The Intel X25-M, along with the SandForce SSDs by Corsair, Patriot, G-Skill, and OCZ, are strongest when it comes to launching applications.
The best SSDs for gamers remain the Intel X25-M and Crucial’s RealSSD C300. Samsung’s 470-series comes next, though, and there’s really no poor performer in this test.
The ranking for video editing is RealSSD, Samsung 470, and SandForce.
There are a few SSDs you don’t want for media center applications…
…or if you use Windows Media Player a lot.
This chart shows which drives are best suited to booting your operating system. The span from 100 to 200 MB/s here translates into only a few seconds on a fresh Windows installation.
According to PCMark Vantage’s overall score, many drives seem rather equal.
- Can Samsung’s 470-Series Shake Up the SSD Market?
- Benchmarking Issues And Trends
- A-Data Nobility N002 (Indilinx, 128 GB)
- Corsair Force F160 (160 GB, SandForce)
- Kingston SSDNow V (128 GB, Toshiba)
- Kingston SSDNow V+ (128 GB, Toshiba)
- Patriot Inferno (120 GB, SandForce)
- Samsung 470-Series (Also Known As PM810 [256 GB])
- Comparison Table And Test Setup
- Benchmark Results: Access Time And I/O Performance
- Benchmark Results: h2benchw Throughput And Iometer Streaming
- Benchmark Results: CrystalDiskMark Sequential Reads/Writes
- Benchmark Results: 4 KB Random Reads/Writes
- Benchmark Results: 512 KB Random Reads/Writes
- Benchmark Results: PCMark Vantage Storage
- Benchmark Results: Power Consumption
- Benchmark Results: Power Efficiency
- Conclusion And Recommendations