PCMark Vantage (Cont.)
Our next series of Vantage tests will stress the write performance. Applications like video editing, streaming and recording are not what we would call a strong suit for the average SSD, due to their high mix of random write transactions. We should also note that it's not so much a weakness of the memory itself, but rather the interface and control algorithms that deal with inherent erase block latency of MLC NAND flash. SSD manufacturers are getting better at this, as is evidenced by our results below...
The rest of our PCMark Vantage results are somewhat mixed. Once gain, the Corsair P64 drive takes the top spot, folowed by the Photofast and OCZ Vertex Turbo drives which trade places for the second and third positions depending on the particular test.