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The RAID 0 SSD Report - Intel vs. RunCore

By: Chris Ramseyer | RAID in Storage | Posted: May 7, 2009 6:08 am

PCMark Vantage - Hard Disk Tests

 

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PCMark Vantage is the first objective hardware performance benchmark for PCs running 32 and 64 bit versions of Microsoft Windows Vista. PCMark Vantage is perfectly suited for benchmarking any type of Microsoft Windows Vista PC from multimedia home entertainment systems and laptops to dedicated workstations and high-end gaming rigs. Regardless of whether the benchmarker is an artist or an IT Professional, PCMark Vantage shows the user where their system soars or falls flat, and how to get the most performance possible out of their hardware. PCMark Vantage is easy enough for even the most casual enthusiast to use yet supports in-depth, professional industry grade testing.

 

FutureMark has developed a good set of hard disk tests for their PCMark Vantage Suite. These tests are based on real world applications that many of us use daily.

 

The RAID 0 SSD Report - Intel vs. RunCore

 

HDD1 - Windows Defender

 

HDD2 - Gaming

 

HDD3 - Windows Photo Gallery

 

HDD4 - Vista Startup

 

HDD5 - Windows Movie Maker

 

HDD6 - Windows Media Center

 

HDD7 - Windows Media Player

 

HDD8 - Application Loading

 

In our real world test that shows both of the RAID 0 arrays and the drives on their own with the nForce 3500 controller, we see that the Intel drives keep a solid lead in all of the tests. The RunCore Pro IV drives do a very good job at keeping up, much better than any other MLC solid state drives we have tested to date. No matter how you spin it, the Intel drives do retain the performance lead in these tests.

 

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