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Performance in PCMark 2004/2005

PCMark 2005 has the same tests as the 2004 version (not only in names, but also in results as we have seen a lot of times), so we only discuss one test from PCMark 2004 which is not available in the 2005 version. It is called File Copying and measures the speed of copying some set of files. The other results can be learned from the table. The PCMark 2005 tests are:

  • Windows XP Startup is the typical disk subsystem load at system startup;
  • Application Loading is the disk activity at sequential starting-up and closing of six popular applications;
  • General Usage reflects the disk activity in a number of popular applications;
  • File Write is about the speed of writing files; and
  • Virus Scan benchmarks the disk’s performance at scanning the system for viruses.

The final result of the average of ten runs of each test.

Click this link to view PCMark 2004 results table.

There is no point in commenting upon each individual test. The X128 and X25-M are fighting for top place. The X25-M is ahead at loading operations while the X128 wins the rest of the tests. Third place goes to the P128. The JMicron-based models are roughly half as fast as the leaders, which is reflected in the overall scores.

 
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