PCMark Vantage HDD Tests
PCMark Vantage is an objective hardware performance benchmark tool for PCs running 32- and 64-bit versions of Microsoft Windows 7. PCMark Vantage is well suited for benchmarking any type of Microsoft Windows 7 PC: from multimedia home entertainment systems and laptops, to dedicated workstations and high-end gaming rigs. Benchmark Reviews has decided to use the HDD Test Suite to demonstrate simulated real-world storage drive performance in this article.
PCMark Vantage runs eight different storage benchmarks, each with a specific purpose. Once testing is complete, results are given a PCMark score while and detailed results indicate actual transaction speeds. The 240GB SX930 SSD produced a total PCMark Vantage (secondary) HDD Test Suite score of 73734, a very good score although still below that produced by its SP610 sibling. Here for comparison are the individual scores for both the SX930 and the SP610:
ADATA SX930 PCMark Vantage Individual Scores (HDD Suite)
ADATA Premier SP610 PCMark Vantage Individual Scores (HDD Suite)
Note that the SP610 posts higher scores than the “performance” SX930 in every single individual PCMark Vantage disk suite test. That said, the SX930 is just 7% slower in this test.
In the next section, I share my review conclusion and final product rating.