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OCZ Technology Vertex 3 240GB Retail Solid State Drive Review - Benchmarks - PCMark Vantage Hard Disk Tests

Our first 240GB Vertex 3 in-house was a pre-production unit with early firmware that left it slower than the 120 model we looked at later. We now have the retail 240 in and are even more impressed.

| SSDs in Storage | Posted: May 24, 2011 3:08 am
TweakTown Rating: 88%Manufacturer: OCZ Technology

PCMark Vantage - Hard Disk Tests

 

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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

 

Synthetic tests are only the precursor to determining how a SSD performs; PCMark's Vantage software allows us to see exactly how a drive reacts in the real world. For the most part, the 120GB and 240GB Vertex 3s are fairly equal when running day to day tasks that don't stress the drive. These are the most common of tasks, but as you can see the Vertex 3 is able to outperform everything on the market in a majority of the tests. The Crucial m4 does take a couple of tests, but things change when we start putting data on the drives like you would have in your system.

 

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