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Crucial RealSSD C300 256GB SATA 6Gbps Solid State Disk - Benchmarks - PCMark Vantage Hard Disk Tests

The next generation is really the now generation. In days from now Crucial will launch their C300 SSD with SATA 6G. We got ours today.

| SSDs in Storage | Posted: Jan 1, 1970 12:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 93%      Manufacturer: Crucial

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.

 

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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

 

The real world Windows tests show the Crucial RealSSD C300 slaughtering the competition. In this test the SandForce drive would have performed better with AHCI so discard its score for now and focus on the Barefoot drives that are already on the market.

 

There is one test that concerns me and that is Test 7, Windows Media Player. We ran this Vantage five times, the other four after our other tests and came up with the same score, give or take 2-3MB/s. This is an area that will have to focus on in the future as we start to become more familiar with the Marvell controller.

 

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