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.
Great disk access times, IOPS performance as well as a very high Total Score all show off the OCZ Vertex 3.20 very well. For those new to Anvil, full system and SSD description can be found on the lower left and right of the benchmark.
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
OCZ VERTEX 3.20 20NM PCMARK VANTAGE RESULTS
The V3.20 attained a high Total Score of 64437 in PCMark Vantage HDD Suite with a high transfer speed of 403MB/s while testing in Media Center. This is a bit lower than the original V3 that pulled through with a score of 70624 and held top spot on our Hierarchy Chart for quite awhile.
This chart is a cutout of the mid-section of our SSD Hierarchy Chart, meant solely to provide an idea of where the V3.20 fits in, given consideration of Vantage results alone.