PCMark Vantage

PCMark Vantage



HDD Windows Defender

Measures disk drive performance of Windows Defender Scan on Windows Vista Ultimate. Unit is MB/s.

HDD gaming
Measures seamless data streaming performance from disk drive in Alan Wake™. Unit is MB/s.

HDD importing pictures to Windows Photo Gallery
Measures disk drive performance of importing a large collection of images to Windows Photo Gallery. Unit is MB/s.

HDD Windows Vista start up
Measures disk drive performance of Windows Vista Ultimate start up. Unit is MB/s.

HDD video editing using Windows Movie Maker
Measures concurrent disk drive performance of video editing tasks using Windows Movie Maker: A) video read and skip, and B) video write. Unit is MB/s.

HDD Windows Media Center
Measures concurrent disk drive performance of MC tasks: A) SDTV video playback, B) SDTV video streaming to Extender for Windows Media Center, and C) SDTV video recording. Unit is MB/s.

HDD adding music to Windows Media Player
Measures disk drive performance of adding music to Windows Media Player 11. Unit is MB/s.

HDD application loading
Measures disk drive performance of loading the following applications: Microsoft Word 2007, Adobe Photoshop CS2, Internet Explorer 7 Web Browser and Outlook 2007. Unit is MB/s.

Intel X25-M 80GB Solid State Hard Drive Review - Storage  1

Intel X25-M 80GB Solid State Hard Drive Review - Storage  2

Intel X25-M 80GB Solid State Hard Drive Review - Storage  3

It is very obvious that PCMark Vantage loves the Intel X25-M drive as well – the first three tests have it nearly doubling the performance of the next best competitor.  The next set of tests has the Vista Startup and Video Maker scenarios showing big advantages to the random read performance of the Intel SSD though the Media Center application performs better than any other single drive.

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