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Intel 525 Series mSATA SSD Review: Five Capacities Tested - Benchmarks - PCMark Vantage Hard Disk Tests

Intel 525 Series mSATA SSD Review: Five Capacities Tested
Chris takes five Intel mSATA SSDs from the 525 Series for a spin. The mSATA standard is all around you in new products and you might not even know your new notebook has an open mSATA slot.
| SSDs in Storage | Posted: Apr 3, 2013 11:01 pm
TweakTown Rating: 93%Manufacturer: Intel

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.

 

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

 

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Our daily use software reads more than it writes data to the drive. Opening programs, running virus scans, playing back media, these tasks read from the drive more than they write to it.

 

On the previous page we observed the increased write performance as the drives increased in capacity, but we also observed small file read performance at low queue depths running fairly steady. Here we see what the low queue depth read performance does for our daily use software. All of the drives are very fast for day-to-day use.

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