Finally, we replaced the Western Digital Raptor hard drive with G.Skill's Phoenix SSD. Despite its 100 GB capacity, the drive delivers more than twice WD's maximum throughput, blistering minimum transfer rates, and many dozen times the hard drive's I/O performance. In some tests, the SSD is hundreds of times faster than the hard drive.
The HDD benchmark shows the SSD being 7x faster, and all other tests show the SSD as superior.
- Old Vs. New: Where To Spend Your Upgrade Dollars?
- Scenario 1: Motherboard/CPU/RAM
- Scenario 2: Graphics Upgrade
- Scenario 3: SSD Upgrade
- Test Systems And Benchmarks
- Scenario 1 Results: Synthetic Benchmarks
- Scenario 1 Results: Application Benchmarks
- Scenario 1 Results: Efficiency And Power Consumption
- Scenario 2 Results: PCMark Vantage
- Scenario 2 Results: 3DMark Vantage
- Scenario 2 Results: Games And Power Consumption
- Scenario 3 Results: PCMark Vantage
- Scenario 3 Results: SYSmark 2007 Results
- Scenario 3 Results: Startup, Shutdown