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
ADATA XPG SX300 MSATA SSD VANTAGE RESULTS
The Total point score of the XPG SX300 mSATA SSD was 71136 points which places it just behind (or rather beside) the MyDigitalSSD SMART mSATA SSD (aka SX300) with 71776 points. The high transfer speed for all the tests was 424MB/s and remarkably, all but one of the tests had 6Gbps performance levels which was excellent to see.
Our mSATA Hierarchy Chart positions all mSATA SSDs tested to date according to their PCMark Vantage Score. It is worth remembering that this chart is based SOLELY on the PCMark Vantage Total Score provided through testing with the HDD Suite.