynix Gold 1TB NVMe SSD finished this workload with a read speed of 1168.1 MB/s. The SK hynix Gold P31 500GB was not tested on this workload.

The next trace involves a Handbrake transcode and the Gold P31 1TB M.2 NVMe SSD finished with 697.2 MB/s on the read speed and 263.0 MB/s on the write side.

In the 7zip workload the addlink X70 finished in 1st among the PCIe 3.0 drives and 3rd overall with 3,136.1 MB/s read and 132.3 MB/s write speeds.