The Intel X25-M 80GB Solid State Drive Review

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PCMark Vantage

PCMark Vantage provides you with the correct tools for performance measurement of every type of Personal Computer with Microsoft’s new Microsoft Windows Vista operating system from Office Productivity computers and Gaming Machines to PCs configured for the creative user. With an easy to use interface and clear scoring, you will be able to select exactly the type of tests you want to use and then choose the right upgrade components or complete PC that will fit your needs. This easy-to-use product gives you the same tools and knowledge that virtually every professional tester in the industry uses. We used the hard drive test in PCMark Vantage to put the two hard drives to the test to see which one is the best!

PCMark Vantage Results

PCMark Vantage Results

The overall score on the Intel SSD was 22,256 versus the 6,434 that the WD VelociRaptors were able to turn in! The detailed performance test results showed that the Intel X25-M owned the set of Western Digital VelociRaptors in seven of the eight tests! Since it’s hard to compare all eight of the tests let’s graph these data points. 

PCMark Vantage Benchmark Result Details

The only test that the WD VelociRaptors in RAID 0 did better on was the Windows Media Center benchmark. According to the whitepaper on the benchmark, this specific test measures concurrent disk drive performance of MC tasks: A) SDTV video playback, B) SDTV video streaming to Extender for Windows Media Center, and C) SDTV video recording. All of the other tests were owned by the Intel SSD!

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