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G.Skill TITAN 256GB 2.5-inch MLC Solid State Disk - Benchmarks - PCMark Vantage Hard Disk Tests

By: Chris Ramseyer | SSDs in Storage | Posted: Jan 27, 2009 5:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 92%Manufacturer: G.Skill

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.


G.Skill TITAN FM-25S2S-256GBT1


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


This is where things started to get tricky. The Windows Photo Gallery test, a high read speed test of smaller files has the TITAN outperforming the Intel drive by a small margin. The rest of the tests show that the Intel drive is quite a bit faster. It is important to remember this high capacity penalty for the X25-M though.


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