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A-DATA S599 SSD RAID Report - SandForce SF-1200 x2 - Benchmarks - PCMark Vantage Hard Disk Tests

By: Chris Ramseyer | RAID in Storage | Posted: May 6, 2010 2:34 pm

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. Windows users can count on Vantage to show them how a drive will perform in normal day to day usage scenarios. For most users these are the tests that matter since many of the old hat ways to measure performance have become ineffective to measure true Windows performance.



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


You may notice that HDD6 is not shown on the chart for the RAID 0 array of A-DATA S599 drives. The drives managed to rip through the test and the results were 2588. It dwarfed the other results in the chart, so I removed it to keep everything tidy.


Here you can see the real world benefits of running RAID 0 and where you will see strong performance improvements in your normal, day-to-day activities. As you can see, there were a couple of cases where performance actually decreased. This is most likely due to the array degrading much faster while testing than a single drive.


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