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.
The Solidata K8-1920K displayed superior results in Anvil than listed specifications and this benchmark provides a pretty clear picture of this SSD, especially when we take a look at disk access times.
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
PCMARK VANTAGE TOTAL SCORE
The Solidata K8-1920E SSD result in PCMark Vantage HDD Suite Testing was 29973 with a transfer speed high of 195MB/s when working in Media Player. For such testing, this is a low score and, for the most part, is what we would have expected for a similar high capacity SSD, an SSD that is SATA 2, and one that had previously displayed some relatively low transfer speeds in past benchmarks.