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SuperSSpeed S302 Hyper Gold MLC 240GB SSD Review (Page 9)

By: Chris Ramseyer from Aug 31, 2012 @ 10:45 CDT
TweakTown Rating: 92%Manufacturer: SuperSSpeed

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.

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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

If there is one area where the SuperSSpeed S302 does an amazing job is in real-world situations. I know a guy on a forum who used to say the most awful things about LSI SandForce controllers and said they cheat because of the data compression; he was like the SandForce nemesis. This guy was sent a drive and after a few days changed his tune and now goes around talking about how the drive boots faster than his previous SSD, loads programs faster and just feels faster when bouncing around Windows.

Now I have to figure out how to get my drive back from him.

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