FUTUREMARK PCMARK 7/VANTAGE
Futuremark PCMark 7 Professional 64-Bit Edition includes 7 PC tests for Windows 7, combining more than 25 individual workloads covering storage, computation, image and video manipulation, web browsing and gaming.
The Storage test is a collection of workloads that isolate the performance of the PC’s storage system, yielding a final score in PCMarks:
Finally we see the true power of the Momentus XT! Adaptive Technology really shines here. To put some perspective on the results, the initial run of the Momentus XT matched the low number yielded by the Momentus. After nine more runs, the Momentus XT shot up the charts. Repeating data over and over allowed the Momentus XT’s Adaptive Technology to adjust and learn the pattern. For FAST to occur so blatantly, and have such a large impact in performance is amazing, and really goes to show what a hybrid drive is capable of.
Overall system performance test is measured by the PCMark test. This is the only test that returns an official PCMark score by combining results calculated via the lightweight, entertainment, creativity, productivity, computation, and storage tests respectively:
Futuremark PCMark Vantage Professional 64-Bit Edition measures PCMarks of via a computers’ performance across a variety of common tasks such as viewing and editing photos, video, music and other media, gaming, communications, productivity and security. PCMark Vantage scores with other similar systems allows detection of the hardware and software bottlenecks that hinder PC performance:
7-ZIP SYNTHETIC COMPRESSION AND TRANSFER
7-Zip 64-Bit Edition is an open source file archiver designed originally for Microsoft Windows. 7-Zip operates with the 7z archive format, and can read and write several other archive formats. The program can be used from a command line interface, graphical user interface, or Windows shell integration.
For this test, a handful of files and folders totaling 15Gbs were compressed to 10Gbs using 7-Zip on ultra compression. The transfer speed and time of compression was then calculated:
After re-running the tests for the Momentus XT, the numbers it achieved were nearly on par with those of the Crucial C300 and the OCZ Vertex 2 respectively. The NAND and FAST factor really kicked in here, yielding some impressive results.