|Patriot Warp v2 SATA SSD PE128GS25SSDR|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Storage|
|Written by Olin Coles|
|Monday, 01 December 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.
As we receive more PCMark05 test results from our collection of drives, the performance will be charted for comparison. This information is provided for comparison purposes only, against tests you may conduct on your own equipment, as PCMark does not calculate true read and write bandwidth performance. In the mean time, it's recommended that you take this particular test with minimal weight since it hasn't been observed long-term.
Our first results were obtained from the JMicron HBC resident on the Gigabyte GA-X48T-DQ6 motherboard. On this JMB363 SATA controller the Patriot Warp v2 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 10.448 generated by the Patriot Warp SSD is pretty poor.
The PCMark05 Virus Scan test recorded almost 114 MBps for the Mtron Pro 7500 while the same test resulting in 95.525 MBps for the 128GB PE128GS25SSDR. In the File Write test we received 48.417 for the Warp SSD compared to 96 MBps for the Mtron Pro 7500.
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.