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Performance in PCMark 2005

PCMark05 is an updated version of the previous benchmark. Although a questionable test, we still decided to check the drives out in it. Instead of File Copying, there is now a File Write trace. A new trace called Virus Scan is added. Its name is self-explanatory.

Again, we performed each test ten times and averaged the results.

The SSDs show their best at booting Windows again. It’s exactly like we saw in the previous version of the benchmark.

No changes here: the SSDs are ahead of the HDDs when loading applications.

Again, the new version of the benchmark agrees with the older one.

Both reading and writing take place when files are scanned for viruses. The SSDs cannot compete even with the 2.5” Hitachi 7K200 as the consequence.

This new trace is all about writing. As in every other test with this type of load, the SSDs take last places.

The benchmark including more writing-oriented tests, the SSDs have lower overall scores.

 
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