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.
ASU provides some great information about system and SSD identification and also once again gives us a great vantage point with respect to the difference in a standard PC and that which has been optimized. It is becoming more common for manufacturers to provide test results that display the latter.
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
SAMSUNG 840 EVO SSD VANTAGE PERFORMANCE
Our SSD hierarchy of all SSDs ever tested in PCMark Vantage reflects that of only a standard system and the highest score ever attained was 76569 points. The Samsung 840 Evo SSD tested in standard mode today beat that with a score of 76770 points. That being said, when we optimized the system, that score jumped even further to 87245 points, the two results seen here:
Both results are the best we have seen to date and reflect some amazing transfer speeds.