PCMark 8’s Consistency test provides a huge amount of performance data, so here we’ve looked a little closer at how the FIreCuda 510 performs in each of the benchmarks test suites.
In the Adobe CC part of the test it’s usually the Photoshop Heavy trace that causes a drive problems but not the FireCuda 510. The bandwidth for the trace is a bit erratic, but there are no dramatic drops in performance like we sometimes see, during the test run.
Just like the Photoshop Heavy trace, it’s normally the Word trace that causes the most problems during the MS Office part of the test but not with the IronCuda 510. There is a drop in bandwidth during the fourth Degradation run but the drive recovers straight away. Strangely the worst drop in bandwidth occurs during the recovery phases of the Word test.
The two casual gaming tests are poles apart when it comes to bandwidth performance. The Battlefield 3 test averages 397MB/s for the whole run while the World Of Warcraft averages 122MB/s.
But that’s not the whole story as for the main part of the test, the World Of Warcraft trace averages just 37.8MB/s but the dramatic rise in performance during the recovery phases sees the average bandwidth rocket up to 343MB/s for five test runs that make up this phase of the test.