PCMark 8’s Consistency test provides a huge amount of performance data, so here we’ve looked a little closer at how the Cardea Force Z440 performs in each of the benchmarks test suites.
Adobe Creative Cloud
Usually, during the Adobe CC set of tests in the benchmark, it’s the Adobe Photoshop Heavy trace that causes a drive problems, not so with the T-Force Cardea Zero Z440. In this instance, it’s the other Photoshop trace, the Photoshop Light that causes problems and although the drive recovers well from both Photoshop tests, the performance during the Recovery phase is erratic, to say the least.
It’s pretty rare in the Microsoft Office test runs to see bandwidth result traces as flat as this. Even the Word trace, one which normally seems to give a drive some problems is dealt with very efficiently.
The two game traces are dealt with very differently by the drive. The World Of Warcraft trace has low bandwidth figures throughout the test until the Recovery phase starts where the bandwidth rockets up before levelling off through the rest of the recovery phase. The Battlefield 3 trace, on the other hand, produces much higher bandwidth figures for the test run but with a much smaller climb at the start of the Recovery phase before once again levelling out.