Toshiba / KIOXIA XG5-P 2TB NVMe SSD Review

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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 KIOXIA XG5-P 2TB M.2 NVMe SSD finished with 202.6 MB/s on the read speed and 23.1 MB/s on the write side.

The next trace involves a Handbrake transcode and the KIOXIA XG5-P 2TB M.2 NVMe SSD came in with 406.7 MB/s on the read speed and 153.4 MB/s on the write side. Not the best result that we have seen!

In the 7zip workload the KIOXIA XG5-P 2TB finished better this time around!

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