PCMark 8’s Consistency test provides a huge amount of performance data, so here we’ve looked a little closer at how the MP500 performs in each of the benchmarks test suites.
Adobe Creative Cloud
PCMark8’s Photoshop Heavy test really does push the drive hard with the bandwidth dropping from 1036MB/s at the start of the Degradation test section to just 159MB/s towards the end of the section and around 200MB/s during the Steady State phase. The drive recovers extremely well from the ordeal, reaching 1040MB/s during the recovery cycle.
In the Microsoft Office suite, it’s the Word tests that stress’s the drive but nowhere near as hard as the Photoshop Heavy test. Once again the drive shows superb recovery from the Degrade and Steady State tests.