OCZ Vertex TURBO 120GB Solid State Drive

PCMark Vantage

PCMark Vantage
PCMark Vantage may sound like potentially the most 'synthetic' benchmark on the market, but this couldn't be further from the truth. In a whitepaper published by Futuremark (developers of 3DMark and PCMark) they describe how PCMark mimics actual PC usage by performing application launches, web browsing, video playback, photo editing, file searching, and other day-to-day tasks. This potentially makes PCMark Vantage the most 'real world' benchmark of them all, and therefore we will be breaking down the HDD Suite benchmark into its various sections in the graphs to give you the whole picture.
Results Analysis
PCMark Vantage completely backed up what we have found thus far in that the Vertex Turbo is only mildy faster than the standard Vertex but behind the Falcon which is surprising considering the Vertex Turbo is the advertised as the faster drive out of the bunch.
Synthetic benchmarks can only tell us so much though so let's put the drives to the test in a few real world challenges.
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Most Recent Comments

16-09-2009, 06:26:56

Have OCZ improved the phenomenally fast Vertex SSD to reclaim the performance crown? Take a look at our latest review...


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16-09-2009, 07:34:45

It's fast. It's also a little over £2.50 a gig, a little under when the online stores massage it a bit.

I'm interested in this optimizer, in terms of how prone it could be to screw up the disk.

1. Does the OS recognize it as being in-use. Especially in regards to closing down.

2. If there's a power-off, or maybe a power failure, would it condemn the drive.

I'm guessing it judges itself when "idle" actually is. If u happen to want to do something whilst it's in the middle of "optimizing", do u have to w8 for it to finish, or does it just break off what it's doing - indeed, is it like a sleeping drive waking up.Quote

16-09-2009, 07:42:02

It works just like a defrag tool m8 in that respect. It will only optimise the drive when idle. Closing the PC down will obviously read/write files to/from the drive so it will no longer be idle. Dunno what would happen if the pc shut down 'unexpectedly' while the drive was being optimised.Quote

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