Passmark Advanced Multi-User Tests
Many users complain that I/O Meter is too complicated of a benchmark to replicate results so my quest to find an alternative was started. Passmark has added several multi-user tests that measure a hard drives ability to operate in a multi-user environment.
The tests use different settings to mimic basic multi-user operations as they would play out on your server. Variances is read / write percentage as well as random / sequential reads are common in certain applications, Web Servers read nearly 100% of the time while Database Servers write a small amount of data.
The Workstation test is the only single user environment and will be similar to how you use your system at home.
Even though the Lenovo W701ds is more powerful than most existing SOHO servers on the market, there is little chance the notebook will ever be used as a server. It is still always fun to run and report these tests and the workstation test does a very good job of simulating some workstation tasks. Here we see that the Vertex 2 is able to run this test at twice the speed of the Lenovo drive.