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SanDisk A110 256GB PCIe M.2 NGFF SSD Review - Benchmarks - PCMark Vantage Hard Disk Tests


By: | m.2 SSDs in Storage | Posted: Aug 28, 2013 1:11 pm
TweakTown Rating: 96%Manufacturer: SanDisk

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/products/pcmarkvantage

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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

 

All of the tests up to this point were designed to explain how the drive works, where it's strong and weak. In Vantage, we bring it all together and see real-world application performance.

 

Anytime the SanDisk A110 is able to read or write date sequentially, the drive outperforms every other consumer SSD on the market. Pure random read and write performance is good, but the Microsoft driver is holding some random data performance back, we think.

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