Patriot Ignite 480GB 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

The PCMark Vantage benchmark gives us a mix of real-life performance of computer hardware by partially synthetic methods. It utilizes simple simulations, but does not play well with RAID configurations for some reason. As you can see in the overall graph, the Patriot Ignite placed in fifth overall on the list, which is a very good place to be, especially for a value oriented drive. The result was a higher score than the older Crucial MX100, but behind both the BX100 and the MX200. In addition, our APH Networks favorite SanDisk Ultra II posted slightly better numbers than the Ignite. Looking into the rounds of tests, you will see the Ignite and the MX200 traded blows in various tests, but ultimately, the Crucial drive is victorious -- although by only a small margin. Nonetheless, this was much better than the Blaze 240GB, and I am quite pleased with the way the Patriot Ignite has performed in this test.

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