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.
Anvil Storage Utilities display some great access times and performance, as well as getting showing IOPS just under the specified 85,000.
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
KINGSTON SSDNOW V300 SSD PCMARK VANTAGE SCORING
The Kingston V300 pulled out of Vantage testing with a Total Point Score of 69030 with a high transfer speed of 426MB/s when testing in Windows Media Center. As well, five of the eight test results were SATA 3 performance speeds. It is hard to compare this SSD directly with others as we have yet to test another with the same memory, however, it easily falls within the upper tier of all SSDs tested to date.
Our Top 25 SSD Hierarchy displays some of the best we have tested to date. Although this chart runs parallel to the overall testing we have done with all benchmarks to date, this chart consists only of results shown through PCMark HDD Test Suite results.