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 Samsung drive turns in better results in this real-world test than it does on the synthetic tests.
256GB Transcend ESD400 Portable SSD PCMark VantageResults
In the overall PCMark Vantage score, the Transcend drive turns in a score about 20% lower than that of the Samsung T3.
In the next section, I’ll look at the backup software included with this drive.