|G.Skill FM-25S2S-64GB SATA-II MLC SSD|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Storage|
|Written by Olin Coles|
|Tuesday, 16 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 performance results were obtained from the JMicron JMB322 HBC resident on the Gigabyte GA-EX58-EXTREME motherboard. Using this JMB322 controller, we tested the G.Skill FM-25S2S-64GB SATA-II MLC SSD and received the results displayed below.
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.