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 besting 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.
With some great disk access times (Resp Time) and strong results for both read and write IOPS, the Total Score of 4580 points is well deserved and, yet again, one of the highest we have seen to date.
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
CORSAIR FORCE GS 240GB SSD PCMARK VANTAGE RESULTS
The PCMark Vantage Total Point Score for the Force GS was 70972 with a high transfer speed of 418MB/s while testing in Media Center. This places the Corsair GS just above the OCZ Vertex 3 and makes it the sixth top Vantage Total Score we have received to date.
The following Chart is our PCMark Vantage SSD Hierarchy and contains our top twenty Vantage Total Scores for new gen SATA 3 higher capacity SSDs: