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Crucial RealSSD C300 256GB SATA 3Gbps Performance Analysis - Benchmarks - PCMark Vantage Hard Disk Tests

By: Chris Ramseyer | SSDs in Storage | Posted: Feb 23, 2010 6:55 am
Manufacturer: Crucial

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.




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


If you are a typical Windows 7 user these benchmarks are the most important to look at in the entire article. Here we see that the Crucial RealSSD C300 is able to perform very well when running SATA 3G. What is very interesting is that even when on 3G, the C300 is still able to outperform the Intel X25-E and SandForce controlled drives in many tests.


This leads us to believe that it will be possible for users looking to upgrade their system in stages to purchase the C300 and then a SATA 6G capable motherboard when the funds are replenished or when Intel or AMD launches boards with native SATA 6G.


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