Patriot Blaze 240GB Review (Page 9 of 10)

Page 9 - Benchmark: PCMark Vantage

About PCMark Vantage

PCMark Vantage is a PC benchmark suite designed for Windows Vista offering one-click simplicity for casual users and detailed, professional grade testing for industry, press and enthusiasts.

A PCMark score is a measure of your computer’s performance across a variety of common tasks such as viewing and editing photos, video, music and other media, gaming, communications, productivity and security.

From desktops and laptops to workstations and gaming rigs, by comparing your PCMark Vantage score with other similar systems you can find the hardware and software bottlenecks that stop you getting more from your PC.

From: Developer's Page

Last, but not least, is the PCMark Vantage benchmark, which gives us a mix of real-life performance of computer hardware by partially synthetic methods. PCMark Vantage utilizes simple simulations, but does not play well with RAID configurations for some reason. Looking at the nine graphs, you can see there are a lot of numbers, so I will not regurgitate these results for you readers. Instead, I will point out a few things to note. Much like PassMark PerformanceTest 8.0 which tests drives with real-life scenarios, the Patriot Blaze 240GB's performance is not great, and slots in behind the SanDisk Ultra II and the OCZ ARC 100. The other Phison-based Silicon Power Slim S80 240GB is only slightly behind the Blaze overall. Throughout the tests, these two products deal each other punches, and actually split the tests with four victories each. Comparing to the Crucial MX100, the Blaze 240GB is once again far behind the MX100 in every test except for one.

Page Index
1. Introduction, Packaging, Specifications
2. A Closer Look, Test System
3. Benchmark: AIDA64 Disk Benchmark
4. Benchmark: ATTO Disk Benchmark
5. Benchmark: Crystal Disk Mark 3.0
6. Benchmark: HD Tach
7. Benchmark: HD Tune Pro 4.60
8. Benchmark: PassMark PerformanceTest 8.0
9. Benchmark: PCMark Vantage
10. Conclusion