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OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 6G 240GB Solid State Drive Review - Benchmarks - PCMark Vantage Hard Disk Tests

Things are looking really good for OWC and their Mercury Extreme Pro 6G. Chris tests the new 240GB model today, but does it perform as well as the 120GB?

| SSDs in Storage | Posted: May 10, 2011 8:50 am
TweakTown Rating: 90%Manufacturer: Other World Computing

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. Windows users can count on Vantage to show them how a drive will perform in normal day to day usage scenarios. For most users these are the tests that matter since many of the old hat ways to measure performance have become ineffective to measure true Windows performance.

 

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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

 

Last year we spent a lot of time analyzing the Vantage performance, but this year we are dividing the commentary between Vantage and our fill test runs on the next page.

 

The overall performance of the SandForce SF-2281 is very impressive, faster than anything we've tested to date. The Marvell controller used in the Crucial m4 manages to take a few key wins in specific tests, but the Mercury Extreme Pro 6G is the total package.

 

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