PCMark Vantage – HDD Suite
For these tests we will be using
FutureMark’s PCMark Vantage. This suite of real world test applications is
highly regarded, as one of the most comprehensive ways of testing a computer’s
performance in the real world. The PCMark Vantage test application also
includes an HDD/SSD/USB Flash suite of testing procedures, designed to fully
test the performance of an HDD/SSD to its limits.
PCMark Vantage HDD suite results
I present the results for the Crucial BX100 1000GB SSD.
A more detailed view of the performance of
the Crucial BX100 1000GB SSD, as we can see the Crucial BX100 is giving mixed
results, topping some parts of the test, but not all.
The score for the Crucial BX100 SSD was
81075 and so far this is the best result that I have obtained in this test.
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’
I will describe the basic way that each
test is carried out, above the graph for each test.
PC Mark 8 HDD suite results
is a screenshot displaying the results for the Crucial BX100 1TB SSD.
249.89MB/Sec for the Crucial BX100 1TB SSD
and a spot in the middle for the drive.
Not the fastest result for the Crucial
BX100 SSD, 70.8 seconds, only 0.4 seconds slower than the fastest drive but
that enough to give it third place from the end.
Here the Crucial BX100 SSD is occupying the
middle of the chart, with only 0.5 Seconds from the fastest drives that I
Again we continue to see that the Crucial
BX100 SSD sits in the middle of the chart.
72 seconds, that’s how long it took for the
Crucial BX100 SSD to complete this task.
Nothing out of the ordinary, again the
Crucial BX100 SSD is in the middle of the chart.
Crucial’s BX100 SSD again shows nice
performance but not good enough to beat the fastest other drives.
Only 0.1 second slower than the Crucial MX200
SSD, still that result keeps the BX100 SSD in the middle of the chart.
A very acceptable performance from the
Crucial BX100 SSD.
The BX100 SSD managed to be in the 9.2
seconds club, a very impressive result.
another 9.2 seconds result for the BX100 SSD, and as I said a very impressive
The overall performance of the Crucial BX100
is right where I expected it to be, and that is a few steps behind the fastest SSDs
that Crucial offers.
Let’s head to the next page for our
IOMeter test results…..