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OCZ Vertex 3 .20 240GB SSD Review - Benchmarks - PCMark Vantage Hard Disk Tests

By: Chris Ramseyer | SSDs in Storage | Posted: Mar 26, 2013 8:05 pm
TweakTown Rating: 85%Manufacturer: OCZ Technology

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. 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 don't highlight this fact enough, but here you can see that the upper tier of high performance SSDs all perform very close to one another. With benchmarks we can point to specific areas and say one is better than the other, but in most cases, at least in the upper tier, we are comparing the latest Ferrari to the latest Lamborghini.


Moving down a tier to the mainstream market, we see more variation. Vertex 3.20 240GB looks right at home with the drives on the top of the chart with the leaders, but the same can't be said about the Samsung 840 or SanDisk Ultra Plus.

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