BIWIN S836 Elite SATA 3 120GB SSD Review – Top Vantage Performance Achieved

PCMARK VANTAGE X64 HDD SUITE

The SSD Review uses benchmark software called PCMark Vantage x64 HDD Suite to create testing scenarios that might be used in the typical user experience. There are eight tests in all and the tests performed record the speed of data movement in MB/s to which they are then given a numerical score after all of the tests are complete. The simulations are as follows:

  • Windows Defender In Use
  • Streaming Data from storage in games such as Alan Wake which allows for massive worlds and riveting non-stop action
  • Importing digital photos into Windows Photo Gallery
  • Starting the Vista Operating System
  • Home Video editing with Movie Maker which can be very time consuming
  • Media Center which can handle video recording, time shifting and streaming from Windows media center to an extender such as XBox
  • Cataloging a music library
  • Starting applications

If you are new to testing and considering benchmark software, this is the best you can get because the program goes well beyond the results of simulated testing as we have already done. In comparing SATA 2.0 SSDs, we have reached the bandwidth limit and the performance of most new SATA 2 SSDs is as high as it can get with typical high sequential access speeds in the area of 280MB/s read and 270MB/s write.

SATA 3 INTERFACE

We needed a way to differentiate these drives and to find a method that can actually put one drive above another and this is exactly what Vantage testing does. Its tests combined can provide an accurate comparison between drives and its tests individually can assist a smart shopper in finding the best SSD for their needs. Next to actual true to life testing which can take an insurmountable length of time, PCMark Vantage is the only program that can compare any SSD, side by side, regardless of SATA interface or controller in use.

BIWIN S386 ELITE SATA 3 120GB SSD VANTAGE RESULTS

The S386 Elite finished testing with a total score of 67901 points and a high transfer speed of 410MB/s when working with Media Center.  This is the highest score achieved by any 120GB to date and says alot about the caliber of the S386.

Our Hierarchy chart consists of all new gen SATA 3 SSDs that we have tested to date and is based solely on PCMark Vantage HDD Suite Total Point results:

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Zaxx
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Zaxx

Hmmm…

Good performance…check
Sizable company…check
Great looks…check

Looks like one to keep an eye on for sure.

Rreporter007
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OEM/ODM is their main focus of business

Newrev123
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I’ve heard of Biwin

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Interesting. Do you have any more details about where to buy?

Les@TheSSDReview
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“We’re just now getting Amazon and NewEgg set up and will have the first shipments to both of them to load in inventory in the next week or two.”

Joe James – BIWIN VP of Worldwide Marketing

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I know Biwin. They are big in NAND industry.

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I need more data such as whitepapers