Unlike its Futuremark stablemate 3DMark, PCMark Vantage provides some real world performance figures by utilising common tasks that would be performed in the life of any computer. For this testing PCMark Vantage v101 0910a was installed on a clean Windows 7 installation and the HDD Test Suite run using the 64 bit variant.
If you're the type of person who just wants the final score and doesn't really mind how it's comprised, or maybe you're one of the people who were mentioned in the introduction as trying to be convinced that the upgrade to SSD, and particularly the Kingston SSDNow V+ SSD, is worth it, the following graph tells you almost everything you could need to know. The final score alone doesn't tell the whole story, but a quick glance at it and the words annihilated and trounced come readily to mind.
Luckily you aren't the type who want the quick answer otherwise you'd have skipped on to the conclusion, so it's time to take a look in some depth at the figures that make up that score. Once you start stressing the entire PC those incredible speeds we saw in the synthetic testing take a bit of a pounding. The Media Center test keeps closest to the transfer rate seen previously, but most of the results end up around the 130MB/s mark. Approximately a 33% drop from the potential speed to the achievable speed.
However as one of the aspects we're looking at today is if Kingston's low pricing makes the transfer to SSD a genuine possibility, the answer still remains an emphatic yes. The best that the Samsung Spinpoint managed was half the transfer rate, but in most cases it could only provide a quarter or less of the Kingston SSDNow V+s performance. Application loading and OS Startup appear to be the hardest affected, so we'll take a closer look at those over the page.
Just shy of 25000 in PCMark Vantage is a very impressive score. The popular combination of Samsung controller, cache and NAND Memory proving their worth.