PCMARK VANTAGE HDD SUITE
In PCMark Vantage the data simply cannot be manipulated, and a result is provided based on the transfer speeds observed in eight simulated user activities. This is also a widely accepted opinion held by many reviewers and storage enthusiasts.
Through Vantage, the user gains large benefits in the write-back feature of the RAID card as the card holds the writes in the cache until the devices are not busy. This benchmark uses both mixed read/write tests and is a good test for overall performance.
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
LSI 9265-8i RAID CONTROLLER VANTAGE TEST RESULTS
The RAID 5 results are very encouraging in this subtest resulting in an all time high total point score of 83988 points.
- Test 1 – Windows Defender – 322.97 MB/s
- Test 2 – Gaming – 243.01 MB/s
- Test 3 – Importing pictures to Windows Photo Gallery – 418.05 MB/s
- Test 4 – Windows Vista Startup – 410.74 MB/s
- Test 5 – Video editing using Windows Movie Maker 344.15 MB/s
- Test 6 – Windows Media Center – 1048.26 MB/s
- Test 7 – Adding music to Windows Media Player – 263.32 MB/s
- Test 8 – Application loading 429.15 MB/s