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

DVNation sent over a great piece of kit. We look at the Silicon Power eSATA/USB SSD which provides more flexibility and speed than usual USB drives.

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

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. 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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