Benchmark Results: PCMark Vantage Storage
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.