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.

OCZ Apex Series 250GB Solid State Drive Review - Storage 39

OCZ Apex Series 250GB Solid State Drive Review - Storage 40

OCZ Apex Series 250GB Solid State Drive Review - Storage 41

The PCMark Vantage tests are one of the sets known to give the JMicron 602 controller fits and it seems like the RAID-0 configuration on the Apex does help out performance.  The first graph is primarily reads on the drive while the second set includes the Media Center test that includes a lot of small writes.  The results for the Apex drive are definitely mixed here with the edge going greatly to the Intel X25-M drive.

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