|Silicon Power 32GB SLC SATA-II SSD|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Storage|
|Written by Olin Coles|
|Sunday, 09 November 2008|
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EDITORS NOTE: Please read Solid State Drive (SSD) Benchmark Performance Testing to understand how the benchmarks used in this article should be interpreted.
PCMark is a series of computer benchmark tools developed by Futurmark Corporation. The tools are designed to test the performance of the user's CPU, read/write speeds of RAM and hard drives. For this article, we are concerned with only the HDD Test Suite, which measures the MBps performance of: Windows XP Startup, Application Loading, General Usage, Virus Scan, and File Writing.
Our first results were obtained from the JMicron SATA controller resident on the Gigabyte GA-X48T-DQ6 motherboard. On this JMB363 SATA controller the Silicon Power SSD performed at levels which look suspiciously low, Benchmark Reviews hasn't offered the PCMark05 test results for many of our projects, but considering the Mtron Pro 7500 we recently tested offering nearly 58 MBps of bandwidth for the Windows XP startup test perhaps the 10.269 generated by the Silicon Power SSD is pretty poor. The PCMark05 Virus Scan test recorded almost 114 MBps for the Mtron Pro 7500 while the same test resulting in 97.772 MBps for the SP032GBSSD750S25. In the File Write test we received 42.912 for the Silicon Power SSD compared to 96 MBps for the Mtron Pro 7500.
As we collect more 3dMark05 information about our Solid State Drive collection, it will be collectively charted. In the mean time, it's recommended that you take this particular test with minimal weight since it hasn't been tested long-term.
In our next section, the entire collection of SSD products Benchmark Reviews has tested will be timed for a Windows XP startup benchmark. Please continue to see how SSD's effect startup performance.