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Silicon Power 64GB eSATA / USB Portable SSD - Benchmarks - PCMark Vantage Hard Disk Tests

By: Chris Ramseyer | Enclosures/Externals in Storage | Posted: Jun 12, 2009 7:35 am
TweakTown Rating: 89%Manufacturer: Silicon Power

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.


Silicon Power Portable eSATA/USB SSD II Portable Drive


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


Here we see that the Silicon Power eSATA/USB portable SSD is almost as fast as some of the SSDs we reviewed just a few months ago. As you can see, the drive is no match for the latest and greatest barefoot controller drives, but it is portable; something that the 2.5-inch drives are not. The Silicon Power drive is actually fast enough to run Windows on if you are looking for another option for dual booting a PC.


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