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.
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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