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 out the performance of an HDD/SSD to its limits.
PCMark Vantage HDD suite results
I present the results for the Crucial MX100 512GB SSD.
Here is a detailed view of the performance
of the Crucial MX100 SSD, and you can compare the result with other drives that
I have tested.
Finally here is the score that the Crucial
MX100 SSD achieved 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 of the Crucial MX100 SSD result.
Crucial MX100 SSD is the fastest drive that
I tested, giving an amazing result of 300.97MB/Sec.
Crucial MX100 SSD gave the best result.
the best result, this time by only 0.1 of a second.
a surprise, the MX100 is again the fastest SSD in this test.
the Crucial MX100 SSD is showing some impressive perfromance
the same trend the MX100 is again the fastest drive.
is the first time that the Crucial MX isn’t occupying first place.
Crucial MX100 SSD is the joint fastest SSD in this test.
time the MX100 shares the top spot with the M550, a very impressive result.
seconds, as are most of the drives that I have tested.
9.2 seconds, and only the M550 was able to give a better result.
The Crucial MX100 SSD is a very impressive
drive with outstanding performance in all of the tests.
Let’s head to the next page for our
IOMeter test results…..