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SuperSSpeed S301 Hyper SLC 120GB Solid State Drive Review - Benchmarks - PCMark Vantage Hard Disk Tests

By: Chris Ramseyer | SSDs in Storage | Posted: Jun 25, 2012 7:28 pm
TweakTown Rating: 91%Manufacturer: SuperSSpeed

PCMark Vantage - Hard Disk Tests


Version and / or Patch Used: 1.0.0

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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.




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 mentioned the SuperSSpeed S301 sent to us was using firmware 5.0.1. This firmware has the TRIM bug we've been fighting for the last couple of months. By the time this drive is unleashed FW 5.0.3 will be available and the TRIM issue will be a thing of the past.


That said, we still had to run a secure erase cycle to get a solid score in Vantage. Half way through our testing we went ahead and secure erased the drive so we could show the performance we expect to see from the SuperSSpeed S301 SLC at launch. We think the numbers speak volumes, but this is with the drive empty. I still prefer my own version with data on the drive.

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