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RunCore Pro V 120GB SATA III Solid State Drive Review - PCMark Vantage - Drives with Data Testing

RunCore enters the SATA III market with a SandForce SF-2281 controlled drive, but chose asynchronous flash for this round.

| SSDs in Storage | Posted: Jan 2, 2012 2:47 am
TweakTown Rating: 83%Manufacturer: RunCore

PCMark Vantage - Drives with Data Testing

 

For a complete breakdown on the Drives with Data Testing please read this article. You will be able to perform this test at home with the files provided in the article - full instructions are included.

 

- Brief Methodology

 

SSDs perform differently when used for a period of time and when data is already present on the drive. The purpose of the Drives with Data testing is to show how a drive performs in these 'dirty' states. SSDs also need time to recover, either with TRIM or onboard garbage collection methods.

 

Drives with Data Testing - 25%, 50%, 75% Full States and Dirty / Empty Test

Files needed for 60 (64GB), 120 (128GB), 240 (256GB)

60GB Fill - 15GB, 30GB, 45GB

120GB Fill - 30GB, 60GB, 90GB

240GB Fill - 60GB, 120GB, 160GB

Empty but Dirty - a test run just after the fill tests and shows if a drive needs time to recover or if performance is instantly restored.

 

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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

 

We fancy our own version of Vantage that progressively adds data to the drive between tests to see how a SSD performs in closer to real world situations. Here we see the asynchronous flash holding the drive back when the drive has data on it. With data populating 50% of the drive we see the wide margin in performance between the Pro V SATA III and the Vertex 3.

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