Crucial RealSSD 64Gb – Benchmarks (2)

We left the best for last with respect to testing and one will soon see why. 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

Staring 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

This is where we were very curious as to how the Crucial C300 would stand up to the other SSDs and, more specifically, the OWC Extreme Pro SSD with its sequential write speeds being almost four times that of the C300. Lets throw up a CDM score of each to show how they match head to head before the Vantage results shall we? We will even keep it fair by showing the scores of both in SATA 2 testing..

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Having looked at these would you believe that the top marks for PCMark Vantage x64 HDD Suit go to the Crucial in SATA 3 mode with 34020 marks? Congratulations Crucial! This was seconded by the OWC with 33042 marks but then, surprisingly enough even in SATA 2, the Crucial beat out the Intel X25 with 31457 marks to the Intels 31096. We were again surprised at this because, if you remember the Disk Copy test earlier on, the Intel prevailed with almost a minute to spare in that test. This, unfortunately for hard drives, is where one can see the absolutely humungous improvement from a hard drive to any ssd. The best score the Samsung could reach was 4345 marks which is still 7 times less than the poorest performing SSD.

All tests Hdd Suite tests were performed 3 times to ensure consistency of marks and when this was confirmed, the highest scores were used.

FURTHER TESTING

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