PCMark 8’s Consistency test provides a huge amount of performance data, so here we’ve looked a little closer at how the 960GB Toshiba TR200 performs in each of the benchmarks test suites.
The TR200 has a hard time during the Office tests with the drive being hit hard during the Excel and Powerpoint tests in both the early and latter stages of the degradation phase. The the Word test run also suffers badly at the end of the degradation phase. The recovery stage during the Word test is far more consistent than the other two tests.
In the casual gaming tests, the drive performance suffers quite badly during the World Of Warcraft tests but recovers pretty well. During the Battlefield 3 tests, the drive hardly seems to notice its being tested showing excellent consistency throughout the tests. In fact the only time it seems to be stressed is during the final parts of the recovery phase.