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.
Although the IOPS scores were a bit lower than expected, the Total Score of the samsung PM841 is very high and Anvil shows some great disk access times. Full identification of the system and SSD can be see in the lower left and right of this software.
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
SAMSUNG PM841 512GB MSATA SSD PCMARK VANTAGE TESTING
The Samsung PM841 pulled through Vantage testing with a Total Score of 69088 points and a high transfer speed of 407MB/s. The PM841 placed in the top five of mSATA SSDs tested to date and was the highest 512GB mSATA SSD tested to date (pun intended). Actually, the PM841 placed well above the Mushkin Atlas 480GB SSD in Vantage testing, although both are excellent high capacity mSATA SSDs.
Our mSATA Hierarchy lists all mSATA SSDs tested to date, by result of their Vantage Total Score results only.