5. PCMark Vantage HDD Suite
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
We had to pull out all the stops for this comparison and dug deep to make sure that we had the best of the best we have tested. It would be unfair to put anything else in the mix that cannot stand beside these drives. Our top SSD so far, believe it or not, is a Renice 70mm Mini-PCIe 64GB card which pulled of an amazing 43831 points on the Vantage x64 HDD Suite with the Super Talent FT2 100GB TeraDrive just behind with 41395 points and the new Samsung 470 Series 256GB SSD in third with 40664 points. These are actually the only 3 drives we have ever had over the 40000 mark and we found it amazing that the Renice with the SF-1222 processor bumped ahead of the Super Talent FT2 with the SF-1500 processor. Remember what we were saying about that new firmware now? Check out the results.
The Total Vantage x64 HDD Suite score of the Memoright FTM-25 Series SSD was 42992 which was just behind the Renice and the second highest Vantage X64 score we have ever obtained. The fact that both are brand new, as of yet, unreleased drives with the latest firmware and that both have virtually exact performance footprints would lead us to believe that their firmware is the same. The unexpected part of the equation is that the Super Talent with the SF-1500 processor fell just behind both SF-1222 drives and, if you look at their results, they all pretty much copy the pattern of the other. Has Super Talent made available a new SF-1200 firmware that puts present SF-1200 controllers in line with the SF-1500? The evidence seems to be piling up.
With respect to the Memoright FTM-25 Series 240GB SSD, we have to give this solid state drive full credit for fighting its way to the top. Memoright came out with a bang 3 years ago at a time when most never believed SSDs would catch on and they are about to hit the market just as hard once again. We can only ask ourselves what they have brewing behind the doors of their engineers right now.
Great SSD Memoright and Good To See You Back Again!!!