The storage test benchmark for PCMark8 is also based on traces, but of more modern software. It runs traces of Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Indesign, Adobe After Effects, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, World of Warcraft and Battlefield 3. The total score is the average of all the subscores. These traces are also real-time run including idle time. The result is that the different SSDs’ scores are very similar. This is also correct in reality as it is very difficult to notice the differences between modern SSDs during regular consumer use.
PCMark8 shows an average speed with which the drive activity of the traces is played. This is therefore without the idle time and shows the actual underlying performance differences of the SSDs.
Consumer use is not the purpose of the Kingston DCP1000 and in this test we clearly see that.
You will find the subscores per trace on the next page.