PCMark Vantage and 7
For trace based testing, we are replacing the outdated PCMark 05 results with a pair of newer versions of the same. PCMark Vantage and PCMark 7 results will be included moving forward. We are also running PCMark 8 on samples as we receive them, however we do not yet have sufficient comparative data to make a useful chart. Vantage results tend to be higher as they show more of a raw / peak type of result measured during the trace, while 7 shows more of an averaged value over the time duration of the trace. Translation: Vantage shows max throughput while 7 shows how that throughput impacts overall system performance. You can easily tell the difference by looking at the results of the HDD (VelociRaptor), which scores higher under 7 since the overall system is usually doing other things in addition to accessing storage.
PCMark Vantage and 7 both consider overall system performance (in addition to the storage device), which explains why the majority of SSDs come in very closely on these tests. The ARC 100 produces virtually identical results when compared to the Vertex 460 in nearly every test.
I know this is off topic, but
I know this is off topic, but whatever happened to intel’s DC P3500? Is that ever going to be released?
The DC P3500 is suppose to be
The DC P3500 is suppose to be released by the end of August. I am waiting to buy one when it does.
.50/GB is decent, but I would
.50/GB is decent, but I would love to see everyday prices dip into the .30/GB range or below.
Think it won’t happen until
Think it won’t happen until we start making over 1.5tb in 2.5″
Based on how the SSD prices
Based on how the SSD prices have been declining in the last 2 years, I think that $0.30/Gb is obtainable within 2 years easily, regardless of whether or not 2.5″ 1.5Tb hard drives are available. I have had a 2.5″ 1Tb Hard drive since 2009 and there hasn’t been any indication that there is any demand for anything larger for a laptop. I have seen 2.5″ 2Tb hard drives but the height is too tall to fit in most laptops.