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24nm Flash SSD Faceoff - SanDisk Extreme Retake and Plextor M3 Pro - Benchmarks - PCMark Vantage Hard Disk Tests

With two new 24nm flash based SSDs in our labs, it was time to put them face to face.

| SSDs in Storage | Posted: Mar 14, 2012 1:18 pm

PCMark Vantage - Hard Disk Tests

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 1.0.0

Developer Homepage: http://www.futuremark.com

Product Homepage: http://www.futuremark.com/benchmarks/pcmark-vantage/

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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.

 

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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

 

Now we are really getting down to what matters, real-world performance. Both the SanDisk Extreme and the Plextor M3 Pro score just over 85,000 Marks in the canned Vantage test. We've seen a small handful of Marvell based drives hit this same mark, but this is the first time we've ever had a drive based on a SandForce controller achieve more than 79,000 Marks.

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