You may not see this for long (and its definitely not common) but you get a freebee simply for reading! Over the last little while, we have been assisting with beta testing new benchmark software called Anvil Storage Utilities which is an absolutely amazing SSD benchmarking utility. Not only does it have a preset SSD benchmark, but also, it has included such things as endurance testing and threaded I/O read, write and mixed tests, all of which are very simple to understand and utilize in our benchmark testing.
Anvil does display the excellent high sequential speeds once again, however past that, all appears to be a great confirmation as to what we have seen so far.
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
MYDIGITALSSD BP4 MSATA SSD PCMARK VANTAGE SCORING
The BP4 pulled through Vantage with a Total Point Score of 55281 points and a high transfer speed of 378MB/s when testing in Media Center. Although it does not place with the best of tested mSATA SSDs to date, it places as it should amongst mid-level mSATA SSDs.
The following chart represents all mSATA SSDs tested to date with PCMark Vantage and reflects the placement according to Vantage HDD Suite Testing only: