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 450 SSD PCMARK VANTAGE TEST RESULTS
The OCZ Vertex 450 completed Vantage testing with a Total Score of 71338 points and a high transfer speed of 427MB/s while testing in Media Center. This places the Vertex 450 in an elite group as one of the top 10 Vantage results received to date.
This chart represents the top twenty five of all SSDs tested, based solely on PCMark Vantage testing. It is worthy of mentioning that, although results can differ based on benchmark used, overall the true hierarchy of most SSDs seems to match Vantage Total Score Testing.