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HornetTek X2-RAID Dual Bay 3.5-inch eSATA/USB 2.0 Enclosure - Benchmarks - PCMark Vantage Hard Disk Tests

By: Chris Ramseyer | Enclosures/Externals in Storage | Posted: Feb 11, 2010 4:31 am
TweakTown Rating: 91%Manufacturer: HornetTek/a>

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.




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


It is important to remember that no matter how many drives a DAS has, it still has to send the data through a single eSATA port that only runs at SATA 3Gbps speeds. Here we see the HornetTek X2-RAID keeping up with the larger enclosures and even outperform them in a few tests.


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