Corsair Neutron XTi 480GB SSD Review

PC Mark 8 – HDD Suite

We have built quite a close relationship
with FutureMark software, the authors of the PCMark PC benchmarking software
that we use in our tests. I decided I would use PCMark Vantage as stopgap
measure until the more up-to-date PCMark 8 benchmarking suite became available.
I’m pleased to say that PCMark 8 is now available, and it gives me great pleasure
to introduce you all to the results obtained by this new ‘real world’
benchmarking suite.

I will describe the basic way that each
test is carried out, above the graph for each test.

PC Mark 8 HDD suite results

Corsair Neutron XTi 480GB SSD Review

Here
is a screenshot displaying the results for the Corsair Neutron XTi 480GB SSD.

Corsair Neutron XTi 480GB SSD Review

As we can see in the above graph the
Corsair Neutron SSD continues to give excellent performance.

Corsair Neutron XTi 480GB SSD Review

The
result for the After Effects test.

Corsair Neutron XTi 480GB SSD Review

The
result for the InDesign test.

Corsair Neutron XTi 480GB SSD Review

The
result for Photoshop heavy test.

Corsair Neutron XTi 480GB SSD Review

The
result for the Illustrator test.

Corsair Neutron XTi 480GB SSD Review

The
result for the Photoshop light test.

Corsair Neutron XTi 480GB SSD Review

The
result for Battlefield 3.

Corsair Neutron XTi 480GB SSD Review

The
result for World of Warcraft.

Corsair Neutron XTi 480GB SSD Review

The
result for the Word test.

Corsair Neutron XTi 480GB SSD Review

The
result for the Excel test.

Corsair Neutron XTi 480GB SSD Review

The
result for the PowerPoint test.

Summary:

In every single test that PC Mark 8 uses
the Corsair Neutron XTi SSD was able to stay very close to the top performing
drives, so overall the performance of this SSD is excellent.

Let’s head to the next page for our
IOMeter test results…..